English Language Training Centres
Modern Centers in exciting locations
Vinston English is an ESL training company operating out of Changsha, Kunming and Xingsha, China. Currently, the company directly runs a total of nine English language training centers, with eight in our home city of Changsha and a brand new center in beautiful center of Yunnan province, Kunming city. Boasting the latest in educational technology and spacious classroom layouts, Vinston schools provide language students with the very best educational facilities, along with a professional yet fun learning environment. Our students leave their stresses of city-life at the door and enter a classroom which creates efficient and enjoyable learning experiences.
Quality classes and courses
Vinston provides classes to students of all ages and levels, with courses spanning from the basics of introductory English to more specialized courses and private classes, aimed at catering to unique fields such as travel and medical English, upon request. Our foreign teachers plan and teach a variety of class types and levels with our own in-house courses and supplementary materials. All teachers have access to any and all resources, both in physical materials or online, ensuring that we maintain only the highest standard of academic quality.
Passionate, independent teaching
Teachers are encouraged to embrace their own creative signature style of teaching, with musical instruments, crafts, games and even cooking forming part of "just another week at school". Vinston celebrates the unique cultural flavor that each team member brings to our ever growing diverse academic team. We strive to constantly find ways to link our teachers' passions with what is happening inside and outside the classroom walls. Trips to the grocery store, pottery classes, outings, themed parties, dress-up days and live-streamed speech competitions are just a few of the ways we try and make learning English as fun and engaging as possible. In our adult centers, students often attend outings to escape rooms, karaoke, wine tasting events, and meal gatherings at different restaurants around the city.
Radical transparency and effective communication
With radical transparency and honesty forming the basis of all that we do, management consistently works at keeping the lines of communication between staff as clear as possible, with weekly meetings, feedback sessions, monthly training and team building events, helping to weave together a solid foundation for the teaching department. We encourage active problem solving and proudly boast a foreign management network across all levels of management, ensuring that nothing is "lost in translation", and provide a very accessible ladder of opportunity and growth for all team members.
A rewarding and positive atmosphere
We believe in recognizing and appreciating the hard work our teachers put into planning and facilitating their classes and projects. Vinston has developed an exciting and rewarding appraisal system whereby each team member is assessed according the Vinston Key Performance Index (KPI), which translates into generous monthly bonuses, on top of a competitive salary package. What’s more, managers are also appraised by their own teams every quarter, ensuring that constructive feedback is given from every level within the company.
Do what you love
We actively encourage our team members to get involved with projects they are passionate about, and from second year, we take it a step further by offering paid passion hours. Vinston believes that by encouraging our team members to do what they love, whether it be in studying further, setting up a club, developing part of our curriculum, working in I.T., or linking Vinston with established organizations (animal shelters, football clubs), these investments will benefit both the learning of our students and the professional development of our teachers.
“I decided to work at Vinston because I had already experienced life at a public school in Changsha and was hoping for a change. I have been at Vinston for 11months and I am very happy with that decision. Within this short space of time I have grown and developed both professionally and as a person, I am now so much more confident. Vinston has made me rethink the ESL industry in Changsha because of the level of professionalism it upholds and the opportunities it offers. Management has a great belief in our abilities as professional individuals. As such they have built a structure which we can build upon and excel in areas we never thought we could.
The team around me at my school has helped me both deepen my understanding of Chinese culture and make a lot of new friends. Most of all it is the wonderful students we have that make teaching classes fun and rewarding. We have freedom to create active lessons for each class and tailor learning needs as we get to know our students better. At my school we have a student of the month reward system where foreign teachers give their students prizes and help instill confidence in their student’s English abilities. Foreign teacher led ideas about the future of the company, student trips or foreign teacher projects, in my opinion set Vinston apart from other schools