Maple Leaf Educational Systems currently employs over 170 ESL teachers throughout our system of over 90 schools in 20 cities throughout China. ESL teachers at our high schools’ work with students completing the necessary preparation to be successful in the BC curriculum grade 10 program. ESL teachers in the elementary and middle schools provide the English program preparation alongside the Chinese national curriculum that will prepare our students for a smooth transition into the high school program. ESL teachers must qualify for a foreign expert work permit for China, which currently requires citizenship from an English language country. Teachers are hired in the spring and summer for semester one which starts mid-August and through the fall for semester two which starts mid-February.