Teaching Jobs in China

Find English Teaching Jobs Abroad in China through International Teacher Plus

Teaching in China is a great way to travel and experience a new city (while getting paid!) Experience stunning topography, hospitable people, and a culture rich with history. While abroad, you can explore fascinating cityscapes, ancient ruins, and be part of one of the most rapidly growing countries in the world.

Teaching in China

Looking for a teaching job in China? Teaching in this country is one of the most rewarding experiences you could possibly have. Not only will you meet international travelers much like yourself, you’ll get to experience a unique culture and diverse group of people firsthand, while making memories to last a lifetime.

Types of Schools:

  •          Kindergarten. Teaching children at a kindergarten level offers a friendly, casual working environment.
  •          Boarding schools. Boarding schools are all over China—both in big cities and smaller towns. These schools often offer accommodations for teachers on-site.
  •          Private language institutions. This type of instruction is more conversation-oriented with pupils of varied ages and skill.
  •          Private tutoring. Teaching private classes is a great way to immerse yourself in Chinese culture. You must ensure a valid contract is signed between you and the employer before beginning your term.
  •          University departments. Be a part of the student community by teaching a variety of different subjects, like math, physics, or English, at a local Chinese university.
  •          Odd jobs. Find work in media, educational services, freelance writing, sales positions, and more.

Salary: There is a wide range of salaries offered to those teaching abroad in China. Most, however, are offered anywhere from $1,150 to $3,000 (CAD) per month depending on qualifications and teaching experience.

Accommodations: Some international teachers are paired with local families during their stay, while others are given either housing allowance or placed in existing accommodations.

Airfare is often free or reimbursed.

Extras: Some teaching jobs in China offer health insurance and paid vacation time.

Although many teachers come to China to teach English, there is a wealth of other subjects to choose from. From primary to secondary grade levels, International Teachers Plus advertises for teaching jobs in biology, chemistry, physics, nursing, social studies, and more. Some locations are even hiring principals and vice principals. Through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations, teachers are expected to develop lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives of their specific subject.
China is a country in East Asia nearly 5,000 years old. Its history is rich, diverse, and a little mysterious. There have been a number of important dynasties in China. The first, the prehistoric Xia Dynasty (c. 2070-1600 BCE,) showed a period of evolution from Stone Age villages to more modern, cohesive civilizations. Since then, China has evolved to be the rapidly developing country that it is today. On October 1st, 1949, Mao Tse Tung led the people’s revolution and made China a socialist society.
In the last few decades, China’s economy has become one of the largest in the world. In 1978, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping pushed bold reforms that reformed the country’s economy. Now, along with the United States, China is among the leading countries in economic ranking of GDP.
Currently, China’s population stands at a whopping 1.4 billion, with 48.42% of the population between 25 and 54 years of age. According to statistics provided by the World Bank, the current Chinese birth rate is around 1.57 births per woman, with an average life expectancy of 75.99 years. The current population growth rate is around 0.43%.
China has one of the largest education systems in the world. Investment in education accounts for about 4% of the country’s total GDP. In 1986, a law was passed in Chinese government making it compulsory for children to attend school for a minimum of nine years. Higher education for college-age students has catapulted to over 20% of the population. Teachers in China are regarded with much respect, as the profession is one highly sought-after in the country.

China is a vast land with varying geography and climate. There are five temperature zones in China, including: cold-temperate (around the city of Harbin,) mid-temperate (Beijing and surrounding cities,) warm-temperate (including Xian, Taiyuan, and Jinan,) subtropical (Shanghai and Hong Kong,) tropical (southern Taiwan,) and plateau (around Lhasa.)

China offers a wealth of historical sites, stunning geography, and innovative modern architecture. In the capital city of Beijing, visit the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from 1420 to 1912, and Tiananmen Square in the city’s centre

A classic and must-see attraction is the Great Wall of China in Huairou. It’s over 2,300 years old and is nearly 22,000 kilometres-long. It was built by different dynasties to protect a number of territorial borders. For another unique historical experience, visit the Terracotta Army, a collection of terracotta sculptures representing the imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who ruled the first unified dynasty of Imperial China between 259 and 210 BC.

If you’re more of an outdoorsy person, explore the breathtaking landscape along the Li River in Guilin, decorated with massive hills, cliffs, and quaint farming villages on a river tour. The Yellow Mountains are another special attraction, and are among the most famous national parks in China. The mountains will wow you with their bubbling hot springs, fluffy clouds, and strange, knotted trees.

International Teacher Plus is a teacher recruitment agency that can help you find teaching jobs in China. For more information about living and teaching in China, please contact us today or submit your application Online.