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We need you at Shammah English

Shammah English is looking for motivated people who are interested in teaching in China. Whether you just graduated from college or are retired but still looking for work. There are many positions available. Whether you are experienced or not don’t worry. We will provide teacher training as well as culture shock classes. Take the first step today, fill out an application below or send us an email.

Children play a game at camp

Shammah Kids

The phonics based English training class consists of two classes in one. During the week, we reinforce the lessons students have learned at school, and we help them practice their vocabulary, dictation, and oral English. On Weekends, we use the Roots Phonics system to teach the student Phonics. Once the student feels confident in their reading skills, their pace of English learning dramatically accelerates.

High School students learn conversational english

High School Classes

Our unique training program integrates classroom instruction with out of class student practice. In the classroom, we combine vocabulary, phonics, and test element training. We believe the key to the success is learning in an English only environment, The ability to participate in this training environment helps to reinforce students instruction, and to prepare them for studying abroad.

Mr. Patterson teaches english to University students

University Classes

We offer both IELTS Training and TOEFL Training. Our in-depth courses will prepare students for either English exam. We will also give students guidance on which exam they should take. Our class sizes are small to allow more personal training with the instructors. We also offer one-on-one tutoring for accelerated training.

Adult Classes

This Class is focused on Conversation skills and “Survival English”. We teach Oral, Listening and Reading skills in a topic based class. As an example, we cover dining out in a foreign country, and learn about the culture, as well as vocabulary and phrases used in that situation. We also work on phonics in this class to help improve the student’s oral and reading skills.

Job Opportunities at Shammah English

Teach English in China

Are you interested in teaching English in China, but you are not sure how? The answer is Shammah English. Many of our team have been living, working, traveling, and studying in China since 2006. We know the ropes, and can help you find the position that is right for you. We have opportunities at:

  • Universities
  • High Schools
  • Kindergartens
  • Training Centers

We have positions open all over China. Are you interested in a big city: Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Wuhan or maybe a small city: Tai’an, Shiyan, Enshi or maybe an adventure: Hohhot or Urumqi? We also have positions open at Shammah English itself. We not only help teachers find jobs, but we also hire teachers to work at our training center.

If you are interested in learning more or starting the application process please contact Mr. Joshua Patterson the head of our recruitment department at


All applicants need to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be 21 yrs old to 60 yrs. old
  • Completed a 4 – year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Have either 1 year of teaching experience or 2 years of work experience
  • Willing to make at least a 6 month commitment

The following qualifications will give you an opportunity to earn more:

  • Completed a 4 – year Bachelor’s Degree of Education/English
  • Completed a Master’s Degree of Education/English
  • Completed a TESOL course
  • TEFL Certificate
Teach English at Summer Camp

Our summer English Camp program is great for:

  • People who are interested in teaching in China but aren’t sure if they want to make a long-term commitment
  • Families that want to take their children on a trip to teach them about a new culture while also gaining valuable life experience
  • Groups that want to do a short term teaching/tourist trip to China

Shammah runs a series of English camps every summer in Tai’an, Shandong prefecture. Tai’an is located about 2 hours south of Beijing by High-Speed Rail. Tai’an is famous for Mt. Tai and the Dai temple, both of which share an important place in the history of Chinese culture. Beyond that, the mountain setting gives us a perfect, secluded and safe area in which to host our camps. The camps typically run from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning, 7 days and 6 nights. After the camp is over we travel to Beijing, where we will have a few days to sightsee and shop. Some of the highlights of the Beijing trip are: visiting the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. The time commitment is about 2 weeks. You should plan on arriving a few days before camp starts and stay for about 4 days after camp is over for sightseeing. Of course travel time, 3 days round trip.

If you are interested in learning more or beginning an application, please contact Josh Patterson, the head of International Recruitment for Shammah English Camps at

*Applicants must be 13-18 years old with an adult, or 19-60 years old to work with us at camp.

Please see forms section for a sample budget that does not include airfare, souvenir shopping, or passport fees.


Shammah English Camp Sample Budget
Please note: This is a sample budget. It does not include airfare, souvenir shopping, or passport fees.

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