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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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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.
TEFL Vacancy in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2011-01-16 | Writer: Edcomasia Ltd | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a native speaker of English (USA, Australia, UK, Canada, or NZ), 23 - 45 yrs, with a minimum of a bachelor's degree (any field) and TEFL or TESOL certified with at least 1 year’s experience? We are offering a 1 year contract in Hangzhou with approximately 22 teaching hrs/wk, salary 6,000–6.500 RMB/month, housing, airfare reimbursed, health insurance, paid holidays, plus more. Read more
Regular Openings For TEFL Teachers in Yantai, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2010-12-02 | Writer: Best English Training | Email: email@example.com
Best English Training is “Yantai’s Leader for English Training.” We are a professional language-training center catering to students of all ages, abilities and needs, located 10 minutes walk from what many consider to be the nicest beach in China.. We are committed to offering enjoyable—but relevant—English courses tailored to the needs of our students. If you are a TEFL qualified teacher who is able to work on your own initiative or as part of a team you may be the person we are looking for. Benefits include an incentive scheme and paid holidays. Click on the heading for more details.
Position Teaching EFL in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2010-10-10 | Writer: Annie Zhao | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our school is located in the beautiful city of Luzhou, with the Yangtze and Tuojing Rivers running through it. Since it was founded in 1940 it's always been one of the best public key middle schools in Sichuan Province. In order to improve our students spoken English level, we’ve been hiring TEFL qualified foreign English teachers since 2000. Our students are in Senior Grade 1 and Senior Grade 2, and are about 15-17 years old. The focus of the work is in conversational English with a workload of about 21 hours per week from Monday to Friday. We are looking for teachers who are able to commit through to the end of June 2011. Read more
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Date posted:2010-09-26 | Writer: Victoria Foreign Language School | Email: email@example.com
Victoria Foreign Language School in Changchu, Jilin Province, is looking for TEFL qualified teachers to teach students of all ages and levels. Benefits include an attractive salary, free apartment, work visa & foreign expert's certificate, and free flight home. Applicants must be native English speakers and from a native English-speaking country. Read more
TEFL Job in Tianjin, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2010-08-03 | Writer: Yuming Education | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuming Education is based in Tianjin, one of China's largest cities and only about one hour away by train from Beijing. The school offers quality English education to both children and adults and has a great reputation both with students and our teachers. We have regular opportunities for TEFL qualified native English speaking teachers to join our strong team. Our teachers enjoy great pay that is always paid on time and deposited electronically to your bank account. We allow our teachers to use their own teaching methods or they may take advantage of ideas from our teacher workshops at the beginning of each semester. You may choose to be compensated hourly or you may opt for a fixed monthly salary that includes an apartment and a yearly bonus or return air ticket to your home country. Read more
Regular TEFL Vacancies in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2010-07-28 | Writer: N.E.T.S | Email: email@example.com
N.E.T.S. is dedicated to finding jobs teaching English in China for TEFL qualified native English speaking graduates, and supporting them through the whole experience. You are never alone. We will fully support you, from organising your visa and collecting you at the airport in China to ongoing teaching support. Typical benefits package includes an excellent salary, usually with free accomodation, utilities, flights, medical insurance and Chinese lessons (if you require them). Click on the heading for our current job listings. Read more
Opportunities Teaching English in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2010-07-12 | Writer: Web International English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web International English was established in 1998 and we have since gone on to establish more than 50 centers across China. Today, Web has become one of the biggest international English training centers in China. We have regular opportunities for Native English speaking TEFL qualified teachers. ESL Teachers at Web International English work 40 hours per week, including a total of 25 teaching hours. Classes are split into three main types: Private Classes (class size is limited to 4), Salon Classes (class size is 10) and Social Club. Lesson plans for Private Classes and Salon Classes are provided by the school. Benefits include pre-job training, good salary, 16 days paid holidays, flight allowance and substantial housing allowance.
EFL teachers needed all over China!Expand
Date posted:2010-06-06 | Writer: ESL-Dandelion PRC | Email: email@example.com
ESL-Dandelion PRC is an organization which provides a free service to native English teachers looking for work in China. Currently we have around 500 vacancies for EFL teachers in universities and language training institutions all over the country. With so many opportunities we can help meet your specific requirements with regards to school's location, salary expectation, student ages and other issues. General benefits include supply of documentation to enable you to apply for a working visa before entering China, together with confirmation of all details of the contract including free accommodation, work-load, salary, reimbursement of round-trip ticket, travel allowance and other benefits. Click on the job heading for more details including how to apply. Read more
Positions For EFL Teachers in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2010-05-04 | Writer: EF Recruitment | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EF English First, the world's largest private education organization, is looking for TEFL qualified, confident, native-speaking English teachers and Director of Studies (DOS) for positions in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, as well as 50 other cities in China. With over 100 schools across the country, there is sure to be the right fit and experience for you. Click on the heading for more details, including benefits package and how to apply. Read more