Teach English in China with Shane English
Established in 2001, Shane English School China offers exciting English teaching jobs in over 24 major cities across the People’s Republic of China. Shane English School China invites you to experience this fascinating country first hand with the support and expertise of one of the largest British owned TEFL organisations in Asia.
Shane English opened its first school in Shanghai back in 2001 and now has thousands of students coming through the doors every year. Shane English School China makes every effort to maintain the highest standards in education by providing excellent course materials, technology and a stimulating learning environment. Apply now and begin your adventure teaching English in China.
Students at Shane English
The majority of our students at Shane English School China are young learners aged from 3 to 14 years old allowing teachers to teach to a variety of ages throughout the week. Classes are lively and fun with clear lesson aims and teachers are encouraged to use their creativity and personality to bring the course materials to life in a stimulating way.
Classes are very much student centered making use of role plays, games, drama and task based learning to maximize students’ use of the English language in a natural a setting as possible. This ‘immersive’ approach helps to develop confidence and fluency effectively.
Shane English School China also teaches adult students, typically aged from 25 to 40 years old. Levels can range from complete beginner to expert with everything in between. They all have an eagerness to learn English and to interact more on the global stage, whether it be for work or pleasure. Teaching English in China to students who are motivated to learn makes the job all the more enjoyable.
Students can decide to study from Shane’s own course material or to structure courses around their own material. All students are placement tested when they first arrive and are placed with students of the same level with around 8 students per class.
Course materials & technology
Shane English School China uses a wide range of teaching material including course books such as EZ Colour, The FAB book series, SPEC, Chatterbox and Cutting Edge to name a few. The course books are chosen based on their appropriateness for the age and English ability of the students.
Teachers are encouraged to adapt teaching materials to suit the learners’ needs and make full use of our comprehensive resource library and digital material, which include flashcards, posters, songs, toys and games.
Stability & Support
Starting a new job teaching in China, in a new culture, is exciting but also can be a daunting prospect. All the schools at Shane English have Welfare Officers whose primary task is to help you settle in. You will be met at the airport and taken to your apartment, helped with setting up a bank account and everything else to ensure your transition is a smooth one. Throughout your time at Shane English you will have the full support of your Academic Manager.
Teacher training and support is seen as key at Shane English and we provide a one week training program at the start of your contract as well as on-going training and support in the form of workshops, seminars and class observations from your Academic Manager. You will also be given the chance to observe other teachers’ classes. All teacher training is designed to ensure you get the best out of your teaching experience and that by the end of your contract you can say you have truly grown as a teacher.
Shane English School China offers a comprehensive package which allows for a very comfortable standard of living. Most teachers find they can save between 20 – 50% of their salary while still eating out, shopping, taking Chinese classes and going on short trips.
- Excellent salary: 7,500 – 10,000 RMB per month (depending on location, qualifications and experience)
- Flight allowance: 4,200 RMB
- Legal ‘Z’ work visa
- 12 days public holidays plus 10 days extra holidays
- Insurance allowance: 1,300 RMB
- Performance related bonus: up to 13,900RMB per year
- Assistance finding accommodation
- On-going training and academic support (plus 1 week full training course on arrival)
- Promotion opportunities to Senior Teacher and Academic Manager within the Shane network
In order to work legally in China you need to have a ‘Z’ work visa. All the schools we represent are licensed to provide ‘Z’ work visas for their teachers and will take care of the paperwork for you. Be careful when talking to other schools, you need to make sure they are not hiring you illegally, this can lead to big fines and deportation.
Although the requirements vary slightly from province to province, typically the visa application process works as follows. Once you have been offered and have accepted a job with a school you will provide them with a colour scanned copy of your passport, degree certificate, TEFL certificate, recent photo, home address and telephone number. In some provinces a certain number of years teaching experience can count instead of a degree.
Over the next 3 to 5 weeks, the school will complete all the necessary paperwork needed for the visa. They will then send you these documents and you will take them, along with your passport (valid for at least 6 months) and visa application form to your nearest Chinese embassy. The visa is usually issued within 3 days. Some countries will require you to undergo a medical checkup in your home country. Please check your country’s Chinese embassy website for the visa application form and country-specific information.
Once the visa has been issued you can then enter China. When you arrive, the school will register you at the local police station and take you for a medical checkup. Within a week they will issue you with a residence permit, valid for 1 year.