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Teach in China at Yuexiu

Updated on June 21, 2010

More teachers wanted...............

I am just completing my third semester as an "English Teacher" in Shaoxing China. It has been a wonderful experience - I have enjoyed my time in China, with its challenges, its highs and lows, but I may not return. I'd like to return and visit, but time will tell.

I've said often that I wish I'd discovered it earlier in my career. Teaching in China has been an amazing experience, and I am so glad that I had the opportunity.

So what is it like?

I think we all come to have a LOVE/HATE relationship with the country and the people. It is such a difficult culture to understand. When you think you've worked something out, another interesting or confusing event occurs. It is so hard to explain.

We hear so much in the west about this huge and amazing country with its population of 1.3 billion, and we hear/read stories about human rights issues that we don't understand, or we get angry about.

It is called a communist police state with people who are not well informed, or are kept in the dark about things. I find many are surprisingly well educated and knowledgeable, and they do know what is going on. I find the level of happiness far greater here - at least on the surface. The pride in China is amazing. I only wish my own country showed the same passion and love that the Chinese show. They wave the flag at all times, and speak so highly of the country. If i say I love China, the students cheer.

A lot of things we might consider WRONG, but in light of the extra ordinary history of this country and the massive population as well as huge challenges they've had to overcome, I think they are doing fine. Not perfect, but as I say, I don't think anywhere in the world is perfect. Not Australia, not the United States, or Britain. No other country is perfect, but we try to impose our thoughts and ideas on a country that is so unlike any other, it will not change in a hurry.

Though there is a massive drive to improve things. I could go on and on about this, but that is not the time and place for it.

I want to encourage others to look at teaching in China. They do need more native English speakers, to teach the many millions of students. As well it will help westerners and Chinese learn to understand each other a little more.

Native speakers, with a degree, and with some EFL, TESOL, or similar would help. Teachers yes, or those prepared to teach.

The hours are not long for most jobs, (I generally work about 20 hours a week), and the conditions are not bad, but one cannot expect to make the same money as they would at home. The cost of living is low, and the experience is just so worthwhile.

The campus I have been at has kindergarten, primary school (nearby), high school, college and university with some 8,000 students, most of whom live on the campus. As do the teachers. It is pretty, quiet and very safe.

Native English speakers, with a degree and a desire to be part of this program can contact the Foreign Affairs Department at the college for more information. You can get a posting for one semester or one year - the latter offers a better deal, but I choose to do a semester at a time.

As well one gets to travel around China.  I've been to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Hangzhou and many places in between.

Interested???? Contact me and I'll put you in touch with the Director.

Buildings on Campus

The teachers building - it is vertical.  Just the wrong angle of the photo!
The teachers building - it is vertical. Just the wrong angle of the photo!
Bamboo pathway
Bamboo pathway
Library building
Library building
School buildings
School buildings
At the main gate
At the main gate


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    • travelespresso profile image


      8 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      I can relate to your comments regarding the Chinese having such pride in their country. I'm working in Vietnam and they have that same over whelming pride in their country. The Vietnamese too seem extremely happy which is so refreshing to see.

      Thanks for writing about your experience in China.

    • coynea profile image


      8 years ago

      I would really like some more information about teaching abroad. I've done some research online... however... think it's best to speak to someone who actually KNOWS.

      Thanks for writing this article. This year will be my 30th year in American public schools.. but I have a lot left to give. The money is not my objective... the experience is.


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