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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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Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-05-17 | Writer: Wan Cheng International Education Center | Email: email@example.com
Well established educational centre is looking for qualified English teachers willing to commit to a minimum of 4 months for various locations throughout China. Benefits include accommodation, reimbursement of airfare and basic Mandarin lessons. Read more
TEFL in China - TianjinExpand
Date posted:2006-05-15 | Writer: New Bridge English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Well established school in Tianjin is looking for a qualified English teacher to teach
students of all ages ranging from age 5 to 65. The contract is for a full year, teaching around 80 hours per month. Tianjin is the 2008 Olympic Site for soccer and is located just 2 hours drive
TEFL in Jilin City, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-04-20 | Writer: Jilin City No. 1 High School | Email: email@example.com
Our school has just moved into a new site, in the southwest of the city, covering an area of 280,000 square meters for 6,000 students. It's designed as a garden-style campus, cradled in a lovely landscape with lawns, green trees, flowers, sculptures and fountains. All the staff and students warmly welcome foreign teachers to our school. Benefits include food and transport allowance, together with paid holidays. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2006-04-10 | Writer: KOREAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Korean International School is located along Hong Kong's famous habour front. We offer first-rate instruction from Reception/Kindergarten to grade 12, using the British National Curriculum as our core, with adaptations for an Asian relevance. We are currently seeking qualified and motivated teachers for full-time contract work beginning in September. For full-time posts, we offer a competitive salary which includes medical / dental coverage, annual leave, airfare, and gratuity upon Read more
TEFL in Shenzhen, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2006-03-07 | Writer: Global Educational Volunteers Union | Email: email@example.com
Two Native English speaking English teachers required to start immediately teaching classes of teenagers for a maximum of 25 hours a week. Benefits include annual flight allowance, furnished private accommodation with utilities, on-going academic support and professional development opportunities. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach EFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2006-01-24 | Writer: HK Education Provider Company | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for 5 Native English Teachers for our Kindergarten Schools in Hong Kong. We represent over 30 schools and have a few openings from February 2006 to Aug 2007. Benefits include free accommodation, five weeks paid holidays and return air-ticket to home land or next destination. Read more
TEFL in China - LiaoningExpand
Date posted:2006-01-10 | Writer: American ALIFA Sushan Language Center | Email: email@example.com
American ALIFA Sushan Language Center is a private English language center located in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, a large city to the Northeast of Beijing and better known as the former capital of the Manchurian Empire (the last Empire). We are looking to increase our team of ten native ESL teachers teaching in four language centers throughout Shenyang. Most of our students are ages 6 to 16 with occassional adult or kindergarten classes. Read more
Enthusiastic teacher wanted to teach TEFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2005-11-30 | Writer: Way Ahead Educaiton Consultancy Co.Ltd | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Way Ahead Educaiton Consultancy Co.Ltd is seeking qualified ESL teachers to join our team. Teaching positions are available at many of our cooperating schools in HongKong. Benefits include paid holidays and return air ticket. Read more
TEFL in China - XiaoshanExpand
Date posted:2005-11-24 | Writer: English First Xiaoshan, Hangzhou | Email: email@example.com
Would you consider working in a dynamic company, with good personal development, located in a modern city that is merely a stones throw to down town Hangzhou, Shanghai and Ningbo? We are very interested in recruiting creative, dynamic, professional applicants who would like to join our family of 8+ teachers for the year. Benefits include work permit, visa, health insurance and bonus scheme. Read more
Employment teaching TEFL in Ulaanbaatar, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2005-11-03 | Writer: Santis Educational Services | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for an English teacher for our Educational Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Benefits include a fully furnished & equipped apartment, overtime, 10 days annual leave and contact completion bonus. Read more