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Confucius Institute

Careers and employability

The Confucius Institute offers guidance and support for those who wish to seek employment and internships in China or use their Chinese language to find local employment in the UK.

In the UK, we work with Manchester-China Forum, Manchester Airport and China Britain Business Council to help them and other local businesses to fill positions that require levels of expertise on China.

We also work closely with our partner university Beijing Normal University and other selective organisations to identify English language teaching jobs in China.

Internships allow students and recent graduates to experience and gain insight into the Chinese business world with the support of professionals. Through these experiences, interns will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable working within Chinese culture. We have worked with InternChina and CRCC Asia who help students to find internships in China.

Graduate employment opportunities

English Language Instructor at Beijing Normal University

The School of Foreign Languages and Literatures at BNU is recruiting English teachers for the upcoming academic year 2017/18.

Instructors for Non-English Major Students

You are expected to teach one or some of the following courses to non-English major students.

Oral English, Audio-Visual (English Movies), Writing, Western Culture, Comprehensive Reading, etc.

  • Workload: Approximately 14 teaching hours per week, 2 office hours per week and other duties as necessary.
  • Salary: Commensurate with the applicants’ degrees held, prior work experience and workload at BNU. 12 months’ salary at RMB 8000 per month. Up to RMB8000 will be paid to cover International travel at the end of the contract period.
  • Accommodation: Complimentary apartment on campus with necessary furniture and home appliances.

Selection criteria:

  • MA or BA holders in humanities, especially in Education, English Language, Linguistics, History;
  • MA/BA holders in other majors but with a TESOL/TEFL certificate;
  • Relevant teaching or work experience is required i.e. summer teaching or one to one tutorial
  • Must be native speakers of English

Instructors for English Major Undergraduate Students

You are expected to teach one or some of the following courses to English major students.

Oral English, English Writing, Audio-Visual (English Movies), Newspaper Reading, Debating, Western Culture, etc.

  • Workload: 14-16 teaching hours per week and 6-8 BA students' theses each year.
  • Salary: Commensurate with the applicants’ degrees held, prior work experience and workload at BNU. 12 months’ salary at RMB 8000 per month. Up to RMB8000 will be paid to cover International travel at the end of the contract period.
  • Accommodation: Complimentary apartment on campus with necessary furniture and home appliances is also provided.

Selection Criteria:

  • MA or PhD degree in English Literature, Linguistics or Applied Linguistics;
  • Preference to candidates with a TESOL certificate and who have classroom experience teaching and organizing EFL/ESL classes.
  • Applicants must have teaching or relative work experience of at least 2 years (part-time)
  • Must be native speakers of English

If you are interested in these positions, please send your CV, Personal Statement and copy of TESOL/TEFL certificate (if applicable) to karen.wang@manchester.ac.uk no later than 31 March 2017 clearly stating which positions you are applying for.