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The huge Chinese nation is very motivated to learn English. For decades, there has been a flow of native speakers from the West teaching at private and public schools and academic institutions around the country. The growing middle and upper classes in China aspire to send their children for private English instruction to expand their career opportunities. As a result, many teaching opportunities are available in China, and the options are usually generous. In many cases, teachers receive free airfare, a good salary, and benefits. Wages are best in the big international cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai) where there are scores of English schools, but there are other cities and large towns in different climates, each with unique cuisines and cultures, offering plenty of jobs.

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Zuhai, Shanghai & Beijing, China
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.

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.
Teach English in Shanghai, China Website:

Choose from 300 locations across 60 cities in China. Full Salary — Free Flights
Join our community of over 2,000 diverse, inspiring teachers all across China. Your skills are needed to help grow and shape EF English First for current / future generations of students to learn, grow and enjoy. Teach adults, kids or online at one of our 300+ schools. 

Programs highlights: Upfront paid flights available; full benefit package (including health insurance); full support from application to arrival; sponsored accreditations; multiple career tracks (in education and beyond); small class sizes; job-rotation program; weekly sponsored social events; free Chinese lessons

Apply and speak with one of our recruiters today.
Teaching in China Contact: EF English First, China, 1F Jiu An Plaza, 258 Tongren Road, Shanghai, 200040.
Tel.: +86 (21) 6039 5868.

Latest & Greatest ESL Jobs in China
High paying teaching positions at professional schools across China, based on your preferences for location, student age and school type. With over a decade of experience, we offer a free service connecting you with hand-picked private and public schools with cutting edge teaching resources and a friendly, supportive team.

We also offer fully accredited TEFL courses for people looking to get certified to teach abroad.
Teaching children in China Contact: Annie — Recruitment Consultant at Gold Star TEFL Recruitment Visit Gold Star TEFL website!

Amity Foundation
Teachers 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.

Teach English Abroad 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.

Colorado China Council
Teach English in China at China Universities
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 pay 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.

Footprints Recruiting
Teaching English in China
Teaching in China — and elsewhere in Asia — with Footprints is a rewarding experience. We have been connecting native English speakers with schools in Asia since 2001 and have sent over 10,000 people on life-changing journeys overseas. The majority of our teaching jobs are in China and Korea, but we also work with Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and other locations in Asia. We make your move abroad easier by helping you at every step of the application and visa process — so apply today!

Paid Teaching 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 approximately $26,000 a year. Summer positions also available for 4 weeks and $800.
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.

Greenheart Travel
Get Paid to Teach Kids in China
Greenheart Travel offers a paid teaching place with a language school in China, with placements in Fuzhou. There is flight reimbursement, free housing in apartments, a 1-year contract, with start dates year round.

Marshall University’s Appalachians Abroad Teach in China Program
Paid 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 bachelor’s degree. Job placement, work permit, international airfare, housing, health insurance, domestic travel stipend, and paid vacation provided. Salary varies depending on qualifications.

New Life ESL
Teach English in China with an Expat-run Recruiting Agency
New Life ESL is the only American expat-run 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!

Reach To Teach Recruiting
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 the world.

Vantage TEFL Certification
Guaranteed Paid Teaching Job in China
In Vantage’s TEFL Silk Road program, they offer a guaranteed job in China through their partner institute that has 90+ schools in 17 cities.
The TEFL Silk Road starts in Bangkok where you’ll complete their 120-hour TEFL course. You’ll get a special discount of US$500 off your Vantage TEFL tuition, their biggest discount. You’ll also receive a signing bonus of US$860.
Upon graduation and the procurement of a visa, you’ll travel to southern China where you’ll begin a 1-year contract. You'll be teaching young kids in small classes of 2 to 6 students.
Once in China, you’ll earn over $2,550 per month, which has nearly three times the local purchasing power that it would have in the U.S.
Additionally, most of the Chinese cities are Tier Two cities which are about 25% cheaper to live in the Tier One cities like Beijing and Shanghai.

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