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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?


I had a choice between this position and a higher paying position in Taipei with another school. I chose Shane because the recruitment team sent personal emails instead of digital forms. My recruiter conducted the interview, booked the interview, and offered the position. The other school would not guarantee a job until after training.


- Kaden, January 2020 (SEST, Toufen)


I’d been searching for so long for a school with a professional system, so I was so happy when I found Shane! The interview was incredibly thorough.


- Eleanor, January 2020 (SEST, Taichung)


I would highly recommend Shane to anyone interested in working as an English teacher, or interested in studying English.


- Thea, January 2020 (SEST, Taichung)


My recruiter has been receptive, responsive, clear and approachable throughout the process.


- George, February 2020 (SEST, Taipei)


All materials and information I needed were delivered promptly. Terrific and detailed messages.


- Andrew, February 2020 (SEST, Taipei)



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



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?


I have learned a huge amount this week, and all the trainers put a lot of effort into delivering the material well. All the staff I’ve met are generally helpful and kind. I very much appreciate all their efforts.


- Thea, January 2020 (SEST, Taichung)


This week has been a great intro and I now feel as ready as I can be to teach my first class! Thank you to all from Head Office:)


- Eleanor, January 2020 (SEST, Taichung)


Every trainer/instructor was extremely well prepared. All of the games/scoring/teaching methods were laid out in an organized manner. I’m very grateful for all of your help during this transition!


- Andrew, February 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)



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.


Working at Shane was an incredibly rewarding experience for me.


This was my first time teaching in a classroom setting, so it came with a lot of challenges (be it dealing with reluctant students, managing time, or adequately planning lessons) and a steep learning curve at the start.


However, I decided the best approach is to just get into the classroom and teach! You soon find your feet, and get into the rhythm of planning lessons and teaching classes.


You’ll find great support from your colleagues and also the Head Office team. Your Director of Studies will also give you feedback and advice after observing some of your lessons. This was extremely helpful.


I found the summer camp to be particularly enjoyable. This was a chance to teach lessons based on a whole variety of fun topics – we had lessons on science (rockets and the Solar System), Mesopotamia (the students used clay to make their own glyph tablets) and museums, just to name a few. These lessons also included loads of fun crafts and activities.


I take away many happy memories and experiences from my time at Shane. I taught a wide range of classes, students and levels during my 2 years working there; from very young learners all the way up to conversation classes with a high court judge!


Seeing your students enjoy the lessons and activities that you’ve planned, and seeing their English improve, were for me, the most rewarding parts of the job.


If you are reading this and thinking about taking the plunge of teaching English abroad, I certainly recommend Shane!


- Alex (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!