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Freelance German Teachers at the Goethe- Language Centre at Sichuan International Studies University in Chongqing (China)

The Goethe-Language at Sichuan International Studies University is a collaborative initiative between the Goethe-Institut and Sichuan International Studies University (SISU).
We offer the language courses and examinations of the Goethe-Institut in Chongqing. To support our team, we are looking for dedicated Freelance Teachers in the field of German as a Foreign Language.

If you are interested in this position, you should fit the following candidate profile:

  • University degree, preferably in German as a Foreign Language (DaF), German Studies or Linguistics
  • Good knowledge of German (at least a level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Group lesson teaching experience with German as a Foreign Language, and if possible, at different levels
  • Methodological and didactic knowledge in the field of German as a foreign language
  • Familiarity with learner-centred and activity-oriented forms of teaching
  • If no experience in teaching at a Goethe-Institut: Willingness to undergo further training in the teaching methodology used at the Goethe-Institut and to undergo a qualification phase
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Not necessary, but desirable: previous extended stay in Germany
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Flexibility (willingness to work in the evenings, at weekends and during semester breaks)

We offer you:

  • Interesting work with motivated, mainly young adults in a committed team
  • Versatile activites in the areas of teaching, examinations, further education, quality management, event management, format development (e.g. youth courses, project days), social media
  • Attractive remuneration
  • Regular further training events organised by the Goethe-Institut
  • Possibility to apply for a scholarship to attend seminars in Germany, organised by the Goethe-Institut
  • Technically excellently equipped classrooms
  • Wide range of teaching materials

If we have aroused your interest, please send your application documents (cover letter, CV, references) in German to:

Ms. Silva Jährling:
We look forward to receiving your application.

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Why Work at Goethe-Language Centres?

World Class Teaching Standards

As a close partner of the Goethe-Institut, our teaching and course structures are regularly audited for Goethe-level quality. These high standards set by the market leader for German lessons ensure that our teachers receive comprehensive instruction and support at every level.

Regular Advanced Training Courses

We teach you to teach smarter. With Goethe-Institut’s regular advanced training courses, you’ll always be brushing up on the latest research and teaching practises, both methodically and didactically. Your students are the focus of our lessons.

Stimulating Intercultural Environment

With a mix of German-Chinese and German staff, we value intercultural exchange. Our team is passionate about teaching and there is a healthy environment for inspiring each other with open dialogue. Through modern learner-centred teaching methods and leveraging cultural similarities and differences, our team fosters an environment where teaching is just as fun as learning.

Diverse Application Possibilities and Flexible Teaching Hours

You know your strengths, so you set your terms. Our diverse range of courses gives you the opportunity to teach older adults as well as young students, teenagers, and children. You can choose to work during the day, on weekends, and/or during the evening.

Environments Designed for Teaching

Teach stress-free. Our rooms offer plenty of space and natural light for comfort. You’ll have access to a workstation that is fully equipped with a projector, screen, and computer. And in the staff room, there are folders with materials, a teacher library, and quick internet access.

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