TESOL Jobs in China
A Guide to Teaching English in China
Since the Chinese government eased its laws on private ownership and opened its borders to international trade, the number of people studying English has gone through the roof – as has the demand for English teachers!
TESOL Opportunities in China
It’s estimated that around 400million people are learning English in China. All of them need English teachers, so there are loads of TESOL jobs in pretty much every major town and city across the country. People with Business English teaching skills are especially welcome.
TESOL Job Hotspots in China
These are our top three cities for teaching English in China. They’re all great places to find work and offer great insights into China’s incredible culture.
TESOL Jobs in Beijing
Beijing is a bit of an obvious choice really. It is one of the key centres for international business and the demand for TESOL teachers is high. It is also a relatively easy place for Westerners to live in, with a significant ex-pat community to show you the ropes.
TESOL Jobs in Shanghai
Shanghai was opened up to international trade back in 1842 by the Treaty of Nanking, and it hasn't looked back since. Shanghai now boasts the world's largest cargo port and is considered to be the most important financial and commercial centre in mainland China
TESOL Jobs in Kunming
Kunming is the capital of the southeastern province of Yunnan. As capital, the city is the political, economic, communications and cultural centre of the province and a great place to teach English.
Wages and Cost of Living
There are no hard and fast rules about wages in China. Your wages will be determined by your experience and your TESOL training. As always, the more experienced and qualified you are, the more you’ll be able to earn. So with a recognised TESOL certificate you can earn around 3,500RMB a month (AU$540), and if you have a couple of years’ experience that could rise to around 9,000 RMB (AU$1,390). The cost of living isn’t particularly high, so you should be able to live pretty well on your TESOL wages.