Teaching at Shane
As an English language training centre, we see our priority as inspiring an interest in languages. This means creating a classroom environment that is engaging and fun, so we use lots of games to motivate the students to put their new knowledge into use. In the pictures on this website you'll see examples of happy and active students, playing games and speaking English.
Of course, all of these lofty aims are undermined if we don't have the teaching quality to back it up. So we take teacher support and development seriously, providing training and opportunities for teachers to exchange advice and swap new games, as well as giving each teacher individual attention from experienced senior teachers. Just as happy, interested students learn better, so do happy interested teachers teach better, so we want to help you to enjoy your job, improve your skills, and see what a rewarding and exciting experience English teaching can be.
While our teachers may come from different backgrounds, they all share a common interest in experiencing different cultures; after all, they are all in China. Some are here to study Chinese, others out of simple curiosity about this fascinating country. Challenging, exciting, frustrating, fun, life in China is always different and never boring.
Our staffroom is a happy and cooperative place with a good mix of experienced old hands and fresh enthusiastic new arrivals. We are lucky to have a culture of friendship and community, and we enjoy regularly going for a meal after work to talk about teaching, China, and everything else.