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Teach English in China

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TESOL in China

There is a huge market for qualified people to teach English in China. The key areas are General and Business English and there's plenty of scope for private classes. Most of the language schools are in the East and South of China. Every year, thousands
of English teachers find their jobs in this country. The living cost in China is cheap.

China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. It has a population of about 1.3 billion, and the demand for English teachers in China is huge.

Popular cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou (Canton), Kunming (Ancient Silk Route). It is possible to find job opportunities all through the country, even in some small cities.

Local currency: China Yuan Reminbi-CNY

Cost of living: Cheap to very cheap (rural)

Key teaching areas: General English, Business English, Conversation English, English for children

Where to teach:

  • State Universities and colleges
  • Private Universities and colleges
  • State Primary and Secondary Schools
  • In-company
  • International Schools
  • Private Language schools

Qualification Requirements

Reputable institutions will want a teacher with a TESOL certificate. Additionally a degree in any discipline will be well received.

Salary Range

Around US $617 to US $1003.

Visa Requirements

A work permit is required. Employers will arrange this. It is illegal to work on tourist visas, but tourist visas can be changed to work visas in the country.

For more information of visa requirements, please visit:

China Links

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