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School Profile: (Group of Schools) More than 35 locations, China

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Founded in 2000 in Shanghai, with currently over 35 locations throughout China, this British Owned organization is one of the largest English-teaching companies in Asia. It operates both company-owned schools and franchise schools. The students are mostly children, aged 3 -15, but there are schools that teach adults as well. Classes are kept small with about 10-12 students per class. There is no standardized curriculum but the schools provide plenty of support via books, workbooks, and teacher’s guides, and other resources.

These British-owned schools are, and have been rapidly expanding and reaching throughout Asia for decades and have had years of experience in creating a well-balanced and positive working environment. A well-respected and major leader in the English Education industry, it prides itself on it’s commitment to innovation in education and providing the highest quality English courses to it’s students.



This British chain of training schools has a large number of locations throughout China, please click below to see the location profile and learn a little bit more:

Hefei
Jiangyin
Shanghai
Wuhan
Yangzhou
Yuxi

HEFEI

With a population of about 5 million people, Hefei is considered a “small Chinese city” and was recently named in the The Economist as the world's No.1 fastest growing metropolitan economy. Hefei is the capital of Anhui Province where it is best known for its scrumptious food. Their crispy Luzhou Roast Duck, Clay Pot Fish and Mabing (sesame cake) are just a few of the many delicacies that can form a memorable meal. Beyond restaurants, you have other options, and Hefei has a large number of bars, pubs, and tea houses.

The climate here includes cold and damp winters peppered with small amounts of occasional snow and warm humid summers. In May and June, the city is affected by the nearby farmers. As they burn their fields to prepare for the next crop, the air becomes heavy with a sweet and earthy smoke that hovers around the city.

Close always to nature, Hefei is surrounded by rivers, lakes and the Yellow Mountains. On days that you want to enjoy the scenery and sights, we recommend you visit the many parks and gardens such as the Hefei Botanical Gardens and Xiaoyaojin Park, where people gather for picnics, fly kites, and practice tai chi. If you want to get out of town, and go to a larger city, a trip to Shanghai takes three hours on a high-speed bullet jing is and Nanjing is about 50 minutes away.

Because it is a university town, it’s easy to find something to do, somewhere to go, and is full of interesting and friendly people to talk to. If learning the language is something you are looking forward to, then teaching in Hefei would be a great place to settle.

JIANGYIN

Located on the southern bank of Yangtze River, Jiangyin City is a city of 1.2 million in Jiangsu Province about two and half hours northwest of Shanghai. Jiangyin has a maritime monsoon climate and experiences four distinct seasons, each touching the landscape and shifting the city into it’s own distinct and special place.

Because it includes three major bodies of water, including two rivers and a lake, Jiangyin is one of the most important transport hubs on the Yangtze River, and due to the rapid economic expansion and industrialization over the past decades, it is one the most developed, and wealthiest counties in China.

Jiangyin Port is one of the five major river ports of the Yangtze River and the land, nicknamed “Shade of River” in Chinese, has a history of human civilization more than 5,000 years so the city has numerous tourist attractions including many tourist historical sites, festivals, boat races, parks and temples.

Jiangyin food is sweet in comparison to other Chinese cuisines and there are a plethora of specialties including: puffer fish, anchovy, chestnut cakes, Qingyang water mutton, five elements of tea, drag stove cake, the Yangtze River shrimp, Gushan red beans, red noodles, Xishiqiao residue cake, crab roe dumplings, and bridge eel.

SHANGHAI

Shanghai is more than just any ordinary metropolitan city. World renowned for being the frontier of where old meets new (Puxi, Pudong respectively) and where West meets the East, this is a satisfying destination for those individuals who want to see where the traditional and modern can co-exist harmoniously. Many refer to this city as the “city of the future’ and the ‘New York of the East’ because of what it has to offer. It is convenient, accessible, quick, and ever-changing, and often sets the pace for other nations to follow.

While teaching abroad at this destination, you will be able to visit many iconic cultural places that are indicative of this place alone with just a few train stops. It’s a city equipped with time-efficient transportation but if you are one who loves to walk, everything in the city is walking distance if you prefer to commute on foot. If you find that you are the sort of person who enjoys a fast paced city-life that will still give you a sense of home with its traditional highlights, this is the place for you.

WUHAN

Wuhan is the capital of Hubai Province and is the most populated city in Central China that lies at the intersection of two rivers: the Yangtze and the Han. It is well known as a major central transportation hub and contains a plethora of roads, railways, highways so getting out of town to visit another city is easy and getting around the city via the buses is ideal.

With a population of 10,000,000 Wuhan was recently named as one of the 13 emerging megalopolises in China and is one of the biggest political, economic, financial and cultural centers of China. The city has long been considered a central location for poetry, intellectual studies, and the arts (especially poetry) and is rich with current and historical Chinese music, museums, and gardens.

People here are friendly, helpful, patient, welcoming and down to earth, and are eager to share their culture. The cost of living is substantially less than in Shanghai or Beijing, the food is varied and delicious, with many inexpensive restaurants to choose from, and other conveniences.

Although Wuhan is a big, modern city, and makes for a very comfortable place to live, it comparably has fewer foreigners than other large cities. This means it’s a great place to really submerge yourself in the culture and the language, enjoy the fact that people will want to speak with you in order to practice their English and, because there isn’t a huge expat scene, it’s easier to save the money you make.

YANGZHOU

Yangzhou is one of the top tourist destinations in China and is notably known for being one of the first 24 cities considered to be one of the major Historical and Cultural Cities in China. Located in Jiangsu province, sitting on the Northern bank of the Yangtze River it is surrounded by other cities and the Zhenjiang River to it’s south. A subtropical monsoon climate makes for longer winters that last about four months, rainy summers that last three months, and shorter springs and summers.

Historically, it is one of the wealthiest cities in the country and this history the has allowed it to blossom into a rich and cultural place full of poets, painters, and scholars surrounded by temples, lakes and gardens. Local highlights include the Yangzhou opera (also known as Wei Yang Opera,) a wide array of Chinese folk-arts, the Yangzhou puppet show, the Ge Garden, and the Daming Monastery.

If you have the opportunity to visit Yangzhou, you could enjoy a brisk walk alongside the Slender West Lake as your eyes feast upon on some local delights such as Yangzhou fried rice with some Jiangdu short pastry at the speciality markets that are close by. Here you can buy local crafts such as toys, stuffed animals, lacquerware, paper-cuts, and jadeware, all of which make great and memorable souvenirs.

Food in Yangzhou has a distinctive style and the people of the city are extremely proud of their cuisine. Compared with other cooking styles food in Yangzhou is prepared without an abundance of sauce and oil and care is taken to preserve the original colour and flavour of the ingredients. Dishes are elaborate and complex and great care is put into everything, no matter how small or inexpensive. This all leads to a very fresh take on Chinese cuisine.

YUXI

Yuxi is located in the center of Yunnan province in Southwest China surrounded by stunning and deep freshwater lakes and waterfalls such as the Xingyun Lake. Yuxi is one of the fastest growing small cities in China, is a university town, and is famous for it’s tobacco production. It has short, mild, dry winters, and warm, rainy summers so it’s a great place to be if you aren’t fond of the more extreme cold that can be found in other areas of China.

It’s a great place to experience authentic Chinese culture and has many festivals, dances, music and folk cultures from varying ethnic backgrounds. You’ll find a wide variety of Yuxi-specific crafts, unique food, delicious bean powder candy, and the most amazing noodles you’ve ever tasted. If you do chose this location as your destination, I recommend taking a trip to Xiangbi Hot Springs. Interesting fact: Yuxi has it’s own dialect and it’s not easy to understand for Mandarin speakers.

These schools are seeking dynamic, professional, motivated, and enthusiastic teachers who use their creativity to keep the lessons and the classes active and are dedicated to their students. A warmth prevails in these schools and the school focuses on keeping everyone happy so this is great position for a teacher who loves kids. If you are a creative teacher who likes to plan your own lessons and balance the content in your classes, then these schools offer that control, and they would be a great match for you.


Job Information

These Training Schools are located all over China, are rapidly expanding and constantly are on the lookout for new staff. To see detailed job information about each location, click on the city name below. Contract details vary from location to location

Hefei
Jiangyin
Shanghai
Wuhan
Yangzhou
Yuxi

Coming Soon . . .

Wuhan Job Information

Right now we have fantastic opportunities to teach at a school that is part of a large and well-established chain in the exciting city of Wuhan in central China. Wuhan is an awesome, large, and cultutral and historical city (the same size as Chicago) famous for it’s focus on the music and the arts, and it’s expansive transportation hub.

The contract is for one year. The students are children from 3 to 15 years old. You’ll be working 25 hours a week, for 5 days a week and you’ll also be paid for 22 statutory holidays a year. That gives you a lot of time to travel, enjoy, or relax.

Here are the requirements: You need to be a native English speaker, with a college or university degree (BA minimum.) That’s it. If you already have a teaching certificate like a TESL or CELTA or have prior teaching experience, that’s fantastic. You’re qualified.

Let us put you to work.

  • Number of teachers needed: 2
  • Salary: 10,000 RMB a month, plus 250-250 RMB with TESL certificate, plus 500 RMB for experience
  • Length of contract: One year
  • Starting Date: December 12th
  • Teaching Hours: 25 hours per week
  • Weekday hours are from 1 - 9
  • Weekend hours are from 9 - 6
  • Number of students: 100
  • Number of classrooms: 13
  • Ages of Students: 3 -15
  • Number of students per class: 10 - 12

Coming Soon . . .

  • Native English Speaker
  • College or University Degree/ Bachelors Degree
  • Teaching certification: Preferred, but not mandatory
  • Minimum commitment: 1 year
  • Work Experience (Teaching or non-teaching): Prior teaching experience preferred, but not mandatory
  • Criminal Record Check: NOT NEEDED
  • Must have a government approved medical exam (legal)
  • Statutory Holidays: 22 paid statutory holidays a year
  • Accommodation: Free accommodation provided
  • Paid Vacation: 5 days paid vacation
  • Airfare: Generous flight reiumbursals differ from location to location
  • Airport Pickup: YES
  • Teacher Training / Orientation: YES
  • Bonuses: End of contract bonus of 3,000 RMB
  • Health Insurance: YES
  • Language lessons: YES
  • Other: The school will help you open a bank account
  • 3 free days in a hotel upon arrival
  • Differs depending on location. Sometimes it’s provided free of charge,and sometimes there is a monthly housing allowance provided.
  • Assistance available to locate accommodation.
  • Cost depends on city, location, and whether the accommodation is shared or not.