Teach English in China

Teach English in China

China is not only the most populous country in the world, it is also a country with a strong cultural affinity for education. Coupling those facts with China's strong economic development of the last few decade renders it arguably the largest and most dynamic market for international education in the world. A pillar of the international education sector in China as well as that of international business is English language training.

Whether one is just beginning their career as a TEFL professional or moving to China with a well-established resume, China provides numerous choices in terms of climate, city-size, job roles, work-life-balance, and paths for career growth.

Requirements for Teaching English in China

Degree
Requirement
BA/BS
required

Age
Restriction
Under 60

TEFL
Requirement
120-hour
TEFL required

Nationality
Restriction
Native English
Speakers Only

Experience
Requirement
Preferred,
not required

Visa
Requirement
Work visa

Chinese Market Conditions

Hiring
Season
Year-round
or 3-months
prior to
fall semester

Salary
Range
$1,900-2,800
in mid-tier cities
$2,800-4,600
in top-tier cities

Typical
Teaching Roles
K-12, university,
private English centers,
corporate training

Cost of Living
Estimate
$900-1,100
in mid-tier cities
$1,500-2,400
in top-tier cities

Hiring
Process
Apply online;
communicate through
e-mail & WeChat

Housing
Benefits
Free housing
or housing stipend
typically provided

Additional Resources on
Teaching English in China

Apply to
work in China

A guide to
work visa

requirements
and application
procedures

 

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