MANDARIN TEACHER | Elementary & Middle School

Qualification Requirements:

  • A passion for working with young people

  • An openness to professional development and continuous learning

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • A pleasant approach to work and, ideally, a sense of humor

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Mandarin and English

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Education, ECE or English

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience

  • Proficient technology skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overtly support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values

  • Actively engage in the implementation of the school's curriculum and educational mission of Mandarin Immersion and Reggio Emilia-inspired practices and values

  • Educate students on the semantic and syntactic aspects of the Chinese language through content-based inquiry in a Mandarin-immersion setting

  • Share knowledge of as well as further research key Chinese holidays, such as the Moon Festival, Chinese New Year, the Grave Sweeping festival, the Lantern Festival, and the Dragon Boat Festival, and plan traditional celebrations for students

  • Use Mandarin to interact with and provide instruction to PK-8th grade students in Mandarin class in order to assist children in becoming proficient in Mandarin

  • Organize Chinese calligraphy classes for students and parents, in which participants receive instruction on how characters are formed and grouped, fundamental brush strokes, and Chinese sentence formation for grades 2nd to eight

  • Demonstrate appropriate planning and preparation for Mandarin instruction

  • Prepare students to understand and deliver presentations for parents, colleagues and community members on traditional Chinese cuisine, music, art, and poetry;

  • Share knowledge of key Chinese holidays, such as the Moon Festival, Chinese New Year, the Grave Sweeping festival, the Lantern Festival, and the Dragon Boat Festival, and plan traditional celebrations for students and community members;

  • Develop and maintain a classroom atmosphere centered on intellectual inquiry and student engagement.

  • Foster classroom community through inclusionary, compassionate, and supportive practices

  • Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion

  • Honor the confidentiality of school and student information

  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues

  • Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting. professional development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors.

  • Establish a strong classroom diversity culture for learning that is positive, inclusive, restorative, and contributes to the school community.


Terra Marin School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is central to our mission and our hiring practices.

International graduate and OPTs welcome.  H-1B Sponsorship available.

$42,000 -$45,000 Annual Salary

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to: Wendy Xa, Head of School at

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