Teaching English in China
Jobs and Articles
"The Chinese nation
is huge and hungry for the English language. For over
three 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.
Articles on Teaching English in China
||Teach English in China: Work and Live in
a Great Location
Nick and Dariece provide a guide to help
you find the right location in China for
you, be it big city or smaller town, to teach
English and live.
Practical Guide to Finding an English
Teaching Job in China
Dominic Woodman describes clearly and realistically
the steps involved in finding the major types
of jobs teaching English in China, the processes
involved, including a discussion of the what
is need to obtain a visa.
English and Living in Yangzhou, China
Nick and Dariece spent a memorable year of
complete immersion teaching English in China
to kindergarteners and living in Yangzhou,
and describe their experience. They also
managed to make lasting friends, create many
memories, and save quite a bit of money in
to Choose Your First Job Teaching English
in China by Dr. Gregory Mavrides
An expert view
and very practical advice for those who seek
to teach English in China for the first time.
the Right School in China by Eve Bergazyn
Where and in which schools should you teach English in China? Inside tips on options for the type of job to take and to whom you should talk.
English in China: Teachers Soon Become Students by
Practical advice for finding a job teaching English in China including warnings about possible pitfalls based upon actual work experience.
in China: No Shortage of
Jobs by Guy Bojesen-Trepka
An overview of the types of jobs, pay, and what you need to know about teaching.
Primer for Prospective Teachers of English in China:
A Diverse Market Awaits by Andrew Norman
English in China: How to Prepare, What to Expect by
You Really Need a Degree and Work Visa to Teach
English in China? by Gregory Mavrides, PhD
to Find the Perfect Job Teaching English in China by
Teaching in China: Choose Between a State-Run and
a Private School by Charlotte Turner
and Living in China: The Hidden and Unhidden Truths by
Teaching in China are Abundant by Adam Worcester
High Demand for English Teachers by Lydia Smith
English in Shanghai, China: Plentiful Jobs, Fascinating
Place by Kristin Glavitsch
University’s Go China Program by Dania
in Southern China by Rensina van den Heuvel
and Teaching in Hong Kong by Anna Maria Davis
English in Hong Kong
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Jobs Teaching English in China
|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.
||Dates: See website
Cost: $1,995 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.
|Teach, Travel, Learn and Earn with EF English First in China
EF English First is the industry leader in teaching English in China. Teach at one of our 205 Kids & Teens, Adult or Online schools in over 60 cities across China, meet people from all over the world and earn a competitive salary.
Program highlights include: Up front paid flight; full arrival support (including 2 weeks’ hotel accommodation); continual professional development; state of the art classroom technology; health insurance; free Chinese lessons.
Apply now to take advantage of this life changing opportunity.
Dates: Positions available year round
Cost: You will receive a monthly salary plus TEFL course sponsorship (if required)
Contact: EF English First, China, 1F Jiu An Plaza, 258 Tongren Road, Shanghai, 200040
Tel.: +86 (21) 6039 5868
|Teach English in China!
Good Teachers Union is looking for Entry Level Teachers to join their schools in China. These schools have centers in many cities including Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hefei, Xiamen, Changzhou, Anshan, Shenyang, and Chongqing.
The Role of Entry Level Teacher: Thirty to 40 hour work week depending on school and location. Some schools require work on Saturday and Sunday making your "weekend" Monday and Tuesday. Children's ages range from three to 12 years old. There are fewer than 20 students in a classroom.
Salary between USD1,500 and USD2,500 per month. After one-year contract, USD1,300 flight ticket bonus offered.
Contact: Good Teachers Union, Beijing Inn, Building 4C, Office 301, Chaoyangmen, Beijing 100010, China
Tel.: +86 010 5864 3193
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.
API — Get Paid to Teach and Tutor English in China
Want to spend a fun, exciting, and rewarding month this summer abroad? API offers an exciting and affordable opportunity for native English speakers to live, work, and travel in this fascinating country. Teach and tutor English language skills to students in private language academies, and public schools in Beijing, Chongqing, Yantai, and Dalian. You will teach English and lead camp activities for an average of 25-30 hours per week.
API — Teach Abroad in China (Short-term)
- Guaranteed position to teach English to Chinese primary or secondary school students or in language institutes
- Minimum 1 month, maximum 3-month commitment; extensions possible
- 15-20 hours/week teaching, organizing activities, preparing lessons, etc.
- Placements located throughout China, often in smaller cities rather than large cities
Contact: email@example.com, www.apistudyabroad.com/experiential-programs/teach/
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
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
Teach English in China
Many positions available across China, including in locations such as Shanghai and Beijing.
Visit: Teach English in China
Get Paid to 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
Visit: greenhearttravel.org/program/adult/teach/teach-in-china or send for more information via greenhearttravel.org.
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.