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Working In China

At Working Vacation in China, we like to think of a teaching job in China as a paid vacation. A country crammed with charm and fascination, China is the world’s fastest growing economy and English teachers are in heavy demand. Why not let us help you to take the vacation of a lifetime by combining your teaching job with the experience of immersing yourself in China’s 7,000-year-old culture?

We give you the information that counts. Did you know that, relative to China’s cost of living, teaching salaries are generous and benefits normally include round-trip airfare, furnished accommodation and accidental insurance cover?

A lot depends on where you work. Beijing and Shanghai offer the highest salaries, but they’re comparatively more expensive to live in than smaller cities. Also, do you want a position in an international school and private language school? They pay higher salaries but you’ll be grinding it out with class and office hours to earn your money. A public school pays less but its demands are lower - between 12-20 class hours per week, often with no required office hours, giving you much more free time - and you get all the school holidays, which adds up to approximately three months, which is ideal for anyone wanting more free time to explore China.

Requirements to teach in China

Our teachers must meet the following requirements laid out by the Chinese State Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of postgraduate work experience
  • Age limit for male applicants is 18-60, and 18-55 for female applicants, with some flexibility

TEFL certification (120+ hours). Some schools will still accept a 100-hour certificate, but 1st-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai require at least 120-hours of TEFL training.

Travel to China

As a foreigner, you will need authorization from the Chinese government to enter the country either as a tourist or for work.

Choosing a School

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