Teach with Hess International
Choose a career that opens up a world of new cultures, unique people, and wonderful travel opportunities.
Founded in 1983, HESS International Educational Group is the largest and most recognized private language school in Taiwan. They employ more than 600 native English-speaking teachers in 180+ HESS schools across Asia. Their staff has more than 30 years of experience looking after both new and experienced teachers just like you! When teaching with HESS, the aim is to introduce English in much the same manner as a child's first language is discovered. Through a wide range of stimulating activities and situations, learners acquire English naturally. Their philosophy is to nurture happy, well-rounded, curious, and confident children.
At HESS, you’ll work directly with a stable, well-established educational organization, so take the first steps toward teaching English in Asia today!
Do you want to work with HESS?
If you're interested in working with HESS, register through the Teaching Nomad website, and let your placement consultant know that you'd like to apply for HESS positions. This way, you can easily find out which positions are available and in which cities.
HESS in Shanghai >
About the city: The largest city by population in China, and largest city proper in the world. Considered to be the financial capital of China. A blend of east meets west.
Climate: Classified as a humid subtropical climate, Shanghai enjoys all 4 seasons. While snowfall is uncommon, it does freeze on cold winter nights. Summers are often hot and humid and the occasional typhoon, freak downpour or thunderstorm are to be expected. Spring and fall are generally the 2 most pleasant seasons, although spring time can often present varying temperatures and weather patterns. Fall is often sunny and dry.
Housing: This is very much dependent on how you choose/like to live as well as location. Roommates are easy to find and lots of housing options exist from 1 roommate to as many as 5. Cheap studios/apartments may go for 3,000 – 5,000. Nicer 1 bedrooms (or those with better locations) begin at around 5,500 a month. Generally, having at least 1 roommate will get you more bang for your buck.
Food: Local Chinese food is extremely cheap and many tasty delights are available for under 10 yuan. Dining at local restaurants is likewise an affordable experience. Great meals can be had for 20-50 rmb and will leave you feeling stuffed and satisfied. Western food exists in spades here, but the prices of course, are higher. Craving a burger? Carl’s Jr. may set you back 60 rmb for a burger meal (still affordable). As you can imagine with a city the size of Shanghai, pricier options exist. It all depends on your budget and dining habits. Import stores are also available, lying in wait to devour your paycheck. But hey – sometimes we all need a little comfort from home. Local dishes to try: soup buns, pepper duck, braised eggplant.
Transportation: Cruising around Shanghai is easy and affordable. Metro rides are usually between 3-4 yuan per ride (depends on how far you are travelling). Taxi rides begin at 14 rmb (during the day, 18 after hours). Mind you, should you live outside of the city center, the price will go up to travel to and fro (but you will also be saving elsewhere in food and rent).
HESS in Tianjin >
About the city: Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in China. It is located in the northern part of China and southeast of Beijing. It is the largest city in northern China bordering on the Bohai Sea in the east. In terms of population, it is the fourth largest in China after Shanghai Beijing and Guangzhou. Tianjin shares a grand historical background; it was a county town in the Qing Dynasty which was turned into a trading port after the attack by the Anglo-French aggressor troops 1860 and the city was shared by nine countries. Nowadays, Tianjin is the center for foreign trade and science technology of socialist.
Climate: Tianjin has a semi-moist continental monsoon climate Tianjin has a four clear divided seasons. It shares a semi-moist continental monsoon climate which prevails all year round.
Housing: 1 bedroom in the city center is around 2,600. A 1 bedroom outside the center will run you about 1,500+. For 3 bedrooms in the city center, roughly 4,100+ and outside the city center, 2,900+.
Food: A meal in an inexpensive Chinese restaurant will only cost you around 18 rmb. Try this: Goubuli (Steamed stuffed bun), Ma hua (Fried dough twist)
Transportation: Local transportation fare is 2.00 rmb for a 1 way ticket. Taxi fares start at 8 rmb.
HESS in Wuxi >
About the city: Wuxi is an old city in the southern Jiangsu province, China. The city borders two other large cities, Changzhou to the west and Suzhou to the east, and borders Zhejiang Province as well in the south. It also covers a coastline of the Yangtze River in the north and two separate coasts of Lake Tai.
Climate: Wuxi has a warm and humid climate with four distinct seasons. The annual average temperature is 15.5C (59.9F). It is rich in rainfall all year round.
Housing: A 1 bedroom apartment in the city center is around 2000-2400 RMB. A 1 bedroom outside the center will run you around 1250-1750 RMB. For 3 bedrooms in the city center, roughly costs 4800 RMB and outside the city center, around 3000 RMB.
Food: Meals in inexpensive restaurants will set you back 25.50 RMB. In a mid-range restaurant, a three course meal for 2 can cost you up to 130 RMB. Meals to try: Hang Bang Cai, DongPo Pork, and West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce.
Transportation: Local transportation fare is 3 RMB for a 1 way ticket. Taxi fares start from 10.50 RMB.
HESS Shanghai Salary & Benefits >
Shanghai Compensation and Benefits*
✔ Competitive salary package
✔ One year working Z-visa
✔ Monthly housing stipend
✔ 10,000 RMB completion bonus
✔ Yearly Airfare reimbursement
✔ 10 vacation days per year
✔ Max of 25 teaching hrs/week
✔ Paid National holidays and mandatory school closures
✔ 5 sick days per year paid at half day's rate
✔ School sponsored resident visa and work permit
✔ Comprehensive health insurance
HESS Taiwan Salary & Benefits >
HESS in Taiwan
Most of our available positions with HESS are going to be located in Taipei. Located in Northern Taiwan, Taipei is full of life, with a population of over 6 million people (including the population of New Taipei City). Taipei has a subtropical, humid climate with hot and rainy summers and mild winters.
Taipei is often ranked as one of the best places in Asia to live, and it's the economic and political capital of Taiwan. Taipei has everything you could ever need ranging from: bustling night markets, contemporary shopping districts, a variety of bars and restaurants, and beach access!
Many teachers that want to teach abroad end up in Taiwan for a variety of reasons, some of those being:
1. The people - Many Taiwanese people are fascinated by foreigners, and they love to hear stories and learn about you. The people that live in Taiwan are also known for being trustworthy and kind.
2. Financial reasons - It's easy to save money in Taiwan, so if you have student loans, other debt, or just want to add to your savings account, teaching in Taiwan is perfect for you!
3. Public transportation - The entire city is connected, and Taiwan has a modern, efficient, and easy to use system of transportation.
4. Amazing food - need I say more?
HESS Teaching jobs in China & Taiwan available cities:
• Shanghai • Tianjin • Wuxi • Taipei •
Taiwan Compensation and Benefits*
✔ 1 month of contract renewal extended leave (after 1st year)
✔ 7 sick days per year
✔ Christmas is optional work day
✔ 6-8 days of national holidays per year
✔ 14 vacation days per year
✔ Competitive salary package
✔ Yearly raises depending on performance and professionalism
✔ Student Return-Rate Bonuses
✔ Contract Completion Bonus
✔ National health insurance