Teach Adult Students in China – City Locations
Wall Street English, previously known as Wall Street Institute, has schools located in 11 major cities in China with plans to open in more cities in the near future. Each Wall Street English school location offers its own unique attractions and delights. If you are interested in teaching English in China to adult students but are unsure of which city would suit you best, please read the city guides below.
Details are given on the size and location of the cities as well as notable places of interest and nearby attractions. Details are also given on the number of Wall Street English schools in each city and in some cases, the actual addresses. Links to further information on each city are provided and a introductory video.
Wall Street English – Schools in Beijing, China
Teach English in Beijing and immerse yourself in the traditions of ancient China while also being a part of the exciting changes of a city on the cutting edge of modern culture. The capital of The People’s Republic of China with a population of over 11 million, Beijing is the cultural, political and educational center of China and the number one choice for people around the world looking to teach English in China. Beijing is known throughout the world for its many places of interest, some of the most popular being Tian An Men Square, the largest public square in the world, The Forbidden City, home to past emperors dating back over 500 years, the Summer Palace, Beijing Opera shows, the Ming Tombs and of course the Great Wall of China which snakes past the city just 50km away.
Wall Street English has 15 schools in Beijing, all conveniently located near popular shopping areas with an array of food and entertainment options as well as convenient transport links. Teach English in China’s capital at one of our bright, modern centers and make the most of your time abroad.
Beijing hosted the Olympics Games in 2008, firmly placing it on the international map as a modern city. Beijing continues to be an exciting place for all things music, fashion and art with plenty of events and shows to attend. There is a thriving expat community who teach English in Beijing, with the Sanlitun area being a popular destination for both expats and trendy locals to mix and mingle over drinks.
For more information on the city of Beijing have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Shanghai, China
To teach English in Shanghai is to live in the epicenter of modern day China and to be a part of the animate growth and dynamic energy of a city racing to the future. The demand for learning English is as strong as ever and Shanghai is the place to be for high paying teaching jobs and the chance to build valuable experience while having the time of your life.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Shanghai is truly an international metropolis in every sense of the word. The most vibrant and progressive city in China, Shanghai is the economic and cultural center, blending an incredible mix of Eastern and Western culture. On one side of the mighty Yangtze River flowing through Shanghai is the Pu Dong district, rural farm land just 20 years ago, it is now the financial and commercial hub with skyscrapers stretching ever higher.
Wall Street English has 17 schools located throughout Shanghai, including one occupying an entire floor of the world famous Jinmao Building, one of the tallest in the world based in the ultra-modern Pudong area. All schools are based in trendy areas with many options for enjoying a coffee, tasting a diverse variety of delicious food and all the shopping you could ever want. Teach English in Shanghai with Wall Street English and be part of one of the most fast changing and exciting cities in the world.
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.
For more information on the city of Shanghai have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Tianjin, China
Tianjin is located 85 miles east of Beijing, near the coast. The capital can be reached in half an hour by fast train. As China’s third largest city with a population of over 10 million people, Tianjin has a rich history and has witnessed many important events since it was given its name in 1404. Evidence of its history is still visible in the old British and Italian concessions, the port and European architectures.
Wall Street English now has 5 schools in Tianjin, China. The first center to open is located in the International Plaza Center and was followed by centers in Hisense Plaza Center, New World Store Center and Tanggu Center, all in modern, fashionable shopping districts with a host of cafe, restaurant and entertainment options. As far as teaching jobs in China go, Tianjin is one of the most exciting and fast changing cities with something for everyone.
The best known scenic spots and historical sites include the Panshan Scenery Area, the Park on the Water, the Garden of Tranquility, the Palace of Heavenly Empress and even a section of the Great Wall of China at the Huangya Pass.
For more information on the city of Tianjin have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen is located in the southern portion of the Guangdong Province, on the eastern shore of the Pearl River Delta. Neighboring the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong (located just south of Shenzhen), Shenzhen’s location gives it a geographical advantage for economic development. In 1980, the first Special Economic Zone of China was built in Shenzhen. From then on, Shenzhen become a highlighted city of China, one known for its rapid economic growth.
With 7 schools in Shenzhen China, Wall Street English has a real dominant presence throughout the city. Each school is based in a busy, exciting area, including schools in the Window of the World Center, CBD center and the Kexueguan Center.
Shenzhen is situated in the subtropical part of China, located at about the Tropic of Cancer, yet due to the Siberian anticyclone, has a warm, monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate. Winters are mild and relatively dry, due in part to the influence of the South China Sea, and frost is very rare. Spring begins somewhat dry, but rainfall begins to dramatically increase in April, and the rainy season lasts until early to mid October. The region is prone to torrential rain as well, with 10 days that have 50 millimetres (1.97 in) or more of rain.
Because Shenzhen is a migrant city, all of China’s regional cuisines are represented here. Restaurants range from hole-in-the-wall establishments for homesick working class arrivals to opulent food palaces for businessmen and politicians entertaining clients. Treat yourself, and enjoy the wonderful food and variety of Shenzhen! In the early morning, vendors sell egg cheung fun for as little as ¥2.5 per order having 2 vegetable and 2 egg cheung fun noodles – enough to fill you up. Shenzhen is without a doubt a unique and special location for anyone looking to teach English in China.
For more information on the city of Shenzhen have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Hangzhou, China
There is a famous saying in China: 上有天堂 下有苏杭, ”Above, there is heaven. Below there is Hangzhou and Suzhou.” Regarded as one of the two paradises on earth by the Chinese people, Hangzhou offers an ideal destination for anyone seeking to live and teach in China.
Wall Street English currently boasts 3 modern and stylish schools in the city of Hangzhou offering comfortable learning environments for adult students learning English. Whether you teach English at the Yan’an Lu Center, Wulin Plaza Center Qingchun Lu Center you are sure to enjoy the delights of the cosmopolitan city of Hangzhou first hand and on a daily basis.
Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and is located not far south of Shanghai. The city is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in China with numerous historic relics and natural beauty. Most famous for its picturesque West Lake, elected as a National Key Scenic location due to its historical and cultural significance and many temples, pagodas, ponds and plants.
The city is one of the most livable in China with a natural balance of local Chinese culture and Western amenities providing a dynamic atmosphere of live music, cafes and bars, a variety of events and an eclectic mixture of people from all over the world. Mix a buzzing city with a pleasant year round climate and low cost of living and you see why Hangzhou has earned the reputation it has.
For more information on the city of Hangzhou have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou (Canton), a prosperous metropolis full of vigor, is the capital city of Guangdong Province located along the south coastline of China. Being an excellent port on the Pearl River navigable to the South China Sea, and with fast accessibility to Hong Kong and Macau, Guangzhou serves as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural center in Guangdong area.
There are 8 Wall Street English schools in Guangzhou China at present, all located in trendy areas of the city such as the prestigious Fortune Plaza Center and the Grand Buy Sunny mall. You will have plenty of options for some shopping and a tasty lunch during your lunch break, truly an exciting location to teach English in China at.
Guangzhou is considered as the paradise for food-lovers in south China. Guangzhou dish represents well the Guangdong (Cantonese) Cuisine, which is one among the most famous eight cuisines in China. A large amount of time-honored restaurants and quality new restaurants serve various authentic Guangzhou dishes, snacks, and drinks. The most popular restaurants gather around the old city area, in cluding the Dongshan District, Yuexiu District, and Liwan District. Panfu Road, West Jiangnan Road and East Huifu Road are recommended food streets for people to feel the famous eating customs such as Yam Cha (which means to drink tea), as well as having various kinds of soup or delicious Sampan Porridge.
The primary language of Guangzhou is Cantonese, although standard Mandarin, or Putonghua, is also widely spoken due to the large influx of migrants. However, Guangzhou natives are known among the Chinese for their heavily accented Mandarin, which may take a while to get used to if you have just started learning Mandarin. As Mandarin is the only language used in schools in mainland China, most younger locals will be bilingual in Cantonese and Mandarin.
For more information on the city of Guangzhou have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Qingdao, China
Qingdao is a picturesque coastal city that lies on the southern tip of China’s Shandong Peninsula, located in JiaoZhou Bay facing the Yellow Sea. Qingdao is well known for its European architecture and attractive coastal landscape. With its abundance of natural beauty and bustling city life, the year-round schedule of tourist attractions and events, as well as an extensive public transportation network, Qingdao truly is an ideal place to live.
Wall Street English has 2 modern schools in the city of Qingdao, offering English teaching jobs, located in the Zhonghuan Plaza Center, the first school in Qingdao opened in 2008 and the Golden Plaza Center which marked the 400th Wall Street English school worldwide.
The city is famous for its delicious fresh seafood, Tsingtao Beer (China’s most famous brand), and its colourful panorama of red-roofed houses and green trees overlooking the sea. The city has many spaces of parkland and forest, and is close to the Laoshan Scenic Area which has its own beautiful mountain landscapes and waterfalls.
In 2008, Qingdao hosted the Sailing Regattas of the 29th Olympic Games as well as the 13th Paralympic Games and in 2009 welcomed sailors from the Volvo Ocean Race. In February-March 2010 Qingdao will once again welcome the sailors of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.
For more information on the city of Qingdao have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Nanjing, China
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is one of the most delightful destinations in China. Known as the capital city of six dynasties in ancient Chinese history, it has a brilliant cultural heritage.
There are currently 2 Wall Street English schools in Nanjing, the Xinjiekou Center and the Golden Plaza Center both offering high quality and enjoyable English learning for adult students in a modern and friendly environment.
Like most major cities in China, Nanjing is developing rapidly. Great changes have taken place in the city. Modern highways and railways connect the city with most major cities throughout the country and it is becoming a sparkling metropolis akin to Shanghai and Beijing with skyscrapers, luxury hotels, fashion shopping malls, supermarkets and highly-developed economic zones throughout the city. Transport in the city is very convenient with the new metro service in addition to taxis, public buses, tourist special lines and other means of transport.
Nanjing is also home to several colleges and universities and a large foreign population. The city is become an international metropolis with new faces every day.
For more information on the city of Nanjing have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Suzhou, China
Suzhou is a renowned cultural, historic and tourist city. The city is located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province, bordering Shanghai on the east. Written historical records indicate that Suzhou has a history of over 4000 years and the city is now best known around China for its unique and plentiful gardens and its many streams and canals, which have earned it the nickname “Venice of the East”.
In early years, teahouses and theatres were the most common nightlife activities. With the development of tourism however, there are multiple more fashionable choices in Suzhou now.
Suzhou is widely known in China as being one of the most livable cities in China, with a buzzing expat community and friendly locals. You will not enjoy only good food there, but also cosmopolitan atmosphere of nightlife activities including cafes, bars, teahouses, theatres and cinemas.
For more information on the city of Suzhou have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Wuxi, China
Wuxi is located on the southern border of Jiangsu Province, 128 km northwest of Shanghai. Because of its warm and moist climate, Wuxi is richly endowed by nature, often being called the “Land of Fish and Rice.” Being located near the Yangtze River, Wuxi has been a port city with the busiest rice and cloth market before the 19th century.
Wuxi is mostly composed of flat plains. It serves as a transportation hub linking the Zhejiang, Anhui, and Jiangsu Provinces. With a railway, highway, airport, and waterway, its transportation is easily accessible and convenient.
Rated as one of the top ten cities for tourists in China, Wuxi offers wonderful natural scenery and rich cultural sightseeing opportunities. Among the tourist attractions are Taihu Lake, Yuantouzhu, Liyuan Garden, Xihui Park, Jichang Garden, etc. After touring these sites during the day, at night you can join the locals at the bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping malls located on Zhongshan Rd. There are also excellent theaters and performances going on every night in the city.
For more information on the city of Wuxi have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English – Schools in Foshan, China
Foshan is located in the northern part of the Pearl River, 20 kilometers from Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. Foshan is a vital part of an active economic zone comprising of Guangzhou in the east, and Hong Kong and Macau in the south. The transportation system of Foshan is well designed to facilitate traveling into or out of the city.
Foshan has a long history dating back to approximately 5,000 years. It gained its name from the three Buddha statues unearthed in this area in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Having a temperate climate with abundant rainfall, it has been a land of fish and rice. Besides fishing and farming, the local craftsmen were also known for their skills in making ceramics. Thriving handicraft industries, commerce, and the arts made Foshan one of the four most famous towns in Tang and Song (960-1279) dynasties. Foshan has a reputation as the home of Chinese ceramic arts, Cantonese operas and martial arts.
Foshan is a modern city. It was one of the earliest ports to engage in foreign trade since China’s open door policy. Foshan has become the third largest city in Guangdong Province, combining its manufacturing industries with tourism. In recent years, Foshan has committed its resources to further expand its vibrant tourism industry.
The Zumiao Commercial Street is a must-go place for shopping. There are big shopping malls and plazas where all kinds of local handicrafts can be found. In addition, there are many famous restaurants that serve fresh, tasty local delicacies. Cafes, pubs and teahouses add varieties for everyone to enjoy.
- For more information on the city of Foshan have a look at these sites:
Wall Street English Salary Details
Wall Street English has two packages available, depending on the number of hours taught per week. For detailed information on the salary offered at Wall Street English as well as the benefits such as bonuses, holidays, training programs and insurance please see here.