Monday, April 6, 2009

Teaching English in China?

I don't know how many of you are graduating next month, or who might be interested in this, but here is a notice that crossed my desk over the weekend from sources of mine in Texas:

"April 5, 2009

My name is Mark Bolding and I, along with my wife, Zhu Yan, founded CNET in 2005. CNET (China Needs English Teachers) works directly with the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE) in Nanjing, China to recruit English teachers for all levels of educational settings. We charge no fees for this service and are not a for-profit recruiting agency. This is our fourth year recruiting for the JPDE and we have had great success the previous three years. I have contacted your department in previous years.

Zhu Yan and I are former teachers from the Jiangsu region who currently live in Houston, TX. Yan and I own and operate a gift store in Houston. We have assisted in recruiting since coming to Houston four years ago as a favor to friends in China who work within the JPDE. We are attempting to secure the best possible teachers for one or two semester teaching engagements. For this reason, we recruit each year solely by contacting English and Education Departments at four year institutions in the United States. If you have graduating seniors who might be interested, please refer them to our website at

Because our recruits will work directly for the Department of Education, there is very little chance of a contractual misunderstanding and, should a problem arise, it will be addressed and remedied quickly. We find that our recruits enjoy their time in China. We have formalized our relationships with some schools to send graduate or undergraduate student groups annually to our summer program or for one or two semester positions. We are always happy to serve as intermediaries in a dialogue between a college or university and the Jiangsu Department of Education.


Mark Bolding

8450 Cambridge, #2167
Houston, TX 77054

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