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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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Teach EFL in China (3)Expand
Date posted:2014-08-21 | Writer: EF English First Harbin School | Email: email@example.com
EF English First Harbin was established in 2010 and currently has one centre with around 700 students. Due to our continued expansion we are looking to add a TEFL certified teacher to our team of 10 foreign teachers. Our centre caters mainly to Young Learners but also has some adult classes and one to one tutoring. Applicants should be comfortable teaching all ages and levels. Situated in north eastern China, Harbin is close to Russia, Korea and Inner Mongolia and is an ideal place to be based to explore this fascinating part of the world. Harbin itself has a lot to offer, not least the beautiful Russian architectural influence that adds to the attraction of the city. Harbin is developing very quickly, but there are still many places to go which are irresistibly Chinese. Qualifications: ... Read more
Opportunities For EFL Teachers in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2014-07-17 | Writer: Shane English School, Yuxi | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane English School Yuxi was established in 2008 and has been growing ever since, now having over 550 students. We have openings in Yuxi for EFL teachers who are available for an October start. Our organization was established in Shanghai in 2000 and currently has 22 schools in China, teaching over 5,000 students and employing hundreds of academic and non-academic staff. We expect our teachers to be well trained and motivated and in return we offer excellent rates of pay and ongoing personal development and assistance. On arrival all teachers will undergo an initial week long Young Learners Training Course followed by ongoing observation and feedback. At SESC we provide our own course materials and books, working to a set syllabus and course guide. This enables us to offer ... Read more
University in China Needs EFL TeachersExpand
Date posted:2014-06-12 | Writer: Findworkabroad | Email: email@example.com
A university in Guangzhou is looking for an EFL teacher to join their professional team in September. The teaching location is in the University town, Panyu District. The school is looking for English native level speakers with BA, TEFL, and related teaching experience. Female teachers preferred. The school is looking for a teacher who is holding a working visa now, and the school will renew the work visa. The school owns two campuses, the teaching location is in the new campus in University Town, Panyu district. A well furnished apartment will be offered, but the apartment is in the Guangzhou Downtown. You can catch the school bus to the campus, about a one hour journey. The salary is 8000rmb or more per month. The working schedule is 17 classes per week, 40 min per class. No office hou... Read more
Immediate Job Openings for EFL Teachers in China (2)Expand
Date posted:2014-06-02 | Writer: International Academic Alliance | Email: HR@iaaprograms.com
We're on a tight deadline to recruit for 7 EFL/ TESOL teacher openings at various partnered high schools in China. Contracts are from August 15, 2014- July 15, 2015. We cover airfare, insurance and housing. Salary commensurable with experience but the average is at around $2,200 per month. Teachers will teach Academic English at elite Chinese high schools under IAA’s Academic English Program (AEP). The AEP is an international education collaboration between IAA and the State University of New York New Paltz. You will work with a select group of competitive Chinese high school students motivated to experience an American high school curriculum, learn in the American K-12 format, and gain skills needed for American universities. This is an ideal opportunity to utilize your existi... Read more
Great EFL Job in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2014-05-26 | Writer: Disney English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No one speaks the language of children better than Disney, and nothing captures their imaginations more than a great story. An opportunity to use your TEFL qualification with Disney English allows you to make a difference in the lives of children, all while receiving ongoing professional development and gaining valuable experience within The Walt Disney Company. Disney English combines the art of Disney storytelling, breakthrough language learning methodology and innovative technology to inspire learners’ passion for English. Since the opening of our flagship Center in Shanghai in 2008, Disney English has been sharing the gift of English with thousands of children across China. By providing an award-winning academic curriculum and engaging children with their favorite Disney stories,... Read more
University TEFL Job in China (2)Expand
Date posted:2014-04-28 | Writer: Chongqing University | Email: email@example.com
The School of Foreign Languages and Culture, Chongqing University, is inviting applications for full time ESL instructors to begin September 2014. Chongqing University is ranked 28th out of 2,236 university and colleges in China, and is highly ranked in the Built Environment, Engineering, Technology, and Business disciplines.Chongqing University, in Shapingba, is the fourth largest university in China. At present, Chongqing University runs 28 colleges, plus the Graduate School, the City College of Science and Technology, the College of Continuing Education, the College of Networking Education. The University now has a total enrollment of 50,000 students, together with 5,400 faculty and staff members, among which about 2,700 are full-time teachers.Position: &nbs... Read more
Regular TEFL Jobs in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2014-04-09 | Writer: Findworkabroad | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Findworkabroad has regular opportunities all over China for TEFL graduates. Our recruitment service is completely free to applicants, who benefit from our contact with over 600 employers across the country. We are one of few recruitment companies in China offering you a direct contract with the employer. This means higher salary, fewer communication issues and a far more enjoyable, memorable experience. Here is one example of our many current openings, and we look forward to receiving your CV/ resume and cover letter at the email address given on the job heading. Enjoyable teaching opportunities in top high Schools in Putian, Sanming, Longyan and Fuan cities of Fujian Province is available for native level English teachers to start at the end of August, 2014. The salary is 8000RMB ... Read more
TEFL job teaching children in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2014-03-14 | Writer: Falcon ESL China | Email: email@example.com
We have one TEFL vacancy for teaching children in a language center located in the coastal city of Quanzhou, in the Fujian province. Benefits RMB 5000-8000per month, free apartment, Visa, Employment Permit, Residence Permit ,25 hours teaching and office hours per week. How to apply If you are interested in the above mentioned position, please email the following documents to the address given on the job heading: CV/recent photo, scan of passport, degree (if you have one) and TEFL certificate. ... Read more
Teach English to Young Learners in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2014-03-04 | Writer: Falcon ESL China | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is one TEFL vacancy in a nice language center of Chongqing City. The job involves teaching young learners for a slary of RMB 8000per month, housing allowance, together with Visa, Employment Permit, Residence Permit ,20 teaching hours and office hours per week. How to apply: If you are interested in the above mentioned position, please email the following documents to the address given on the job heading: CV/recent photo, scan of passport, degree (if you have one) and TEFL certificate. Read more
Teach Adults EFL in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2014-01-30 | Writer: Falcon ESL China | Email: email@example.com
We have one TEFL vacancy teaching adults in a private training school of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, (close to Shanghai). Benefits include a salary of RMB 7,000-8,500 per month for a workload of 25 teaching hours plus 15 office hours per week, free apartment, together with Visa, Employment and Residence Permits. This is a modern environment with low living costs! How to apply: If you are interested in the above mentioned position, please email the following documents to the address given on the job heading: CV/recent photo, scan of passport, degree (if you have one) and TEFL certificate. Read more