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Shenyang
Start Date
 
Sept 2020
Positions available
5
Shenyang- Basic Details
  • Most teachers have a 8-4 or 9-5 type schedule at their kindergarten (with a 2 hour break in the afternoon)
  • Usually a couple of teachers at the same kindergarten with each teacher having their own class with about 15 students in a class, 2 assistants.
  • The current teachers live a 5-minute walk away from the school.
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Chongqing
Start Date
Sept
2020
Positions available
10
Chongqing - Basic Details
  • Our current positions in Chongqing are connected to a large university (international language department) access to swimming Olympic pool, badminton, tennis, basket ball (any sport you want) and other facilities close.
  • Teachers teaching classes at the university usually get the best holidays and the lowest number of teaching hours out of the teachers in China, but also work more evenings and Saturday hours.
  • From September we are expecting more kindergarten full time positions (following more of the standard MEF style lessons, M-F time schedules, etc.)
  • Current teachers there are a 25 minute walk (through the university) from where they teach
  • Classes include smaller groups with a mix of kindergarten age classes and elementary age student classes.
  • Chongqing is a city built on a mountain with the population of Canada. More of a local vibe where our teachers get more special attention. Chongqing is famous for mountains, hotpot and spicy food.
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Jinan
Start Date
Sept 2020
Positions available
5
Jinan - Basic Details
  • Mix of teachers having their own kindergarten class (with assistants) and teaching smaller group kinder/elementary classes
  • 1.5 hour train from Beijing (easy to travel to Beijing)
  • Teachers all live close to each other (rather than beside their kindergarten) creating a closer group of M.E.F. teachers.
  • Teachers usually have weekly Chinese lessons on Sunday and more group events and gatherings compared to some of the other areas.
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Yibin
Start Date
Sept
2020
Positions available
2
Yibin- Basic Details
  • Lessons are in a Language school
  • 1.5 hour train from Chengdu (where the pandas live)
  • Teachers live a few minutes walk from the school.
  • A small group of teachers in one of the smaller cities of China offering probably the most authentic Chinese experience.
More Information on Yibin


The advantage of these four areas above are that you will have more of an authentic Chinese experience. Yibin and Shenyang have a much lower cost of living but still have populations around five million. Chongqing and Jinan are slightly more modern cities, but also with less foreign people (comparatively) and the prices are up to half of the larger cities (so your money will go further). Chongqing is actually a large city but the cost of living is also relatively cheap.
 
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Hangzhou
Start Date
Sept
2020
Positions available
4
Hangzhou- Basic Details
  • Most teachers have a 8-4 or 9-5 type schedule at their kindergarten (with a 2 hour break in the afternoon)
  • The Hangzhou teachers are more independent. Although the teachers are able to take the metro to meet up, most of them live close to their kindergartens (usually the only teacher at their kindergarten) and live as close as possible to their kindergarten.
  • Hangzhou is going to be cheaper than Shanghai but rent amounts are approximately double that of Chongqing.
  • In most cases teachers will need teaching experience or a teaching degree to teach in Hangzhou.
  • Generally we require a teacher with at least 2 years teaching experience (we would need a written teaching experience letter).
  • Hangzhou is fairly close to Shanghai (about an hour train ride) and is a tourist city.
More Information on Hangzhou
 
Shanghai has the highest cost of living. While teachers in Shanghai will get at least the 20,000 RMB salary each month, teachers should expect that the cost of living is, in many cases, double.

Shanghai definitely has the largest expat community, but it is much more common to hear that someone went to Shanghai for a year and didn't make any Chinese friends and did not get around to learning Chinese.
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Shanghai
Start Date
Sept
2020
Positions available
4
Shanghai- Basic Details
  • The level of teaching required in Shanghai schools is higher than most areas. The parents generally have higher expectations for their children's learning.
  • Most teachers have a 8:30 to 5 type schedule at their kindergarten (with a 2 hour break in the afternoon)
  • Shanghai is still very Chinese but is the most modern location. It also has a higher cost of living compared to the other cities.
  • We can always give Shanghai as one of your location preferences but the teachers for this area will probably need teaching experience or a teaching degree for Shanghai.
  • Shanghai is a new location for MEF. This means that you will get more attention as we try to grow this location and create a solid team. It also means that we are looking for independent teachers for this area.

Note: Currently due to Covid-19 we are expecting a high chance of a delayed start date.

Ideally for September starts, we would have group training the last week of August so that teachers are ready to start at their schools from September.

Visa paperwork is also taking longer for teachers, so we recommend starting the work permit document preparation as soon as possible.


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