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October 12, 2008

Q & A - Teaching in Chengdu, China

Hello Readers,

This month's question is from Denise, who is inquiring about finding a teaching position in Chengdu, China. Thanks, Denise, for sending in the question!

Dear Carol: I read your article about teaching ESL in Chengdu and would like to know more information about finding such a position. I'm interested in teaching in a university or public school in or near Chengdu.




Dear Denise ...

... First of all, check out the following two links for ESL positions in China:

1. www.eslemployment.com
2. www.eslcafe.com
3. www.tefl.com/jobs

Secondly, take a look at the list below of universities in Sichuan (where Chengdu is located) and do a bit of google research on the universities. You should be able to find a website with contact information. Send them a letter and your resume:

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Sichuan Union University

Southwest Jiaotong University

Chengdu Istitute of Technology

West China University of Medical Sciences

Sichuan Education and Research Network

Southwest University of Finance & Economics

Sichuan Agricultural University

Chengdu University Of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chengdu University Of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Sichuan Institute of Technology

South West Institute of technology

Finally, start networking with people who have connections with people in China. Let them know that you are looking, and it's quite possible you may know someone who knows someone who knows someone else who can help you. That is the best way to get things done in China afterall.

Hope that helps,

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

*To read more ESL Questions and Answers, please click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and is an Editor for Garnet Publishing in Reading, England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at October 12, 2008 05:27 PM

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