School: Shane English School
Location: Shenyang, China
Start Date: IMMEDIATELY
Shane English School Shenyang is located in the heart of Shenyang city. It is an exciting new school positioned on the 3rd floor of a shopping centre. The local staff are very excited to meet the foreign teachers and the school will provide a family-friendly atmosphere to work in.
Salary and Benefits
- 20,000 RMB per month.
- 5 working days per week with 2 consecutive days off.
- One return airline ticket reimbursement up to 5,000 RMB.
- 22 days paid holiday and 5 additional unpaid personal days.
- End of contract bonus of 3,000 RMB.
- Health insurance provided.
- Arrival hotel costs covered.
- Visa costs within China covered.
- Teaching Assistant with every class who will assist with marking homework, communicating with parents and classroom behaviour.
- Comprehensive training paid at 1,000 RMB per week.
- Free Mandarin lessons at an accredited language centre.
- 22 teaching hours per week
- 5 office hours per week (including prep time)
- 2 consecutive days off
- teaching students aged 3-14
Shane Shenyang includes at most 27 working hours per week – which includes 22 teaching hours a week – and a maximum of 108 hours monthly. Most of the time is at Shane English School, Dimoma Center.
School management will arrange kindergarten classes and primary school classes based on working hours. Classes at Shane Shenyang usually have 8-12 students per class. We set classes based on students’ ages and their English levels. All the students will be between 3 and 14 years old.
The school uses Shane teaching materials and will supply a basic training course for new teachers. Later on, there is additional teacher training and research activities at the language centre. We have computers, internet access, and interactive whiteboards in classrooms to help teachers make the most of their lessons.
- 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
Why Teachers Love Shenyang
Shenyang is an interesting city with a vibrant culture and many things to do and many places to explore. It has a good balance of the East and the West. There are western-style supermarkets and restaurants available if you would like to maintain a western lifestyle. Alternatively, you can also visit the Korean town and the Muslim Food Street for a bit of an adventure!
Some of the famous touristic attractions include Beijing Park, Dongling Park and Commander Zhang’s Mansion. There is also the Qipanshan International Scenic Area which is the largest scenic area in Shenyang. It is a tourist resort with natural landscapes and forests as its main body, which combines forest eco-tourism, ice and snow tourism, scenery tourism, holiday tourism, and historical sites.
How far will your salary go?
According to numbeo.com, here’s what you can expect to pay in Shenyang:
- Basic lunch – 23 RMB
- Monthly public transit ticket – 60 RMB
- Mid-range dinner for two – 130 RMB
- 2 movie tickets – 60 RMB
- A cocktail at a club – 29 RMB
- A pint of domestic beer at a store – 4 RMB
- Cappuccino – 24 RMB
- Gym membership – 163 RMB
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I’m a teacher. This place is awesome. Would recommend teaching at YOUR SCHOOL to any of my friends, their friends, and their hairdressers.
I gave this school the best 15 years of my life. Worth it.
Great students. Great staff. A joy of a work environment.
Best group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. And the school lunches were good, too.
I love my time at YOUR SCHOOL. I’m moving on to a Director of Studies position in OTHER SHANE SCHOOL, but I’ll miss everyone.
Meet a Current Teacher: Gareth
My name’s Gareth and I’m a teacher at the Shane English school in Shiz, I came over to China over a year ago looking to see more of the world outside of the UK and challenge myself through new experiences.
I love living here and have found the city to be a busy metropolitan hub of activity, on my day’s off I’ve travelled far and wide across the North and love finding out new things and unravelling all the mysteries that make this culture so special.
Shijiazhuang is a compact brand new city that’s easy to travel around and explore, it’s grown so fast that basically, all the people here come from everywhere else, giving it more of a modern vibe than most cities in the North. It’s accessibility means finding things to do is simple, and it’s a fantastic travel hub to every other place here.
I’ve found China to be different in many ways from life in the UK but I’ve had lots of help fitting in here, from my colleagues at the school and the good people of the city. In my time off work I love travelling around the city, drinking coffee and watching sci-fi series.
Meet the Headmaster – Olivia Wang
Shane English School Shenyang is headed up by Olivia Wang (王佳 or Wang Jia in Chinese), a driven woman who has built an impressive career around English and education.
Olivia has spent the last 14 years making a name for herself in the EFL industry, both as a teacher and a business owner. Holding a Master’s degree in English and International Trade, her work has been honoured by being asked to be a special guest professor at Liaoning University and once received a personal invite from the South Korean government.
She has years of classroom experience, and the two very successful branches of Lingo Education School that she owns in and around Shenyang are a testament to her abilities in business development.
Olivia has now set her sights on developing SES Shenyang into a thriving school for young learners, and we have no doubt in her ability to succeed.
Ready when you are.
The position is open immediately, with the school looking for somebody to start at their soonest convenience. If you’re passionate about EFL and looking for a bump up in your career, this is your chance. Apply below, or if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Saxoncourt Recruitment team.
More about Shane English School China
We focus on the support and development of our teachers. On arrival, teachers go through a training session which covers all areas needed to teach the wide array of classes they will have. There is ongoing teacher development in the form of class observations, workshops and team teaching, all in a supportive and nurturing environment to ensure that teachers are able to grow to their full potential.
We feel that it is important that teachers who teach with us in Asia have a well-rounded experience. We encourage our teachers to explore the local culture and neighboring countries during their time with us.
Our Head Offices are populated with Shane teachers who have grown and developed with the company and then moved up into varying roles such as teacher management, teacher training, teacher recruitment, marketing, sales and other roles.