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6 tips for writing the perfect international teaching offer letter

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So, you’ve found the perfect international teaching candidate – congratulations! Now, it’s time to prepare to extend your offer.

In this blog, we’ll explore our top 6 tips for crafting the perfect international teaching offer letter, helping you to secure your preferred candidate.


Tip 1: Begin with a warm and personalised introduction

Start your offer letter with a warm and personalised greeting, addressing the teaching candidate by name. Express genuine excitement about inviting them to join your international school community.

Highlight key aspects of their application that impressed you, demonstrating that your offer is tailored to their unique strengths and qualifications.


Tip 2: Clearly outline position details and responsibilities

Provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the position, including job title, grade level or subject area, and any specific responsibilities or expectations.

Outline the scope of the role, emphasising the opportunity for professional growth, leadership development, and contribution to the school’s mission and vision.


Tip 3: Highlight any unique benefits and/or perks

Set your offer apart by showcasing the unique benefits and perks of joining your school community. Whether it’s competitive compensation packages, housing allowances, healthcare benefits, professional development opportunities, or relocation assistance, emphasise the value-added benefits that make your offer irresistible.


Tip 4: Emphasise your supportive school culture and community

Illustrate the vibrant school culture and tight-knit community that awaits your candidate. Highlight opportunities for collaboration, mentorship, and camaraderie among faculty members.

Showcase the diverse student body, extracurricular activities, and cultural experiences that enrich the school community and create a welcoming environment for educators and their families.


Tip 5: Provide clarity on contract terms and conditions


Ensure transparency by clearly outlining the terms and conditions of employment, including contract duration, probationary period (if applicable), salary structure, benefits package, and any contractual obligations or expectations.

Address any potential concerns or questions the candidate may have, fostering open communication and trust from the outset.


Tip 6: Encourage timely response and express gratitude

Close your offer letter with a friendly yet assertive call to action, encouraging the candidate to respond promptly to accept the offer.

Express sincere gratitude for their interest in joining your school community and convey enthusiasm about the prospect of welcoming them on board. Provide contact information for any further inquiries or assistance they may require.


Writing an irresistible international teaching offer is both an art and a science. By infusing warmth, clarity, and authenticity into your offer letters, you’ll create a compelling narrative that resonates with top-tier talent and reinforces your school’s commitment to excellence.

Good luck with your new faculty member!

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