The job placement service is fantastic! The placement consultants make a big effort to get to know you beyond your name and CV so that they can suggest jobs that best fit with your personality and teaching preferences.
Foreign English teachers are always in great demand at various institutions and schools around China. The opportunities to Teach English in China are considered some of the best in the ESL market globally. This is due to high wages, low cost of living and high demand for foreign teachers. Similar to the opportunities in South Korea years ago, but China is now the epicenter of teaching abroad.
To qualify for the Guaranteed Job Placement in China, you must have a Bachelor's degree, be aged 22 to 60, hold a TEFL Certification, obtain a clear background check and the availability to live abroad for at least one year. Applicants must be citizens from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa to meet China’s visa regulations.
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Average salaries in China range greatly depending on the city, the local cost of living and how much you want to work. The average ESL salary in China ranges from 11,000 to 15,000 RMB ($1,650 – $2,300 USD) per month in Beijing/Shanghai to 5,000-10,000 ($750 – $1,500 USD) in more rural areas. If you add in over time and part-time tutoring gigs it is possible to earn up to 25,000 RMB ($3,800 USD), although you are unlikely to have much time to spend your hard-earned cash.
Opportunities to teach English in China are almost as diverse as the country itself. China spans over 1,700 miles North to South connecting Harbin in Heilongjiang province (home of the famous Harbin ice festival) to Hong Kong with its humid subtropical climate, China's cities have a lot of individual character and the local people take a lot of pride in this diversity.
Different types of schools and different parts of the country can provide totally unique experiences. For example, a business English instructor in the mega-city of Shanghai will have a very different experience than a kindergarten teacher in Chengdu. Not only are the attractions in the cities different but also the local culture and language. Whether or not you prefer to be in a specific location, your placement consultant will work to find you a suitable city that appeals to you. Teaching opportunities include Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary school, Middle school, High school and Universities. Not to mention demand for freelance and hourly lessons.
Almost all teaching contracts in China are between 1 and 2 years. As the education market is maturing and the salaries are rising, schools do not want fly by night teachers that will leave their students hanging after a few months.
Cities in China are informally grouped into 3 tiers to give a broad reference to their stage in development. The cities recognized as tier 1 are Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Some parts of these cities could easily be confused with western cities. There are over 170 cities in China with 1 million+ people and dozens of them are tier 2 status. This means they likely have an underground metro system, airport, high-speed train station, definitely KFC (Chicken) and Starbucks! While many people are looking to teach in Shanghai because of its international reputation, tier 3 cities will certainly be more of an adventure. With limited access to imported goods and few English speakers, these cities will certainly grant you a full immersion experience.
As the most international city in the country, there are many teaching jobs in Shanghai. Remember that while salaries in Shanghai are higher than many tier 2 or 3 cities, the cost of living is also considerably higher than most of mainland China.
In addition to the job offers in China, you will have the opportunity of Teaching English in the following destinations: modern South Korea, exotic Thailand, mysterious Saudi Arabia, exciting Spain, charming France, fun Mexico, or Online! Through the Job Offer program, you will be introduced to different private, public and language schools, and we will assist you through the whole process. Learn more!