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A big thank you goes out to all our teachers for all their helpful feedback.


Teacher feedback is how we improve.


Shane English School Taiwan currently takes on over 100 new teachers each year, and we aim to make it a memorable experience for each and every teacher who joins our team. We routinely ask our teachers for feedback on their experience at Shane to find where we can improve to make sure you have nothing but good memories, starting from the moment you apply right up until you move on to your next exciting chapter.



Our recruitment teams aims to be informative, prompt and transparent to give teachers a clear picture of what to expect when living in Taiwan and working at Shane.


So what did our recent teachers think of the recruitment process?


Q: Did you interview with any other schools or recruiters? If so, what made you choose Shane?


Yes, but there’s a comfort level that really puts Shane apart from the other schools.
- Samantha, August 2020 (SEST, Taipei)


Yes, I interviewed with two other schools. I decided on Shane because of the attitude of [the interviewer]. He was welcoming and made me feel wanted.

- John, January 2021 (SEST, Taipei)


Formalised training process, opportunities for professional development, strong school reputation, personable recruitment and line manager.
- Reuben, April 2021 (SEST, Taichung)

I did, Shane was the school that provided understanding, job security and professional development.

- Tamona, October 2021 (SEST, Taichung)


Yes. The training week and the hours/pay made Shane the better option for me. 

- Cade, August 2022 (SEST, Hsinchu)


Yes. Shane had the best communication, felt the most professional, and I was excited about career progression. 

- Lizz, August 2023 (SEST, Tainan)


Yes. Shane just made me feel extremely safe and comfortable. Everything and everyone is organized, professional, and very welcoming. The process was very considerate. I am very pleased with the overall experience.

- Mica, October 2023 (SEST, Hsinchu)

I interviewed with a few others, but Shane seemed to have better structures in place and more flexibility. 
- Mitchell, November 2023 (SEST, Taichung)


Q: How did you find the overall recruitment process, from application to arrival?


It was great! Kind and speedy responses from [the Head Office] recruiter.
- Steven, September 2020 (SEST, Taichung)


My recruitment experience was great. Very friendly and helpful as well.
- Jessica, March 2021 (SEST, Hsinchu)


Very good, my recruiter was very helpful and friendly. She answered any questions I had, gave me detailed information and kept in regular contact with me throughout the process.

- Susie, January 2023 (SEST, Changhua)


I found it rather easy. If there was anything I didn't understand it was easy to reach out for more information. 

- Amy, January 2023 (SEST, Tainan)


Fantastic. [The interviewer] was helpful, kind, and responsive.

- Bryson, April 2023 (SEST, Taichung)


The Recruitment Manager was very supportive and efficient. Provided simple steps and information pamphlets related to the school branch. 

- Jeffrey, May 2023 (SEST, Changhua)


The recruitment process was very smooth and straightforward. [The interviewer] was very prompt in her response time and provided detailed information when asked, which I appreciated. 

- Adelyn, October 2023 (SEST, Taipei)


Very helpful and informative. My recruiter was very helpful & guided me through the onboarding process
- Shannon, March 2024 (SEST, Kaohsiung)



Our recruiters are all former teachers who have first-hand experience of what it's like to make the move to teach in Taiwan.




Teacher Training is designed to leave new teachers feeling fully prepared to start their first class.


What did our recent teachers think of Training Week?


To see how teachers teach in ‘real life’ was very useful, and to see how teachers react and handle various situations was also incredibly helpful.
- Jassie, August 2020 (SEST, Taipei)


The value of the observations was very good. I observed three teachers who were all great and had different teaching styles. Loads of exposure to games, activities, scoring setups, etc.
- George, February 2020 (SEST, Taipei)


The module I found most useful was Phonics. It’s something I’d seen in my TEFL, but having a focussed day on it really helped me understand how it should be taught and anticipate the challenges students might face.
- Katie, February 2020 (SEST, Taipei)


I liked having parts of the lesson broken down and the trainers demoing scoring systems and games as part of their way of teaching us. This gave me a lot of good tools for use in the future.
- Jack, March 2020 (SEST, Zhunan)


Seems like a well organised company. Teachers are given great training and support.
- Leandra, August 2020 (SEST, Tainan)

The trainings are really good. You get an idea of how things are done in Shane.
- Treasure, March 2023 (SEST, Taipei)

The training week is excellent. It is very informative and you are armed with all the tools you require to make a successful start in the classroom. 

- Susan, November 2023 (SEST, Kaohsiung)



Teacher Training is administered by our team of Directors of Studies who all have years of classroom experience teaching at Shane English School Taiwan.



Our aim if for all teachers to look back fondly on an awesome experience teaching in Taiwan.


From a long-term teacher moving on to new things.


My time with working for Shane English and living in Taiwan has been wonderful!


This was my first experience in Asia, and while the first two weeks were overwhelming, Taipei quickly felt like home. When I arrived in Taiwan, Shane arranged my taxi from the airport, my paperwork, and a hotel, so the transition to live in Taiwan was seamless.


Within the first week, my roommate and I asked head office to assist our housing process and they helped us find and reach out to five landlords. We found the perfect apartment within a few days!


Once we began training, which was intense, but necessary, I felt equipped to handle a classroom without having had much classroom teaching experience prior.


Since my arrival a year ago, I have grown so much as a teacher with the help of my school’s faculty and head office. Teaching has become second nature and I will miss the bonds I formed with the children I taught deeply!


Beyond teaching, Taiwan is an unbelievable place to live. I feel lucky that I get to wake up here every day. The city has an incredible mix of ancient and modern, the food is astounding and inexpensive, the people are so kind, and the access to nature is unparalleled.


If you are looking for a teaching job with a great training program and a lot of assistance in terms of the content you teach and the way you teach it, Shane is a great company to work for.


- Anna (SEST, Taipei)


Every month we welcome a new set of teachers to join our lively team of ESL enthusiasts. Apply today to be a part of the next group of teachers to join Shane English School Taiwan!