Despite being one of the World’s largest and most heavily populated countries, China is a very friendly place to visit and has undergone significant cultural and social transformation in recent years. Renowned for its ancient civilisation, exquisite cuisine and some of the world’s most treasured landmarks, such as the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall, it attracts visitors from all over the world. With the 2008 Olympics in Beijing bringing the east and west together, China has opened its doors wide to foreigners. There has never been a better time to go.
Private language institutes abound in China; some are well-established while others can be small and short-lived. Instructors in these institutes typically teach conversation oriented classes, and occasionally teach writing as well. Pupils range from grade school students to business people, and consequently, student skill levels vary widely. Also, these institutions generally have a very high student turnover rate. Pay rates are dependent upon the individual institution and the number of hours worked (typically 20-30 hours per week, often including early mornings, evenings, and weekends, to accommodate pupils’ schedules).
|Requirements : High School Diploma and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certification
Typical Contract : Flexible (preference is one year)
Peak Hiring Season : Year round
Teaching Hours/Week : 20 – 30
Monthly Salary* : 4,000 – 12,000 CNY
Private Tutoring : 100 – 400 CNY/hr
Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 13.2 RMB
Income Tax : 5 – 25 %
Accommodations : Usually included
Airfare : Usually included
Health Care : Sometimes included
Holidays : Paid
Visa : Employer assisted
Important Notes :