The city of Jining is a city of Shandong Province with a population of around 2 million people. Jining is a modern and vibrant city offering foreigners the real Chinese experience as the city only has but a few foreigners. The Metropolitan area is rapidly growing with lots of skyscrapers, parks and malls while the surrounding area offers cultural landscape including Confucian temple, Buddhist temples and fabulous scenery.
Jining is the hometown of Confucius and the state of ceremonies. Jining still has various specialties.
If you work at Aston English Jining School you will be able to visit Beijing, Xian, Qingdao and the sacred Tai
mountain all on your days off, through a short and cheap train journey.
Based in the heart of the city, the school has over 660 students and 12 teachers. A bustling school with a great
environment, each class contains an Interactive white board and teaches all ages from 4 year olds to 50 year olds. It
continues to be a great success story in Jining with a strong name for itself. The school is close to shopping centers
and the best restaurants in the city.
Throughout the year we hold various parties at our school, this is an opportunity to have more fun with the children and less of a focus on teaching English, we will often have fancy dress, play games, sing songs, give out gifts and have competitions. All to give the children an experience of western culture and the festivals we most commonly celebrate.
Every year we hold a Christmas and Halloween party, but we may hold one-off parties such as Mother’s day party,
Thanksgiving Day party, etc.
Cost of Living
For the more frugal minded, you will be pleased to know the cost of living in Jining is incredibly low compared to
other parts of the country, especially when compared to other cities in China Fresh produce is cheap to buy from street markets and if you’d rather eat at a restaurant than cook at home, there are restaurants all over the city which are very reasonably priced.
There are several bars and pubs in the city and many dance clubs. Jining has several 24 hour restaurants in the city and one of the best parts of the summer is the street restaurants all over the city. People set up barbeque pits along the
streets and you can sit and eat and drink late into the evening.
Recently, several new shopping malls have opened in Jining which have excellent supermarkets and other western stores, and several others. If you want a truly unique experience, there are also several street markets in the city.
There are two train stations near the city and the tickets are easy to buy, reasonably priced, and the trains are very comfortable. You can take the fast train for a speedy journey, or you can travel by sleeper train for a more relaxed trip.
And, if you would rather fly to far away destinations, 40 minutes outside of the city is Qufu International Airport.
Each apartment is shared between two or three teachers and has a shared living room, kitchen, balcony, internet,
a TV, phone, water dispenser, heating and showers; some apartments have en-suite bathrooms although this
cannot be guaranteed.
All of the apartments are inside large apartment complexes which have guards on all the entrances ensuring that each complex is a safe place to live. Restaurants, supermarkets and convenience stores are all extremely close and are open around the clock.
Lastly, the school has a dedicated logistics department, if your apartment ever needs anything; they are just a
phone call away and try to solve all problems as fast as they can.
For detail instruction, you can check in the Jining Aston Contract Sample.