Teaching Information

 

Teach English in China

Teaching English abroad is one of the easiest, most lucrative work foreigners take up overseas; with thousands of young native speakers taking up teaching posts all over the world every year, it’s never been a better time to get involved.

Teaching Experience have been working in the industry for 1 years, they guarantee a legitimate teaching job abroad before you leave your home country. A working visa is processed while you work at your current position and you can quite easily jet-set off to your new teaching career abroad without any teaching or related work experience.

Requirements

If you hold a BA Degree in any field and you’re a native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa or Ireland you qualify to work in any of our teaching English positions abroad. Teaching experience is not required, full training is given on the job when you arrive. You will need to complete an online TEFL course if your BA Degree is not education related.

Money

You will almost definitely earn more money working overseas than in the average professional full time position back in your home country.

Note, where salaries may seem slightly less when converting currencies back to your home currency, you should also take note of extremely low living costs abroad, even in cities of 15-20 million people. Expect living costs to be 10 times less than back home, your income after tax which you could save can easily be in the 500-800GBP per month region even in your first year teaching without experience.

Accommodation & Living

Most employers arrange accommodation for you, sometimes in the larger cities, topping 10 million or more residents you may have to find your own accommodation. This should not alarm you, as it’s probably better that you take a week or so living in a hotel to find the areas of your new city you would prefer to live in. When you’ve found an area your school has many colleagues to help with translation and searching for an apartment, nearly always they will also have valuable resources to find your perfect living accommodation to make your experience teaching English abroad even more memorable.

Language barrier

The lack of spoken English may not be so apparent as many locals overseas do speak a reasonable level of English. You’ll find it relatively easy to communicate and get around with basic English, although you should be prepared to learn as much of the local language as you can. Generally, teachers who take the time to learn the language and embrace the culture have a far deeper, greater experience teaching english overseas after learning a little of the local language.

 

What will my salary and benefits be?

English teachers’ salaries in China are very competitive, which will provide you with a very comfortable lifestyle. The monthly salary for our job openings is between 10,000 – 20,000 RMB per month, or $1,500 – $3,000 USD a month. The exact amount is determined by the school you’d be working for, the city you are based in and the number of years of previous teaching experience.

As the cost of living in China is significantly lower than that of the West, an English teacher’s salary goes a long way. Eating dinner at a local restaurant will typically cost between 15 – 30 RMB per person (Roughly $2 – $4 US dollars) and most teachers find they can live easily on 100 RMB per day ($15 USD). Cost of living in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai is slightly higher than smaller cities.

 

Typical benefits in China include:

  • Flight reimbursement on completion of the contract
  • Furnished apartment or monthly housing allowance
  • Paid holiday
  • Legal ‘Z’ work visa & residence permit
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Performance related bonuses
  • Professional development & support
  • Mandarin Chinese lessons