Live and teach in provincial China!
Enjoy the clean air and gorgeous scenery of a less populated part of China! Enjoy a more “authentic” Chinese experience than in the larger cities.
Lower living costs
Living costs in Jiangxi are much lower than the more densely populated eastern coastal regions. Living in the provincial capital of Nanchang will cost you 35% less than Beijing, and 45% less than Shanghai. (source: Expatistan).
Something for everyone
If you love hiking, history, shopping, or discovering new places, then you’ll love Jiangxi. The stunning mountainous terrain and historical sites that dot the province will make you fall in love with the province.
Jiangxi is an eastern province of China, stretching from the banks of the Yangtze River in the north to hilly areas further south. It covers an area of 167,000 square kilometers, with a population of 45 million.
Jiangxi is renowned for the natural beauty of its misty mountains and fresh water lakes. Lake Poyang is the largest freshwater lake in China. Mount Lushan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Longhushan is said to be the birthplace of Taoism. Temples and Caves have great symbolic value to Taoists and are considered some of Jiangxi’s best-kept tourist secrets.
Nanchang is the provincial capital and is one of the largest Chinese metropolises. There are a number of national and local universities based in Nanchang and it is an important commercial, intellectual, industrial and political center.
Jiangxi is connected to most of China’s main cities via high-speed rail links, it takes 3 and a half hours to travel from Nanchang to Shanghai. There are also a number of airports across the province with domestic and international flights.
Other important cities in Jiangxi include Jiujiang, Ganzhou, Jingdezhen, Xinyu, Pingxiang, Ji’an, Yichun, Yingtan, Fuzhou and Shangrao.
About the Programme
This is a free service for applicants, there are no hidden fees. Some schools may require applicants to fund their airfares and visa application fees first but will be reimbursed after arriving at the school.
Salaries range from 8,000 – 16,000 RMB a month (approximately $1,610 – $3224 NZD). A fully furnished apartment, a one-year (employment) visa, comprehensive medical insurance, welcome pack and a return airfare will be included. You will also receive 5 weeks paid holiday (winter holiday plus Chinese official holidays), you may be provided opportunities to work extra hours for additional pay.
You must be a native English speaker (a second language isn’t necessary) and have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. To meet visa regulations applicants must be a citizen of New Zealand, Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland or South Africa. Applicants must also be able to obtain a clear background check. Contracts are for a minimum of 12 months.
A TEFL or TESOL Certification is recommended but not essential. Two years or more experience is also recommended but not essential.