BEWARE Shenzhen international schools even if they call themselves a 'college'! They are NOT all created equal! If you are looking at a vacancy in one 'particular' school there headed by a very nasty, mean and psychotic pom check around the net to make sure it is not this school. It is an A level school, there are only a couple in Shenzhen, and you can contact people there directly to confirm by using their first name followed by @alevel.com.cn Most of the foreign teachers there are leaving or want to after only a couple of months, you do not want to be stuck at this school for a two year contract that will likely be breached by the head, the greedy Chinese owner does not care what goes on as long as the money keeps coming in. The staff asked for a raise in salary, something that had not happened for 5-6 years and the head actually REDUCED the salary AND is cheating people out of their end of contract bonus. On top of this you are expected to put in a 60 hour week plus weekends AND if your grades are not A* you will be sacked! Big deal, a couple of kids get into some Oxbridge schools that people have never heard of - this the kids did on their own, nothing really to do with the staff who are miserable and could care less about the students because the head is so bad. He does stuff that would see him fired in the real world or worse....if the staff had their way...and maybe they will someday! Blogs have also been put on http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/review/index.pl?read=31875 Check it out and trust us, my partner and I worked there 4 years, what a mistake! It took too much of a toll on us! You have NO time for a private life and are completely controlled and stressed all the time. The money might seem ok but Shenzhen is one of, if not the most, expensive city in China - in fact MORE expensive than Melbourne or Sydney for accommodation. Smaller cities are more fun and cheaper and you will not work yourself to death, you will have a life. This psychotic principal is a real ***, as we say in Oz!