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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 Courses in Zhuhai
TEFL in Yantai, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2005-10-13 | Writer: LanguBridge Education Centre | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full time and part time English Teachers required in Yantai, (a beautiful coastal
city of Eastern China). This is China's famous fruit and wine country. Travel to and from the city is convenient and it's only 1 hours flight from Beijing or Seoul, Korea. Read more
Full time teacher required to teach TEFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2005-10-11 | Writer: Deborah English Kindergarten | Email: email@example.com
Deborah Kindergarten School is offering students that are undergraduates or wanting to obtain an internship to further enhance their teaching studies. We are also accepting Fresh Graduates. This position entails teaching English to Chinese and international children, participation in special activities and the care for children. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach EFL in Ulaanbaatar, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2005-09-26 | Writer: Santis Educational Centre | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Santis Educational Servises, in Ulaanbaatar is looking for dedicated professionals qualified to teach adults and children. Read more
TEFL in China (Liaoning)Expand
Date posted:2005-09-12 | Writer: New Hope Language School | Email: email@example.com
New Hope Language School is approved by the Ministry of Education, Liaoning Province and the Foreign Affairs Office, People’s Republic of China. We are looking for dynamic English teachers. Our school provides good accommodation, a good working environment, and one or two-year working visa. Read more
Job Teaching EFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2005-08-04 | Writer: Bee Bee Funland Education | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a Native English Teacher to teach in a primary school. Attractive salary and benefits, including accomodation. Read more
TEFL in China (Zhuhai)Expand
Date posted:2005-07-20 | Writer: American TPR English School | Email: email@example.com
American TPR English School, Zhuhai, China, the biggest English language school in Guangdong (Canton) province, China, founded in 1992, is looking to hire more teachers from August, 2005.
Attractive benefits package. Read more
Energetic Teacher Wanted to Teach TEFL in Ulaanbaatar, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2005-06-13 | Writer: Ulaanbaatar Elite International School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ulaanbaatar Elite International School needs qualified teachers to start in September 2005. Positions available for language and literature, social sciences, and sciene classes. Read more
Job Teaching TEFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2005-06-06 | Writer: HK Education Provider Company | Email: email@example.com
10 native English speakers are needed for kindergarten programs throughout Hong Kong. Competitive salary with many benefits. Teachers needed to start in September. Read more
TEFL in Wulanchu, ChinaExpand
Date posted:2005-04-26 | Writer: Jining No. Middle School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a middle school located in Wulancha City, Inner Mongolia, China. Now we need 3-5 overseas English teachers. The contract dates from August 2005. Benefits include accommodation and two months vacation with salary each year. Read more
Native English speaking teacher wanted to teach EFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2005-04-25 | Writer: Chatteris Educational Foundation | Email: email@example.com
ORGANISATION INFORMATION: The Chatteris Educational Foundation is a non-profit organisation aiming to improve the standard of English in Hong Kong schools, develop young leaders and promote global awareness. Chatteris works in partnership with schools to sponsor young people from around the world to experience a year of personal and professional development in Hong Kong. Read more