Meten English language schools in China have been teaching English to adults and professionals since 2006, with their first school opening in Chongqing. Since that time, Meten has enjoyed a fast expansion program and now has more than 30 schools in over 12 cities in China.
Meten English is a popular place for language students because its centres has been custom designed to allow language learning in a highly modern and comfortable environment, lending style and class to a brilliant teaching curriculum and knowledgeable ESL teaching staff. The curriculum has been made to incorporate a multi-skilled approach to the English language and to make the topics relevant to daily life, fun and attention-grabbing.
Which cities in China can I find Meten schools?
Since opening their first branch in Chongqing, Meten Schools have spread far and wide across China. Each city is totally unique and wonderful and your China experience will differ depending on which city you choose to teach in, meeting different people, teaching different students and seeing different sights.
Meten also has branches in the following cities: Meten Shenzhen, Meten Chengdu, Meten Suzhou, Meten Xiamen, Meten Dongguan, Meten Foshan, Meten Zhongshan, Meten Beijing, Meten Guangzhou, Meten Xi'an and Meten Nanjing.
Small Class Sizes at Meten
At Meten English, you will only be teaching adults and each class is purposely kept small so that students can get maximum speaking practice with you, the trainer. Classes are intimate, cool to teach and you will make great friendships with your students.
In addition to small classes, Meten will also run salon-style classes where students can drop in and chat with you on comfortable couches. In Salon classes, everything is highly informal, breaking down communication barriers where the emphasis is fun and speaking English as much as possible.
Each centre is excellently resourced with computer labs, a mini-cinema for ESL movie activities and presentations, and some centres even having a coffee shop and pool table. Meten English schools can commonly be found within new and up-market shopping malls, so are convenient and comfortable to work in and get to and will attract a wealthier, more chic student base.
What can you expect teaching at Meten Schools?
Generally, you’ll be teaching around 25 contact hours per week and the majority of these hours will be in small classes environments with an average class size of around 2-3 students. These students would have been assessed so that they will be the same language ability. You can also expect to have a few salon style classes where you will be teaching to ten or so students, whose English level and confidence will vary. The emphasis here is on fun and getting people to talk, no matter how much or little they can produce.
You can expect to have most mornings off and come in to the school later on in the afternoon. You’ll also have some classes on the weekends, with one or two days off a week.
What will I earn at Meten Schools?
Salary at Meten English is generally from 9,500RMB to 14,000RMB per month, based on your location within China and your teaching experience. Each centre varies slightly in regards to salary, teaching hours, contract bonuses, etc, and the Head of HR within Meten can tell you the exact salary during the interview process.
In addition to your pay, you'll also get between 1,500-3,000RMB per month housing (again, depenent on which city you're in and rent costs there).
You'll get 8,000RMB towards flights at the end of the contract and generous quarterly bonuses.
Who are Meten looking for?
Meten are looking for the following profile of candidate:
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