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Learn about Teaching ESL and Living in China

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Teaching English in China gives you the opportunity to learn about a fascinating culture while gaining an extremely rewarding teaching experience. The demand for ESL teachers is extremely high in China; many aspiring ESL teachers have learned that it's always peak hiring season in China.

This guide is your resource for living and teaching English as a Second Language in China.

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  • Types of ESL job opportunities in China, and how to find them;
  • Teaching requirements for ESL teachers;
  • What you need to know about living in China
  • Transportation in China
  • Proper etiquette
  • Food, climate, holidays, and more!
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QUICK FACTS ABOUT TEACHING ENGLISH IN CHINA


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How Much Can I Earn?
Monthly Salary:
6,000 - 16,000 CNY?
920 - 2,460 USD
Private Tutoring per Hour:
150 - 250 CNY
23 - 39 USD
Income Tax Rate:
3 - 25%
Ability to Save per year:
4,000 - 16,500 USD

What Are My Benefits?
Accommodations:
Usually included or allowance given
Airfare:
Reimbursement (full or partial) usually given
Health Care:
Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays:
Usually paid

What Will Teaching Be Like?
Teaching Hours:
15-30
Typical Contract Length:
One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Date:
Year round
Application Timeline:
1 - 3 months


What Do I Need?
Work Visa:
Employer sponsors
Education Requirements:
High School Diploma (For Internships)
Bachelor's Degree
Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes:
Potential internship positions available for those without a bachelor's degree; certain cities/provinces may require more than 100 hours of TESOL/TESL/TEFL training; private tutoring is forbidden under most contracts
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