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Work at Shane English Schools China

Published: 17 Apr, 2019
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Shane English Schools

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China, Various locations

Job title

EFL Teacher

Job description

Teach English in a fun and engaging way based on the tailored Shane English Schools curriculum.

New teachers will be provided with a week of training to ensure they are confident to start teaching and are familiar with the curriculum.

While all books, resources, and teaching guides are provided, teachers are welcome to introduce any materials they think will benefit the students’ learning.

Students are aged 3 - 12 years old and divided into two main groups - very young learners (3-6) and young learners (7-12) - and then divided into classes according to their ability.

Class size is on average 10-12 students per class.

An assistant teacher will be present in every class to help with activity preparation, checking books, and classroom management.

On weekdays, classes begin in the late afternoon and finish around 8/9pm
On weekends glasses generally fall between 9 am - 5 pm.

Teachers work 5 day weeks with 2 consecutive weekdays off.
20 - 27 teaching hours per week depending on the school.
5 - 10 office hours (lesson prep) per week depending on the school.

Any activities outside of teaching, such as meetings, Christmas shows, and demo classes will be paid as overtime.

Salary and benefits

Salary packages vary from school to school and are mostly calculated based on the cost of living in each city. The exact figures for each school can be seen on the Featured Jobs page on the Saxoncourt website (

Salary: 13,700 - 19,000 RMB

• Flight reimbursement: 4000-5000 RMB
• End of contract bonus: 3000-8000 RMB
• Z visa provided before you arrive.
• All visa costs within China will be covered.
• Visa cost in the teacher's home country covered (at select schools)
• 22 days paid holiday per year (including 11 national holidays)
• Additional unpaid leave can also be taken but needs to be applied for in advance.
• Health insurance paid for by the school.
• Airport pick and an arrival hotel will be provided.


Teachers must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and a 120-hour TEFL certificate.

Due to government regulations, teachers must also hold a passport from one of the following counties: USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.

We look for teachers who will respect and embrace all the weird and wonderful aspects of Chinese culture and be respectful towards the people of China.

As the bulk of Shane students fall between the ages of 3-12 years old, we look for teachers who can bring energy to the classroom and make each class an exciting experience.

While Shane English Schools has a tailored curriculum for teachers to follow, we look for teachers who will add their own individual teaching style to the class in a way that encourages students to actively get involved and practice their speaking as much as possible.

How to apply

Here's how our application process works:

Step 1: Apply online right here Click on China as your country of choice.

Step 2: The recruitment team will contact you and request your documents.

Step 3: We'll ask you to complete a short written task.

Step 4: Based on the results of your written task, we'll contact you to schedule a convenient time for a Skype interview and find the school and city that best suits your requirements.

Step 5: We’ll offer you a contract and put you in touch with a staff member from the school to ask any detailed questions you may have.

Step 6: You sign the contract and the visa officer will begin the process of obtaining your Z visa.

Step 7: Relax and wait to start your new job in China!

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