The 2,000-year-old capital of Fujian Province, Fuzhou, is a remarkable city that has managed to hold on to its rich cultural heritage, whilst going through a period of rapid development, giving any visitor a true sense of the phrase ‘East meets West’. As well as being home to some of the country’s most ancient and interesting sights, thanks to its south-easterly position, Fuzhou is surrounded by stunning scenery and boasts some of the cleanest air in China, making it a great city in which to live.
Teaching positions in Fuzhou are available through our Private School Teaching Programme. Teachers who choose this city will join a branch of a well-established school that has gained an excellent reputation not only in Fuzhou, but also throughout China.
Teaching in Fuzhou
As a teacher in Fuzhou, you’ll be expected to work Wednesday to Sunday from 15:00 until 20:30, leaving plenty of time to explore. Teachers receive a total of 5-6 weeks of paid holiday throughout the year, some of which takes place over national holidays and the rest to be used as suits.
Classes tend to comprise of around 10-15 students, and teachers are given a detailed curriculum to follow. You will receive ongoing training and support throughout your time teaching in Fuzhou, and those who perform well will have the chance to progress to other positions within the business.
Outside of teaching times, the school organises frequent social events and outings, giving teachers the perfect chance to mingle and get to know teachers from the schools’ other branches in the city.
In Fuzhou, you’ll receive a comprehensive salary package which starts at 9,000-11,500 RMB but could be more depending on your experience and there are bonuses available, too! Your visa costs will be reimbursed and you’ll be provided with a free room in a fully furnished apartment or you can opt for a monthly housing allowance of up to 2000 RMB. You’ll be entitled to an 8000 RMB annual airfare allowance, with 2 weeks paid personal leave and all national holidays paid.
All teachers working in Fuzhou are offered accommodation close to the teaching site as part of their placement. Teachers have their own room within a shared apartment, usually with one other person. All school accommodation is fully furnished, has a western toilet and is of a good standard. No rent is charged for the accommodation, but teachers are expected to pay their utility bills (approx. 350 RMB per month).
For those not wishing to live in school accommodation, the school offers a 2000 RMB housing allowance per month and assistance in finding a suitable apartment.