Teach English in China: Top Resources, Programs and Jobs
"The Chinese nation
is huge and hungry for the English language. For over
two decades there has been a flow of native speakers
from the West to teach at schools and academic institutions
around the country. But the past few years have seen
a remarkable explosion in the number of private language
institutes and companies in emerging to teach in China,
something that would have been unthinkable just a few
years ago. The emerging middle class in China aspires
to send their children for private tuition just as in
the capitalist countries of Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.
So a great many teaching opportunities are opening up
in China and are being advertised abroad especially via
teaching jobs in China are not always stringent: a university
degree is often sufficient and teaching experience counts
for more than formal training. In many cases teachers
receive free airfare, a local salary, and perks. Wages
are best in the big cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai)
where there are scores of English schools. But many teachers
feel that the drawbacks of Chinese city life are so great
that they prefer to work in the provinces for less money.
The western provinces like Yunnan are more pleasant and
less money-mad than the east coast cities. Once you get
a job make sure the school sorts out the various permits
for which you are eligible. Ask for help in obtaining
a temporary residence so you can avoid the tedious and
expensive necessity of renewing your visa." —Susan
Griffith reports in Teaching
English In Asia.
The articles below offer
both advice from experienced experts and a variety of
useful in-depth first-hand accounts by English teachers
|Zuhai, Shanghai & Beijing,
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses
ITTT’s TESOL courses in China give you the opportunity
to earn an internationally recognized TESOL certificate
while studying in the world’s largest and most vibrant
nation. With centers located in Beijing, Shanghai
and Zhuhai, we offer a great choice of study locations
and access to local job markets. Our quality course
materials, excellent resources and dedicated trainers
will ensure that you are as prepared as you can be
for your first job teaching English as a foreign language.
available each month all year-round
Cost: Deposit: US$600. Balance: US$1090.
|Teach English and Travel China
We offer two unique Teach English programs in China. Choose from our Teach Intern & TEFL Training China Program or our Teach and Travel Year China in Yunnan Province. Whether you want to earn TEFL certification, earn a high-paying monthly salary or travel extensively throughout your time in China, we’ve got the right program for you! Placements, which last from 4.5 months to a full year, are located throughout China and include a monthly stipend and room and board.
start in July and August
Cost: $2,095 and up
Contact: InterExchange Working
Abroad, 100 Wall Street, Suite 301, New York,
Tel.: 212-924-0446; toll-free: 1-800-597-3675.
||Paid Teacher in China
This is a full time teaching position with a full salary and benefits. Depending on your experience and educational background, you can earn approx. US $1000-$2575 per month.
Host institutions provide assistance in finding comfortable accommodations. In some cases housing is provided or a stipend to cover living expenses.
China is an amazing place to teach English and to explore a culture that is really just opening its doors to the world! Getting paid to teach English in China is a rewarding experience that requires patience and open mindedness.
Depending on the school you may be given free accommodation and a flight allowance. You will receive full orientation and training before you start teaching.
Dates: 10 - 12 months. We can accept applicants
year round but schools are on holiday from January to February
and July to August. Plan for those "off" months when you're
planning your year in China.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.
Abroad in China with LanguageCorps
LanguageCorps TeachChina program provides
a comprehensive blend of training and orientation,
guaranteed job placement, and services to support
you while you Teach English in China, helping to ensure
that you have a secure, rewarding adventure.
The TeachChina Program begins with an intensive
TESOL training and Certification phase in Phnom
Penh, Cambodia. At the end of the four-week certification
phase you will travel to your destination city
to begin your guaranteed paid position teaching
English in China.
times a month, year round.
53 Whispering Way, Stow MA, 01775
Tel.: 978 562 2100
Teaching and Career Opportunities Available with
Aston English in China
Aston English is the flagship division of
The Aston Educational Group.
We have developed our own curriculum and syllabus.
Our focus is on speaking and listening to English
with teachers having full support with regard to textbooks.
They are given a teacher’s guide and textbooks for
each level that they are responsible for teaching.
Along with our students, the teachers are our priority.
We have spent much time and resources on teacher development
and foreign teacher support.
We understand the dynamics of working within a multicultural
environment and do our best to make your experience
in China enjoyable and extraordinary.
Date 1st September 2014. 6 or 12 month contracts available.
Contact: Aston English.
Gavin Parker, 435 Minzheng Street Shahekou District,
Teacher in China, TEFL (Foreign Trainer)
Set out on the journey of a lifetime while
enriching children’s lives with Disney English. Disney
English has grown across China since opening in 2008,
by shaping children’s love for learning with Disney’s
innovative, award-winning curriculum. Join this dynamic
team that provides and engages children the way children
learn – through stories, songs, characters and above
all - fun!
We’re looking for passionate, out-going, native-like
speaking English Language Teachers (Foreign Trainers).
In this unique opportunity you will discover a new
culture, inspire children to learn a new language
while growing and developing your own skills in ways
you never dreamed.
Become part of the Disney legacy… your journey awaits.
Walt Disney Company
Language Teacher in China, TEFL (Foreign Trainer)
Teach English Program
Christian organization that places native speaker
teachers in schools and colleges. The Teachers Program is
a project through which people from around the world are
recruited and sponsored by church agencies working in partnership
with Amity and sent to China to teach English, Japanese,
or German. A typical Amity placement is in a college which
prepares future middle school teachers, usually in a small
or medium-sized city. In these schools, Amity teachers most
often teach oral skills courses and/or writing, although
there is variation from school to school.
Work in China
Participants teach English at K-12 and higher
education institutions in Shanghai or Beijing, but placements
in other areas also available. Minimum requirements are
a bachelors degree. Job placement, work permit, international
airfare, housing, health insurance, domestic travel stipend,
and paid vacation provided. Salary varies depending on qualifications.
Teach English in China Program
Recruits native speakers of English to offer conversation
teaching for 3-12 months in different areas of China.
Contact: email@example.com, www.bucklandgroup.org
Teach English in China
CIEE Teach Abroad in China places individuals just like
you in paid semester or year English teaching jobs in elementary,
middle, high school, or university level positions in urban
or town locations in eastern China. Program benefits include
a paid teaching, in-country orientation, rent-free accommodations
for the duration of the teaching contract, airfare reimbursement
for year-long participants, travel and medical insurance,
and CIEE pre-departure and emergency support. Optional pre-departure
TEFL certification is available.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ciee.org/teach/china
Teach at Chinese Universities in China
Teach English, history, economics, etc. for 1 year in Chinese
universities. Minimum BA. All majors considered, Chinese
language not necessary. Placements in February and September.
Chinese schools provide salary (good by Chinese standards),
free housing, medical care, paid 3-4 week vacation. Fabulous
opportunity to teach, travel, and learn Chinese. Professionals
encouraged to apply, as well as couples.
Contact: 4556 Apple
Way, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-443-1108; www.asiacouncil.org
English Teaching Program in Shenzhen, China
The program begins with three-week intensive courses
in Beijing, in Chinese language (4 levels; the beginning
course requires no prior study of Chinese) and in Teaching
English as a Foreign Language (with supervised practice
classroom teaching), taught by American faculty at Beijing
University, China’s premier liberal arts university.
Housing at Beijing University is included, as are tours
of the Great Wall and in Beijing, and first-class train
ticket for group travel from Beijing to Shenzhen. The training
in Beijing is specifically geared to equip you with the
skills to be a successful teacher in Shenzhen. Your will
teach English speaking and listening, 12 hours per week,
Monday through Friday (15 classes, 45-minutes each), in
a Shenzhen junior/senior high school where you will be a
Contact: email@example.com, www.chinaprogram.org
EF English First
Teach English in China: Year-round Start Dates in Over 60 Cities
EF is looking to recruit qualified native English
teachers with at least one year classroom experience to
teach English to adults, teenagers or children in over 60
cities and 100 schools in China. We offer an excellent package
for teachers with at least 1 year experience and from native
English speaking country (great salary, legal working visa,
health insurance, flight allowance, accommodation assistance,
training, professional development, up to 3 weeks vacation,
Chinese lessons, and many more) and there are always opportunities
for development and promotion. Many EF teachers are promoted
within EF to new roles, such as Operations Managers, Recruiters,
and Product Development Managers.
Jobs Teaching English in China
Teaching jobs are available in big cities such as Beijing
and Shanghai and smaller towns throughout China via this
Teach at Language Schools in China
Greenheart Travel offers a paid teaching place with a language
school in China, with placements in Beijing, Xi'an, and
Shenzhen. There is flight reimbursement, housing allowance,
a 1-year contract, with start dates year round. Separate
homestay and volunteer programs teaching in China are offered
New Life ESL
Teach English in China
New Life ESL is the only American expat ran recruiting agency in China. For teachers, by teachers, we change lives on a daily basis and absolutely love what we do!
Being expats in China ourselves, we've all been in your shoes. The job search, getting a Visa, packing a suitcase, everything. We want to help you. We want to make this easier for you. Because while we help you with all of the more mundane elements, you'll be able to focus on the fun stuff. Like teaching and studying Mandarin!
Paid Internship Programs Teaching in China
Paid internship programs for college graduates, usually
teaching English, for one or two years in China, Hong Kong,
Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore,
Vietnam. Teachers may be responsible for transportation.
Salary very much country-dependent; housing and health insurance
arranged. Must interview and have orientation in Princeton.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, piaweb.princeton.edu
Reach To Teach Recruiting
Teaching Adventures Abroad — Matching Great Teachers
with Great Schools in China
Reach To Teach works with dozens of great schools throughout
China. We carefully screen all of our schools to ensure
that our teachers are going to be treated well and have
an incredible experience abroad. Our teachers enjoy our
ongoing support from when they first apply right up until
contract completion. Apply today and find out why Reach
To Teach comes highly recommended by ESL teachers around
Contact: 1606 80th Avenue, Algona,
Banciao, Io 50511 Taiwan; tel. 201-467-4612; email@example.com; reachtoteachrecruiting.com.
Shane English School
Teach English in China
Shane English operates 24 schools for teaching
English across China. The vast majority of the students
range in ages from 3 to 16. Teachers work 20-25 hours a
week with a well-developed curriculum and support.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.teachinginchina.com.cn
Volunteer Teaching in China
WorldTeach offers opportunities for volunteers to make a
meaningful contribution to international education by living
and teaching in developing countries. All programs include:
full-time in-country coordinator; intensive in-country orientation
including language and TESOL training; room and board with
host families/apartments. Requires: native level of English
fluency; BA or equivalent for year-long programs. Fee covers
program costs, including health insurance, airfare, housing,
teaching placement, and in-country support. WorldTeach China
gives volunteers the opportunity to teach English abroad to
middle and high schools around Hunan province. Volunteers
gain valuable TESOL/TEFL job experience and form lasting
bonds of friendship.