With a population of over one billion, a territory spanning nearly 4 million square miles (10 million square km) and a history lasting over 5,000 years, China is less like a country and more like its own world.
China TEFL Facts:
Your English Students
Best Time to Get Hired
September – January
Typical Start Dates
March & September
Length of Commitment
Typical Teaching Schedules
Full-time and part-time schedules available
$1500 – $2000 USD per month
Average Cost of Living
$900 – $1300 USD per month depending on lifestyle
Benefits may include
TEFL certification (some regions require at least 120 hour certification)
Native speaker or fluent in English
Mandarin language lessons
Travel stipend for off-site classes
Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
Reimbursement of airport pick up
Demand for English Teachers
With more people learning English than the entire population of the U.S., TEFL teachers are in incredibly high demand in China. The country´s increasingly globalized economy and rapidly expanding tourism industries require that most Chinese have a good command of the English language. And in a heavily foreign business environment, students need English skills in order to become competitive and successful in their future careers.
Typical English Students / Popular Teaching Destinations
TEFL teachers in China can enjoy great benefits such as free housing, excellent pay and reimbursed airfare with most placements. In addition, many employers offer free Mandarin lessons to help English teachers more comfortably navigate daily life. China’s low cost of living will also enable you to immerse yourself in the culture and unique beauty of this vast country—and perhaps even walk away with a decent savings!
China is the gigantic landmass that dominates southeastern Asia. As the fourth biggest country in the world, it has the globe’s largest population and most spoken language-Mandarin Chinese. China has had a long and powerful history, and the country is rising quickly into modern times. The Chinese consider their ancient traditions a normal part of modern life, a combination with creates an intriguing atmosphere of old and new. China’s larger cities have embraced Western culture, and visitors can expect to see historical sites and famous fashion districts in the same day. Further inland, however, traditional customs prevail and local communities remain many steps behind Western modernization, often by choice.
Recommended TEFL Courses
In China, you’ll find that online and classroom based courses are accepted.
We recommend a course of at least 100 hours to increase your chances of getting hired!