By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World
Nanjing is a booming city in eastern China. English study is taking off and there are many places where teachers can find TEFL jobs in Nanjing.
The city is home to some major universities including Nanjing Normal University, where it’s possible for native English teachers to find work. The pay is up to 5000RMB ($760) per month and usually includes accommodation. Primary and secondary schools in Nanjing also employ native English teachers. Private language schools in the city are another a good place to look for employment. There are many international schools in the city where it is sometimes possible for TEFL teachers to find work.
With a population of 6 million the city is one of the largest in China, and is an important manufacturing centre. Electronics, cars and steel are some of the most important industries. Nanjing was one of the four ancient capitals of China, and is still an important cultural centre. There is also a great deal of traditional architecture remaining in the city. This includes the 600 year old city wall, the Confucius temple and the presidential palace. Nanjing has many cheap eateries serving noodles and xiaolongbao a meat and soup stuffed dumpling is the local specialty. Nightlife is really buzzing too with many bars and cafes centred around the 1912 district.
Nanjing is well connected and close to Shanghai. The city centre is fairly compact and it’s possible to get around on foot. It’s more laid back than Beijing and Shanghai and tourists aren’t subjected to scams and hard sell which can be common in China’s most popular tourist destinations. The climate consists of warm summers over 30C and relatively cold winters where the temperature hovers around 0C.
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