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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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Teaching English in Tianjin, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-05-07 | Writer: EF Tianjin | Email: jobs@GoldStarTeachers.com
Due to our continuous expansion, English First Tianjin is looking to enlarge our teaching team. We need full time TEFL qualified Young Learner English language teachers and full time Business English language teachers. You will be part of a team of committed teachers who can add value to the school in many ways. EF Tianjin stands as a proud and well established member of the global EF community. Our first school opened in 2001 and since then we’ve been growing rapidly. We now have 5 schools providing engaging and effective communicative English classes to students from 4 to 14 years old, as well as some adult and business English classes. Young Learner Jobs The main age group range from 7 to 14 years old, although classes are also offered to younger students and... Read more
Teach EFL in Hangzhou, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-04-16 | Writer: Zhejiang ESL Center | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Education Group in Hangzhou was founded in 1993 and has grown to a big-scaled educational institution with 6 campus, 79 classes, 3900 plus faculty members and students, and providing full-time courses and boarding. We are currently looking for passionate and interactive TEFL qualified teachers with a bachelor's degree for full-time positions teaching 20 45 minute classes a week between Monday and Friday. You will surely enjoy spending time with the students here since most of them can speak English fluently. We offer an excellent salary of between 10000 and 12000 RMB/Yuan depending on qualifications and experience. Other benefits include Free Legal Z Work Visa, generous medical insurance and comfortable accommodation. Hangzhou is a cosmopolitan city, with complete ... Read more
Regular Openings For EFL Teachers in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-03-29 | Writer: STL Hong Kong | Email: email@example.com
We are in need of TEFL qualified native English speakers to teach students from kindergarten to primary school age in China and Hong Kong. This is a great opportunity for you to get experience working abroad and travel around China. We offer a one year contract for 20-30 hours per week of duty, including office and lesson preparation work. Benefits include a starting salary of above RMB6000-8000 (after tax) for degree holders, and for non-degree holders below RMB6000-8000 (after tax), together with a free apartment, insurance benefits and reimbursement of airfare. For more information, and to apply, contact us at the e-mail address given on the job heading, attaching your detailed CV with photo, a scannned copy of your passport, TEFL certificate and, if applicable, degree.... Read more
Teach EFL in China (2)Expand
Date posted:2012-03-27 | Writer: Fei Fan English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re an energetic, motivating and outgoing person who loves children, then we want you!!! We are a private school looking for TEFL qualified native English speakers from the U.S.A., UK, New Zealand and Australia for full-time positions. Fei Fan English School is located in Fushun City, Liaoning Province in the Northeast part of China, about 45 minutes from Shenyang. We offer a salary starting at 4,000 - 7,000 RMB per month according to qualifications and teaching experience. A full time teacher will teach 20 - 25 hours per week. NO OFFICE HOURS!
a. Benefits Offered:
i. We will obtain a working Visa for you to work legally in China.
ii. Holiday: During Chinese legal holidays, school holidays, and Christmas holidays full-time teachers a... Read more
TEFL Position in Government School in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-03-01 | Writer: Beijing International Culture Exchange Center | Email: email@example.com
Beijing International Culture Exchange Center has an opening for a TEFL qualified teacher in Beijing. Salary will vary from 4000 to 6000RMB, with free furnished private accommodation and meals, depending on qualifications and experience. Workload is around 14 contact hours per week with no office hours or weekend work required. Experience is preferred but not required. We are particularly looking for healthy and energetic people with TEFL / TESOL certification. For more information, and to apply, contact Michelle at the address given on the job heading.
Beijing International Culture Exchange Center
TEFL Careers In ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-02-07 | Writer: EF English First Xi'an | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EF English First Xi'an has four centrally located schools and has a reputation as the best English Language Training company in the city. We currently have opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. Our schools are modern, well equipped and progressive and classes are based on EF's own syllabus and text books. We teach small classes of students, from children as young as 3 years old, all the way up to adults and corporate classes. Our student body is mostly Young Learners, so any applicant should expect to predominantly teach this age group.
In addition, we offer a continuous teacher development programme of training, observations and workshops. We employ around 40 foreign teachers across our four EF schools in Xi'an, which means that there's always someone on ha... Read more
TEFL Positions Throughout China (2)Expand
Date posted:2012-01-04 | Writer: americanenglish | Email: email@example.com
We have regular openings for TEFL qualified teachers in most major cities throughout China. Typically, applicants should be friendly and outgoing computer literate native English speakers with some previous experience of teaching. Below are 2 current vacancies:
Job Description: #1
1. Make himself/herself familiar OUR teaching philosophy and course curriculum (Situational Experimental learning);
2. Prepare lessons, make suggestions and help improve the existing curriculum when necessary; **All additional / supplemental material will be in electronic format and kept on the shared drive
3. Teach the assigned classes according to our class structure (The assigned classes include but not limited to): Academic class, Cultural class, Professional class, Vocab... Read more
TEFL Position in Nanjing, Jiangsu, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-01-02 | Writer: CED Pro | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn China English Development Program (CED Pro.) has two openings for TEFL qualified English teachers in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. Workload is 20 hours per week teaching oral English to K-12 level students. Benefits include airfare allowance and a private apartment.
Average Class scale: 8-10
Salary & Benefits
Salary: 5500-7000 RMB/Month
Private apartment provided
Native English speakers. UK,CAN,AUS
24 years old or above
Bachelor degree or higher
TEFL / TESOL / CELTA
For more positions please Email us your documents to the add... Read more
Positions For TEFL Certified Teachers in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-11-01 | Writer: Disney English | Email: email@example.com
Disney English is looking for exceptional TEFL qualified individuals to instruct children ages 2-12 at our Language Learning Centers throughout China. Candidates should demonstrate creativity and excitement to bring a unique personality to the Disney English classroom including talents in music, art, and performing arts. You must be able to commit to a minimum of a 12 month contract. Click on the job heading for more details. Read more
Immediate Opportunity For EFL Teachers in Guangzhou, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-10-05 | Writer: David Worldwide | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for native English speaking EFL teachers to start teaching adults and kindergarten students in downtown Guangzhou as soon as possible. We provide free induction training, all necessary teaching materials, class schedules, and a nurturing and positive working environment! We make the experience as convenient as possible for all our teachers! Benefits include a sensible salary plus bonus scheme, free food, insurance and paid holidays. Read more