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. Download it now to learn about:
- 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
How Much Can I Earn?
6,000 - 16,000 CNY
860 - 2,290 USD
Private Tutoring per Hour:
150 - 250 CNY
22 - 36 USD
Income Tax Rate:
3 - 25%
Ability to Save per year:
4,000 - 16,500 USD
What Are My Benefits?
Usually included or allowance given
Reimbursement (full or partial) usually given
Supplementary healthcare recommended
What Will Teaching Be Like?
Typical Contract Length:
One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Date:
1 - 3 months
What Do I Need?
High School Diploma (For Internships)
Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
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