TEFL in China - Jilin

Date posted:2004-05-04 | Writer: Kenneth\'s English School | Email: [email protected]

One teacher is needed immediately and two in the near term.

Jilin is a beautiful city in Northeast China surrounded by mountainous foothills. The lovely Song Hua river runs through the city and its promenades provide scenic strolling and cultural opportunities. Jilin is a smallish city (by Chinese standards) of nearly one million friendly people.

The cost of living in Jilin is lower than bigger cities. By way of example, the taxi meter starts at 5 RMB and increments up in tenths of an RMB.

We are looking for experienced native English speaking professionals to teach English at elementary, middle and high school levels on a one year contract. Please state your student level preference.

We offer the following:

1. Salary of 5, 500 RMB plus quarterly bonus.
2. Contract completion bonus of 8, 000 RMB (approximately 1000 US Dollars).
3. Western style furnished apartment (not shared).
4. Work Visa, licenses, and resident card fees paid by the school.
5. Five weeks paid vacation.
6. Free Internet access at school.
7. A Chinese Teaching Assistant in every class.
8. A great family-like work environment.
9. 18 hour workweek with two consecutive days off.
10. Overtime, when available, paid at 100 RMB per hour.

Teacher Qualifications:

1. At least 21 years old
2. Native English speaker
3. College Graduate
4. Motivated, enthusiastic and committed to teaching

Please send resume and cover letter (as well as any questions) to Ken Hayes, [email protected]


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


The unit covered the various types of evaluation methodologies that are used to assess the proficiency of English in students. While some of these are conducted by English language teachers, most students – particularly the advanced kinds – will want to gain a professional certificate that they can add to their CV. Knowledge of the more popularly accepted certificate tests is therefore quite necessary for an ESL teacher.This is a very complex and difficult lesson. It is quite difficult to distinguish one from the other. It is very abstract. Although I understand it, in general, the specific terms or categories are hard to memorize. I think more examples are necessary, with an explanation in detail about the function of that example. Please show the right way, and then show the wrong way. Explain why one is right and the other is not. One by one.