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TEFL Jobs in China
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If you are looking for a guaranteed TEFL job, China is as close as you can get to it. In fact, China’s market is as hot as you will find anywhere in the world and that is unlikely to change in the coming years. When it comes to China, it is less about finding a job and more about finding the right job to suit your individual tastes and needs.
About TEFL Jobs in China
ITTT recommends Reach To Teach Recruiting for teaching positions in China. They work with private schools, international schools, pre-schools, adult language centers, and public schools from Beijing to Shanghai to Shenzhen and everywhere in between. Reach To Teach is a very well respected recruitment agency for positions all over Asia and the largest provider of jobs in China. To learn more about teaching in China have a look at their Teach in China page, or have a look at their current openings on their Job Board.
TEFL positions in China can be roughly divided into three main categories: private language schools, public schools and universities.
Universities and public schools generally pay a little less than private institutes with salaries ranging from 6,000 to 8,000 RMB per month. On top of that, you will generally receive a subsidy of around 1,000 to 1,500 RMB towards your accommodation in return for around 15 hours of in-class teaching every week. Students in these environments tend to be very motivated and you will also receive considerably more time off in comparison to the private sector. Universities also tend to be more consistent with pay and offering assistance with visas and other paperwork.
In a private language school you are likely to earn around 8,000 to 9,000 RMB per month. Here you can expect to work longer hours and have fewer holidays than in the public sector, however, you should still receive a subsidy for your accommodation.
Whichever type of employment you find yourself in, you should have no problem earning enough to live a comfortable lifestyle. Most positions will also include a monthly pay rise of around 1,000 RMB if you extend your yearly contract, while reimbursements for flights home are also commonly included in a contract. It is also worth noting that salaries in the major cities of Beijing and Shanghai can be as much as double the figures mentioned above due to the higher cost of living.
Noteworthy Advice on TEFL Jobs in China
First and foremost, be sure that the school you are signing a contract with has a good reputation. Talk to the school’s current teachers and ask to be put in contact with them during your interview. Red flags should go up if this request is not granted. The school should be willing to put the terms of your employment in a contract and answer all the questions you have about the conditions you will be working in. Do not accept vague answers. Look for specific information that can be quantified and/or qualified.
Be sure to ask about class sizes, hours of work, details about salary, housing, paperwork and any other important information you will need in order to make an informed decision. This is not a complete list of things to ask, but it provides you with a base with which to work upon.
The Beijing U.S. Embassy has a very good document on their website with more detailed guidelines (Beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/teaching.html" target="_blank">http://Beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/teaching.html).
Securing a TEFL Job in China
There are many ways to find jobs in China. If it makes you feel better to find a job before you arrive, you can often use a recruiting firm to secure a TEFL Job. If you use this option make sure that you have a contract from the actual school and have thoroughly researched both the recruiting agency and the school itself.
The demand for teachers is so high that you often only need to be a native speaker to secure a position. However, if you intend to find a good quality job, you will need certification such as that from TEFL International. If you have no experience, nor qualifications and you are considering teaching for longer than the very short term, you really should look into getting the TEFL/TESOL certificate from TEFL International. This will increase your earning potential and give you the necessary teaching skills to perform your job effectively.TEFL Courses in Beijing
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Immediate Opportunities in China For TEFL Qualified TeachersExpand
Date posted:2017-08-01 | Writer: Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange | Email: email@example.com
The Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE) is an institutional unit of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE) with immediate opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. Teach in top-rated Primary, Middle and High Schools in Jiangsu Province.Position Information:1) Locations: NANJING, the capital city of Jiangsu Province with rich historical heritage and educational development; WUXI (a city with fast economic growth in Jiangsu Province, 1 hour from Shanghai by fast-speed train);and OTHER CITIES like Rugao, Huaiyin, etc.2) Teach in top-rated Primary, Middle and High Schools in local areas3) Students’ Age: 7-12 (primary school)；13-15 (junior high school)；16-18 (senior high school)4) ESL-related and subject curriculum and teaching mater... Read more
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Date posted:2017-07-27 | Writer: Likeshuo (Meten Online） | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
METEN ENGLISH was established in Chongqing in 2006 with the sole purpose of offering the English language to English learners. Since then Meten English has expanded to 80 centers in 19 cities throughout China, including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Foshan, Beijing, Suzhou, Xiamen, Chengdu, Chongqing and Wuhan. We currently employ over 2,000 teaching and administrative employees including 350 Foreign English teachers and 400 local Chinese English teachers. Meten English has successfully taught more than 60, 000 students since 2006. If you are a Native level EFL teacher with a good internet connection, we have opportunities for you to teach from home. Meten English’s curriculum is unique and extremely effective for Chinese students striving to raise their English Le... Read more
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Date posted:2017-07-11 | Writer: China UK Development Limited | Email: email@example.com
China UK Development Limited (CUDL) is inviting native level English speakers to teach English in China. This programme aims to improve Chinese students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. In addition, teachers will be expected to develop students’ confidence and interest in their studies. At present, we are looking to recruit EFL teachers for placements in Hunan, China, beginning September 2017. This programme promises to be a comprehensive international teaching experience, where teachers will have the opportunity to live in a country with an extensive history and fascinating culture. Additional benefits include a generous wage, working visa, health insurance, free accommodation (including utilities), and an airfare reimbursement. Position Informa... Read more
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Date posted:2017-05-31 | Writer: Suzhou Tadpole English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tadpole English has specialized in providing English training to Chinese Kids since 2008 and has immediate opportunities for EFL teachers. Currently we have 2 training centers located in Suzhou and Kunshan, and will be opening a third one very soon. It has great reputation among students and parents with its professional teaching and services. Job Description: 1. Teaching Common core courses in our center from K to G9 2. Providing a certain level of public speaking training 3. Cooperate with Chinese staff to provide student academic assessments 4. Research and Development Projects DETAILS: Initially, summer camp English Teacher needed in Suzhou & Kunshan. Working location: Suzhou & Kunshan (1.5 hours driving from Shanghai), China Working Period: 1July-31July Workin... Read more
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Date posted:2017-04-12 | Writer: Vinston International English | Email: email@example.com
Vinston International English boasts 7 English training schools in Changsha, Hunan, China and has occasional opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. With 26 foreign teachers from all over the English-speaking world, we pride ourselves in creating a professional and fun environment for both teachers and students alike. WE OFFER: Salaries of between RMB 11,000 – RMB 15,000 per month (depending on experience and hours), flight reimbursements, airport pick-ups, medical insurance, paid vacation, signing bonuses, great working environments and constant support during the visa application process. WE REQUIRE: Teachers with a sense of adventure from native English-speaking countries (USA, UK, RSA, CA, AU, NZ) that have a degree from a national university, and a minimum of 120 hours TE... Read more
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Date posted:2017-02-21 | Writer: Meten Online VIP English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meten English has regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers who would like to work from home. We were established in 2006 with the sole purpose of offering the English language to language learners. The first center opened in Chongqing back in 2006. Since then Meten English has expanded to 80 centers in 19 cities throughout China, including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Foshan, Beijing, Suzhou, Xiamen, Chengdu, Chongqing and Wuhan. The company currently employs over 2000 teaching and administrative employees including 350 Foreign English teachers and 400 local Chinese English teachers. Meten English has successfully taught more than 60, 000 students since 2006. Our R&D center is one of the only few Chinese owned English education companies in China to be registered... Read more
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Date posted:2017-02-16 | Writer: Kkandoo English | Email: email@example.com
Kkandoo English are looking for energetic EFL teachers for positions teaching English to children in Beijing. Small classes, 25 hours teaching time (plus some admin time), help in finding extra one on one tuition if wanted. These are relaxed, informal positions in a young environment. Are you prepared to try new things? Do you really want to teach? Are you prepared to embrace a new culture and can you “roll with the punches”? Are you up for a challenge? – Life teaching in China can be a lot of fun. Children seeing their first westerner maybe will be excited and inquisitive – but also challenging! If you answered yes to these questions and are ready to move quickly we can have you teaching in Beijing in the very near future. Please contact us at the email a... Read more
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Date posted:2016-12-01 | Writer: GreatChina International Education | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the rapid economic development of China, the demand for Chinese students desire to learn English has increased as well as the desire for TEFL qualified foreigners to travel, explore and work in China. In 2012, GreatChina International Education launched a new program called True China Cultural Exchange, which aims to provide a platform for all international professionals to experience this fast-growing country firsthand while adding valuable experience to TEFL graduates’ resumes. Incorporated in the U.S., GreatChina International Education was founded in 1996. We’re dedicated to providing global education, cultural and exchange study experience to Chinese students and also to helping foreigners maximize their working experience in China. We have regular opportunit... Read more
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Date posted:2016-11-22 | Writer: Rockies English Education | Email: email@example.com
Rockies English Education is a subsidiary of Rockies Education Management and Consultation Company founded in 2001 by Canadian teachers. We are licensed by the Chinese government State Council to recruit foreign teachers for the purpose of work in China and have regular opportunities for TEFL graduates. Over the last 15 years, we have operated schools in different locations throughout China, spanning from Heilongjiang province to the north, to Guangdong province in the south. The locations that we recruit for are either directly owned or partnered schools that use the Rockies designated curriculum. Our vision is to set the highest quality English training standards for Chinese students. JOB DESCRIPTION: Rockies English Education is looking for out-going and qualified EFL teachers t... Read more
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Date posted:2016-11-13 | Writer: Scholastic | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholastic is one of the world's largest children’s book publishers and distributors with annual revenue of USD 2 billion and is a publicly listed company on NASDAQ. Our mission in China is to help Chinese children learn English in a fun and effective way. We have an immediate opportunity in Guangzhou for a TEFL trained teacher who enjoys teaching children. In China, we have created a chain of English tutorial centers with professional curriculum, small class sizes, and a highly interactive approach to teaching English that has proven to be very effective. Scholastic GZ ZJNT Center is the newest Scholastic English Center in Guangzhou City, China. We provide professional ESL courses for kids aging from 3-16 years old, helping them get proper English literacy skills and enhance th... Read more