China offers excellent opportunities for those interested in teaching English in China. The English language market is growing fast in China, and many new positions are becoming available. China is emerging as a global financial force, and with English firmly established as the global language of commerce, improving English competency amongst China’s citizens is a major focus for the Chinese government.
Typically teaching in China will take place at private language schools, public schools, International Baccalaureate schools, or private international schools. Teachers entering into these Chinese teaching jobs can expect a competitive salary, which includes a variety of benefits, depending on the type of school. It should be kept in mind that salaries in China are lower than in other parts of Asia, but the cost of living is much lower as well, so teachers should expect to save a significant portion of their salary.
Teachers should note that some ESL jobs in China have contracts that are known to change once the teacher arrives at their placement. For this reason, before sending anyone to teach English in China, 21 st Century International Cultural Exchange carefully screens its partner schools to ensure teachers will be entering into a safe, stable, and comfortable teaching environment, where all their professional and personal needs will be met.