ESL Jobs in China
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ESL Jobs In China
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Teaching ESL in China is a great way to immerse yourself in the Chinese culture and exchange your knowledge with locals. Your students and colleges will willingly teach you their traditions, cultures, and even language in return for you spending time teaching them what they need to know in the English language.
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Are You Qualified For An ESL Job in China?
- Have obtained Bachelor degree or about to graduate (no specific field required);
- Native speaker in English from United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or South Africa in order to meet China’s visa regulations;
- Able to obtain clean police check;
- Able to work and live in China for at least one year.
Explore ESL Teaching in China
Each year, there’s a huge demand for ESL teachers to come teach in China. These English teaching jobs offer a great opportunity for you to work, live and travel in one of China’s big cities for one year. Most teaching jobs provide great benefits that allows you to have a comfortable lifestyle in China. The basic package usually includes below:
- Accommodation: fully furnished/housing allowances
- Monthly salary: ranging from RMB 10,000 – RMB 20,000, depending on the qualification and experiences.
- Flight: usually will be reimbursed
- Vacation: depending on the school type, usually will have 10 – 30 days’ vacation (besides weekends)
- Insurance: health/accident insurance
- Bonus: free Chinese lessons, teaching training, extra-hour or performance bonuses
Living in China as an ESL teacher
The salary for ESL teachers is ranging from RMB 10,000 ~ RMB 20,000 (1,500 USD ~ 2,890 USD) per month, plus accommodation allowances.
Depending on which cities you live in, Chinese locals live off an average 2,500 RMB ~ 5,000 RMB per month, that includes grocery shopping, dinning out a few times a week, drinking and KTV sessions with friends, transportation to work and taking taxi or Didi (the Chinese version of Uber) here and there, going for a spa or massage once a week, etc.
The average foreigner can live a comfortable life with 5,000 ~ 6,000 RMB, and in cities that are not Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenzhen, the money can go much further.
Types of ESL Jobs we offer
Mostly are positions from primary schools and high schools. the teaching hours usually are around 20 hours/week, Monday to Friday. You will be able to teach students from multiple English level, and generally a medium to large class (35 – 60) size.
Pre-school education for Chinese kids before they attend the school at the age of 7 or 6. This type of position is suitable for people who are comfortable with younger kids, able to present 100% energy to make the class live.
Caters to students who want to learn the English language after their normal school hours. In these institutions, teaching performance expectation for teachers is generally higher which results in more working hours. Class size is usually smaller (up to 30).
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Featured ESL Employers
Opportunities ranging from primary schools, kindergartens high schools and language training institutions. Our partners provide you with great support from work visa, arrival and local support, to your personal development such as teaching training and Chinese lessons.