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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
TEFL Courses in Shanghai
TEFL Courses in Zhuhai
TEFL in Shijiazhuang, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2008-06-29 | Writer: Jingying Education Group | Email: email@example.com
We are seeking several Native TEFL teachers for Primary and college level who can start in September of 2008. We have been a famous school in Shijiazhuang city since being establishmed, thirteen years ago, and in the past thirteen years our school has been awarded many prizes. We offer a good local salary plus benefits such as free accommodation and medical cover. Read more
TEFL in Beijing, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2008-04-16 | Writer: Beijing Public School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A middle school in Beijing needs 4 TEFL (or equivalent) qualified teachers for 4 different subjects, including Oral English, starting in September 2008. Benefits include an attractive salary and reasonable working hours. Click on the heading for more details.
TEFL in China.Expand
Date posted:2008-03-24 | Writer: Mike Wu | Email: email@example.com
We have TEFL job openings starting throughout 2008 in the big cities of China: Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, ShengZhen, etc. If you are a TESOL /TEFL qualified native English speaking teacher and would like to teach English in universities, colleges, elementary schools or companies in China, please contact us.Benefits include a free furnished apartment and paid travel. These jobs will not only offer you great benefits, but also the chance to experience a 5,000 years old civilization and fast growing society. Read more
TEFL in Jining, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2008-03-18 | Writer: Inner mongoila middle school | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to teach in Jining city, Inner Mongolia, (near Hohohate). We are looking for 4 TEFL (or equivalent) qualified teachers to teach 18-20 periods a week in our model high school. The school covers 550 acres, has more than 10,000 students and 600 staff. Benefits include assistance with airfare, free furnished single accommodation and paid summer holidays. Read more
TEFL in Zhuhai, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2008-03-11 | Writer: Gateway Language Village | Email: email@example.com
Full time positions available teaching English to adults in a total immersion English environment. We offer a full time contract with a workload of 18 contact hours per week for which you will receive a basic salary of 5100 RMB a month. On top of this we pay a housing allowance and annual bonus.Hangzhou is located in the northern Zhejiang province, eastern China, at the southern end of the Grand Canal of China. Read more
TEFL in Yongkang, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2008-02-12 | Writer: Chinaivy Language Training Center | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinaivy Private School is looking for 1or 2 native English speakers with an outgoing personality and a sense of adventure to teach English for students and adults in YongKang City. We offer nice Pay. maximum 22 teaching periods per week (usually only 18 periods a week) and a small class size, (average 8 students).Yongkang is a small, clean, beautiful, friendly and prosperous city of about 200,000 people in the central Zhejiang province. Unlike Beijing or Shanghai which are already very western with high living costs, YongKang is more like the real China for you to explore. Read more
TEFL in Nanjing, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2008-01-29 | Writer: Nanjing Normal University | Email: SangXing888@163.com
Nanjing Normal University of Technology is located in Nanjing, the ancient capital of six dynasties in history. It is a key university of Jiangsu Province and one of the 211 Project institutions.The university provides programs in various areas such as liberal arts, history, philosophy, education, science, engineering, economics, law and public administration.We have 4 vacancies on campus for male or female teachers who are able to start in March or September. The workload is 14-22 hours per week teaching all English skills. Benefits include an attractive salary, free accommodation on campus, and contribution to airfare. Read more
TEFL in Shanghai, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2008-01-29 | Writer: Shanghai Foreign Language High School | Email: SangXing888@163.com
We are looking for teachers to teach English or French in Shanghai Foreign Language High School, which is affiliated to Shanghai Teachers University. Situated in Songjiang District, 45 minutes by bus to the downtown area of Shanghai, we are a full-time boarding school specializing in foreign language education as well as art and computer education. Now there are more than 2,000 students aged from 12 to 18 studying in 52 classes at different grade levels.Our school provides foreign teachers with monthly salary, free meals and free accommodation. Usually, a foreign teacher works 16 hours every week --- 40 minutes per lesson, including some outdoor English activities. Salary is 5000RMB for a basic 16 hours/week.
6000RMB for 20 hours / week. and if you teach more you will get mo... Read more
TEFL in China - ShanghaiExpand
Date posted:2008-01-15 | Writer: Katherine & King\\\'s College of London | Email: Katherine_king@kkcollegeuk.co.uk
Katherine & King's College of London is now recruiting full-time teaching staff for a one year contract on their Shanghai campus (China). Workload is 28 hours per week and benefits include a monthly salary of RMB 6000, free accommodation and return air ticket. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience of teaching IELTS. Read more
TEFL in Guangdong, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2007-07-16 | Writer: Yameijia Languages Centre | Email: email@example.com
Yameijia Languages Centre is seeking talented and outgoing TESOL qualified teachers to join us at our schools in Guangdong province this September. We also offer free private accommodation, up to two weeks paid vacation and a competitive airfare bonus (dependent upon length of contract). More importantly, we offer a trustworthy and stable work environment that gives you the peace of mind to focus on teaching during class time and having fun during the off hours. Read more