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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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TEFL in China (Ulaanbaatar)Expand
Date posted:2006-08-14 | Writer: Santis | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Native ESL teachers wanted immediately by Mongolia's most prestigious ESL School. We are currently seeking dedicated professionals qualified to teach adults and children. Established in 1999, located in Ulaanbaatar, SES is a joint venture company affiliated with the the Santis Corporation in Washington DC. Benefits include competitive salary and fully furnished housing within walking distance to work. Read more
TEFL in Changsha, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-08-10 | Writer: Changsha Foreign Languages School | Email: ZZarnow@gpsmatch.com
Teachers required for 10 month contracts starting at the end of August. Workload is 18 40 minute classes a week. Benefits include furnished accommodation, paid holidays and a substantial contribution to air fares. Read more
TEFL in Zaozhuang City, China.Expand
Date posted:2006-08-08 | Writer: Jumping Won | Email: email@example.com
Zaozhuang University, located in southern Shandong Province, is a multidisciplinary state university providing general education and professional training to more than 10,000 students. We are looking for ESL teachers and offer an attractive benefits package including reimbursement of air fares, rent free accommodation and free Chinese lessons.
TEFL in China (Changchun)Expand
Date posted:2006-07-26 | Writer: Da Qiao Foreign Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daqiao is the biggest privately owned foreign language school in North-eastern China and is currently looking for an additional English Teacher. The school has over 50 branch schools spread throughout small villages, regional centres and the biggest city Changchun (the capital of Jilin province). Attractive benefits package, including one-way airfare and accommodation. Read more
Employment teaching EFL in Ulaanbaatar, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-07-24 | Writer: Santis | Email: email@example.com
Native ESL teachers wanted by Mongolia's most prestigious ESL School, located in Ulaanbaatar. We are currently seeking dedicated professionals qualified to teach adults and children, who are available to start work in September. Benefits include competitive salary and fully furnished housing within walking distance to work.
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach EFL in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-07-20 | Writer: ABC Foreign Language Training School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC Foreign Language Training School was established in 1992. It currently has ten branches in Harbin, Shanghai, Beijing and Ninbo. In May the company established new centers in Guangzhou and Chengdu. In the next 3-5 year we plan to establish branches in 13-15 big cites in China, such as Wenzhou, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Hongkong. We are now recruiting native speaking English teachers for full time contracts. Read more
TEFL in Xiaoshan, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-07-11 | Writer: English First Xiaoshan | Email: email@example.com
Whether you are just starting out as an EFL teacher, or have accumulated a great deal of experience in this field, English First is a sound choice for your next step. English First Xiaoshan is a thriving centre. It has a great team and prides itself on the ratio of contracts resigned. We are very interested in recruiting creative, dynamic, professional applicants who would like to join our family of 8+ teachers for the year. Read more
TEFL in Qinhuangdao City, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-06-27 | Writer: firstname.lastname@example.org | Email: email@example.com
Three teachers needed in a coastal city in north China's Hebei Province--no teaching experience required! The college is in Qinhuangdao City in Hebei Province, where the east end of the Great Wall starts and home to one of the best known coastal resorts in China. Competitive salary, housing and airfare assistance. Read more
TEFL in China - KorlaExpand
Date posted:2006-06-21 | Writer: Ba Zhou Education Bureau Tarim Petroleum Branch | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 teahers are required to start this fall in Korla, China, a small, exotic city between the desert and a sea-like lake. The offers an attractive salary, free, private and fully-furnished accomodation (including computer on broad-band internet, telephone, TV, refridgerator, air-conditioner, microwave, hot water, washing machine, cooking utensils), a round-trip international air ticket, covered expenses for a work visa and residence permit, paid public holidays, a Read more
TEFL in Liaoning, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-06-06 | Writer: Plymouth College of Further Education | Email: email@example.com
Plymouth College of Further Education has two vacancies for native-speaking English teachers at its vibrant partner high school in Anshan, Liaoning, north-east China. The successful applicants will teach 16-18year olds who aspire to future success in IELTs examinations. The friendly high school is a key institution ranked second best out of 250 high schools in the city. Read more