Bayannur Aston English School was established in 2016 and it aiming to expand in its second year. We have 110 students and the student numbers are increasing all the time, it is really exciting time for a foreign teacher in the city due to the recruitment, promotion, marketing and growth of the school. The school is located on the fourth floor of Fortune Plaza, one of the bustling areas in the city. The building is equipped with an elevator which is convenient for parents, teachers, and students to reach the school. There is a large supermarket close to the school where you can also buy western food and drinks. There are also various small restaurants, shops, and an ATM near the school.
Visitors to the school are welcomed by our friendly front desk staff into a spacious and beautiful reception area. The school has 5 classrooms, a manager’s office, teachers’ open plan office, an interview room, and a computer lab. There is a well-equipped playground area, which is popular among our younger students during break times. All the classrooms are equipped with state of the art electronic whiteboards and laptops which are useful for listening exercises, songs, videos, and PPTs. We care about the safety of our learners, so the school is equipped with CCTV cameras, fire extinguishers and soft floor covering in the classrooms to make sure the students’ safety.
Currently, there are 4 Chinese teachers, 2 front desk staff and one foreign teacher. Friday evenings we offer two English corners, one for our young students and one for older students. At Bayannur Aston English, we strive to provide the best possible environment for our teachers so that they can deliver quality English education to our students.
Bayannur City is situated in the western region of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, neighboring Outer Mongolia to the north. Within Inner Mongolia, it borders the steel city of Baotou on the grasslands to the east, the coal capital, Wuhai to the west of the city and to the south it is separated from Ordos by the Yellow River. The Yinshan Mountains zigzags through the central region of Bayannur.The total population of Bayannur is around 1,800,000, while the cities urban zone, Linhe District, has 620,300 inhabitants.
It is easy reachable by road, rail, and air. BayannurTianjitai Airport is located in the town of Tianjitai, 33 kilometers from the city center with direct flights to Beijing, Hohhot, Dalian and Xian. Baotou-Lanzhou Railway runs through Bayannur. Linhe train station is just a ten-minute drive by taxi from the school and your apartment.
Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia is about 4 hours by train from Bayannur. From Hohhot, you can go to all the major cities in China by airplane & rail. There are even direct trains and flights from Hohhot to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Ulan Bator, the capital city of Mongolia.
Attractions:Bayannur roughly translates as rich lake in Mongolian. This ancient and fascinating land gave birth to twenty-nine ethnic minorities who lived there harmoniously and created a brilliant civilization combining farming with nomadism. For natural scenery lovers, Wuliangsuhai Lake is a wetland ecological tourist zone and a home to a wide variety of birds. Alaben Grassland, Ulashan (Wulashan) National Forest ParkandViction International Golf Resort are perfect place to experience the beauty of Bayannur. Desert landscape, the Yellow River, and Ulan Buh (Wulanbuhe) Desert are also the enchanting aspect of Bayannur. Additionally, visitors can get to the boundary area in Mongolia to experience the strong Mongolian flavours.
You can walk from your apartment to most places around the city center or take a taxi (6 yuan to most places). There are many shopping malls and markets, where you can find fashion clothes, shoes, electronics, and brands. Bayannur has excellent air quality, no pollution, and is a clean city with beautiful trees, lakes, and parks. It is also regarded as one of the safest cities in China.
Food& Products:The city is close to the Gobi Desert, but with Yellow River flowing through the district, it has an abundance of water. Located in Hetao Plain, Bayannur is the largest agricultural hub in Inner Mongolia. Fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables are available all year round and it is a common sight to see the local farmers selling their products in the Bayannur streets. The watermelons, grapes, and sunflower seeds are rated as some of the best in China. Special local products include: Hetao cantaloupe melons, sunflower seed, apple shaped pears, water melons, medlars and cashmere.
You can find many traditional Chinese and Mongolian dishes in Bayannur. Small noodle, hot pot, dumplings, and barbecue restaurants are everywhere and you can enjoy a delicious meal and a beer for as little as 15 Yuan. There are also many 3-5 stars restaurants. The traditional Mongolian milk tea is exceptionally good. For the brave hearted there is the traditional Hetaorice wine (Bi Jiu). Meat, especially lamb and beef are the most popular in Mongolian restaurants. There are Western food places like KFC, Pizza Hut and UBC Coffee.
Entertainment:Living costs is low and you can have a great life here and save some money at the same time! It is a unique city, so if you love something different, laid back atmosphere, a trip into the desert,a ride on a camel, watching the sunset over the Yellow River,clean air, blue skies, ancient cities, and beautiful nature, then Bayannur welcomes you with open arms!
I have worked for more than 10 years in China and the apartment provided by Aston English School in Bayannur is the best I have ever had. Although it is on the 6th floor (exercise is good for you), it is spacious and very cosy. The living room is big with 2 sofas, TV, coffee table and 2 armchairs. It is a two-bedroom apartment with built-in closets, equipped with everything you need (washing machine, utensils, fridge, microwave, kettle, bedding, etc. There is a gas stove in the kitchen if you like cooking and central heating in all the room for the cold winters.
It is in the heart of the city and close to the school (10-minute walk). There are many shops, beauty salons, restaurants, pharmacies, fruit stores, a bakery, ATM, and a park within 10-minutes’ walk. The internet and WIFI speed is great and you can stream any live sport or other events you want to watch. There is a nice supermarket downstairs where you can buy everything you need for daily life (open till 11pm). The great thing about the apartment is that here is literally no noise after 10 in the evening, so you can always have a peaceful night! The bathroom and toilet are separate, so it is convenient if you need to share accommodation.
The apartment is about 40 minutes’ drive by taxi to the airport and only 10 minutes’ drive to the train station and Victory Plaza. Welcome to Bayannur Aston English School where you can be part of hardworking small team, passionate for teaching English.