Having worked as ESL teachers in China for a combined decade, we’re often asked questions about our experiences. Rather than typing out the same e-mail and Facebook messages over and over again, we finally decided to put together our very own guide to teaching here in China. Read up on ten reasons why you should try it, the types of jobs available, our experiences, and much more to get schooled on ESL in China.
If you’re considering teaching English in China, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. How do you find a job? What kind of schedule will you have? How much can you expect to get paid? We’ve had all sorts of teaching jobs here, so we went ahead and answered all those questions and then some!
Still on the fence about making the move to China to teach? If you need a push in the right direction and a bit of convincing, go ahead and read these ten reasons why you should teach English in China. Get paid well to do a fun job with a pretty cushy schedule and explore one of the most interesting countries on Earth while doing so.
English teaching jobs come in all shapes and sizes in China, from one-on-one tutoring up to huge lectures full of people. Students also range in age from toddlers up to retirees. Basically, the world is your oyster when it comes to teaching in China. Read up on all the different types of teaching jobs that are available here.
Over the years I’ve had just about every kind of teaching job imaginable in China. From working as a private tutor for a family, to dealing with huge classrooms of children, to teaching Business English to adults, I’ve done it all. Read about my experience and you’ll have a better idea of the opportunities here.
My first job in China sucked – big time. However, every job I’ve had since then has gotten better and better. Learn from my rookie mistakes in my first year and make sure you don’t start off on the wrong foot in China like I did by reading about all of my experiences here – good and bad.
Are you planning a move to China? There are so many more things to know before you go. Learn more about it here!