TEFL in Shanghai, China

Date posted:2008-01-29 | Writer: Shanghai Foreign Language High School | Email: [email protected]

We are looking for teachers to teach English or French in Shanghai Foreign Language High School, which is affiliated to Shanghai Teachers University.

Situated in Songjiang District, 45 minutes by bus to the downtown area of Shanghai, we are a full-time boarding school specializing in foreign language education as well as its art and computer education. Also the school offers a complete curriculum of regular academic subjects required of all other schools of secondary education. Covering an area of 660,000 square metres, the school boasts not only perfect teaching and living facilities, but also good physical facilities. Now there are more than 2,000 students aged from 12 to 18 studying in 52 classes at different grade levels.


Since its establishment, our school has always spread the idea of being a Chinese, who are open and above board, being a citizen of Shanghai with Seven-no virtues, being a student with such virtues as unity, discipline, diligence and respect for oneself. Over the past decades, our school has been ranked as a Garden Unit, one of the most beautiful campuses of Shanghai, and Civilized Unit of Songjiang District. In addition, a lot of students have gained many prizes in all kinds of competitions.


Our school offers two foreign language programs, English and French. The faculty of each foreign language program is joined by native speakers. Since 1997, more than 20 foreign teachers have worked in our school, and they all enjoyed their staying and working here. Furthermore, we have established exchange programs with several schools in Australia, the United States and France. So far, the annual exchange programs of mutual visits have provided over 200 students and teachers with opportunities to study abroad.

Our school provides foreign teachers with monthly salary, free meals and free accommodation, including an air-conditioned single apartment with bathing equipment, television, telephone, internet access, and a two-person-shared sitting room and kitchen with a complete kit of kitchen appliances. Usually, a foreign teacher works 16 hours every week --- 40 minutes per lesson, including some outdoor English activities, such as English corner (30 minutes, every Wednesday and Thursday noon). And we will pay RMB75 for each extra lesson.

Salary and benefits: 5000RMB for base salary, 16 hours/week.
6000RMB for 20 hours / week. and if you teach more you will get more. We will provide free house and free tickets too.
Tel: +86 21 52241747 
Fax: +86 21 52241747
Mobile: +86 13391005255
Email: [email protected]  MSN: [email protected]
Address: Room 1414, The 6th LanGao Building,
No.40, Langao Rd, Shanghai, 200061

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


The unit has helped me learn about the basic present tenses in English. I believe that it has contributed a lot to me because a teacher first needs to know about the systems of language in order to teach it effectively. This being the case, this unit is like a step for me to increase my awareness of English grammar. I think that I'll feel more comfortable as a teacher when I am fully equipped with English grammar.The present tense is the base when it comes to learning english and most students will start talking in a basic, albeit with errors, present tense - it is good that this unit talks about the common mistakes students have when learning these and how they could overcome them. The different ideas for the activate stages are also very handy, this way we don't limit ourselves when it comes to teaching them by drilling.