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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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Teaching English in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2013-02-21 | Writer: Hong Kong Young Artists Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hong Kong Young Artists Academy is based in Hong Kong. We have multiple teaching positions available for TEFL qualified teachers who have a passion in teaching, love children, and are interested in gaining work experience overseas. You will be responsible for providing a fun, engaging, and effective learning experience for children of all ages, mainly kindergarten students. Our vision is to help Chinese kids pick up English at a tender age as if it is their native language. You will have 44 work hours per week, including classroom instruction, lesson prep, training and meetings, with expectations to assist with activities outside of the classroom such as workshops, concerts and English parties. A curriculum has already been developed and you will have access to a wide variety of teaching r... Read more
TEFL Positions Throughout China (3)Expand
Date posted:2013-01-08 | Writer: Zhongjie Education International Co. Ltd | Email: email@example.com
Zhongjie Education International Co. Ltd., located in Beijing, China, is currently accepting applications for EFL Teachers to teach students aged from 12 to 17 years old in small to mid-size cities throughout China starting in February 2013. Our Universal English Intensive (UEI) Program is provided in cooperation with the Australian International Education Program Management Center (AIEP), and teaching on the UEI Program is an employment agreement directly contracted with Zhongjie Education International. The UEI Program is designed to be a win-win-win situation for our students, our EFL teachers and our global community. We emphasize the importance of native English speakers in our classrooms not only to teach English, but also to foster human-to-human relationships between those Chinese... Read more
Teaching English in China (2)Expand
Date posted:2012-12-09 | Writer: EF English First Xi’an | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EF English First Xi’an has four centrally located schools and has a reputation as the best English Language Training company in the city. We hire TEFL qualified English teachers year round, and with over 50 foreign teachers employed across our four EF schools in Xi’an, there’s always someone on hand to offer some teaching advice and support, or to go and grab a bite to eat with. Our schools are modern, well equipped and progressive and classes are based on EF’s own syllabus and text books. The majority of our classes are with young learners and in addition we have regular corporate, and both adult and young learner one-to-one courses. This variety of students gives our teachers a great opportunity to develop into well rounded, experienced professionals.&... Read more
Immediate Job Openings for EFL Teachers in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-11-07 | Writer: Find Work Abroad | Email: email@example.com
In the flourishing city of Hefei an excellent opportunity is available for TEFL graduautes to teach Adults and teenagers in a training center environment. The starting salary range is 6,000-8,000RMB with 3 months probation, as you will need to learn the ropes once you are enrolled. Accommodation is not provided. However, a housing allowance of 1,300RMB per month is provided, which is enough to rent a single apartment in the local area. The air ticket reimbursement (6,000RMB) will be offered on completion of a 1 year’s contract. The students are Teenagers and Adults; there may be the option of preference subject to availability at the time of interview. The classes are small, only 3-8 students in the classroom. You will be teaching just 25 teaching hours and no office hours required. ... Read more
TEFL Positions Available in Various Cities in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-10-02 | Writer: Aston English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aston English has over 70 schools across China and has employed over 2500 foreign teachers since it started in 1996. Beginning with one school in Dalian, Aston now has schools all over China with regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. We have developed a detailed curriculum for beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced students, which helps make lesson preparation easier.
Along with our students, you, the teachers are our priority. We have spent much time and resources on teacher development and foreign teacher support. We have central, territorial and regional offices overseeing all our franchisee and company schools. Most locations have foreign managers and a line of support to promote fairness and clear communication to break through cultural barriers and re... Read more
Jobs For TEFL Certified Teachers in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-09-20 | Writer: Jilin Yizhao Educational Exchanges Center | Email: email@example.com
Jilin Yizhao Educational Exchanges Center has immediate opportunities for TEFL certified teachers in Changchun City, Jilin province. We are registered by the Foreign Expert Bureau who grants us the legal right to recruit foreign teachers from all over the world. Currently we have almost 120 foreign teachers from different countries, and we have many schools from kindergarten up to university level in many areas of China. We offer an attractive benefits package and a workload of around 22 contact hours per week. Ideal candidates will have at least one year's teaching experience, although we do recruit newly qualified teachers on a lower salary (around 4500-5000Yuan). Contact us at the e-mail address given on the job heading for more information and to apply.... Read more
Regular TEFL Openings in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-08-15 | Writer: Shane English School China | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane English School China (SESC) has regular opportunities for TEFL certified teachers throughout China. SESC offers you the opportunity to experience the fascinating and wildly different culture of China first hand with the support and expertise of one of the largest EFL organizations in Asia. SESC was established in Shanghai in 2000 and has schools in a variety of locations. At present, SESC has in excess of 20,000 students in 22 different cities around China.
COURSES: SESC provides tailored courses for every age group varying in difficulty according to the students' needs.
RESOURCES: In addition to the texts, teacher's books, and necessary materials, (flashcards, realia) available for all courses taught, the Teachers’ Offices also provide... Read more
Job Teaching EFL in China (3)Expand
Date posted:2012-07-19 | Writer: Zhongjie Education International Co. Ltd | Email: email@example.com
Zhongjie Education International Co. Ltd., located in Beijing, China, is currently accepting applications for EFL Teachers to teach students aged from 12 to 17 years old in small to mid-size cities throughout China. Our Universal English Intensive (UEI) Program is provided in cooperation with the Australian International Education Program Management Center (AIEP), and teaching on the UEI Program is an employment agreement directly contracted with Zhongjie Education International.
The UEI Program is designed to be a win-win-win situation for our students, our EFL teachers and our global community. We emphasize the importance of native English speakers in our classrooms not only to teach English, but also to foster human-to-human relationships between those Chinese students who do... Read more
TEFL Training Post in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-07-05 | Writer: Zhongjie Education International | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zhongjie Education International Co. Ltd., located in Beijing, China, is currently accepting applications for an EFL Teacher Training Officer to work in our Beijing Office. We implement the Universal English Intensive (UEI) Program provided in cooperation with the Australian International Education Program Management Center (AIEP). The EFL Teacher Training Officer will be directly contracted with Zhongjie Education International to work on the UEI Program.
If you are interested in a secure and reliable EFL-related experience in China, and consider yourself a responsible, dedicated, and energetic professional, please feel free to apply. Only candidates who submit a complete set of application material will be considered.
Benefits include: 10,000-12,000 RMB/month,... Read more
University TEFL Job in ChinaExpand
Date posted:2012-05-24 | Writer: Huanghuai University | Email: email@example.com
Are you a TEFL qualified teacher looking for university teaching experience? Obtain it here at Huanghuai University in Zhumadian City, China. At (5000--5500 RMB), live like a king in China and get that badly needed experience to teach at the next level. Sign a one year contract and get 45-50 days off in the summer and 1 month off in the winter with free campus housing for EFL teachers for the entire duration of the contract. During these vacation periods you can travel around Asia or go back home. We‘re looking for enthusiastic self starters to hit the ground running and develop a personalized curriculum from our text books. Dress smart, be flexible, multi task and don’t be late. We may occasionally have someone come in and do a random observation, but it’s on... Read more