Teach English in Yangquan

Benefits and requirements

  • Education:
    No Bachelor degree is required but will be a benefit to get a higher salary
  • TEFL Certification:
    TEFL/TESOL Certification is preferred but not necessary since we provide a free certificate (online or offline at your choice) when you arrive and start your work at a school
  • Other requirements:
    English language fluency in speaking, reading, and writing

    Willingness to stay with the school for 12 or 15 months
    Passion for teaching, indulgence, genuine interest for Chinese culture and an open mind
  • Peak Hiring Months:
    Year-round
  • Types of Jobs:
    Public schools, Colleges, International institutions, Language centers, Kindergartens, and Montessori schools
  • Citizenship Requirements: 
    Citizenship from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa typically required. We also hire non-native English speakers with fluent English from other countries.
  • Typical Hiring Process:
    Interview by Skype, Self-introduction video, CV
  • Average teaching hours per week:
    20-30 hours of classroom & extra prep time
  • Types of Students:
    Kindergarten education, business professionals, school children, private students,
  • Cost of Living per Month:
    $600 - 900 USD (4,200 - 6,200 RMB), accommodation is free
  • Additional benefits and perks:
    7000 RMB contract completion bonus, Health insurance,
    Airport pickup, Overtime pay, Referral bonuses per person (if a new teacher is hired through your recommendation), Help with a bank account, taxes, paying bills, officials and doctors, Pre-job training, Salary increase + yearly bonuses for teachers who stay with the employer, Well-equipped classrooms, All necessary teaching materials, 24/7 phone support during your stay in China
  • Average Monthly Pay:
    Salary up to 12,000 RMB
    (depends on your schedule, experience, level of English, etc.)
  • Start-up Cost:
    Flight tickets to Beijing + money for the first month of living in China until you get the first salary of $1,000 - 1,300 USD (6,800 – 9,000 RMB)
  • Potential to Save or Break-even:
    Typical monthly savings range from $600 - 1,750 USD/Mo
  • Accommodation Benefits:
    We provide free accommodation to all our teachers (usually very close to the place of work)
  • Flight Reimbursement:
    Flight ticket reimbursement after 9 months (the amount should not exceed 3000 RMB)
  • Vacation - Paid 2 weeks & sick days, national holidays, including Chinese New Year
  • Visas:
    Z Visa is the legal work visa to teach in China, however, teachers may work on other visas depending on their qualifications. We reimburse you the visa fee after 6 months of the contract

What to expect from your role as an English teacher in Yangquan 

  • Teach kids of 3-7 age
  • 7-12 students in the class
  • 15-25 teaching hours per week
  • 10-15 office hours to prepare for classes
  • Use modern approaches and up-to-date technologies in class (watching films, listening and singing songs)
  • Encourage students to start speaking and improve their listening skills
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What is it like to teach English in Yangquan?

Yangquan lies at the western foot of the middle Taihang Mountains, it is the political, economic and cultural center of the eastern Shanxi Province, and is adjacent to Hebei Province in the east, located midway between Shijiazhuang and Taiyuan and about 400 kilometers (249 miles) from Beijing and Tianjin.

Population: 1,289,500

Area: 4,451 square kilometers (1,719 square miles)

Nationalities: Han

Administrative Division: 3 districts (Downtown District, Mining District, Suburban District); 2 counties (Pingding, Yuxian)

Bank of China: 0353-2024446

What Makes Yangquan Unique?

Yangquan Attractions - Things to Do

Niangzi Pass: Apart from the sites of the old berm, the gate and the wall, this pass of the Great Wall also has a waterfall nearby which counteracts the occasional pervading gloom.

Nanshan Park: It is a comprehensive hilly park that assembles imitations of ancient buildings, fountains, pavilions, and children's playground. It is a perfect place for people to relax.

Other Scenic Spots: In northeastern Yuxian County, there are a group of karst caves extending for 20 kilometers (12 miles) with the largest one-half kilometer (0.3 miles) long. It is one of the largest caves in North China.

How to Get to Yangquan

  1. Traveling to and from Yangquan is easy. Visitors can get to Taiyuan Wusu Airport and Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport in one hour and only about 4 hours are needed to travel between Beijing and Tianjin.
  2. In June, during the temple fair at Wutai Mountain, tourist buses are available from Yangquan directly to the mountain to admire the spectacle.

Weather

It belongs to the warm temperate zone with a semi-humid continental monsoon climate, Yangquan weather has four clear seasons: windy and rarely rainy spring; hot and wet summer; cool autumn and cold dry winter. Additionally, winter and summer are longer whilst spring and autumn is shorter.

As the weather can be rapidly changeable in autumn, the temperature difference between the day and night is great. From April to October of a year is a nice time for sightseeing.

Yangquan Travel Tips

Physical Features: The city is situated on the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau in the mountainous area of eastern Shanxi.

The terrain of the city slopes downward from the west to the east with the mountains as its main part of the land.

History

Yangquan is a time-honored city and gains its name for the five bubbling springs of former days in the downtown city.

Historically, it was always a strategic point that commenced construction as a military fortress as early as in the late Warring States Period (476BC-221BC).

In the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Yangquan was exalted to a prefecture. By 1905, it had a train station to facilitate the exploitation of the mines, making the city one of the birthplaces of Shanxi's modern industry.

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