On the bilingual campus of Cologne International School – Internationale Friedensschule Köln – people from more than 40 nations learn and teach according to international curricula (IB/PYP) and the NRW state curriculum. As a private school, we are constantly adapting our unique pedagogical concept to social developments and the latest research results. Multilingualism, teamwork, self-organization, creativity and commitment to one’s own ideas as well as the well-being of others are values that we impart to our students beyond the curriculum content. We are always looking for interested, committed and competent employees in the educational field.

We employ teachers who identify with our school concept. Our faculty members are recruited from many different national and cultural backgrounds. We particularly value teachers who are open-minded and actively pursue their own professional development and growth and who are eager to benefit from working collaboratively as part of a team.

Starting 31st July 2023, we are looking for a

Tai Chi and Movement Instructor (Primary School)

reporting to Primary Management Team.

We offer

  • An exciting bilingual education environment characterized by openness to new pedagogical insights and the convergence of different curricula
  • The opportunity to contribute your own ideas and to contribute to the concept of the school
  • A pleasant working atmosphere and good facilities
  • Working hours between 7:50-16:15
  • up to 14 teaching hours (part-time on 3 days per week)
  • Hourly rate €26/ school hour (45 min)
  • Initially 12 month contract
  • Start date 31st July 2023

You should bring


  • Current Tai-Chi Experience
  • Previous teaching experience with primary age children
  • Ability to promote a safe and fun environment for students
  • Knowledge in techniques and dynamics of group fitness
  • Good spoken English or German (English or German is language of instruction)
  • Computer / media proficiency
  • Interest in working in and being part of an innovative international team
  • Openness for new ideas, readiness for future-oriented education
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new culture

Planning and Assessment

  • Meet and work with sport team for planning
  • Plan effectively to maximize student learning
  • Offer parent meetings 2-3 times per year to share information about students’ progress

Teaching Practices

  • Treat all students equitably, fairly, and respectfully
  • Inform students of learning goals and assessment criteria at the beginning and regularly revisit those elements
  • Group and regroup students flexibly, attending to student similarities, differences, and specific learning goals
  • Evaluate own teaching critically to assess effectiveness

Class Management

  • Manage time, space, and resources effectively
  • Establish a classroom culture conducive to learning with established agreements and a shared sense of purpose

Professional Collaboration

  • Seek professional growth and aim to expand own knowledge and skills
  • Engage in regular reflective practice and dialogue
  • Show flexibility by at times ‘going the extra mile’

Find out more about our school concept.

If you are interested, please send your application (Cover letter und CV) to:

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