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Giraffe English


Giraffe English was established in Taiwan in 1986. Currently Giraffe English boasts over 700 schools across Taiwan, and in 2009 Giraffe opened its first doors in Shanghai. Now, Giraffe has expanded to over 35 schools across Mainland China with Shanghai being the flagship school for Mainland China. Giraffe English teaches students 3 to 12 years old, and given the age of their students, their mission extends beyond teaching English

They have a staff of over 200 individuals, in addition to their amazing Chinese staff, their foreign teaching department has representatives from Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., Ireland, and South Africa. This creates a very dynamic and international working environment and fosters a sense of community that can be hard to find elsewhere.


 - Yangzhou, Jiangsu Branch



  • Fluent English speaker (UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa)

  • Bachelors degree or above

  • TEFL course completed (120 hours) or 2 years of associated experience (not essential)

  • Able to pass the clear criminal background check and health check for visa applications

  • Aged between 22 and 45


  • Minimum one-year contract

  • Providing classroom instruction to students aged 3 to 12 years old

  • Providing high quality, professional teaching at all times

  • Preparing demonstration classes and extra-curricular activities as required

  • Helping students reach the level of English specified in the learning objectives

  • Providing academic advice and assistance to students in and out of the classroom

  • Taking an interest in giving advice on individual students’ progress


  • Salary £24,500 - £35,000 per year (after tax)

  • Subsidised, fully-furnished accommodation (not including bills)

  • Flight ticket reimbursement after one year

  • Accident/health insurance covered

  • Continuous pastoral care to aid relocation.