Who is Shine?
Shine Language School (Shine) is a U.S. based company that specializes in teaching Business English to Chinese professionals. We help Chinese and American companies bridge the language and cultural gap to communicate clearly and effectively
Shine is not just another English company. In order to maximize students’ potential, we are constantly assessing, providing feedback, and customizing instruction. Shine is committed to operating with integrity and excellence. Our teachers are dependable, trustworthy, and highly trained. We go above and beyond to provide the highest quality instruction available.
What curriculum do you use?
Lessons are customized by the instructor. Each instructor has a range of curriculum tools available and will select a textbook or custom design lessons to best fit the needs of the student. Whether an executive, manager, engineer, or sales team member, each student receives private, tailored instruction to help excel in his or her respective position.
Who are your instructors?
Shine is committed to providing top quality English instruction. All of our Business English instructors have a Master’s Degree or a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and/or 2+ years of full time teaching experience. Our Business English instructors have lived and taught abroad, but now want to live in the U.S. while still doing what they love, teaching English internationally. Several of our instructors are bi-lingual, speaking both English and Mandarin. You’ll find that what sets Shine apart is the quality and commitment of our instructors.
How much do lessons cost?
Most lessons cost between $30.00-$60.00 per lesson hour depending on the desired level of customization and the experience of the instructor.
Does Online English instruction work?
Online English learning is not only efficient, convenient, and safe, it is effective. According to a report prepared for the U.S. Department of Education in 2010, “students in online conditions performed modestly better, on average, than those learning the same material through traditional face-to-face instruction.” To read the full report and details of this study click here.
What video platform do you use for online lessons?
Shine instructors and the students determine which online video platform has the best connectivity for their location. However, the most frequently used platforms are Skype, QQ, Facetime, WeChat, or ooVoo.
What Time are classes offered?
Classes are typically offered between 6:00am – 11:00am or 6:00pm – 11:00pm in China.