As a teacher at APAX English, you will enjoy a wealth of resources, training, and support, and you will teach in an exciting and versatile environment. Your students will do so much more than study a textbook, and you will do so much more than stand at a podium. What makes APAX special, what sets us apart, is our commitment to expression, creativity and confidence building. Every day that you come to work, you will do so much more than teach. You will sing. You will dance. You will write scripts and direct movies. You will celebrate your students’ little triumphs as they build toward the larger victory of English fluency.
The centerpiece of the APAX curriculum is the Creative Thinking Project, or CTP. These are video performances by your students. Using the green screen technology equipped in your classroom, you will record songs with young students and work with your upper levels to turn their lessons into scripts they will act out. We believe that all the knowledge in the world is useless if students don’t have the confidence to express it. These videos will be posted online for the students and their families to watch, giving parents and friends a glimpse into the classroom, and measuring students’ improvement in a way they will much prefer to the tedium of tests.
Your day as an APAX teacher will involve a high-energy curriculum. Aided by your classroom’s Smartboard technology, you will deliver organized lessons (No lesson planning required!) to classes of fifteen students or less. You will teach your students new words with big, silly hand gestures and amusing songs. You will read and dance and play language games built into your Smartboard lessons. Every week you will record CTPs with your classes, then edit their videos and post them online. You will see all of your students for 90 minutes per week, and you will have the time to build valuable relationships with all of them and become an influential figure in their lives. This is definitely a job you will remember.