Middle School EAL Teacher - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 05-08-2024

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

Middle School EAL Teacher

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is looking for experienced Middle School EAL Teacher.


The EAL teacher, together with the EAL and Student Support Services (SSS) leadership team, is responsible for the successful implementation of a foundational EAL programme.  This role involves developing and teaching English Language courses to lower-proficiency students in grades 6-8 and supporting them in other curriculum areas. The GESS EAL “Foundations” course includes a content component and teachers should be prepared to teach an Individuals and Societies parallel course to identified EAL learners.

In your teaching commitment at GESS, you will need to take on the following responsibilities where you will be expected to:


·         Develop a strong relationship with all parents and students

·         Be a role model who mentors and guides students to ensure they meet their full potential

·         Actively review student assessment data, including academic, behavioral and social/emotional, to set learning goals, develop student agency and put in place interventions to ensure successful learning of each individual

Experience and Qualifications

  • Tertiary educational background 
  • Recognised teaching qualification for English as an Additional Language
  • Experience in an IB school preferable
  • At least 2 years of EAL teaching experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of content and language integrated learning methods preferable
  • Articulate and effective written and oral communication in English
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Willingness to adapt to and embrace a new school environment
  • Willingness to contribute and champion educational change that supports best practices and improves student learning

Professional Expertise

  • Cognitive Activation / Pedagogical Subject Knowledge: The teacher has a deep understanding of the curriculum, pedagogy, subject content, and the developmental needs of students to effectively provide rich learning experiences
  • Classroom Management: The teacher understands the importance of establishing routines and procedures and providing a safe, supportive, student-centred learning environment
  • Formative Assessment: The teacher can effectively use differentiated assessment tools and strategies and understands how to make accommodations for individual students that drive learning forward
  • Student Well-being & Safeguarding: The teacher is a caretaker of the student’s social health and emotional well-being. They support healthy peer relationships and interactions. At the same time, they are guiding individual emotional, well-being and social development
  • Professionalism: The teacher is committed to professional ethics, international-mindedness, and the school’s mission; collaborates and communicates appropriately and takes responsibility for professional growth that enhances student learning

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships across the GESS community.


Our School

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates.


Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.


Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.


To Apply

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment

GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.


CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029