Who are we?
We are a small team of passionate individuals who want to give opportunities for young learners to learn English in smaller rural areas in china. We are passionate about language learning and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn English no matter where they are from. We believe in creating a learning environment that captivates students imaginations inspiring them to take their learning out of the classroom and providing them with the structure and support they need to make this happen.
Our goal in the classroom is to make our students feel good about themselves and inspire them to want to speak English outside of the classroom. We provide our students with the structure and support they need to do this but inspiring the students is down to our teachers passion encouragement and enthusiasm. We place a great importance on creating a learning centred teaching environment that puts the students needs and experiences at the centre of our learning environment.
When we teach
Below is an example of our teacher’s timetable. you earn a reliable, monthly salary with set hours, rather than the uncertainty of hourly pay and no set wages. You have set office hours to lesson plan. This also means you have the full support of your colleagues when planning your classes and thinking of new ideas. Each lesson has clear aims and objectives, and target language and grammar that need to be covered that day, but you plan how each section will be taught. This can be through team activities, pair work, or an interactive class lesson. This creativity is encouraged and nurtured, after all, no one will know your students better than you.
Working with your teaching assistant
Each class will have a designated Chinese Teaching Assistant (or TA). The TA’s role is to support your teaching by modelling activities, working with groups and individual students, behaviour management and occasionally translating. They are also an essential link to your students’ parents. They keep them informed of their child’s progress and assist with communication between yourself and the parents. It can be a great partnership that leads to strong friendships which really allow you to learn more about Chinese culture, the language and the people!
Jian'ou is a small city tucked away in the mountains of Fujian province in the heart of tea and bamboo country. Fujian province as a whole is home to some of the finest tea in the world and here you will be sure to try some.
Jian'ou itself is a small city (by Chinese standards) and is the gateway to the Fujian countryside.. There are temples, tea fields and mountains to be explored and the capital of Fujian Fuzhou is only 50 minutes away. You might be interested to know that Jian'ou and Fuzhou were the earliest established territories in the Fujian region hence the name Fujian and the later being Fujian’s oldest cultural centre. Jian Ou Is is connected to high speed rail network so you are never that far away from western comforts. Unlike the bigger cities of Fuzhou and Xiamen (which are wonderful places to visit and to get home comforts) you are going to experience real china whether it be eating the local delicacies or conversing with the fruit and veg sellers you will defiantly see another side to how Chinese people live. (below some pictures of places in Jian Ou)
You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers
I can’t speak Chinese. Can I still work at Natural English?
Absolutely. We have bilingual staff to support you while your here. To help you with immersing yourself into Chinese culture we offer free weekly 1.5 hour Mandarin lessons.
Do you accept couples?
Absolutely and you'll get your own 2 bedroom apartment as well.
I’ve taught English overseas before, what opportunities for advancement are there?
We welcome experienced teachers with ambition and do our best to ensure you are suitably challenged with a variety of levels to teach. As we are a new company there will opportunities to grow with the company as more advance positions become available.
When do you hire native English Teachers?
We hire all year round. We also accept applicants who may not be able to begin right away.
How long does it take from application to arrival?
The whole process can take around 2-3 months due to the visa process.
I’m already in China. Will you still pay my flight bonus?
Yes, we will still pay you the full amount the same as any other teacher. And we will also pay you it if you stay for a second year too!
Do you provide housing?
Yes, we provide all teachers with a fully furnished, city centre apartment, fitted with all the modern appliances such as WIFI, AC, TV etc. This comes completely rent free too!
Do you provide medical insurance?
Yes we do. We offer free, basic coverage to all our staff upon arrival. This is usually adequate for most of our staff.
I have more questions, what should I do?
Moving to China is an experience of a lifetime, but it’s also a big decision. We understand it’s hard to figure out which school to apply to, where to live, and imagine what sort of life you will have. If you are still unsure or have any questions, do email us at __________ and we will get back to you.