Flying English Center

Flying English School

About

Flying English School is a boutique English language school for young children in downtown Shanghai. We started our school in 2013 to improve the quality of after-school education and now have a team of 14 staff and 400+ students.

In addition to English classes, we also offer STEM classes and arts and crafts. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and bubbly people for this English language center in Shanghai. The successful candidate will have a passion to see youngsters learn in a fun and friendly environment. Beginners or experienced teachers may apply!

Founded
2013
Headquarters

Qu Xi Lu 1236, building 2, second & third floor
Huangpu Qu
Shanghai Shi, 200051
China

Reviews

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Winnie
10/10

I've been here at Teaching English for nearly 2 years now and watched it grow from 3 small classrooms to a massive building with 13 classrooms and several hundred students. From the very beginning, the work environment has always felt more like a family. Whenever I needed help for personal issues such as living costs and getting around, my colleagues and boss were more than happy to assist me. I absolutely love the working environment and it has taught me so much. You are not handed your students and classes, you work for them. Demos are given to introduce to parents and students how you teach and if the context is suitable for their child. If they like you, they sign. You are also free to plan your own lessons in whatever way you find best would suit your students. I've built so many strong bonds with not just my colleagues, but with my students and their parents as well. It's amazing to watch your students go from speaking close to zero English to being able to speak in complete sentences.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Robert
10/10

Shanghai is a vast city filled with many opportunities, but having a chance to work at Flying English is one of the greatest. The facilities are spacious for teaching, and the staff is composed of agreable people. There are many benefits, and there is a balance between office work and class hours. Everyone is eager to develop the curriculum; there is an attention to detail and genuine interest in teaching which might not be found in some English schools. My coworkers and boss have all been helpful not only in revising and improving lesson plans, but also becoming more familliar with the city and correcting my Chinese. Free Chinese classes have been implemented, and there are many resources and opportunities to strengthen your language skills during your stay in Shanghai. Even events such as Winter and Summer Camp, lasting 1.5 to 7 weeks respectively, do have a level of fun that do not create the fatigue you might expect from teaching nearly an entire day. Having worked in a different English school after my arrival in Shanghai, I can confidently say that Flying English is an improvement on my previous experience. The class sizes allow teachers to focus on individual progress, and it is rewarding to see children progress from simple sentence structures to describing their days before the beginning of a class. The bulk of the work lies in lesson planning, and again teachers during my time here regularly evaluate each other and offer advice and suggestions to make classes more efficient and enjoyable. Flying English has become not only a job, but a community of friends without whom I would make my time in Shanghai much less interesting and worthwhile. There is a sense of ambition, passion, and comeraderie here which make it an easy workplace to recommend.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Laura
10/10

After moving to Shanghai to get my TEFL certification, I was unsure how to continue my time and teaching in the city. Working at Flying English was flexible and provided the support I needed to make a living, make friends and connections, and explore teaching! Everyone was so welcoming and excited, and will help you in any way you might need including finding housing, negotiating, transportation, and learning to live in Shanghai. The students all have a place in my heart and I can't imagine my experience anywhere else. If you are looking for a family and a place to grow and teach in Shanghai, look no further

Yes, I recommend this program
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Debra
10/10

After talking to a bunch of other teachers who also work at training schools, I would say that the teachers at Flying have consistently been the happiest. No one complains about curriculum or the atmosphere of the school. That is because this is a smaller school, and the current staff tries very hard to be supportive and helpful to each other. The reason I have my apartment is because my boss found it and helped me negotiate in Chinese, and even now I get help with everything from bills to basic phone calls. They've even provided free Chinese classes for teachers because we asked for it (we told them we could pay). My favorite thing is that everyone is serious about education and tries their best to make their own classes the best. The curriculum is set up to give guidelines, but you get to be creative with your own lesson plans and activities. The teachers have meetings to share how we do our own classes, and to draw inspiration from each other. I feel incredibly fortunate to work here, and I'm likely to stay at least another year. If your goal is to teach in China, Flying would be my top option.

What would you improve about this program?
Earlier clear scheduling for holiday events.
Yes, I recommend this program
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John
10/10

Living in Shanghai has been the highlight of my life so far. I've traveled and met more interesting people from all over the world in my past 3 years than I have my 23 years in Los Angeles. I've learned enough Chinese to get around but could of been fluent if I took the Chinese classes seriously. The school itself is a great school where the staff and people actually really care about the children's education. They help you get settled in when you arrive by helping with bank cards, sim cards, medical insurance, and housing. Their support for teaching is excellent where all teachers help and give each other ideas on how to teach different books/ units. We also get free Chinese classes and a company trip once a year which creates a bond and connection for the teachers. Altogether, FE is a great place to work.

What would you improve about this program?
The school is already excellent itself. Sometimes there are mix ups and last minute one on one or online classes but they are small issues that all institutions have. It is nothing big and can be dealt or fixed easily. The company's vest for the winter is great but maybe a t-shirt for the summer with the school's local would be good too.
Yes, I recommend this program

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