Part-Time Mandarin Teacher – International Secondary Stream

March 29, 2024

Job Description

About the French International School Hong Kong (FISHK)

A not-for-profit, private International School founded in 1963, the French International School of Hong Kong is a diverse community, welcoming 2,700 students from 45 countries across four campuses. As an all-through international school offering two internationally accredited streams in French and English, FISHK embodies 60 years of excellence in a multilingual, inclusive and caring academic environment.

The school nurtures trusting relationships that help develop each learner’s talent and passion while supporting their needs. We empower every student to reach their ambition and fullest academic potential. As an engaged community, we cultivate critical thinking and value social and personal responsibility to ensure students launch into their life journey as globally-minded citizens of tomorrow.

The Secondary campus is located in Upper Happy Valley at Blue Pool Road and accommodates over 800 students from both streams. The International Stream follows a IEYC/IPC thematic curriculum in its primary section, leading to IMYC in years 7-9, Cambridge IGCSE subjects in years 10 & 11 before the pre-university International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in years 12 and 13. The international stream currently has approx. 1300 students registered across the 4 campuses.

Its spirited and confident students achieve well-above world average academic results, which leads to entry into many of the world’s top universities around the globe. For more information about FIS, please refer to

Part-Time Teacher (16 hours per week) of Mandarin, International Stream Job Outline

Contract Term: 1 year part-time contract from August 2024, renewable

Due to growth an exciting opportunity has arisen for a teacher of Mandarin with an ability to teach native level speakers at FIS. We are seeking an inspirational and energetic person to teach in the Secondary school. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of academic success, innovation and development throughout their career.

This is an opportunity for the candidate to help the Leader of Learning for World Languages to shape the future of the faculty and help lead the ambitious vision and mission of the school. Mandarin is a popular option for students through the School from Years 7 to 13 and is taught at all levels. Foreign, second and first language examinations are offered to IGCSE candidates: IBDP students currently undertake language B HL/SL courses and Mandarin A HL/SL is planned for the upcoming school year.

We are seeking a teacher who will:

●      Have a deep knowledge and teaching experience of international curriculum including IGCSE and International Baccalaureate diploma, with an ability to teach students at all levels of Chinese: 1st, 2nd and foreign language

●      Be well qualified with an internationally accepted degree and teaching qualification.

●      Be a dynamic, forward-looking professional with the experience and skills to contribute to the faculty;

●      Be an outstanding teacher who is passionate about learning and teaching has experience of inquiry-based learning and sets high expectations for every student

●      Be able to work collaboratively with a team of teachers

●      Be internationally-minded and culturally sensitive

●      Be committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement

We will provide:

●       A competitive compensation package including cash allowance and gratuity

●       International worldwide medical cover

●       Subsidised education for children at French International School

●       Opportunities for ongoing professional development.

●       A professionally stimulating and supportive working environment

●       The chance to work in a culturally diverse context

Please apply via: with a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides. Please send your application by 15 April 2024. Early applications are recommended as the School reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline should a suitable candidate present him or herself. We encourage applications from any candidate that has applied previously for the role.

 Address your application to Mr. Mark Williams, Principal of the International Secondary Stream. Interviews will take place in Hong Kong via Google Meet in April 2024.