Not all teachers are the same, and that's a good thing because not all schools are the same either!
Every teacher looks for a school that will suit what they are looking for while teaching abroad. Some are looking for an opportunity to save as much money as fast as possible, perhaps to put a dent in a student loan. Others may be looking for a school that will help them progress as a teacher. Some place the reputation of the school above the salary, while others are completely driven by the experience of the location, be it rural or big city living.
Whatever you're looking for, there will be a school that is suited to you. And with that in mind, we thought we'd help you out by giving you a quick rundown of a few of our schools that are currently hiring in China right now. All of the below positions can be seen in more detail on the featured jobs page on saxoncourt.com.
Let's dig in..
1 - Shane English Schools Shijiazhuang - The money saver.
A lot of teachers, especially those with hefty student loans, choose China as a destination based on salary. China pays more than most other Asian countries and teachers are able to leave after a year with a proper nest egg in the bank. If your motivation is purely to save money, Shane English Schools Shijiazhuang is a great choice. Not only is it currently the highest of our salaries on offer, but Shijiazhuang has a much lower cost of living than the bigger cities like Beijing and Shanghai. If you're looking to shake a student loan, this could be the one.
Salary: 18,000 - 22,000 RMB
Teaching hours: 27 per week
Office hours: 5 per week
2 -Vivian's Wonderland Kindergarten, Nanjing - Regular hours and no weekends
If you're looking to do something else while teaching, perhaps a side project, learn Chinese, or a bit of online tutoring to make some extra money, this position could be a great fit. Teachers finish at 5 every day and there is no work at all on weekends. Teachers also enjoy a 2-hour lunch break and 2 weeks of holiday in the summer and another 2 weeks in the winter, but the best part s the fixed, regular schedule that will allow you to easily commit yourself to other goals.
Work hours: 9 - 5
3 - Shane English Schools Shenyang - The opportunity to grow.
Shane English Schools Shenyang is one of the newest schools to join the Shane brand. The school is still in the growth stage and is looking for a teacher to help the school through the early phases and eventually lead a group of foreign teachers in the future. Anybody looking to grow as an EFL teacher should consider this position as there is potential to quickly rise to an Academic Manager position. As classes are still growing, teachers are protected by a guaranteed salary system.
Salary: 16,000 RMP
Teaching hours: 22 per week
Office hours: 5 per week
4 - Shane English Schools Nanjing + Ningbo - Reputation and professional growth.
Shane English Schools in Ningbo and Nanjing are both absolute stalwarts of the Shane brand. They have been operating for close on a decade, both have an excellent management team, teacher structure, and a reputation for the way they treat their foreign teachers. Their onboarding process is well-tuned to make new teachers feel welcome and well-prepared before they start. Both schools have extremely friendly Academic Managers who will spend time helping new teachers get set up, get to know the city, and guide them academically through the first few months.
Salary: 15,000 RMB
Working hours: Deffer between the schools.
5 - Shane English Schools Beijing - The hustle and bustle of the capital city.
If you're you're looking for the capital city experience, Shane English Schools has a number of branches in Beijing. Saxoncourt's own Director of Studies is based in Beijing and provides not only initial training to new teachers but also ongoing academic support throughout the year to ensure teachers are always developing their skills. As Beijing is an expensive city to get settled in, the schools provide interest-free loans to any new teachers who may need it.
Salary: 18,000 - 19,000
Teaching hours: 20 per week
Office hours: 5 per week
All the nitty-gritty details for all our current positions can be found on the featured jobs page on saxoncourt.com, but our recruitment team would be happy to discuss them further.
If you're interested, here's how our application process works:
1 - Apply online
2 - Our recruitment team will get in touch and verify your documents
3 - Complete the online pre-interview written task
4 - A short interview/discussion with someone from the recruitment team via Skype
5 - The school will offer you a contract and give you time to consider it
6 - During this time, we'll also put you in touch with somebody from the school so you can ask any questions that come to mind
7 - Sign the contract
8 - The school will then take over and begin to apply for your z visa
9 - book your flights
10 - Start your new job abroad
Salary: 15,000 - 24,000
Flight reimbusement: up to 5,000 RMB
End of contract bonus: up to 5,000 RMB
22 days of paid vacation
Z visa provided before you arrive
Visa costs in China covered
Airport pick up
Free Chinese classes (at select schools)