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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 Harbin, China (2)Expand
Date posted:2007-03-13 | Writer: Harbin Golden Bridge Foreign Language School | Email: email@example.com
Golden Bridge Foreign Language School in Harbin is seeking native English speaking teachers for full time contracts, teaching 120 hours per month. Benefits include free accommodation and refund of flight ticket. Harbin is a modern city with a long history. It's the eighth largest city in China, well located for people wishing to travel to other parts of China. Read more
Teach English in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2007-03-06 | Writer: Chatteris Educational Foundation | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chatteris Educational Foundation is small, personal and a friendly non-profit organisation aiming to improve the standard of English in Hong Kong schools. Graduate English Language Tutor positions are available from September 2007 for a 9 month contract. You will need to be a recent graduate; native English speaker or have native-level English competence; a keen interest in working with children or teenagers; outgoing personality; culturally open and interested in a TESL career. Read more
Employment teaching English in China!Expand
Date posted:2007-03-01 | Writer: ESL Jobmatch | Email: email@example.com
If you’ve ever been interested in teaching English in China, then please visit www.esljobmatch.com for some great positions. Contact us directly or visit our homepage to apply online or for daily job updates. Our openings change everyday. Read more
Employment teaching EFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2007-02-21 | Writer: HK Education Provider Company Ltd | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a few openings in our kindergarten schools in Hong Kong for qualified TEFL Teachers. Benefits include the options of a 5 month or 18 month contract, contribution towards airfare and free accommodation with club house, swimming pool and gym.
TEFL in China - GuangdongExpand
Date posted:2007-02-05 | Writer: Foshan Wiseboro Educational Training Centre | Email: email@example.com
Foshan Wiseboro Educational Training Centre requires native English speaking teachers to teach students from kindergarten up to high school age. The organisation is located in Foshan City in the Guangdong province of China. Foshan is a famous cultural city with a long history. Benefits include a one year contract and a private suite in rent-free fully furnished accommodation. Read more
TEFL in China (Beijing)Expand
Date posted:2007-01-31 | Writer: Daniel Hammett | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bejing Normal University is looking for graduates who want to gain practical work experience teaching in China. Benefits include a return air ticket, fully furnished accommodation, a good monthly salary, a work permit and the opportunity to gain first hand experience of the culture and lifestyle of one of the largest and most diverse countries on the planet. Read more
TEFL in Ulaanbaatar, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2007-01-23 | Writer: Santis | Email: email@example.com
Santis is Mongolia's premier English language school offering an extensive range of professional courses for students. We serve both the local and International communities with their ESL requirements and are currently seeking dedicated professionals to teach at our new school in Ulaanbaatar, recently opened in January 2007. Benefits include fully furnished housing within walking distance to work. Applications from recent graduates are welcome. Read more
TEFL in Dongying City, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2007-01-10 | Writer: American ESL Centre | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have several teaching positions in the coastal city of Dongying that require an immediate start. Situated close to extremely-popular and beautiful city of Qingdao, Dongying provides a great stepping stone to some of the most picturesque areas of coastal China! Teaching hours are approximately 18 classes a week and benefits include reimbursement of airfare at the end of the contract. Read more
TEFL in Fuzhou, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2007-01-08 | Writer: York School of Foreign Languages | Email: email@example.com
York School is a foreign managed English training centre which prides itself on the high quality of tuition we provide to our learners. The School is on the lakeside of Xihu park in the centre of Fuzhou, capital of Fujian Province. We employ between 10 and 15 foreign teachers from around the globe and are looking to add 3 intelligent, open and innovative teachers to our existing crew. Benefits include a furnished apartment and medical insurance. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach EFL in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-12-13 | Writer: Aston English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for teachers around China for the Spring terms starting in March. Contracts run from 6 months to a year or longer on request. The position is teaching, though we're also recruiting for management openings for the right candidates. We also have some immediate openings in various cities. Most vacancies are for the teaching of young children. Some adult classes exist as well as classes for IELTS & Toefl.