Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province
Introduction of Harbin
Harbin might seem like one of the last places a foreigner would want to live, given its frigid winter temperatures that can plummet to –30C or lower. In reality, however, Harbin offers an intriguing blend of Eastern and Western influences, from its food to its architecture to its thriving international markets. Many of its architectural landmarks are remnants of the city' s 19th century occupation by the Russians. The Russian immigrants left behind them wonderful architecture, numerous Orthodox and Christian church es, and, of course, a railroad that has long provided China with an important gateway to Europe.
Harbin is a large city of 9.5 million, with various ethnic groups, and a large expat population that has come to the city to study Mandarin. Many of the expats in Harbin are Russian, due to Russia' s proximity and the large number of Sino-Russian enterprises. The city truly comes alive in the wintertime when the city becomes the venue for the world-famous Winter Snow and Ice Festival. Coinciding with the Lunar New Year, the Ice Festival attracts visitors from China and abroad with its fantastic ice sculptures, ice buildings, and ice castles. Likewise, Harbin' s ski resorts are among the best in China, attracting winter sports enthusiasts from all over. But summers in Harbin are also worth mention: people throng the streets in the evenings to eat kabobs and drink the famous local beer, Harbin beer.
The city' s Russian influence is seen in many of the local delicacies. Local bakeries make Lie Ba, a type of Russian flatbread. If you want to taste a fusion of east meets west, you may want to try Harbin sausage, which has a flavor suited to Western palates. Likewise, Harbin has a wide range of Western restaurants catering to the foreign and business community. After a hearty Heilongiang meal, you may want to work off some of those extra pounds by dancing the night away in the city' s many discos or bars; although some of them have Western names, if you go there during the week, you may find yourself the only foreigner in a bar crowded with locals. Blues and Las Vegas Club are expat hang-outs, but don' t expect to speak too much English, as the greater part of the expat community in Harbin is Russian.
Public transportation is well developed in Harbin, and you can easily get around the city by bus, trolleybus, taxi and ferry. However, many people prefer to use taxis, which have a baseline fare of 7-8 yuan depending on the type of car. Shoppers will not be disappointed. Harbin has a reputation for luxury goods like fur coats, and brand-name clothes. Local products include Longjiang agate, wheat-straw weaving, ox horn mosaics, chum salmon, hedgehog, edible black mushrooms, and Siberain ginseng. Many Russian products are also sold at the city' s stores and markets.
Introduction of Heilongjiang University
Heilongjiang University is a key comprehensive university with multidiscipline including liberal arts, sciences, foreign languages, engineering, management etc. The university covers an area of 1,920,000 square meters. The total building area is nearly 1,000,000 square meters. The total enrollment of full time students comes to over 30,000 and that of doctoral and master candidates 1000 and that of international students 600. There are altogether 10 branches of diciplines, i.e., philosophy, economics, law, education, liberal art, history, science, engineering, agriculture and management covering 71 specialties. The university has the right to confer bachelor, master and doctor degree. Since 1981 Heilongjiang University has recruited and trained over 6,000 international students who came from Japan, South Korea, Russia, America, Great Britain, Germany and other countries. Heilongjiang University is the base of teaching Chinese as a foreign language in Heilongjiang Province. Heilongjiang university is the appointed institution of HSK and the university is the institution admitting international students under Chinese government scholarship program
English Teachers Number required: 2-3 Posts
Contract Period: Feb 15, 2014-Jan 15, 2015
Requirements: MASTER AND PhD and TESOL /TEFL. Some teaching experience preferred
Monthly Salary: 6000 RMB
Teaching hours: 12-14 teaching hours per week
Age of students: 20-27
Accommodation: a free private furnished apartment on the campus;two bedrooms/ one sitting room/ european toilet/ shower / kitchen(basic cooking utilities are provided)/ colour TV /basic bedding provided(bedding,blanket,pillow etc)/ refrigerator/ furniture/ washing machine/ microwave/ telephone/ DVD/ internet/ all kinds of cooking utilities(plates,pots,pans)/ 24-hour supply of electricity/water/gas etc.
Internet access : internet access (broadband) in the apartment
Medical Insurance: Teachers will be covered with an accident to a maximum compensation of RMB50,000. Therefore, teachers are advised to take adequate insurance cover before leaving their own country.
Paid Holiday : 2 days off per week; public holidays in China; 40days for winter holiday
Work permit : The school will provide work permit for China at no cost to the teacher.
Air-ticket Reimbursement: On completion of a school year contract, a round way air-ticket reimbursement will be made Airport: Harbin Taiping International Airport