At a Glance: Teaching English in China
This massive country has a great deal to be famous for: its five millennia of history, the Forbidden City, landscapes like the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River or the volcanic dishes of Sichuan, and dazzling cities like Beijing and Shanghai. But it is also famous for its strong ESL market, which makes for attractive contracts, finding positions quickly after certification, and the ability to teach and travel with friends or a spouse.
1,200 - 3,200 CAD (Apr 28, 2017)†
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||
150 - 250 CNY
30.00 - 50.00 CAD (Apr 28, 2017)†
|Income Tax††:||3 - 25%|
|Ability to Save per year:||5,000 - 22,000 CAD|
|Airfare:||Reimbursement (full or partial) usually given|
|Accommodations:||Usually included or allowance given|
|Health Care:||Supplementary healthcare recommended|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||15 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year preferred; short-term may be available|
|Typical Start Month(s):||Year round|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 3 months|
|Work Visa:||Employer sponsors|
|Minimum Requirements:||High School Diploma (For Internships), Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate|
|Additional Notes:||Potential internship positions available for those without a bachelor's degree; certain cities/provinces may require more than 100 hours of TESOL/TESL/TEFL training; private tutoring is forbidden under most contracts|
Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:
Teaching English in China gives you the chance not only to explore its bustling city life, but also the quiet of the countryside and the mystery of the desert. China is the fourth largest country in the world. Its history dates back over 6,000 years. The yin of Imperial structures, calligraphy, Tai Chi, the Great Wall, and green tea is balanced by the yang of cell phones ringing, digital cameras, DVDs, and palm pilots.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in China and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.