School Locations


China's Education System 


Public Schools

Public school teachers typically work with a number of classes throughout the day. The class sizes are manageable and vary based on the institution, and most teachers enjoy a very reasonable teaching schedule. The norm is 20-22 hours per week. Also, your school will take care of your living arrangements which will make life outside of the classroom convenient and enjoyable. 

Colleges and Universities

College and university teaching posts are usually coveted positions amongst foreign teachers. You might only teach English classes, or you might teach other subjects in English. These types of positions usually include living arrangements, generous paid vacation time, and a lot of freedom in your classroom.

International Schools

These positions are highly sought out by credentialed teachers. Competition for these positions tends to be fierce as your schedule and curriculum will be very similar to what you have experienced in your home country. Many international schools have their own internal recruitment centers, and teachers are typically selected at job fairs in advance.

Private Language Schools

These schools offer an after-school and weekend curriculum for students between 3 and 17 years of age. You can also find private language schools that cater to adult learners. Your schedule will include full days on Saturday and Sunday, but you’ll have two consecutive days off during the regular work week. These positions are perfect for new teachers that are looking to gain experience or teachers who don’t want to spend more than a year in China.


Education Grade Attend Age
Preschool Kindergarten 3 Years 3-5
Elementary School 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 6 Years 6-11
Middle School 7th, 8th, 9th 3 Years 12-14
High School 10th, 11th, 12th 3 Years 15-17
Undergraduate Freshman, Sophomoer, Junior, Senior 4-5 Years 18-22
Master   2-3 Years 23-25
Doctoral   3 Years 25+