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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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Full-time TEFL Positions in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2016-05-30 | Writer: Shenyang Sunrise | Email: Maggie_sunrise@sina.com
At Shenyang Sunrise, we are passionate about connecting Chinese students with qualified EFL teachers to help them get the best journey of English. Sunrise has helped hundreds of TEFL qualified teachers get jobs, and are currently seeking full time teachers for our partners across China. Locations: Guangzhou, Shanghai, Kunshan Work hours: 25 teaching hours and 15 office hours Students’ age: 6-15 Salary and benefits: 11,000-19,000 RMB per month 7,000 RM airfare reimbursements Weekends off Health insurance Work visa provided TO APPLY: We need a full package of your documents when you apply for this job. If you are interested, please send the following documents to the email address given on the job heading: - Updated CV (with valid cell phone number, e-mail address and... Read more
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Date posted:2016-05-24 | Writer: CIEO | Email: HRenglish@cieo.com.cn
Come teach EFL in China with the Canadian International Education Organization! We’re a Canadian school with several kindergartens and training centers looking for teachers in Guangzhou. With over 130 other foreign teachers, you can be sure to get constant support both on the job and in getting around the city. Also, we dedicate our time to making sure you are suitably trained and feel comfortable inside the classroom. Locations: Guangdong province, Guangzhou city, Foshan City, Zhognshan City, Dongguan City Work hours: Max 25 teaching hours and 5-10 office hours per week Number of students per class: Training Center--15 Kindergarten--20-30 Student age: Training Center--4-16 Kindergarten--3-6 Start date: August, 2016 PAY AND... Read more
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Date posted:2016-05-19 | Writer: Enke Education | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enke Education International Culture Exchange Center is a human resources company in Beijing dedicated to deliver high quality verbal English teachers to organizations and schools in China. Our center works as a link between schools and teachers. Since 2005, Enke International Exchange Center has successfully assisted over 1,000 TEFL qualified teachers in their search for opportunities in 38 public and private schools around China. We provide high quality candidates for schools. To attract more applicants, most ordinary schools would like to cooperate with us in order to choose suitable foreign EFL teachers. Therefore each year over 100 schools recruit over 200 teachers with our cooperation. WHY CHOOSE US: 1. We have schools all over China in big cities, small cities or towns. 2. Free f... Read more
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Date posted:2016-05-10 | Writer: My ESL Teacher | Email: email@example.com
At My ESL Teacher, we are passionate about connecting students from around the world with qualified and caring EFL teachers to help them on their English journeys. This is an exciting opportunity to teach in China for one of the largest and most reputable schools! Don’t risk working with untrustworthy agents and schools who all too often break their promises. Already over a thousand native level English teachers have worked for our schools in the south of China. We are one of the highest rated English teaching companies in China and we work hard to maintain our reputation. Locations: Guangdong province, Guangzhou city, Foshan City, Zhognshan City, Dongguan City Work hours: Max 25 teaching hours and 5-10 office hours per week (Monday – Friday schedule) Number of students per ... Read more
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Date posted:2016-05-04 | Writer: Happy Goal Kids English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Goal Kids English is an established Early Childhood Education Training center under Web Education Group. Aimed at helping early learners acquire English, We are currently seeking full time EFL teachers for our new schools opening in the greater Shanghai area. You will be part of a team of committed teachers who can add value to the school in many ways. WE OFFER: · Competitive salary 14760 RMB per month · Transportation Allowance 1000RMB per month after 6 months employment · Performance based monthly and quarterly bonuses · Flight reimbursement 6000 RMB at contract end · &nb... Read more
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Date posted:2016-04-28 | Writer: Marco Polo Project | Email: Fei.email@example.com
The world famous traveler Marco Polo described Hangzhou as the world’s most beautiful and gorgeous city. He was right --Hangzhou is indeed a unique city. With two thousand years of history, it’s full of traditional Chinese culture and surrounded by amazingly beautiful natural scenery. Only 50 minutes away from Shanghai by high speed train, Hangzhou is one of the most suitable cities for TEFL qualified teachers living and traveling in China -- don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience life with a Chinese family. You should definitely come and see Hangzhou for yourself. Now, the Marco Polo Project culture exchange program has paved a new passage to China for TEFL graduates that is faster, safer and cheaper! It aims at recruiting young people (age between 18-29) to vi... Read more
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Date posted:2016-04-25 | Writer: Beijing Hyde's Commerce Co., Ltd | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hyde Beijing has regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers under the age of 45 who would like to teach in China. REQUIREMENTS: • Nationality should be from native English speaking countries, which include United Kingdom, America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland, etc. • Couples accepted, must be a native level English speaker • Interviews conducted by Skype • TESOL or TEFL preferred. The more hours the better, which has to be real classroom hours • All teachers need a Bachelor Degree, (equivalent or above). TERMS AND BENEFITS: • The teacher will pay for their flights and this will be reimbursed after the sign of the contract and the engagement of the work, and the reimbursement will be taken several months after the sign of the contr... Read more
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Date posted:2016-04-18 | Writer: Ric Richardson | Email: ChinaRic1@yahoo.com
My name is Ric Richardson. I am from the US and I have lived in China since 2004. Having taught at many schools especially in Qingdao, I have gotten to know them and the teaching situation here, most of which is very good, but one always needs to be careful. The biggest problem is communications and that is where I come in to help EFL teachers. I will connect teachers with schools and may be called on by the teacher anytime during the initial process and while under contract. I am not a typical headhunter as I am only working with schools I am familiar with. It is my desire to place teachers in good situations and have a good source of TEFL qualified teachers to meet our upcoming needs. For immediate placement in beautiful Weihai City of Shandong Province, China, we have a newly refurbish... Read more
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Date posted:2016-04-12 | Writer: Glowing Education Consulting | Email: email@example.com
Since the economy is under recession, have you thought about starting a new adventure using a TEFL qualification? To experience a totally different lifestyle might sound like a wonderful option to you. Are you interested in China, a mysterious and ancient nation? Here is an opportunity for you to unveil the mystery of China WITH PAY: Teaching Abroad in China. It is one of the best ways to actually know the life, custom and culture of a new nation. Less working hours, less stress, less living expense, paid accommodation, relatively high salary (negotiable, depending on experience and conditions), new adventure, do all these tags sound attractive to you? REQUIREMENTS: • Native level English speaker • Bachelor Degree is mandatory • Over one year working experience in any fi... Read more
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Date posted:2016-04-12 | Writer: Language Link | Email: Matthewyihai@languagelink.com.cn
Language Link was established in London in 1975 and is an international provider of English Language courses in twenty different countries, with over 100 affiliated offices and schools worldwide. Our motto is “Teaching Excellence,” and our aim is to provide quality English training, using experienced professional native English speaking teachers, with a focus on spoken fluency. In September 2016 we will have TEFL positions available in Beijing: an English language training center, a primary school, a middle school and a kindergarten. We are looking for dedicated EFL teachers who want to work in China's capital. JOB DESCRIPTION: • 10 to 12 month contract • Teaching hours: Up to a maximum 30 Academic Hours (AH) per week (1 AH = 40 minutes) • Normally over... Read more