TEFL in Guangzhou, China

Date posted:2004-05-25 | Writer: Peizheng Commercial College | Email: [email protected]

Altogether 100 foreign teachers will be needed!
Brief introduction of benefits:
1. monthly Salary various from 5000-7500RMB
2. Free medical Insurance
3. International Air Fare reimbursement: a round trip ticket.
4. Free accommodation and water on campus.
5. Free two travels in Guangdong Province
6. Free multiple-entry work visa and residence permit.
7. Free Chinese lessons.
8. Free email service in the office; free internet access in apartment
9. Free volunteer help from the school.
10. 10 days leave for the Christmas/New Year Holiday.
11. Very convenient transportation to downtown.

1. English native speaker
2. a photocopy of your passport (the page with your personal information: photo, birth date, birthplace, etc.)
2: a copy of your education diploma
3: a simple medical report (just a simple one with your doctor's signature, stating you are in good health)
4: a copy of your resume
5: a recommendation letter
6: a current photograph.

We will need at least 100 foreign English teachers in September. All the teachers are required to arrive in Hong Kong around August 25 or our college before September 1. I am glad that you are applying a teaching position in China. I°Ø like to introduce our college to you and hope you will make a wise decision to choose our college. If any of your friends or relatives intend to teach in China, they are welcome to our college.

Our college lies in the Southern part of China, in the city of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province. It's about a 25 minutes flight or 3 hour bus ride from Hong Kong. The college is only 10 years old, but it has developed rapidly due to the national education system reform. We are very proud that it's become one of the best ones among the private colleges in China. We have the largest campus area, the most foreign teachers, the best villas designed specially for the foreign teachers...anyway you will be satisfied with both the facilities and the efficient administration. You will never forget this ''one time but lifelong'' experience at our college.

All the teachers work under a contract that runs from September 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005. The teachers work ten months and get paid for ten months. According to the contract, the teachers are expected to teach about 18 classes a week. Each class is about 45 minutes long. Each teacher is required to join the English corner once a week, about one and a half hours. Regardless what the contract says, most of the teachers have a lot of free time of their own and they always enjoy spending their time playing, eating, and chatting with the students.

The pay is in RMB - the money used in China. One U.S. dollar is equivalent to about RMB 8.3. The monthly pay is from 5000 Yuan to 7500 Yuan (RMB)---according to qualification, education, and your resume. If you stay over for a second year, there will be 500 Yuan increase of salary each month. All the teachers can get their salary, RMB, exchanged to USD at a fair rate.

We have several canteens on campus. Most students and teachers eat there. There are several restaurants too, or teachers can cook by themselves at home. All the cooking utensiles are provided by our college. You can buy fresh food in the market in a small town to which you can take our school bus, a five minute ride, or you ride a bicycle.

The salary sounds like very little money. However, considering the low cost of living in China, the money can go very far. Most teachers just spend a small portion of their salary for their daily living. The rest can all be saved for their holiday needs. This kind of saving can not be achieved by most of the graduates in U.S. during their first job.

Most teachers in the past managed to take one to two long trips in China plus one trip to Southeast Asia seeing countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia or India. We also provide teachers with two free trips in Guangdong province. We bear all the expenses for the traveling, like transportation, accommodations, meals, etc. All the teachers are quite satisfied with this.

All the foreign teachers have access to the internet in their apartments, and it's free! Free Mandarin tutoring is available to all foreign teachers. We divide the foreign teachers' Chinese class into three levels. You can choose one appropriate for you. Each level has more than three hour per week. The Chinese teacher is a very experienced teacher. Many of our teachers get very good jobs after they returned home because their knowledge of China and her language.

There are seven houses built specially for the foreign teachers. The seven houses have two bed rooms and two baths. They were designed by a Pui Ching alumnus, an award winning architect who is now teaching in UC Berkeley. In the lake side foreign teachers' compound, there is also a club house where the foreign teachers can relax or meet large groups of students on special occasions. The foreign teachers' compound has been a show piece of China for the past few years. The houses are air-conditioned, fully equipped with refrigerators, stoves, and caers too. It's on campus, only 5 minute walk to the teaching building. The apartments for them are brand new. Each teacher can have his own bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom.

A new building especially for foreign teachers is under construction and will be completed before September.

Dr. Ho, the vice-chairman of our college board, lives in HK. He has several apartments there. The teachers can stay free there if you travel to HK. You can also cook there. It's very convenient and clean.

The school will be responsible for a round trip economy air ticket from most major cities in their own country to Hong Kong or Guangzhou. Most cities served by United are acceptable to the school. The school will also be responsible for the transportation from Hong Kong to the school. There are many limitations and details concerning the air tickets written in the employment contract. The prospective teachers are advised to read the employment contract very carefully.

There is a small clinic in our college. The teachers can get simple treatment there.

The cost of the visa will be born by the school. However, China will not issue a work visa to any teacher without a bachelor's degree. The school can apply for the work visa for the teacher if he or she can get a letter from his or her university certifying that he or she will be graduating in June and will have a bachelor's degree by September when employment starts.

We have several cafeterias on campus. Most students and teachers eat there. There are several restaurants too, or teachers can cook at home. All the cooking utensils are provided by our college. You can buy fresh food in the market in a small town to which you can take our school bus, a five-minute ride, or you ride a bicycle.

Contact: Jody
Tel: +86-20-86710135
Fax: +86-20-86710135
Website: Contact us( it needs to be upgraded)

E-mail: [email protected],
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Address: Peizheng Ave.1, Chini Town, Huadu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong

Province, 510830, PR. China


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There are a number of different teaching methods that a teacher can use as tools in each lesson. It is important to understand and utilize different teaching techniques so that the students do not become bored because the lessons have become predictable. Correcting students is also a critical skill that should not be overlooked. It is important to correct students in a way that will nurture and encourage their language learning.This unit was about identifying the qualities that make good teachers and learners. In addition, it identified reasons why students learn English and the stages of learning a new language. I learned that cultural differences can influence how students learn. For example, in Asia students are often expected to sit quietly and listen to their teacher. In western cultures, however, it is accepted for the lessons to be more engaging.