School: K&H International School
Location: Shanghai, China
Start Date: ONGOING
Teach English at K&H International School and start an exciting career that can take you around the world. Perfect for new teachers, K&H specialises in young learners with classes for all ability levels. The school provides comprehensive training and a professional – yet welcoming – atmosphere.
The school is located in Shanghai, China’s biggest (and most exciting) city. Home of China’s stock market and a bustling international business community, there is no shortage of English learners and fellow expats. Teaching in Shanghai will give teachers a leg up in top-tier language instruction or springboard them onward to ever more exciting things.
There has never been a better time to teach in China, and there is no better place to start than K&H International School in Shanghai.
Salary and Benefits
- 18,000 RMB per month (based on experience and qualifications)
- additional 800RMB – 2500 RMB monthly KPI bonus
- 31 working hours per week
- 6,000 RMB end of contract bonus
- 4,500 RMB flight reimbursement
- 1 week of comprehensive paid training (16 hours total)
- 22 days paid holiday, including national holidays
- Health insurance provided by the school
- China visa costs covered by the school
- 31 working hours per week
- Maximum 25 teaching hours per week
- 5 workdays per week (including Saturday and Sunday) with 2 days off
- Student age: 3 to 12
- On average 10 students per class
- 45-minute lessons
- All the books, CDs and teachers resources needed to teach our curriculum are provided by the school.
- Classrooms also contain many educational toys that teachers can include in their classes.
- The classrooms have new interactive whiteboards to make classes more engaging for the students.
- a passport from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, or South Africa
- a bachelor’s degree or better
- a 120-hour TEFL certificate or better
- a clear criminal background
Why Teachers Love Shanghai
Shanghai is the definition of a megacity. This sprawling metropolis is home to over 24 million people, China’s stock market, and one of the country’s most international communities. As a commercial and cultural centre, it rivals the likes of Paris and New York with a uniquely Chinese take on international success.
Despite Shanghai’s urban sprawl, it makes room for parks and wooded areas throughout. Transportation is cheap and convenient. And a few stand-out areas like the Bund’s riverside area, Nanjing Rd’s shopping district, and the French Concession. The architecture – new and old – is breathtaking and worth multiple visits to the city centre.
Shanghainese food is a melting pot of various regional influences, with many Chinese styles being served and combined in exciting ways. But the true cuisine of Shanghai features mellower, sweeter flavours than many other types of Chinese cuisine. The importance of quality ingredients makes dishes lean toward simplicity with condiments on the side for those seeking some extra flavour. (There are several varieties of chilli paste that are to die for.)
But what do expats do for fun? Shanghai has everything every city Asian offers from an exciting bar scene full of live music acts to street markets that go late into the night. An active expat community means that there are activity groups for pretty much every imaginable hobby – and probably a few you haven’t thought of yet.
And Shanghai’s central location among the outlying cities of the Yangtze River Delta make it ideal for day trips, weekend excursions, or longer vacations using China’s extensive high-speed rail system. Within just a short train ride, you could visit Nanjing, Yangzhou, Ningbo, and many others.
How far will your salary go?
According to numbeo.com, here’s what you can expect to pay in Shanghai:
- Basic Lunchtime meal – 34 RMB
- Monthly public transit ticket – 200 RMB
- Mid-range dinner for two – 220 RMB
- 2 movie tickets – 120 RMB
- A bottle of wine (mid-range) – 100 RMB
- A pint of domestic beer at a pub – 24 RMB
- Cappuccino – 30 RMB
- Gym membership – 306 RMB
Why Teachers Want to Work at YOUR FANTASTIC SCHOOL
Teachers would love to hear about what it’s like to teach at your school from you and your teachers, so paint a picture. (And also include some pictures.) What makes your school special, if not unique? What’s the team like? Do you have any fun amenities at the school or nearby? Anything to make your school look and feel like a special place to be will go a long way towards bringing in the kinds of teachers you want.
It might also be nice to include the number of students, the size of the team, and a bit about them in a short description. And please save yourself a few thousand words of description and send us some photos of the school (approximately 1000 words per picture or so we’re told). Teachers will feel a lot safer putting that pen to the dotted line when they can see what they’re signing up for.
K&H is a great place to work at. I have been working here for more than 3 years and I love it. The school is very helpful to provide all the training I need for the position and the Chinese staff are also very helpful and friendly. We often go out for dinner and always have a great time.
Meet a Current Teacher: Jaco
Jaco is one of the best teachers at K&H International School. He moved to China to teach English 2 years ago and joined our school in 2017. Before he came to China he taught English in South Africa. Jaco’s advice to new teachers is to try all the local food and enjoy the experience of living in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. When Jaco is not teaching, he enjoys walking around the city and tasting the variety of local flavours available in Shanghai.
Meet the BOSS
If you can provide a quick write-up about the boss – a manager, owner, or another higher-up – then that also goes a long way. Even something direct from the boss that we can translate would be amazing.
Just like the introduction to the TAP, it would be good to include some of the boss’s qualifications, experience, and thoughts on running a school.
Again, note the photo: professional but not too stiff. And taken in a neutral background.
More about K&H International School
K&H International School is a great place for teachers to start their ESL career. Since its inception in 2008, K&H International School has dedicated itself to the provision of a range of specifically tailored courses for children aged 3-12 years old.
Today, thousands of children are practising and mastering their English skills with K&H International School, keeping in line with the quality commitment to provide students with the conversational skills to chat to foreigners in English after as little as 180 days of study. K&H now has 16 campuses spread across the city of Shanghai and more than 70 foreign teachers from a variety of different countries, many who have been with the school for years.
K&H International School has a friendly but professional working environment on their campuses and looks forward to welcoming their next new team member.