A Strong Teaching History
Shane English is an internationally known brand with four decades of history. We are pioneers in multiple areas of the English-teaching industry and have English language centres in several countries. Our wealth of experience in education will provide you with what you need to reach your English-learning goals.
Shane English School – English for Life
Excellent Teaching Quality
At Shane English School, we recognise that everyone learns language differently. Our teachers adapt their English lessons to individual student’s needs. We focus on developing our students’ communicative proficiency in order to prepare them for real-life encounters with other English speakers.
Our insistence on employing only 100% TEFL-certified English teachers, and following strict recruitment criteria, has ensured quality as the foundation of the system. With a recruitment and training centre in the heart of London, we are able to attract the very best candidates.
Our teachers care about each student’s progress. We make English classes as interactive as possible to engage students in the skills they are practising and to ensure every student reaches their full potential.
Every English lesson is aimed at providing opportunities for learners to use the target structure. Teachers will employ communicative teaching techniques which best suit the age, level, and ability of each class.
All methods used have been proven to help students acquire the English language, and all are done communicatively. With younger learners there is an emphasis on meaning through context; similar to first language acquisition (their mother tongue.)
These methods encompass the four language skills; with speaking & listening as the key to forming the communicative building blocks of the English language, and reading & writing progressing alongside at the appropriate developmental stages.
Other key benefits are accurate and natural pronunciation and intonation, appropriacy in the use of vocabulary, grammar, and functional language. Combining this approach with native-English teachers yields incredible results!
We Care About Our Teachers
Central to our beliefs at Shane English School is that teachers be fully qualified. Teachers need to have gone through complete training before beginning to teach at Shane. Most of our teachers have earned the Cambridge CELTA, the Trinity CertTESOL, or equivalent qualification before starting with us. All Shane teachers receive an additional week of introductory training to familiarise themselves with our courses, materials, and Shane’s proven teaching methodologies.
Teacher development is the cornerstone of our success. With regular workshops, lesson observations, and feedback throughout the year, Shane ensures that teaching quality is maintained and students’ needs are continuously being met in the most effective and professional manner possible.
Effective English Learning Materials
Students use our tried and tested English study materials created by our international in-house publishing company, Saxoncourt Publishing. Over half a million students have achieved proficiency from our highly-regarded English courses. Shane English materials were created through our decades of experience as teachers, teacher trainers, and publishers. Materials were carefully developed based on our deep experience and sound philosophy of English language acquisition. Each unit starts by presenting the English language in context. It then moves on to listening, with a focus on speaking, and finally consolidation through reading and writing. To support reading and writing, we have English storybook readers which are graded to match the language in our course books.
New materials are in continuous development and existing materials are constantly being improved upon. Full course guides and supplementary materials are also available. In addition, there is an international English testing system, used both within and beyond Shane English Schools. This testing system helps students compare their English level with standard proficiency measures.
Here is a selection of our English course materials
Students Can Learn a Multitude of Skills
At Shane English School our young learners have the opportunity to take part in special events, including speech contests, spelling bees, sports camps, and other annual activities. The community spirit developed through these activities helps motivate students to make English a natural part of their daily lives. In addition, Shane English School offers popular short courses that meet seasonal demands, particularly during the summer and winter vacation periods.
We Are Everywhere
Because we are an international organisation, we can offer students study opportunities beyond their home country. Students become part of a global network and many enjoy our Study Abroad programs through Shane Global, which is our brand of English schools in countries where English is the native language. Students stay with Shane to take advantage of these international opportunities.
English Courses for Everyone
At Shane there is something for everyone. We have English programmes for students from age 3 to 83. For four decades, our English teaching system has stood the test of time. We continuously strive to serve our students and corporate clients as we face the challenges of the future together!