Eric's ESL Agency
Most universities in China are being moved to suburbs nowadays. In most cases the ones I am in touch with are in very good locations, close to metro stops and such. Definitely not isolated. University teaching in China is more like teaching at a high school (with few exceptions) and you will be mostly teaching Oral English. Another positive thing about teaching at universities is that you won't be a (white) dancing monkey and you will generally have lots of freedom in the classroom. Since you will have a lot of free time, you can focus on learning, developing business, socializing, whatever.
Salary and benefits
• Free accommodation
• Flight reimbursement, usually 6-10k RMB per month
• Around 3 months of holidays, 1 or 2 months paid in most cases
• Other benefits like paid utilities, meal allowances, 2k RMB bonus per year in most cases
• Basic medical insurance
• Only 12-16 x 45 min (or 40 min) classes per week, NO office hours in most cases. Usually 1 English Corner per week. Primary schools usually require up to 20 classes, but the salary is higher
• At least a BA, an MA will bump your salary a bit
• TEFL or similar certificate in case you don't have 2 years of teaching experience
• Clean police background check
You will need to authenticate your degree and the background check before getting applying for the working visa
These requirements are not negotiable.