teach English in Jinan

Explore Jinan

Jinan is the capital, as well as one of the largest cities in the Shandong Province of Eastern China. The area in which the present city is located has been inhabited for more than 4000 years and has played an important role in the region's history.

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Teach English in Jinan
Teach English in Jinan
Teach English in Jinan

Spring City

The city of Jinan has a very rich historical and cultural background. Many of the greatest minds in China’s long history hailed from Jinan, including Zou Yan (who developed the concepts of Yin-Yang and the Five Elements) as well as Confucius (the great philosopher who established his influential teachings and values into Confucianism).

The present city of Jinan has evolved into a major modern national administrative, economic, and transportation hub. However, it is a city that maintains a strong connection to its long and significant past. As such, Jinan combines the best aspects of traditionalism and innovation: on the one hand, it is increasingly modernizing, with many large skyscrapers dominating the cityscape; on the other, it promotes its historical influence by encouraging people the world around the visit its famous cultural sites.

Why Jinan?

The city of Jinan was the historical center of Buddhist culture for the entire Shandong Province, with many such sites commonly located in the Licheng County to the south-east of the city center. Mount Tai (one of China’s five sacred mountains and an important site for religious ceremonies) is located south of Jinan.

For anyone (EF teachers in particular) looking to visit Jinan, the people are very friendly, the food is extremely delicious and the cost of living is quite low. A definite recommendation for an ideal place to explore.

Jinan is often referred to as the “City of Springs” because of its large number of natural artesian springs (72 to be exact). The most popular of these springs is referred to as the Baotu Spring Park.

Jinan is known for its own cuisine, referred to as the Jinan style of the Shandong cuisine, one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China.

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