The David Perry English Training Center is one of the largest private English schools in Wuhan, PR China. We have been teaching students of all ages, and offering classes in reading, writing, listening, and speaking since 1996.Wuhan is located in central China at the confluence of the world’s third largest river, the Yangtze River, and its largest tributary, the Hanjiang River. It is the third-largest city in China and offers nearly all the amenities of Beijing and Shanghai, but the cost of living is much lower. Here is where the East meets the West, and eastern China meets western China. We are conveniently located in the commercial district of Hankou, a block away from the Yangtze River Tunnel and beside a main thoroughfare. It is a newly-furnished modern building equipped with air-conditioning, projectors, computers and recorders, just one-stop away by skyway train from Jianghan Road, a pedestrian street with good shopping opportunities, and a 15-minute walk from the scenic Yanjiang Avenue, which has numerous cafes and lies beside the Yangtze River.

We currently have 2 openings for native speakers of English; one can start immediately late Sept. or mid-Oct. 2011, and the other in Jan. 2012. Prospective teachers should have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or English Education, and/or a recognized English teaching certificate. ESL experience, talent for music, dancing or visual arts, and knowledge of Chinese are desirable, though not required.

The salary ranges from 6000 RMB to 8000 RMB per month, depending on the qualification, ESL teaching experience and teaching hours per week. The minimum
work load per week is 18 teaching hours plus 2 extra office hours, most of which fall on weekends and/or weekday afternoons or evenings. Half of the salary is payable in US Dollars or British Pounds. One USD is making about 6.5 RMB at this writing.

We provide the following to ALL full-time teachers who sign a one-year contract:

+ Reimbursement, in US dollars or British Pounds, for your round-trip airfare up to 1000 USD
+ A clean, safe, and quiet apartment with cooking facilities and a Western toilet
+ Furnishings include a TV, bed with bedclothes, desk, lamp, wardrobe, couch, fridge, pots and pans, and a cooker
+ Internet access at the school
+ The necessary documents and assistance to get a resident permit
+ ESL textbooks are provided free of charge
+ Access to one of the best English libraries in central China, right here at our school

We are legally permitted to hire foreign teachers, and will help you obtain a Z employment visa before you travel to China. We will not ask you to come to China and work illegally for us on a tourist visa.

The school year includes a fall semester, a winter intersession, a spring semester, and a summer intersession. There are three week-long holidays each year: the National Day, beginning around October 1st; and the Spring Festival, which usually begins in early February (it is calculated according to the lunar calendar) and one more between semesters. All holidays are subject to the date shifts by the government for the specific starting and ending dates.

Native speakers also receive two days off for Christmas, and 4 one-day-off holidays for New Year, May 1st, Graveyard Visiting Day, Dragon Boat and Mid-Autumn Festivals. There are weekly off days and other off days according to the school calendar, and we are flexible to provide some extra days off for traveling if you give us an advance notice.

To apply for one of our teaching positions, please send us a resume and a short introductory letter. Do NOT send large picture files or countless attachments. If we need additional information from you, we will ask you. Please direct all resumes and questions to Lena Xu at eslwuhan@yahoo.com.cn or Bruin Xiong at eslwuhan@hotmail.com.

The David Perry English Training Center of Wuhan
Caifu Building, 1070 Jiefang Ave.
Jiang’an District, Wuhan
Hubei 430011, People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 (27) 8284-2100 5920-8317
Fax: +86 (27) 8284-2690
URL: http://www.perrycenter.com