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Teaching jobs in China with Shane English Schools

Experience the fascinating and wildly different culture of China first hand with the support and expertise of one of the largest British owned EFL organisations in Asia.

Shane English Schools have dozens of centres in various provinces of China, with opportunities for enthusiastic, adventurous teachers who love working with kids and are looking for a new challenge abroad.

The schools

Established in 2001 Shane currently operates in over 24 cities across China. We are well known as a market leading language school. With thousands of students coming through our doors every year, we make every effort to maintain the highest standards in education by providing excellent course materials, technology and an engaging learning environment.

Schools are modern, well-equipped and friendly places, often with dozens of staff in administrative and teaching roles. Naturally, they are lively places in which to work.


  • Flight reimbursement
  • Competitive Salary – based on qualifications and experience
  • Paid holiday
  • Company Insurance
  • Visa & Health Check
  • Training
  • Full academic support from Head Office and Schools
  • Full resources and materials
  • Quarterly bonuses

About teaching in China

Teaching English in China usually involves working with young children, and plenty of them. The majority of our students are young learners aged from 3 to 14 years old and teachers enjoy teaching to a variety of ages throughout the week. Teacher training and support is seen as key at Shane and we provide a one week training program at the start of your contract as well as on-going training and support in the form of workshops, seminars and class observations from your Academic Manager.

Teachers will either work at their designated school or occasionally are based at a main language centre but take themselves off to local kindergarten or elementary schools to teach groups of students with the assistance of the children’s regular class teacher.

Later in the day, and at weekends, teaching takes place at the language centre where classes are smaller and some students take one-on-one lessons. Expect a varied, albeit regular, schedule and a variety of classroom settings.


You must have:

  • TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification - get a special discount on your TEFL course here
  • A clean criminal record
  • Bachelor's degree
  • No experience necessary
  • Passport from UK / Ireland / USA / Canada / South Africa / New Zealand / Australia (due to school request)


Destination China

It’s hard to compare China to anywhere else in the world, and the stories of those who spend time there are as unique as the country itself.

Few places have as rich and old a cultural heritage as the People’s Republic of China.

The world’s most populous nation is also one of its fastest growing economies; recent prosperity and large scale migration are making for exciting changes and developments within twenty-first century China. The coastal cities are impressively modern while rural areas are still very much a step back in time.

Exploring the whole of China would take more than a lifetime but to experience some of the old and the new, the first world and the third, the differences between provinces that may be a thousand miles apart is feasible in a relatively short time.

Being adaptable and going there without preconceptions is the best approach to take if you want to get the most out of your time in this most extraordinary, and at times challenging, place. Always expect the unexpected!

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