Teaching English in Xi’an
- Have Obtained a Bachelor Degree
- Passport Holders Of United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand Or South Africa
- The Ability To Obtain A Clear Background Check
- Teaching Experience Is Preferred But Not Required
Why Teach English in Xi’an?
Xi’an is often cited as one of the most beautiful cities in China. It’s a place that you’ll find very welcoming no matter where you come from. Plus, it’s traditional in style, which means you get to experience the “Chinese style” while teaching in Xi’an, that other metropolitan cities couldn’t provide.
Called Chang’an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world.
If you are a unique-experience seeker and would like to start a memorable cultural journey, teaching English in Xi’an is for you!
Life in Xi’an
Facts About Xi’an: Basic Stats
- Population: 8.5 million
- Public Transportation: 6 passenger railway stations (Xi’an North railway station is one of the 8 major stations in the country), 1 international airport (that continues growing routes all over southeast Asia), 2 subway lines (more to open), hundreds of bus routes & cheap taxis
- Language: Mandarin, local dialects
- Climate: temperate climate
- Expats: growing community
- Nightlife: A wide range of bars and clubs to choose from
- Food: one of the most diverse restaurant scenes in China
Living in Xi’an: Cost of Living
- A regular meal in a restaurant: 8 RMB – 15 RMB
- Fruits for a week: 50 RMB
- Dine out with friends: 50 RMB
- Public transport (bus or train): 1 RMB – 5 RMB
- Taxi: 9 RMB for the first 3 miles and then 1.2 RMB for any extra mile
- Movie ticket: 25 RMB
- Drinking outside: 50 RMB (BYO is around 4 RMB per bottle of beer)
Data from Numbeo.
Things to Do in Xi’an
Check out the Terracotta Warriors
These life-size warrior statues are one of China’s most renowned sites. You absolutely must see them, but in order to really feel the weight of this impressive display, you should do it backwards so that the largest warehouse is what you see at the end instead of what you start off with.
Food in Xi’an
Every Chinese city has dishes that it is known for and Xi’an is no exception to that. It’s a place known for its cold noodles and in the Muslim Quarter, you’ll truly get the best tastes of it. You should also try roujiamo, a traditional Uygur dish of marinated lamb or beef that is stuffed inside a fresh-baked bun.
The Muslim Quarter is a great place to see
You wouldn’t think there was such a large influence of Muslim culture in China until you visit Xi’an. You can see ancient architecture and buy unique trinkets here. Tourists flock to this area, but locals do as well in order to get some of the best street food in the city.
Keep busy on the City Wall
Xi’an is often cited by foreigners as being an incredibly walk-able city. That being said, comfortable shoes are a must here. But on the ancient City Wall, which was built by the Ming Dynasty, you can never tire of exploring on foot or while riding a bike. One word of caution though – it’s really big so don’t plan on seeing the whole thing at once.
Teaching English in Xi’an
A brand-new journey starts from here!