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English language fluency in speaking, reading, and writing
Energetic, outgoing, and passionate
Enjoy teaching and sharing your knowledge with others
No TEFL/TESOL or Bachelor's degree required!
Our Hiring Process: Interview with a recruiter > Self-introduction video > Offer > Contract > Flight tickets > Visa documents > Teaching in China
Average teaching hours per week: 20-25 teaching hours & 15 office time hours
What is the job type? Kindergarten education, training centers and language schools (3-12 years old kids)
Average cost of living per month: $400-700 USD (2800 - 4900 RMB) depending on your lifestyle, accommodation is free
Start-up Cost: Flight ticket + money for the first month of living in China until you get the first salary (~$400 USD)
Flight Reimbursement: Flight ticket reimbursement after 6 months (the amount should not exceed 5000 RMB)
Housing in the city is not very expensive: most one-bedroom apartments cost between $295 and $328 per month, but the good news is that you won’t have to bother because most schools provide you with a place to live for free.
This means, that you can save this money and spend it on entertainment. Finding an apartment in Fuzhou will not be a difficult task:
Note, that you’ll still have to pay for utilities, because many schools don’t cover these expenses, but the amount is ridiculously low: $36 – $44 per month.
Submit your application today and we’ll find a place for you to teach English in Fuzhou very soon!
Even though the name of Fuzhou, China’s traditional small city and capital of the Fujian province, does not sound familiar to most foreigners, it’s one of the richest and most developed places in the country. Plus, it has a 5,000-year history and its streets have something to tell a tourist!
Looking for a job here is a wise decision: with 117 institutions including colleges and secondary schools, and over 24 international schools, it’s clear that the market for teaching jobs for foreigners in Fuzhou is flourishing and you can easily get an interesting position!
Most Western people have never even heard of this city, it’s not very popular: with over 7 million people it’s considered to be a “small” provincial capital!
The city is among the cheapest places in China: a monthly pass is only $8 or $10, a basic lunch costs $2.20 – $4.46, a beer is $4.
However, if you prefer Western cuisine, you’ll spend considerably more, since a 3-course meal costs around $50 there, which is equal to a train ticket to Shanghai!
Remember to visit 3 Lanes and 7 alleys, which is one of the oldest Fuzhou districts and an impressive architectural complex with beautiful Ming and Qing buildings.
There are 268 houses to see! We also advise you to climb nearby mountains and hills like Qishan, Gushan, the Drum hill and take a train to Xiapu Mudflat to take a few breathtaking pictures.
The climate is humid, which means, that there are frequent rains, but the good news is that winters are very short and mild.
January is considered the coldest month, but temperature rares goes below 9 C (48 F)! Another important thing is the air quality: many people ask whether it’s safe to teach English in China in terms of health.
There is no such problem with Fuzhou, which is number 7 on the list of the most environmentally-friendly places in the country.
Living in Fuzhou it’d be a crime to stick to European food because local cuisine is one of the 8 Greatest Chinese traditions. Fuzhou dishes are rather light with a mix of sweet and sour taste due to sauces.
Eating out, order local specialty – the fish ball soup, lychee pork, ribs in brown sauce or the famous Fotiaoqiang, which is a mix of poultry and seafood.
While you’ll be teaching in Fuzhou, consider buying traditional snacks for lunch: hujiao bin (spicy bun with filling) and gua bao (a sort of Chinese hamburger), because they are both tasty and nutritious.
Why is it considered one of the very best cities in China to teach English? Because it has everything! First of all, it’s quite traditional and has a very particular and authentic character.
Here you get the chance to practice Chinese because most people in the street don’t speak foreign languages.
On the other hand, there are international enterprises, Western restaurants, and different foreigners, mostly working in the education field.
If you feel lonely or nostalgic, you can find someone from the Fuzhou expat community at the Shengfu Auditorium cinema.
Plus, there are quite a few nightclubs and bars with cheap beer and great atmosphere like the Party bar.