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An Exclusive English Program for Kindergartens
Western Methodology, Original Teaching Material, Hiring, Training, Support

Mission Statement

- To create an exciting English atmosphere

- To allow children the chance to interact

with foreign teachers and learn English

in a very natural way.

- To make English fun.

Teaching with M.E.F. in China

Our teachers are known for bringing energy, quality and smiles inside the kindergarten classrooms. Kindergarten English is about getting out of your comfort zone, laughing, smiling and enjoying yourself and reading your audience to make sure they are doing the same.

M.E.F. offers positions with partners in different cities. Each city has a Chinese partner organization that is licensed to represent M.E.F.. We work closely with each partner in each city. M.E.F. handles the training, curriculum, resources, updates, and is a key help in making sure all of our teachers can have a comfortable, fun experience in China.

The salaries and incentives are very similar for each city.

In the ESL Teaching industry you will find that the salary and benefits will depend on which city you live in. The major cities tend to pay more. What we do at M.E.F. is offer all of our teachers a higher salary similar to what you could in the larger cities. This means that it is definitely enough to live comfortably in the larger cities and also to be able to pamper yourself in the 2nd tier cities as well.

The following information will first let you know what our contracts looks like, many points on living in China, and also the different cities that we hire for. Our biggest hiring time is for September, but we also do some hiring for new positions throughout the year. Please check with M.E.F. for current availabilities.

Please look through the following:

• Position Details

  • Up to 30 teaching hours/week
  • 5 days per week
  • Minimum 2 weeks paid vacation during Chinese Spring Festival, four days paid vacation in October, two weeks unpaid summer vacation, and all other Chinese official holidays, outside of those weeks, paid off. Generally teachers get more vacation time than this, but this is the minimum that should be expected.

Mainly teaching inside kindergartens.

We are looking for high-energy, positive, popular, genuinely happy teachers. Teachers that can genuinely enjoy what they do and that the children will be excited to see.

The position is high energy and the atmosphere is warm, with teachers usually having a celebrity like status inside kindergartens (and China).

  • English must be your native language/monther tongue. (As per China government policy, the foreign language teacher should teach only the language of his/her native tongue.)
  • Hold a passport one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand
  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree (or higher)
  • Clear Police Check
  • If you have tattoos you must be able to hide them.
  • Be suitable to a kindergarten environment
  • High energy and a kind presence required
  • Age 21 to 34 (as per visa acceptance requirements)

Comprehensive, monthly, employment package from 13,000 to 18,000 RMB includes:

  • 13,000 Salary* (Base Salary of 12,000 +1,000 per month apartment allowance)
  • Choice of Free flight to China paid upfront OR 6,000 RMB bonus after 6 months
  • 500 RMB per month after successfully passing M.E.F. Teacher Level2
  • Up to 3000 RMB per month after successfully passing M.E.F. Teacher Level3
    (Teacher trainers: Teacher must be qualified/expected to train.)
  • Processing Chinese Z Visa work permit
  • Airport pick up, arrival support, free prepaid phone number/SIM card
  • Up to 10,000 RMB Accommodation expenses Loan (cash advance for accommodation deposits, advanced months and other accommodation fees)
  • Up to one-week free hotel accommodation on arrival (until apartment is confirmed)
  • Up to 2,000 RMB reimbursement for Work Permit processing (case-by-case)
  • Paid Transportation to and from places of work (When required to be at more than one location)
  • Healthcare Coverage: 80% of insurance companies coverage fees paid for
  • 2 weeks paid vacation every year during Chinese Spring Festival, 1 week paid vacation in October, all Chinese official holidays, and 2-4 weeks unpaid holidays
  • Full training Support System
  • Free Chinese Language exchange partner program
  • City/Country Rotation options for contract renewals
  • Organized social events
  • Free TEFL Certification Course

* At this time some areas offer 12,500 (11,500 + 1,000 Apartment allowance). Please confirm with M.E.F.

• Locations

Teachers staying for more than a year may also have the option of changing locations.

Here are the different cities that, together with the local partners, M.E.F. hires for:

  • Jinan

    In Partnership with

    By Friendly Shandong

    Jinan, is an hour and a half by high speed train from Beijing. It is the capital of eastern China's Shandong province, and is a sprawling city known for its many natural springs. Near the city center, expansive Daming Lake has landscaped islands and parkland with temples and pavilions.

  • Fuzhou

    In Partnership with

    By K.Z

    Fuzhou is in Southern China across the water from Taiwan. It has a population of around seven million people and is the capital of the Fujian province which has almost 40 million people. It has tropical weather, and both the beautiful mountains and sea.

  • Hainan

    In Partnership with

    By Nicki Johnson

    Hainan Province is a tropical island province of China, located in the South China Sea. Many refer to Hainan as the “Hawaii of China”. Here, you can enjoy the beach, mountains, rainforests, go to temples, amusement parks, minority villages, go sailing, surfing, hiking, and much, much more.

  • Chongqing

    In Partnership with

    By Jisen 023

    Chongqing is the largest city on Earth by city area. The city is built on a mountain and is known as The Most Romantic City in the World. Famous for hotpot, spicy food and nature. Together with the sourrounding cities it has a population close to the country of Canada, but many people have not heard of it, which makes it a more authentic Chinese experience.

  • Hangzhou

    In Partnership with

    By Chinese bridge

    Hangzhou, the capital of China's Zhejiang province, is the southern terminus of the ancient Grand Canal waterway. Its West Lake, celebrated by poets and artists since the 9th century, encompasses islands (reachable by boat), temples, pavilions, traditional gardens and bridges. It is a city well known for beautiful nature and landscape.

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