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Information for Teaching Positions in China

    Chinese universities (colleges) are soliciting applications from native speakers of English interested in teaching in China. The institutions are particularly keen on engaging persons with professional skills to teach literature, rhetoric, composition and advanced reading to Chinese undergraduate or graduate students as well as to young instructors of English.

Chinese universities (colleges) typically offer four-year courses in English language, literature, and linguistics in the department of English or of Foreign languages. Qualified teachers of English from major English speaking countries are expected to teach in one of the following areas:

a. Literature: fiction, prose, poems, drama, literary survey and major authors,

b. Composition: basic writing skills, essay writing, nonfiction or creative writing;

c. ESL/ESP at advanced level: language skills, analysis of spoken and written English with the emphasis on contemporary usage, teaching methodology;

d. Linguistics: theoretical and applied linguistics with the emphasis on the latter.

Applicants should have at least a postgraduate degree in English literature or linguistic (diploma) and a minimum of three years of teaching experience at college level or five years at high school level. Applicants' age should be during twenty-five years old to fifty-five years old. Academic year in China begins in September and is divided into two terms ( Autumn term: September-January, Spring term: February-July ). Applicants, if recruited, are required to serve for at least one academic year. T he one-year contract is, of course, renewable by mutual consent. If no confirmation within one year after the application delivered, applicants will not be engaged.

Conditions of service include round-trip CAAC air tickets (economy class), free accommodation, medical care and transport to and from work, in addition to a monthly salary determined on the basis of applicants' academic background and teaching experie nce. In addition to the need for high level instructors, there is also a demand for native speakers to teach basic English, Applicants for this category should have at least an undergraduate degree. They are entitled to the same conditions of service me ntioned above except the round-trip air tickets and a lower salary scale, not convertible into hard currency. Please send application to

ATP (Apply for Teaching Position)
Chinese Education Association for International Exchange
37 Damucang Hutong Xidan,
Beijing 100816 P.R. China

In order to speed up the process, it is advisable to apply directly with all the required documents to the universities/colleges, if applicants have particular ones in mind. For school information, please refer to Chinese Universities and Colleges, a CEAIE compiled guidebook in the public Library, or the education section of the Chinese embassy / consulate nearest to you.

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