Foreign English Teacher

    South China Agricultural University

    Job Summary

    South China Agricultural University (SCAU) in Guangzhou, China, is now seeking qualified foreign English teachers.

    The students are English major undergraduates, non-English major undergraduates or graduate students as well as double degree English major (whose classes are in the evenings or on weekends). The class size is usually around 30. Foreign teachers will teach 16 hours (45 minutes per hour) every week, usually more than one course (usually two). The courses might be oral English, writing, western culture, business English and occasionally literature, reading and listening etc. (Please note that you are expected to be capable of teaching not only basic oral English course, but also advanced courses like western culture, writing or literature though we will not force you to teach anyone of them.)

    A semester usually has 19 weeks. Teachers teach 16 weeks every semester (for graduate students it is 18 weeks) and then have the final exams. Teachers will need to prepare final exams and grade the test papers.

    Our university is located in the central area of the city and has only one campus, so teachers needn’t go to the university town or another city when they have class, as teachers in most other universities do. The campus is very beautiful, just like a park.


    For foreign teachers with bachelor’s degree, the salary is 8300 yuan (before income tax). If you have a master’s or doctor’s degree, you can get 8600 (before income tax).

    The university provides personal accident insurance, no medical insurance.

    For accommodation, the university provides an apartment of about 28 square meters (a studio) on campus, which has a balcony, a kitchen and a bathroom, and you will need to pay about 800 yuan as rental. The apartment is equipped with basic furniture and electrical appliances, excluding private things like quilts, pillows, bed sheets etc. If you live outside, there is no accommodation subsidy. (The rental for the apartment on campus might seem a little high but for an apartment like that outside the campus, you have to pay at least 3000.)

    There is no airfare reimbursement or travel subsidy.(The salary actually includes airfare reimbursement and accommodation subsidy.)

    For an academic year that begins at September, the contract goes from September to July of the following year. For winter holiday (which is one month long), you can get full pay and for July you get half month’ salary. No salary for August. If you come in March, then the contract goes from March to January of the following year and you also will be paid for 10 and a half months.


    • Native-English speakers
    • Bachelor or above degree
    • Resume, diploma and the copy of the passport
    • Two letters of recommendation from prior employers
    • Minimum one-year teaching experience
    • Age from 25- 55 years old

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