Why Teach in China
China is one of the countries with the longest histories and the country with the largest population in the world. It is a country with mysterious and exotic cultures, incredibly unique and diverse tourist destinations, and countless foods. As one of the most influential countries in the world, China has made great progress in the past few decades. There are not only economically and technologically developed cities, but also small towns that retain their ancient Chinese characteristics and architecture. You will also feel relaxed living in small cities. Enjoy the unique culture and different local cuisines while enjoying convenience in China!
For expats who are more than just a tourist, the best way to stay in China and learn more about it here is by becoming an English teacher. With China’s economic rapidly developing, Chinese people are paying increasingly higher amounts of attention to education. The demand for qualified, native-English speaking teachers is extremely high.
Here are some reasons to consider moving to China:
1)An Extremely Safe, Growing Market
50 years ago, China was still suffering from starvation, but now it has entered the ranks of some the world's most influential nations. Working in China can give you a better idea of China's economy, culture, people, and will make you understand more about the way Chinese people think. Chinese people are everywhere in the world, so learning to deal with Chinese people will definitely benefit you in your future work and life. In addition, working in China will make your resume standout more a lot more in the increasingly competitive job market. On top of this, you’ll also have a ton of opportunities to learn Mandarin Chinese!
2)Job Opportunities Abound
No matter what your major is and the amount of work experience you have, as long as you have an undergraduate certificate, you can find a job in China. In China, English teaching jobs are scattered in different cities. Each city has its own unique characteristics. For example, Beijing is a historical city. Shanghai is an international, economic powerhouse. Shenzhen is famous for its burgeoning technology sphere and is also connected to Hong Kong. Chengdu is a central city with a slower, more relaxed pace of life. Check out some of our teaching positions and city guides for more information!!
3)Easy Work with Flexible Hours
Many people think that being a teacher is an extremely difficult, demanding job. On the contrary, being an English teacher in China is extremely fun and rewarding. Most schools in China have developed their own curriculum, so you’ll just need to prepare and teach according to what they have arranged. So generally speaking, the job is easy and flexible, which gives you additional opportunities to explore other cities and also other countries! In addition, training centers also have a huge demand for English teachers (not just schools only). If you want to sleep in more, training centers generally begin class at 2pm, so you’ll get to enjoy your morning!
4)Great Pay + Low Cost of Living
China's economy is highly developed, and many schools choose to offer high salaries in order to attract good teachers. Getting a full-time job in China with a salary of $2,000-$3,000 a month is easy. Fortunately, the cost of living in China Is low, so you’ll be able to easily save money every month. If the school also provides meals and accommodation, then that’s even more money in your pocket each month!
5)Convenience and Food
You will find that life in China is extremely convenient. With one of the most developed and inexpensive public transportation systems in the world, enjoy the convenience of plentiful taxis, subway lines and buses to take you where you need to go. Don’t want to carry cash? No problem. Most people in China now use their mobile phone to handle payments. In addition, you’ll be able to try authentic, world-famous Chinese cuisine!
6)Endless Travel Opportunities
In China, there are many cities worth exploring. There are modern mega metropolises that also contain UNESCO sites like Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guilin, etc. At the same time, you can easilyThailand, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, and more!
7)Plenty of Public Holidays and Paid Vacation Time
Public holidays can easily add up to around 20-30 days a year, and the Chinese government likes to combine holidays with weekends, so you can enjoy a long weekend (of course)! Don’t forget – you also have 2 long paid vacations (summer and winter breaks).
8)Learn a New Language
There’s no better place on earth to learn Chinese than in… China! As a teacher, you’ll have plenty of free time and immersion to learn Mandarin Chinese. The majority of Chinese people are also extremely friendly and would be more than happy to help you practice.