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No one speaks the language of children better than Disney, and nothing captures their imaginations more than a great story. Disney English combines the art of Disney storytelling, breakthrough language learning methodology and innovative technology to inspire learners’ passion for English. Since the opening of our flagship Center in Shanghai in 2008, Disney English has been sharing the gift of English with thousands of children across China. By providing an award-winning academic curriculum and engaging children with their favorite Disney stories, songs and characters; Disney English creates a fun, lively, and highly effective learning environment.
An opportunity with Disney English allows you to make a difference in the lives of children, all while receiving ongoing professional development and gaining valuable experience within The Walt Disney Company. The role of Language Learning Director could be the experience of a lifetime. Bring your talent, creativity and unique experience, and discover why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Position Overview

The Language Learning Director (LLD) will oversee all academic operations within their assigned Language Learning Center. The LLD is manages all Foreign and Assistant Trainers within their Center, ensuring staff retention and ongoing development, and ensuring consistent excellence in program delivery for learners aged 2-12.



·         Motivate staff and support continuous development of skills needed to deliver an academically effective and engaging language learning experience


·         Ensure consistency in academic excellence experience by observing lessons regularly, and providing constructive coaching and development to Trainers


·         Provide ongoing leadership to Trainers, delivering timely and constructive feedback, in addition to comprehensive performance reviews at company determined intervals


·         Ensure swift and successful resolution to any academic, operational and/or personnel issues as they arise


·         Ensure that comprehensive learner records are maintained by each Trainer in both print and electronic format through occasional audits and on-going training assessments


·         Conduct ongoing staff meetings to communicate all changes in the academic delivery or content and resolve all pertinent learner and classroom management issues


·         Oversee the classroom schedules for all Trainers to deliver optimal staff utilization based on the number of enrolled learners


·         Provide coverage for absent Trainers, and deliver lesson content to learners as needed


·         Collaborating with the Center Manager, support the Marketing and Sales teams in meeting new learner enrollment targets, participating in academic and sales events within the Center


·         Through the delivery of guest service excellence and measurable academic results, and support of the sales process, ensure that Center performance goals are met through new learner enrollment and existing learner renewals


Basic Qualifications

·         A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in education, management and guest service

·         Internationally recognized TEFL or TESOL certification

·         Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

·         Proven success in team leadership, performance management and staff development

·         A passion for educating young learners, with a focus on delivering measurable results

·         Ability to thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment, flexible to change and able to manage multiple priorities

·         Demonstrated success in delivering high quality customer service

·         Professionalism in oral and written communications

·         English language fluency including, but not limited to: proper grammar, sentence structure, word tense, subject-verb agreement, and proper use of adjectives and adverbs

·         Demonstration of a neutral accent, clear pronunciation, good intonation and English language rhythm

·         Resourceful, self-motivated, with creative problem solving skills

·         Ability to commit to a 12-15 month contract in China


Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience traveling internationally and/or working abroad

·         Successful experience managing cross cultural teams

·         Familiarity/affinity with the Disney brand



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution


Additional Information

·         18,000 RMB monthly salary

·         7,000 RMB training bonus

·         3,000-4,350 RMB monthly housing allowance

·         Eligibility for additional quarterly incentive, based upon overall center performance

·         TEFL-C Certification

·         Health and Dental Insurance

·         Minimum 40 hour per week work schedule, inclusive of evenings and weekends

·         3 weeks hotel accommodation upon arrival in China

·         Paid airfare to China and a monthly travel stipend toward return trip

·         Rosetta Stone Mandarin license

·         Robust Academic Training

·         Paid sick and vacation time, plus 11 Chinese national holidays

·         Silver Pass (limited Walt Disney theme parks admission pass)

·         Disney discount

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