Please note that starting from Sept. 1st, 2019, the National Program will operate in line with the University Program. The salary and benefits of each individual position will be solely decided by each participating school. For any salary and benefit discussion, please speak directly with the school staff in the second round interview. ISAC ensures teachers under the National Program have the following benefits. Any additional benefits will be specified in each position post.



Teachers in the national program can get

  • Flight allowance to cover your trip to and from China
  • Medical insurance for foreign language teachers
  • Free accommodation or housing allowance
  • Canteen meal card pre-loaded with money (amount varies on each school)
  • Paid vacation, either for the summer vacation or the winter vacation



Accommodation is arranged at a school-owned/rented house/apartment/studio-type room specifically designated for teachers. It is within walking distance to campus. (Note that in some rare cases, your accommodation will be out of walking distance in which you will need to take a bus from and to work. If so, you will be given a monthly bus/metro pass card for your work day commute)

  1. Basic facilities include: a bed, a table and chairs, a wardrobe, a electric stove, a refrigerator, a washing machine, a microwave oven, and a TV set.
  2. Utilities is partially covered with a reimbursement limit, the cost over that limit will be paid by teacher
  3. Maintenance/Cleanning fees are not covered and are the responsibility of the teacher.
  4. Due to variations in housing costs in different regions of China, the size and location of the supplied housing can vary from school to school.
  5. If housing is unavailable, a monthly rent allowance of RMB 1,000 will be provided by your school, in lieu of free housing.


2019 China Public Holiday Calendar

Holiday Name 2019 Date 2019 Holiday
New Year's Day Jan. 1 Jan. 1 2019
Chinese New Year Feb. 5 Feb. 4 - 10
Qingming Festival Apr. 5 Apr. 5 - 7
Labour Day May 1 May 1 - 4
Dragon Boat Festival Jun. 7 Jun. 7 - 9
Mid-Autumn Day Sep. 13 Sep. 13 - 15
National Day Oct. 1 Oct. 1 - 7


2020 China Public Holiday Calendar

Holiday Name 2020 Date 2020 Holiday
New Year's Day Jan. 1 Jan. 1 2020
Chinese New Year Jan. 25 Jan. 24 - 30
Qingming Festival Apr. 4 Apr. 4 - 6
Labour Day May 1 May 1 - 3
Dragon Boat Festival Jun. 25 Jun. 25 - 27
Mid-Autumn Day Oct. 1 Oct. 1
National Day Oct. 1 Oct. 1 - 7

* The 2020 Mid-Autumn Day collides with the National Day, the holidy schedule will be release later of the year