U-Learn Suzhou

Introduction of Suzhou


Suzhou is an ancient city with 2,500 years’ of history. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained in present-day Suzhou. It is renowned for the classic gardens, canals, silk, and embroidery. Suzhou is also one of the most charming cities located in Jiangsu province. It takes only 27 minutes by bullet train from Suzhou to Shanghai

About Us:

Our network of public schools in Suzhou currently employ 35 foreign teachers. Our main objective is to provide students with an authentic English learning environment improve their English proficiency and enhance their cultural awareness and sensitivity. English is an important component of public school's curriculum in China.

However, students in public schools rarely have the resources and opportunities to practice English outside of regular English classes. You will have the opportunity to help

the students gain access to an authentic English-speaking environment and experience a taste of western culture.


Life in Suzhou

There are10 million people including living in Suzhou, including 20, 000 foreigners living in Suzhou Industrial Park. SIP is not very busy like Shanghai, but it is very modern and has pockets of westernized restaurants, shops, grocery stores, bars and movie theatres. It is also very easy to get around Suzhou. Taxis are fairly cheap and the bus system is convenient and easy to use. The buses will take you anywhere you need to go and are always running. There are two brand new subway lines, and additional lines being built. The subways are in Chinese and English and are very clean and modern. City bicycles are also free and available for anyone to use. Suzhou really is a great place and you will no have time to be bored. Just hop on a bus or take a walk outside to explore. There is always something interesting to see.

Teaching in Suzhou


This is a government project called “Foreign Teachers on Campus.” Currently 35 foreign teachers are involved in this project. The main purpose of this project is to give students a real English learning environment, improve their English proficiency and enhance their cultural awareness.

In China, there are nine years of compulsory education for students. All the public schools are under the education bureau’s supervision. The education bureau requests U-Learn to recruit ESL teachers for its public schools. All of the schools are well facilitated. In every classroom, there is a computer and projector. In each class foreign teachers can get the Chinese teacher’s support. Foreign teachers will be treated as members of teaching staff and will be invited to the teachers’ workshop every week. Foreign teachers can attend the demo class when they start teaching at school.

Teaching materials and resources are provided by the school and are targeted to the age of the students being taught. Materials follow the Chinese national school curriculum and focus on developing all four skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing. Teachers are encouraged to adapt and supplement the materials where need be to ensure classes are engaging and interesting.


You will benefit from:

*The ability to develop your skills as an English teacher

*The opportunity to working alongside a highly qualified staff

*Ongoing communication and mentorship from our local team

*Extensive training including on-the-job experiences

 *The chance to work in a high quality, collaborative learning environment

About You:

*You possess the ability to work effectively in a team environment to accomplish

organizational goals

*You have sound analytical and problem-solving skills

*You are able to maintain effectiveness in a changing, multi-tasking environment

*You have a high degree of self-motivation

*You have strong interpersonal, listening and verbal and written communication skills

*You thrive in a multi-cultural workplace

About the Job:

*Contract period: 1st Mar, 2023 - 15th Jan, 2024
                          1st Sep, 2023 - 15th Jul, 2024

*Full-time position; 8am - 4pm with 2 days consecutive days off.

*20 teaching hours per week (45 minutes per class)


*Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability

range within their class;

*Creating lesson plans and modifying accordingly throughout the year;

*Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;

*Creating positive educational climate for students to learn in;

*Meeting course and school-wide student performance goals

*Working closely with teaching assistant and other colleagues to plan and coordinate


*Participating in workshops and training sessions organized by the school and

education bureau

*Organizing and taking part in school events, outings and activities which may take place

at weekends or in the evening


Your Qualifications:

*Native English speaker *Citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United

Kingdom or the United States

*Bachelor's degree or higher *TEFL/CELTA certificate

*24-53 years old (for visa purposes)

*A clean criminal record *Excellent physical and mental health

Preferred Qualifications:

*Relevant teaching experience

*Experience working with children *Candidates already in China on a work visa will be



Salary and Benefits:

*Salary of CNY 10,000 or above

*School provided apartment or CNY 2,000/mo. housing allowance

*10-month contract completion bonus: CNY 6,000

*Monthly stipend: up to CNY 500

*Sponsored working "Z" visa *

Medical insurance

*Airport pickup and arrival support

*Ongoing training and opportunity for advancement within the company

*Holidays: 3 weeks paid winter holiday, 2 weeks paid summer holiday; 11 days Chinese

public holiday, and off on Christmas day.

*Free breakfast and lunch at school

*Teaching assistant is provided


How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, we kindly request you

prepare the following materials:

*Your resume/CV

*A recent photograph

*Scan copy of your passport information page

*Scan copies of your degree and TEFL/TESOL certificates

*Your current location and preferred start date