Location: Shane English School
Based in: Wuhan, China
Shane English Schools (part of the Saxoncourt Group) is one of the biggest British owned TEFL companies in Asia. It has been going for over 40 years and currently has schools in over 13 different countries.
We are now looking for qualified teachers to join the foreign staff at Shane English School in Wuhan. Located in the city known as the ‘Chicago of China’, Shane English School Wuhan has been in operation since 2012 and currently employs a team of 8 – 10 foreign English teachers.
Students at Shane English School Wuhan are young learners, falling between the age of 3 – 12 years old. For the teachers, there is a maximum of 22 teaching hours per week with an additional 10 office hours, totalling a maximum of 32 working hours per week.
Salary and Benefits
- 15,000 RMB per month.
- End of contract bonus (1st year): 3,000 RMB.
- End of contract bonus (2nd year): 6,000 RMB.
- Flight reimbursement: 4,200 RMB.
- 22 days paid holiday per year.
- Health insurance covered by the school.
- Z visa provided.
- Visa costs in China covered by the school.
- Airport pickup.
- Arrival hotel provided by the school.
How far will your salary go?
According to www.expatistan.com, here’s what you can expect to pay in Wuxi city:
- Basic lunch – 25 RMB
- Combo meal – 31 RMB
- 0.5L domestic beer at the local supermarket – 4.84 RMB
- Monthly ticket for local transport – 113 RMB
- Standard men’s haircut – 27 RMB
- Basic dinner for 2 at local pub – 83 RMB
- 2 movie tickets -70 RMB
- Cappuccino in expat area – 32 RMB
- 1 beer in local pub – 21 RMB
Meet the Co-Founder of Shane English School Wuxi
Shally Shi is the co-founder of the Wuxi school. A friendly lady with a lot of love for Wuxi city, Shally co-founded the school with a partner back in July of 2007.
Shally attended Guangxi University where she received a degree in English Education. She is an experienced teacher and still helps out in the classroom at the Wuxi school today.
While written work is always important, Shally notes listening and speaking to be the two most important parts of learning English. She hopes that teachers at her school can encourage students to practice their speaking as much as possible, and create a classroom environment where students aren’t shy to speak.
When asked about her vision for the Wuxi school, Shally says she would like to expand the school to ten branches across Wuxi city, with an excess of a thousand students.
More about Wuhan
Wuhan is one of the most populous cities in Central China. It actually used to be three separate cities which, over time, merged into one giant city that was upgraded to a tier 1 city in 2017.
As an expat, you can expect to get a good dose of rich, Chinese history while also enjoying a decent amount of nightlife and comfort food.
Expect some very chilly days during the winter months, with about 5-10 days of snowfall. But summer will be hot and humid with temperatures around 32’C (90’F).