Introduction to Yuexiu


Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages is located in the city of Shaoxing, in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province. Shaoxing is just one and a half hours from Shanghai by train, and only a 40 minute road journey from Hangzhou International Airport.


Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages is a full-time institute of tertiary education, recognised by China’s National Ministry of Education.Today, the university has two campuses – the Jishan Campus and the Jinhu Campus – approximately a 20-30 minute bus ride apart. A total of ten, specialised colleges are distributed across the twin campuses. The colleges are:

The College of English
The College of Euro-languages
The College of Oriental Languages
The College of International Business
The College of Network Communication
The College of Hotel Management
The UIndy International College
The College of Adult Education
The College of Chinese Language

There are 23 different majors available to students, at undergraduate and higher vocational levels. When it comes to the number of registered students and language courses available, the University is the largest of its kind.

The university has more than 16,000 full-time undergraduates and vocational students, taught by over 800 full-time teachers: including more than 100 foreign teachers from 20 different countries.

Teaching Overview:

The students at Yuexiu are grouped according to the course they are following and into year-groups – as is the norm in other countries. While class size varies – smaller classes might have only 25 students in them; some classes can number over 40 – you can also expect to find a wide range of student abilities in every class.

The college you are attached to will provide textbooks, to guide you through your semester’s work. But you will be expected to prepare any additional materials needed to teach effectively. In addition, every foreign teacher at Yuexiu is partnered with a Chinese co-teacher. Alongside your teaching group leader, he or she will support you, as you get used to teaching at the University.

You'll need to prepare exams for students towards the end of the semester. While some courses require a written examination, oral English classes simply take an oral test. Exams are designed to accurately grade students according to their ability and measure their improvement.

Aside from face-to face teaching, teachers are often invited to contribute to other areas of University life, including: helping to write textbooks, proofreading, attending English Salons, and acting as judges in University competitions. The University greatly appreciates the input of foreign teachers in all areas of campus life.


Every teacher(both domestic and foreign) have to submit their own teaching summary at the end of semester, and this will be held on file.

Occasionally during the semester, Chinese teachers sit in on foreign teachers’ classes. They will observe you, take notes and make comments. The Dean of your College will also observe you during the semester.

Students also provide feedback on their teachers at the mid-point of the semester.

Your college will, at the end of the semester, produce an evaluation sheet, based on information provided by your fellow teachers and students. This evaluation will be held on file and be used as the basis for the judging of a variety of teaching awards. It will also be referred to should you require a letter of recommendation when your time to leave comes.

Teaching Positions Available at Yuexiu:

●Teachers of Business and English Literature
●Teachers of French, German, Spanish, Italian
●Teachers of Hotel Management

Requirements for Candidates:

● Bachelors degree or above
●3 years teaching experience.
● TESOL/ESL certificate
● Physically healthy, easy-going, open-minded and cooperative
● Under the age of 60
● Available from the first week of September

Documents required:

● A photocopy of your current passport showing its expiry date
● Photocopies of your degree certificate(s)
● Current CV with the names and contact details of two referees
● TESOL. certificate (or equivalent)
● Reference letter from your present or most recent employer
● Recent health check report
● Recent photo
● No criminal record

Workloads and benefits:

●Teaching hours: 16 periods per week
● Monthly salary: 7000RMB and above depending on experience and qualifications
●Travel allowance: 2200RMB per year
●International travel allowance of RMB 11000 per year
●Accommodation: Furnished apartment with facilities including TV, AC, free Internet access
●Free Chinese classes
●Free seminars on teaching development

Visa application guide:

Before arrival
●Teachers must provide the documents required and a signed copy of the draft contract.
●Yuexiu will apply to the local Foreign Expert Bureau for a work permit.
●Yuexiu will apply to the local Foreign Affairs Office for a work visa invitation.
●Yuexiu will send the work permit and work visa invitation (originals) to applicants.
● Teachers apply to their local Chinese embassy for a work (Z) visa.

After arrival
●Teachers register at local PSB within 24 hours of arrival.
●Yuexiu will organize local health check for teachers.
●Yuexiu will purchase safety insurance for teachers.
●Yuexiu will apply for the expert certificate for teachers.
●Teachers apply for a residence permit (multiple entries allowed into China within the valid date).

Welcome to Foreign teachers' community

There are a number of volunteer foreign teachers and students who help build a vibrant community for anyone working at Yuexiu. Their role is to support teachers, as they adjust to teaching and living in China. Throughout the semester, a range of activities and events are organized to help make you feel at home. Your Yuexiu experience will begin with being met at airport. After that, expect to be invited to discussions on effective teaching practices, language lessons, movie screenings, themed parties, music and dance evenings, communal dinners, and weekend trips to attractions in the province.


Hu Yanjing

Foreign Affairs Department.
Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages
Address: No.428 Kuaiji Road, Shaoxing. Zhejiang. 312000. China.
Tel: 0086-575-88349533 or 0086-575-88365129
Fax: 0086-575-88365129