Teaching English in China
China has the biggest ESL market in the world and the English teachers in this country can not only earn a lucrative salary package but also travel to some of the most popular tourists spots in the world. China is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and due to its emerging trade and commerce interaction with the western world has increased significantly. This growing interaction is the reason why there is a significant demand of English teachers in China. Teachers are required not only for regular schools but also for language institutes and language school in China mainly for teaching adults working in the corporate offices.
There are thousand of ESL teachersâ€™ recruiting agencies working in China, which can guide to your dream ESL job. The demand of English teachers in China is high mainly during two sessions September and February. The main recruitment takes place in the bigger cities of China like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The ESL teachers can come to China or look for jobs but it is always better to search for jobs online. Z Visa is mandatory for working in China legally and a proper work permit is also required. Most of the schools provide the teachers with adequate papers for acquiring this Visa.
Teaching English to the Chinese kids can be very challenging as most people have no knowledge of English. Even the adults in China have problem grasping this language as most of their studies are in Chinese language. While working in the language schools the teachers might have to work on weekends or early in the morning or late at night. It is because most professionals attend the course and have to adjust it with their working hours. The English teachers in China can find the job challenging but it is rewarding at the same time.
The major boost to the ESL Market in China came due to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 when China required many people to be proficient in English. This demand is still continuing now as it is entering the competitive western world.
China is not very stringent regarding the eligibility criteria of the ESL Teachers.
Teachers with good English language skills can opt to teach in China. However, certain schools and institutes prefer native English
speakers with good qualification and a TESOL or TEFL certificate.
Even non-natives with near native English skills and
non-degree can get placement in China. The remuneration of the
teachers in China depends heavily on the qualification and experience of the
teachers. Native teachers with a degree and a TESOL
certificate can earn from 6000 RMB to 9000 RMB per month. Usually
the range of salary of the ESL teachers in China is
4000 RMB to 10000 RMB. The teachers are often provided accommodation by the school. Other benefits like flight fare reimbursement and
medical insurance is often covered by the school. While teaching
in China many schools offer free Chinese lessons to
the ESL teachers. The salaries given to the teachers is perfect
for having a comfortable life their but one fact which has to be kept in mind is
that if the teachers wishes to have a western type of lifestyle and continue
western food habit it will cost them lot more.