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TEFL Jobs in China
TEFL Courses in Zhuhai
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
TEFL Courses in Shanghai
TEFL Courses in Zhuhai
Teach Young Learners in South China.Expand
Date posted:2011-09-06 | Writer: Find Work Abroad | Email: email@example.com
Are you interested in teaching English in China for 1 year? You'll find it the most fantastic experience of your life! Find Work Abroad are offering the unique opportunity for TEFL qualified teachers to work with one of the best schools in the medium sized city of Foshan (5 million people population, on the Guangzhou metro, just 30 mins from Guangzhou city). We're looking for experienced or newly qualified candidates who love working with younger children from 2 - 6 years. Click on the job heading for more details.
EFL Teaching Jobs in Shanghai, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-08-22 | Writer: Shanghai Yulun Education Group | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
U-Learn has over 10 years experience in the Chinese Education Industry and has established itself as a well respected business in Shanghai. We are currently recruiting TEFL qualified teachers for some interesting teaching jobs at our partner schools. These include some of the top schools in Shanghai, possibly even in China itself, and includes two IB schools and one international school. Especially, we need the teachers for our Suzhou school immediately. You will be required to work 5 days a week, Monday to Friday with no more than 20 teaching hours per week in a supportive environment. Read more
TEFL Job in Yiwu, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-08-02 | Writer: EF English First | Email: jobs@GoldStarTeachers.com
EF English First, Yiwu is holding interviews for the position of English language teacher. Come and join our team of international teachers in a fantastic part of China and put your TEFL teaching skills to real use. If you want to work in a well-established school with cutting edge school design and technology then EF Yiwu is the place for you. Our school is part of the largest language training company in the world and as such we boast outstanding resources, computer assisted learning, great support and training and a very generous compensation package.
EFL Teachers Required in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-07-07 | Writer: Aston English School | Email: email@example.com
Aston English School has over 70 schools across China and has employed over 2,500 foreign teachers since it started in 1996. Beginning with one school in Dalian, Aston now has schools all over China. Students of all ages come to our schools to prepare for exams, study abroad, or for the fun of learning English. We are looking for TEFL qualified teachers to work in Xiangyang, Ordos or Zhengzhou as summer intensive teachers, as well as teachers who wish to start full time teaching from September. Click on the job heading for full details. Read more
Teach English in China (3)Expand
Date posted:2011-06-01 | Writer: Web International English(Shanghai) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web International English Language Training is one of China's most recognized and respected brands. Since its conception in 1998, Web has gone on to establish over 60 training centers throughout China and now stands at the forefront of the language training industry. We are currently seeking TEFL qualified teachers for full time positions in Shanghai teaching both adults and children. Read more
Jobs For TEFL Qualified Teachers in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-05-10 | Writer: Shane English School Yuxi | Email: email@example.com
Shane English School Yuxi is a new franchise of Shane English Schools China (S.E.S.C.). The school has openings for TEFL certified teachers to teach classes of 6 -16 students mainly between 4 and 16 years old for around 18 hours per week. Benefits include airfare, visa, health insurance, 22 days paid holidays and end of contract bonus. We offer a salary of 6850 – 7350 RMB per calendar month. Read more
Teach English in Hangzhou, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-04-13 | Writer: Furen Kidcastle | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Furen Kidcastle, specializes in teaching English to children aged between 3 and 12 years' old in classes of up to 20 students using our own series of teaching books and materials. It was established in 2003 in Hangzhou, a world famous tourist city where you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. We have regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. Click on the job heading for more details. Read more
TEFL Qualified Teachers Needed in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-04-13 | Writer: Optimum English | Email: email@example.com
Optimum English International Language School (Jinan Shangdong) was founded in 2001, We were English First Institute before 2009. Since 2005, we have been the committee of Outlook English & Talent Competition which is the biggest English competition authorized by CCTV. Optimum English International Language School is geared for students’ fast learning and usage of English as a Second Language. It also promotes a give-and-take relationship between the teacher and the students. As an international English institute, we are currently in need of TEFL qualified foreign English teachers. Click on the job heading for more details. Read more
TEFL Vacancies in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-03-14 | Writer: Aston English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aston English School has over 70 schools across China and has employed over 2500 foreign teachers since it started in 1996. Beginning with one school in Dalian, Aston now has schools all over China. Students of all ages come to our schools to prepare for exams, study abroad, or for the fun of learning English. We are looking for 3 TEFL qualified teachers for our Changchun Aston School who are able to start as soon as possible. Click on the job heading for full details.
Opportunities For TEFL Teachers in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-02-14 | Writer: EF English First | Email: email@example.com
EF – English First in Shanghai is looking for dynamic and student-oriented TEFL qualified individuals who are serious about helping develop students and impacting on their lives. It’s your choice – teach young learners, adults or apply for one of our DOS positions. As an EF English teacher you will use the latest electronic and online media in your classes. You'll lead face-to-face discussion classes, workshops and life club activities. Benefits include competitive salary, paid vacations and sponsored working visa.