OUR TEACHING LIFE

At York English we will nurture and develop your skills, career and ambition. We foster a highly motivated environment where teachers have opportunities to develop at every turn. We aim to create an open, honest culture of feedback for everyone so that you really can grow as a teacher, and we can really grow as a progressive organisation. Hear from our teachers at each level on what teaching life at York is really like, as well as examples of how we will nurture your career below.

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TEACHER OBSERVATIONS

To continue to uphold an excellent standard of teaching, and to ensure all teachers are supported throughout their time with us, we provide structured lesson observations. These will be given by a senior staff member such as your Academic Coordinator. Feedback meetings are meant to be a collaborative and open effort to highlight your strengths and identify your areas of development.

QUARTERLY REVIEWS

A fantastic opportunity to sit down with your Academic Coordinator and look back on your previous three months at York. How have you developed as a teacher? What went well? What are your hopes for the next quarter?

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TEACHING WORKSHOPS

Every Friday during your branch meeting, an activity exchange will be delivered by your Senior Teacher and one other member of the team. Once a month, your Academic Coordinator or Senior Teacher will also deliver a workshop. They are delivered to match your needs, the school needs or due to requests, and are always informative and interactive.

LESSON PLAN FEEDBACK

To ensure a consistent standard across your branch as well as across the organisation, lesson plans are looked over once a month. The feedback is a great time for your Academic Coordinator to identify your teaching style, the activities you like to use, and give you any tips that could be introduced for the levels you teach.

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YORK TRAINING DAYS

York wide training days are an excellent time to hear from Tom, our Education Director, to participate in workshops with other branches, hear talks and engage in new ideas and teaching theories. It’s also a great time to socialise as a whole organisation where everyone is in one place at once!

EXTERNAL COURSES

At York English we have a funding pot available for external courses. We offer employees the opportunity to submit proposals for relevant courses that will aide them in their role, and it is open to everyone!

THE YORK EXPAT LIFE

Join the team and get the full York experience here in China! Expat life at York English is full of diversity. Be it with your coworkers, your roommate, or our 8 schools dotted around the Fuzhou, it’s a great opportunity to meet like minded people from all over the world! We have a football team, a band, a photography club, a badminton tournament, a fortnightly pub quiz, whatever suits your taste! None of them for you? Head to the cocktail bars, the craft beer pubs, hike in the mountains or tour the temples! China has something to offer everyone!

Searching for more of a cultural immersion? The great thing about the York experience is the opportunity to work with local people. With our Chinese staff, from the teaching assistants, the sales teams, the education department and admin staff, friendships develop across the board from language exchanges to travel buddies to life long friendships.

With a competitive salary that keeps increasing each quarter, our teachers quality of life (given the free accommodation and low cost of living, particularly in Fuzhou) is extremely high. From eating out most nights a week, holidays to the rest of China, Bali, Japan or further, cocktails at weekends, to saving for future plans, our expats discover a quality of life that is hard to achieve back home.

To find out exactly what your lifestyle would look like as an English teacher with us in Fuzhou, check out our lifestyle calculators below which break down your incomings and outgoings! Do you want to save, travel or throw yourself into life here? Choose below to experience what life could be like for you! Please note, these are only applicable for Fuzhou as Xiamen & Shenzhen have a slightly higher cost of living.

Ellie

Ellie

British
“China is extraordinary & every day I find myself facing new challenges; whether it be teaching my students; shopping for groceries or getting around Fuzhou & exploring China. Although thousands of miles from home, I have found it easy to share this adventure with my family & friends”
Callum

Callum

British
“I came here looking for a really authentic China, & that is Fuzhou. All the traditions in tact but also an eye on the future. Some things are unrecognisably foreign, somethings are surprisingly familiar, & the adventure of living here is working out which is which. Having a great group of friends to share the adventure with really helps with that”
Olivia

Olivia

British
“I was surprised with how easily I settled into life in Fuzhou, now it’s like my home away from home. I’ve made friends for life here and had so many unforgettable experiences around China and Asia!”