Teach English in China and earn a top-end salary!
From the moment you land in China, your host school will begin helping you adjust to life in your new home. The benefits of an ESL job teaching English in China include:
- A monthly salary of between 10.000-22.000RMB
- Free flights
- Airport pickup
- Free housing at most schools
- Z’ visa sponsorship (working visa to legally teach English in China)
- Health insurance coverage
- Many of our schools provide a housing allowance and/or flight stipend
- Contract completion bonus
- Manage and educate students in a classroom
- setting Develop and implement engaging lesson plans
- Adhere to established teaching curriculum
- Maintain positive relationships with students and parents
- Document and share student grades and evaluations
- Maintain the health and safety of all students
- The teacher will teach up to 20 hours per week + office hours
- Previous experience in teaching or other educational fields
- Strong classroom management skills
- Ability to build rapport with students
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong leadership qualities
- BA degree or higher education
- TEFL/TESOL certificate is preferred
- Age: 18 to 55
- Bachelor’s degree or higher
You will teach English at:
Private Language Schools, Public School, College/University or International School.
Please send a copy of your CV, recent photo and Skype ID
Working in China
We care about our teachers and we are ready and waiting to welcome you to China and help you start the adventure of a life time.
China is a fast developing country and there are more and more people coming to China to teach and experience the Chinese Culture. Whatever your reasons are for coming to China, you will probably encounter problems you are unable to solve by yourself. This is where our office can be of great service. We will work with you in finding solutions to any problems you encounter. We will not stop in our efforts until you are satisfied that the problem has been resolved.
Be prepared. Think in advance what grades you would like to teach. There are ESL positions at Kindergarten, Primary School, Middle School, High School and College / University levels. Learn effective ways to communicate with your Chinese students. Develop a good rapport‘ with your English speaking classroom assistant as they are there to help you and are invaluable in making your teaching successful.
Expanding your own Chinese knowledge would be very helpful. Learn about the Chinese culture and the Chinese Education system. Some schools have last minute changes so try to be as flexible as possible with your teaching. Do not be concerned that some of your students are silent in class. They may respond more as they get to know you. Have a variety of activities in your lesson to make the lesson more interesting. Lastly, do not be surprised by some students‘ lack of response to your questions and other attempts to „reach“ them. As with students in any country, there are some who do not like school or would rather be somewhere else. It is up to you to rekindle their interest in learning. You will not always succeed but when you do, it is a great accomplishment and will give you a wonderful feeling. Some students may be frightened of you. Remember: you are different. Don’t give up trying to win them over. Again, your Chinese assistant can be of great help to you in these cases. Share your concerns and together attempt to find solutions.
Try to make your teaching as flexible as possible, as teaching in a Primary school in Shanghai would be different from teaching in a Primary School in Qingdao. All schools have their own policies and procedures especially where the Foreign Teacher is concerned. Try to find a good way to communicate with your students, whether it be with flashcards, sign language, body language etc.
Keep a friendly, helpful attitude in class and don’t be disappointed if the students seem to lose passion in your class.If that happens it is probably to do with the communication or that the students can’t understand you that is normal when you first start to teach. Don’t show disappointment if students show less enthusiasm than you anticipated. This may indicate a communication problem. Use flash cards, sign language, pantomime or any other means you can think of to get past the language barrier. A good teacher is also a good entertainer. Think of ways to keep your audience’s attention.
Sharing is very important. When you are in the class, tell your students where you are from. Show them on a map or globe. Share your stories with your students. Students want to know you as a person; not just a teacher. The better the students get to know you, the better they will trust, respect, and respond to you. Most students have never been abroad and are naturally curious to learn about the foreign country you come from. Answer the students questions about your home country as this is a topic sure to interest them all. This will help build an excellent student / teacher relationship.
Try to learn some Chinese. Your students will appreciate your effort and it will give you a feeling of accomplishment. This may be difficult for you but, then, learning English is difficult for your students. They will be delighted to help you with vocabulary and pronunciation.
What ever happens in China don’t give up on your dream to teach and live in China. Most problems can be resolved very easily and we are just a phone call away any time you need help or advice. The team off Teaching-Experience are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So come and join us! Let us help you enjoy your adventure of a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you as a part of our family here in China.
Living in China
Moving thousands of miles from home; half way around the world, is both exciting and nerve racking. You probably think „how will I ever adapt to such a foreign culture and language?“ Don’t panic! Teaching-Experience, do their best to help you feel prepared for your life in China. We give you as much information as we can before you arrive in China and our help doesn’t stop there. We continue to help and support you throughout your stay in China. At TEFL369, your happiness is our main concern. The following questions have been posed to our teachers. The answers are a composite of their responses.
1) Did you have any problems getting to China?
No. Just give yourself time to complete all the paperwork required by your country, China, and the school where you may teach. This is not difficult but does take time. Let us know if we can help you prepare your application and other papers.
2) What was your experience like getting over to China?
Everything went smoothly, I arrived in China late at night I was picked up at the airport, taken to an apartment overnight then taken onto my school the following day.
3) What has been the most surprising part about living in China so far?
How quickly China seemed to become my home. The students have it a lot harder in China compared to the Western countries, Children of all ages have their time planned for them from day break until late at night.
4) What do you like best about living in China?
Living in different places, seeing different cities for the first time, making new friends. Learning the Chinese culture.
5) What has been the most rewarding part of being a Foreign Teacher?
The freedom I have had in teaching, apart from a few school policies in most cases I have been able teach what I want. Communicating with my students. Most students are eager to learn and want to communicate with you to help improve their oral English
6) Have you found it easy to make new friends in China?
Yes. Most Chinese people offer their friendship quickly. Some may even invite you on day trips, sightseeing, and into their homes. Be sure you look friendly and approachable to everyone you meet: smile! — say Hello!
7) Finally, what advice would you give to someone looking to come teach in China?
Don’t try to control things, you won’t last here. Some schools have last minute re-writes of schedules or activities. Be careful when crossing the street pedestrians do not have right of way. Try to be yourself relax and enjoy your adventure in China.
What is there to know about China?
China is one of the most diverse countries on our planet, partly because of its size and huge population. With approx. 1.35 billion people, it comes in right before India. With an area of over 9.5 million square kilometers, it is 26 times larger than Germany. China offers a unique variety of sights, healthy national dishes and wonderful climates. Economically, China is experiencing a huge boom. One can no longer call it a developing country, it´s on the verge of becoming an industrial state.
War has deeply penetrated Chinas culture, resulting in numerous dynasties. 20 dynasties ruled over China, passing the reign from generation to generation until the year 1911. The steady battles between these empires have left the land with many ruins, that really enrich the very diverse landscapes of China today. The wealth of the people has always been of high importance in Chinese culture. Chinas general theme is: Honor the value and dignity of every human life. Chinas culture has been molded over millennia and has a lot of secrets and wisdoms to offer the people to this day. Progress is an essential aspect to the culture and is an important constant in the Chinese business world. Chinas society is highly appreciative of harmony, solidarity and tolerance, what may have been resulted by its strict royal past. China is home to over 300 languages and dialects, Mandarin, Wu, Yue, Min and Jin to name a few. Extraordinarily, all the languages are unified by one universal scripture.
National dishes in China
The Chinese cuisine offers incredible, regional diversity. While some regions are well known for their unparalleled noodle – and dough produce, other regions cook with a lot more spices, spring onions and soy sauce. More courageous tourists can test their tastebuds with the Cantonese cooking style, which is known for its unusual, well balanced ingredients.
Facts on the capital Peking
Territorially speaking, Peking is almost exactly two times as large as Berlin. The official name is „Bei Jing Shi“, which can be translated into „northern capital“. The city is inhabited by roughly 15 million people – more than four times the population of Berlin.
Sights in China
Unmissable sights definitely include the Great Wall of China, the Grand Canal and the Imperial Palace in Peking. Spiritual guests should also have a visit to the Lama – and the Temple of Heaven.
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