Chongqing is the largest city on Earth by city area.
The city is built on a mountain and is known by some as The Most Romantic City in the World. Famous for hotpot, spicy food and nature. Together with the surrounding 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.
Chongqing (pop. 16 million or 31 million if you count the built up cities surrounding it)
Apartments are cheap. Teachers pay about 2000 RMB, or 1000 RMB if you subtract the 1000 apartment allowance from MEF, which equals $140 to $150 US per month.
We have two options for Chongqing. One is a standard kindergarten position.
The other is different from our kindergarten program:
Teachers teach around 16 lessons per week, with usually 2 or 3 lessons each evening during the week.
They have kindergarten age classes with the M.E.F. (Starting at around 4 or 5pm) and then they teach usually 4 lessons or 5 lessons on Saturdays.
General class schedule is:
5:00–6:00, 6:20–7:20 from Monday to Friday, and 8:30–12:20, 2:30–5:50 on Saturdays.
They will be changing the schedule to 5 days per week and expect to have some morning lessons added.
The teachers live within walking distance from the campus (about a 25 minute walk). There is a shuttle that you can use from the gate to the school, but most teachers walk. It is a beautiful walk with nature lining the whole way.
For the summer, teachers have 4 weeks unpaid, but with the first 2 weeks in the summer is full long days, but the teachers generally get more paid time off than other areas, with generally 2 extra weeks off paid in the summer and this year teachers received 6 weeks paid off for the Chinese new year.