WEB Education Group was founded in China in 1998. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field of education, we have become one of the leaders in the language training industry. We have many branches of schools that have different focuses ranging from adult student, young learners, IELTS and test preparation, and online courses. We have established a presence on international social media like Facebook and LinkedIn if you wish to do some research about our company.
Our English training centers for adults operate under the brand of WEBi English (WEBi), and have developed into one of the most recognized names in the field across China. Now we also have young teenagers students. As a teacher with WEBi, you will not be forced to work in the different brands that are part of WEB Education Group, unless you wish to do so. You can rest assured you will only teach the type of students we promote for our particular brand that interests you.
The teaching method we use incorporates a student-centered philosophy with a focus on active learning. Most of our students have a desire to improve their spoken English, so the class activities promote speaking with a focus on communication in a business environment. We do have students with a specialized need to improve other language skills like writing or vocabulary relevant for particular academic or business fields. We have a unique level of already established curriculum that provides new teachers with established lesson plans, but also gives our experienced teachers the freedom to develop their own activities to implement in the classroom based on the target language the students need for their planned track in our school.
At WEBi we offer 3 types of classes: Private Sessions with 1-4 students, Salon Classes with 1-10 students, and Social Clubs that are a less formal seminar-style class which size can vary greatly, but usually is around 20-30 students per class. For the two smaller class types, the students will be grouped based on a performance test of their spoken English to ensure that all participants can complete activities and communicate on the same level. Native English speaking teachers will only teach students ranging from intermediate to advanced levels of learners.
Our training centers are located in busy, central locations in vibrant parts of their districts to both attract the most students and to give our teachers the best possible experience of living and working in China. You can find a variety convenient shops (grocery, clothing, , restaurants (Chinese and International), and entertainment nearby each one of our over 120 centers across China. Also there will always be mass transit options near our locations. China has one of the world’s best mass transit systems which enables you to quickly reach popular travel destinations near and far with relatively low cost.
We want to take care of our teachers, especially those new to China. Someone with WEBi will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel, which we pay for, and assist you with the visa process. Chinese staff will assist you with setting up your life in China by helping you find an apartment, set up a bank account, register with the police and do a medical check (both required for the residence permit to live and work in China). We can also provide a 10,000 rmb start-up loan to help you get established in China once you arrive. If you are uncertified (no TEFL/TESOL/CELTA) we can reimburse the cost and even recommend some programs that will get you certified to teach ESL in China. You also have the benefit of more experienced and helpful foreign teachers (from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Ireland, or South Africa) working and living alongside you in China.
Once you are on the job, we provide ongoing job training from the very beginning with opportunities for promotion within our organization. For high-quality teachers with experience, there are possibilities to be promoted to head teacher positions in our centers, or even in HR, training, and curriculum development at our headquarters. Your Chinese colleagues will also assist you and can teach you Chinese. At WEB you can expect a professional, modern work environment with friendly co-workers.
City introduction: Hangzhou
Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and it’s a political, economic and cultural center. It is located in the eastern China. With its famous natural beauty and cultural heritages, Hangzhou is one of the most important tourist venues in China. Hangzhou covers a total area of 16596 square kilometers, with a population of 6.08 million, including 683 square kilometers of city proper area and city population of 1.69 million people.
Hangzhou is a modern city in a classic Chinese setting. The city hums with activities and an
endless flow of traffic, signs of its place in the 21st century, while the beautiful West Lake lies
peacefully at the heart of all commotion, soothing the senses.
Hangzhou is one of the seven capitals of ancient China. The city is also the southern end of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the longest canal ever built in the world. Find out more about the city’s history which dates back 5,000 years, or immerse yourself in the cultural heritage by sitting back and relaxing with a cup of exquisite West Lake Longjing Tea.
City introduction: Suzhou
Suzhou is located in southern Jiangsu Province in the center of the Yangtze Delta. Shanghai lies to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. The city is divided by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal from north to south. Since 42% area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, it is praised as the ‘Venice of the Orient’. Built in 514 BC, this is an ancient city with over 2,500 years of history and numerous points of interest. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained today. The double-chessboard layout of the city, with ‘the streets and rivers going side by side while the water and land routes running in parallel’, is preserved intact.
The mild climate makes the city a desirable destination all year round. Touring the wonderful ancient water towns in the vicinity or lingering in the exquisite classical gardens in the downtown area, you will truly know the charm of a ‘paradise on earth’. As the saying goes – ‘Gardens to the south of the Yangtze River are the best in the world, and Suzhou gardens are the best among them’. These gardens attain their high reputation not only for their vast numbers, but also for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. At present more than 60 gardens are kept intact in the city, and some of them have been listed in the World Heritage List.