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Q: Why so many foreign teachers are not willing to teach in Mianyang?Just because it is not a big city?

I  know Mianyang is not a big city. I know that the salary in Mianyang is lower than other cities like Chengdu/Shanghai/ Beijing, but the cost of living in Mianyang is lower than Chengdu..... The cost of living has a direct connection with the salary. Mianyang is a beautiful and peaceful city. It is also the second biggest city in Sichuan province. Mianyang needs foreign teachers who teach English, too.  I can not understand.

 

Hester

7 years 14 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Other cities

 
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If the people are friendly and the air is cool..........i would definitely go there.....BUT...........I quit teaching for a long time

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Well, speaking only for myself:  I lived for four years in a smaller city, Guilin, in Guagnxi Province. After a while, I was really bored bored BORED to tears there and hungered for a bigger, more cosmopolitan city. So, I moved to Beijing.  

Not everyone wants "beautiful and peaceful".

Thats just my side.

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If I was teacher - I'll probably look for this kind of city Smile

But everybody have own priorities...

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Well, you have brought the city to my attention, and it seems it sounds just  perfect  for me, so I will checking it out for jobs !! Thanks !! 

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I think the main reason is the location of Mianyang. Most expats choose to live in cities close to the East coast. I lived in a small city that was only 6-7 hours from Shanghai and there were very few expats.

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I have been to Mianyang, and it's really a comfortable city, and the air seems  just sweet  after all the pollution in Chengdu. But all Sichuan cities offer low salaries, and yes, there is nothing to do, if you are not a fan of sipping tea in local tea-houses or playing majong.

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i am in mianyang and really enjoying it

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