Q & A Session
Pathways to start teaching in china
- What is salary and benefits package in China?
- Job qualifications and apply procedure?
- How to apply for a work ‘Z’ visa to teach in China?
- What is the cost of living in China and can I save money ?
- What career I can pursue after teaching in China with good year-round contracts?
China's Education System
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.
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.
|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|