For the past 11 years, the Chinese language program has grown throughout the state of Kentucky.  Before the pandemic, BGEMS provided more than 50 Chinese language teachers in K-12 public and private schools throughout the state of Kentucky.  To ensure that a pipeline of teachers can be found, BGEMS seeks to work with various Universities in China and provide teachers with the opportunity to teacher students of other languages.  We seek to hire highly qualified Mandarin Language Teachers for a minimum of 2-years, and potentially up to 5-years as part of the J1 Visiting Teacher program.  The salary is commensurate with the experience and education, but is between $30,000 – $45,000USD per year which includes not only salary, but housing, insurance, and transportation (the job description can be found in Appendix A). 

In addition, in Kentucky all Chinese teachers must receive a Kentucky certification in order to be the official teacher of record within the schools.  Since 2012/2013, BGEMS has certified more than 125 Chinese teachers in local schools in Kentucky.  There are several items which BGEMS needs from interested candidates to evaluate them for consideration. The items can be found in Appendix B.  The information in Appendix B, is broken into 3 steps, which are as follows:

  • Step #1 – The information needed up front to evaluate the teachers’ qualifications is needed:
    • Teachers must possess an undergraduate degree, but a graduate degree is preferred.  Teachers must possess a cumulative GPA of equal to or greater than a 2.75, or a graduate degree with a 3.0 or higher.  The documents below will be sent to an approved evaluator in the U.S., and if they pass Step #1, then we will move to Step #2. 
      • Must provide copies of transcripts translated in English
      • Must provide graduation certification translated in English
      • Must provide final degree certification certificate translated in English
      • Must provide a color copy of Undergraduate diploma translated in English
      • Teaching Certificate from China
  • Step #2 – Teachers will participate in a training on the Framework of Teaching standards based around four Domains: 1–Planning and Preparation, 2–Classroom Environment, 3–Instruction, and 4–Professional Responsibilities. Each teacher will be given a set time to submit a portfolio documenting their understanding of the Framework for Teaching. Each portfolio will be evaluated by a professional evaluator assigned by BGEMS.
    • PART A: The teacher will submit a written portfolio that includes:
      • Reflective writing pieces—explicitly explain how you have met the criteria for each of the indicators under Domains 2 and 3 of the Framework for Teaching standards.  Each of the 10 indicators should be addressed.  Include at least four sample artifacts (e.g., lesson plan, worksheet, assessment, PowerPoint, student work, photograph) with each domain narrative as evidence.
      • Revised lesson plan—You will be asked to revise and improve a lesson plan to meet the six indicators under Domain 1 of the Framework for Teaching standards. You will highlight the changes you make and explain how your lesson now meets the indicators.
      • Teacher must follow guidelines and score at least 65/75 on the portfolio.
    • PART B: Prepare an oral presentation (no PowerPoint or notecards) citing evidence of how you have met the six indicators for Domain 4 in the Framework for Teaching standards. The presentation will be no longer than 10 minutes in length and should not be read from a script. At the end of the presentation be prepared to answer questions from the education consultants provided by BGEMS.
      • The purpose of the oral presentation is to evaluate the English-speaking skills of the teacher. The oral presentation will be through Zoom of documenting evidence from teaching experience of meeting one Kentucky Teacher Standard.
      • Teacher must follow guidelines and score at least 20/25 on the oral presentation.
  • Step #3 – The balance of the materials are due once the teacher pass all of their tests.  Upon passing the teachers will be qualified and will receive a Kentucky Certification once they arrive into the U.S. 

BGEMS will provide working J1 documentation on the teachers’ behalf, which would be used to gain a visa for entry into the U.S.  Teachers would be expected to arrive in the U.S. by July 5th of 2021.  Please review the documents below, and please feel free to contact me at any time at the information below:

Purpose of Position

BG Education Management Solutions, Inc. is a non-profit, 501C3 organization designed to provide educational experience in the areas of curriculum, training, study abroad, and program management.  BGEMS is seeking to hire a Mandarin Language Teacher in a full-time position, working 37.5 hours within the school each week.  The Mandarin Teacher will teach Mandarin cultural and language programming in a public or private school within the state of Kentucky, build relationships with the Principals, administrator, and American teachers within the schools, and foster the development of their students.   The Mandarin Language Teacher will report to the President/CEO of BGEMS.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, prepare, and deliver Mandarin language instruction to students according to the prescribed curriculum developed;
  • Develop and prepare interactive instructional program to engage students in the learning process;
  • Maintain student attendance and academic records according to the policies and expectations of the school/district;
  • Create structure, positive, and effective learning environment for students;
  • Communicate professionally with parents regarding their children’s performance;
  •  Participate in staff meetings, conferences, workshops, school committees, and team teachings as required;
  • Monitor students’ academic performance and provide feedback to improve student learning and development of skills;
  • Maintain strong and positive working relationships with students, parents, administrators and teaching staff.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide general assistance and support BGEMS activities on matters related to China, Chinese language, and the community cultural projects/programs;
  • Manage projects and special initiatives that may be assigned by the President/CEO;

Minimum Training and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree Preferred) in Education, Chinese, English, pedagogy, linguistics, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 2-years of professional level experience with responsibilities considered complementary to position;
  • Knowledge of an American classroom, and techniques on how to deal with classroom management of students.
  • Must possess a teaching license in China (K-12)

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (both spoken and written)
  • Excellent writteen and orgal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in Desktop Publishing, common computer applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Salary Grade: 

  • Salary range will be commensurate with experience, but can be between $30,000 – $45,000USD per year.   This amount will cover not only salary, but housing, insurance, transportation, and international travel.  

Appendix B – Kentucky Certification Materials Needed

 Hold an undergraduate degree (Master’s Degree Preferred) Must provide copies of transcripts translated in English Must provide graduation certification translated in English Must provide final degree certification certificate translated in English Must provide a color copy of Undergraduate diploma translated in English  
 Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (JS &A)
 Chinese Teaching Certificate
   Documented proficiency in the Chinese language–proficiency level to be determined–should be equivalent to an individual holding a major in the language  
 Qualifying scores of an assessment of general knowledge (PPST or GAOKAO)
 Documented knowledge and skills related to classroom teaching in China
   Two or more documented years as a classroom teacher (Official letter verifying work experience)  
   Teachers will participate in a training on the Framework of Teaching standards based around four Domains: 1–Planning and Preparation, 2–Classroom Environment, 3–Instruction, and 4–Professional Responsibilities. Each teacher will be given a set time to submit a portfolio documenting their understanding of the Framework for Teaching. Each portfolio will be evaluated by a professional evaluator assigned by BGEMS.   PART A: The teacher will submit a written portfolio that includes: Reflective writing pieces—explicitly explain how you have met the criteria for each of the indicators under Domains 2 and 3 of the Framework for Teaching standards.  Each of the 10 indicators should be addressed.  Include at least four sample artifacts (e.g., lesson plan, worksheet, assessment, PowerPoint, student work, photograph) with each domain narrative as evidence. Revised lesson plan—You will be asked to revise and improve a lesson plan to meet the six indicators under Domain 1 of the Framework for Teaching standards. You will highlight the changes you make and explain how your lesson now meets the indicators.   The portfolio will be uploaded for evaluation prior to your arrival in the U.S.   Teacher must follow guidelines and score at least 65/75 on the portfolio.

   PART B: Prepare an oral presentation (no PowerPoint or notecards) citing evidence of how you have met the six indicators for Domain 4 in the Framework for Teaching standards. The presentation will be no longer than 10 minutes in length and should not be read from a script. At the end of the presentation be prepared to answer questions from the education consultants provided by BGEMS.   The purpose of the oral presentation is to evaluate the English-speaking skills of the teacher. The oral presentation will be through Zoom of documenting evidence from teaching experience of meeting one Kentucky Teacher Standard.   Teacher must follow guidelines and score at least 20/25 on the oral presentation.
 TB test (Must be signed, sealed, and dated by physician)
 Physical (Must be signed, sealed, and dated by physician)
 Clear Chinese Criminal Background Check