Wall Street English

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The Job

Wall Street English is holding interviews for Online English Teachers to join our team of professional teachers. We are looking for experienced, outgoing and technologically minded English teachers who can inspire our adult students to learn through use of our modern online teaching platform. You will be based in our offices in the vibrant cities of Shanghai, teaching online classes to adult students all over China.

Are you looking to develop your career in one of China’s metropolitan cities, working alongside an international team of teachers where every day at work you will be making a real difference? If so, we have just the job for you.

The Schools

Wall Street English is the leading language provider for adult students globally, with a dominant presence in China. Our innovative Wall Street English Method integrates the best of proven teaching approaches to provide the most effective English language education available for adults. Students listen, read, write, speak, and practice English under the tutelage of native English speaking teachers.

Founded 40 years ago and growing stronger every year, Wall Street English has provided instruction to over 2 million students and has over 400 centers in 27 countries with over 60 of them in China.

The Students

Students are typically 20 to 35 years old professionals, well educated and from a wide variety of backgrounds. They are motivated to learn English and recognise it as a skill essential for their career development. Levels range from beginner right through to advanced and all students are clearly placement tested to ensure they are studying alongside students of the same abilities.

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The Courses

Standard Classes
The core classes taught will have up to 3 students per class which helps ensure real progress is made by all and allows for easy virtual classroom management.

Lessons are made up of a variety of teaching materials and are designed to be engaging and communicative. Teachers guide students through both controlled practice and authentic conversation activities. All the lesson materials are already in place, so minimal lesson planning is required.

Complementary Classes
Teachers also run Complementary Classes, which are are communication classes of 8 students on average, allowing students to develop their fluency with fellow students at their same level. Class topics vary and usually involve interactive role plays, such as arranging holiday plans, ordering food in a restaurant, being interviewed for a job, and debating on a variety of topics.

Social Club
You can incorporate your creativity, cultural background and interests in Social Club activities that we organize for our students. Social Club activities could be anything from a pub quiz to a student theatre performance to holiday celebrations. The themes of Social Clubs depend entirely on you and your students’ interests. The goal is to get all students together in a fun environment.

All classes are 55 minutes in length.

Professional Development

Learning is at the heart of our organization and on-going professional development is part of our company culture. Seminars and classroom observations provide forums where teachers can meet like minded colleagues and develop their teaching techniques. With a promote-from-within policy, our managers are dedicated to mentoring teachers’ potential and encouraging progression into management positions.

Shanghai – The city

Shanghai is the possibly the most vibrant city in world, but certainly the most exciting in China. From its famous skyline and it busy thoroughfares to its small lanes and neighborhoods; Shanghai has something to offer for everyone. Coming to Shanghai to teach English will be the most exciting time of your life, whether it’s your first time away from home or a seasoned traveler, you’ll find Shanghai a favorable destination. The streets are full of small boutiques. There are numerous temples to satisfy those who may be looking for peace and tranquility and bustling areas like People’s Square will satisfy those who are engaged in people watching.

Shanghai was where China first met the West and it’s still a frontier town, obsessed with the latest fads, fashions and technology. But tucked between the shopping malls and the eye-popping modern architecture is the old Shanghai, where temples nestle down alleys, along with street markets and classical Chinese gardens. Shanghai is a city of stunning contrasts, where visitors can go from sipping a cocktail in a designer bar overlooking the Bund, to eating dumplings at a street stall, or gazing at a 10th-century Buddhist monastery, in the space of a few hours. Summer is hot and humid, winter can get cold, but Shanghai never stops.

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“There are several things that stand out about being a Wall Street Teacher and are the reasons why I’ve stayed here longer than any other company and will continue to do so.

First of all there are the students. As we become familiar with our students over the duration of their time we begin to become familiar with them both as students and then as friends.

Second is the teaching material and class length. Four person Encounter classes and Eight person Complimentary classes are tightly related to the Computer based self learning system and being fifty five minutes long they are focused and punchy.

Third is the management structure which removes the cultural barriers which are sometimes difficult to adapt to, regular ongoing training and a clear path for those who wish to advance their careers within Wall Street English.
Roger Huw Underhill, Wall Street English, Beijing

“This job allows you to work with so many diverse people around China and the globe. Wall Street helps you develop your skills by offering training, so you never feel “behind the team”. No matter what your position is, there is development opportunities and continuous development through seminars and workshops with topics relevant to your daily working life.”
Jamie David Donohue, Wall Street English, Shanghai


• Bachelor’s degree
• TEFL / CELTA certificate
• 2 years of teaching experience
• At least 25 years old
• Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa
• Criminal background check required
• Willing to work weekends
• Basic IT knowledge – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Google Docs
• Web conferencing software knowledge is a plus (Cisco, Webex, GoToMeeting etc)
• Excited, animated and sociable personalities

NOTE: If you do not yet have 2 years teaching experience, contact us and we will provide you with details of other suitable positions.

Main Responsibilities

• Conduct online lessons according to the WSE methodology
• Prepare and teach classes online as scheduled
• Give feedback to students
• Help students reach the level of English established in their learning objective
• Provide advice and assistance to the students in the classroom
• Be flexible to teach or support in multiple centers in the same city
• Promote and preserve a pleasant and courteous atmosphere in the center and online
• Possibility of 14 hours per week face to face teaching in the center (for teachers on Option A contract)


Option A
30 teaching hours + 5 office hours per week
Possibility of 14 hours a week teaching face to face classes in the center
• 17,000 RMB (2,700USD) / month
• 1,500 RMB possible quarterly training bonus
• 500 RMB possible monthly bonus
• 7,000 RMB contract completion bonus
• Both student and staff referral bonus
• 11 days Chinese National holidays + 10 days paid leave (5 days for part-time teachers)
• Full medical insurance provided
• On-going training and professional development
• Legal ‘Z’ work visa provided
• Mandarin Chinese classes
• Airport pickup
• 4 – 10 nights hotel provided upon arrival
• Assistance finding accommodation
• Career development opportunities globally

Option B
21 teaching hours + 4 office hours per week
• 11,900 RMB (1,800USD) / month
• 750 RMB possible quarterly training bonus
• 200 RMB possible monthly bonus
• 3,500 RMB contract completion bonus
• Both student and staff referral bonus
• 11 days Chinese National holidays + 10 days paid leave (5 days for part-time teachers)
• Full medical insurance provided
• On-going training and professional development
• Legal ‘Z’ work visa provided
• Mandarin Chinese classes
• Airport pickup
• 4 – 10 nights hotel provided upon arrival
• Assistance finding accommodation
• Career development opportunities

There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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