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Teach English in Zhuhai

Zhuhai is a prefecture-level city on the southern coast of Guangdong province. Located in the Pearl River Delta, Zhuhai borders Jiangmen to the northwest, Zhongshan to the north, and Macau to the south. Zhuhai is where the Pearl River flows into the South Sea.

The Zhuhai area has been inhabited for thousands of years. Until the 1970s, Zhuhai was a group of fishing villages with a population of around 100,000. Since 1980, when it was designated a Special Economic Zone by the central government, Zhuhai has expanded to include nearby areas and is now a fast-growing modern city with well over a million inhabitants. Zhuhai is also one of China's premier tourist destinations, being called the Chinese Riviera.

Zhuhai is one of China's cleanest and prettiest cities, and received numerous accolades for its excellent ecological development efforts. It is also commonly agreed to be one of the best cities in China to retire in. With a low population density compared to other larger cities in China, Zhuhai is unsurprisingly greener. Parks and open spaces dot the cityscape, and waving palm trees line the extensive coastline and many of the major streets.

Zhuhai serves as the gateway to Macau, as a tourist destination for Chinese, and as a playground for hedonistic Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan visitors who come for Zhuhai's very colorful nightlife.

Facts and Figures

English Name Zhuhai
Chinese Name 珠海 (Zhūhǎi)
Government Special Economic Zones
Population 1,560,229 (2010)
Area 1,653 km2   (638 sq mi)
Density 940/km2   (2,400/sq mi)
Major languages Mandarin, Cantonese
Monetary unit Renminbi (Chinese yuan, CNY)
International dialling code +86 (0) 756
Drives on the right
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)

 

Ideal candidates must be English native speaker, and should have:

  • a bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • TEFL/TESL Certified or Professionally Trained;
  • no criminal record and
  • good mental and physical health.

Basic Benefits of Teaching Jobs In Liuzhou

Monthly salary CN¥6,000 – CN¥10,000 (approx. US$1,000-US$2,400) based on qualifications/experience     Currency Exchange
Medical insurance, transport allowance for work, bonuses and travel allowance
Airfare round trip airfare (economy class)
Free accommodation or Monthly housing allowance (CN¥3,000/month (approx. US$500/month)
Working Hours 40 hours/week, 5 days a week
Paid public and school holidays
Medical insurance, transport allowance for work, bonuses and travel allowance

* Salary is negotiable, dependent upon the responsibilities and relevant work experience.
* The Chinese school year runs from September to January, and then March to June. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most schools remain open. Major public holidays usually last seven days at a time, and the winter holiday including Chinese New Year lasts about a month.

In addition to the school's employment package, Prospects Asia also provides the supports below:

  • VISA application;
  • Emergency contact in China during the contract period.

Tourism

Zhuhai's attractive environment and surrounding landscapes help its reputation within China as a garden city and its quality of life. Zhuhai hosts the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition biannually in November. It is the largest Air Show in China and a huge tourist attraction.

Realizing the substantial benefits brought by tourism, the local government is constantly improving the existing tourist spots and exploring new tourist resources. The local government is developing new tourist spots such as Hengqin, Dong'ao, Hebao, Qi'ao and Yeli.

Culture Shock

English teachers in China arrive with a wide range of expectations. Some come to China with ESL degrees specifically to teach English. Others see teaching English as a means to experience a new culture. There are those who teach to support themselves while looking for other jobs in China, or while doing research in other fields. Each individual brings his or her own unique perspective to the job and will have different reactions to new circumstances. While China is developing rapidly and is increasingly open to global markets, it is still very different from the west. Do not expect to encounter the same standard of living, even in the big westernized cities. Having realistic expectations and a flexible attitude will help prepare you for the stress that can accompany living and working in a different culture. It's important to stay optimistic, stay open minded and keep in mind that it will pass.