TEFL Jobs in Nanjing

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Nanjing

By Jiong Sheng from London, United Kingdom (DSCN5872) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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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I am an experienced TEFL teacher who has worked in London, Japan and Spain. I am also the director here at TEFL Jobs World.


1 comment

  1. Hello!
    My name is Julia and I’m looking for the position of English Teacher in Nanjing. Please find my CV below.
    BTW, I’m in Nanjing now and I’m ready to start working ASAP.
    My phone number is +8618251927085.

    Career Objective:

    Seeking the position of an English Teacher in an organization that will enhance my horizon of knowledge and give me the chance to prove myself as the best candidate.


    -Strong knowledge of English language 
    -Very conversant with English grammar 
    -Strong reading comprehension 
    -Critical thinking skills 
    -Outstanding oral expression 
    -Ability to teach the language for the students with different levels of knowledge
    -Excellent communication and written skills as well as ability to explain the text
    -Ability to teach English in different ways or methods i.e. Role play, language games, and dialogue methods
    -Highly skilled in using the different course books and material for teaching English as well as having a great passion and love for English language
    -Ability to inspire the students for desired effects in the language teaching task

    Work Experience:

    English Teacher, March 2007 – Jan. 2008
    Harbin, China

    English Teacher, Sept. 2009 – Feb. 2010
    Qingdao, China

    English Teacher, Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2011
    Minsk, Belarus


    • Developed lesson plans.
    • Reviewed books and other teaching materials in preparation for classroom meetings.
    • Taught students how to write essays.
    • Checked the assignments of the students.
    • Taught students correct pronunciation.
    • Met with students’ parents and other educators to discuss the students’ progress.
    • Gave unannounced examinations and oral test to students.


    Bachelor Degree in Education
    Belarussian State University, Faculty of International Relations

    Best regards,

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