In most of China, especially in the larger cities, English is the primary second language of most Chinese Nationals. Public schools begin teaching English in the 3rd grade (sometimes as early as 1st), and Chinese students will endure countless exams testing English grammar throughout their middle and high school careers.
It’s no wonder that private companies see the benefit of opening ESL centers and schools in busy areas where young learners are encouraged toward anything educational. In addition to private ESL schools, China features competitive teaching positions at International Schools, as well as openings in their public schools around the country.
Typically teaching in China will take place at private language schools, public schools, International Baccalaureate schools, or private international schools. Teachers entering into these Chinese teaching jobs can expect a competitive salary, which includes a variety of benefits, depending on the type of school. It should be kept in mind that salaries in China are lower than in other parts of Asia, but the cost of living is much lower as well, so teachers should expect to save a significant portion of their salary.
Teachers should note that some ESL jobs in China have contracts that are known to change once the teacher arrives at their placement. For this reason, before sending anyone to teach English in China, EnglishBees carefully screens its partner schools to ensure teachers will be entering into a safe, stable, and comfortable teaching environment, where all their professional and personal needs will be met.