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  • Education: 
    A preferred BA/BS to teach and impart knowledge of English in Cambodia
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 120 Hours’ Certificate in TESOL is required to teach English
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Throughout the Year
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private language schools, Public Schools, Corporate Training
  • Citizenship Requirements: 
    Both Natives and fluent English speakers can apply for jobs
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Interview conducted via phone & Skype in advance (preferred); some schools hire locally in China
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 20-30 hours of classroom training and added preparation time
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Business professionals, school children, private students
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    $650 -1,100 USD plus housing
  • Visas: 
    A Z Visa is the legal work visa to teach in China, however, teachers may work on other visas depending on their qualifications.
  • Potential to save: 
    Typical monthly savings range from $ 600 - 1,750 USD/Mo
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1500 - 3500 USD plus free housing. Also depends upon the experience
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1,000 - 1,500 USD
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    Housing or stipend is provided
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
    In some cases
  • Vacation:  
    Paid 2 weeks & sick days, national holidays, including Chinese New Year
Teaching English in China

Are you thinking about becoming an English teacher in the largest TEFL market in the world? wonderful, you're in the right spot. With 1.3 billion people and 400 million estimated English language learners, China doesn't seem to be giving up its position as the top employment market for TEFL teachers any time soon.

English teachers enjoy teaching ESL in China for a variety of reasons. China is one of the world's great civilizations and has an unrivalled diversity of its past, present, and future. TEFL teacher demand is huge in the English teaching job market because employers frequently hire in advance and give teachers free accommodations and travel. Therefore, many teachers appreciate having the security of having a job lined up before leaving home. You need a 4-year college degree in any subject and a TEFL certificate to find employment teaching English in Hong Kong.

Most employers will require TEFL certification and at least a bachelor's degree in order for you to teach English in China. English as a first language is preferred. An English teacher in China can expect to make between $1,250 and $2,850 USD per month on average. Additionally, after expenses, TEFL-certified teachers typically save between around $600 and $1,750 per month, making this a great place for people looking to save money while traveling abroad or pay off debt like student loans. It is much simpler for prospective teachers to schedule their time and find employment in China because the country hires English teachers all year long.

In China, the majority of English instructors work in either public or private schools. You can expect to work an additional 10 to 12 hours per week on tasks like lesson planning and grading on top of the usual 20 to 25 hours you spend teaching each week.

There are numerous Chinese cities with populations of over 1 million, giving TEFL-certified English teachers a vast array of employment options. Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou are major cities where TEFL teachers are in demand.

So, don’t wait any longer, start pursuing a TEFL course in China and experience culturally rich destinations simultaneously while you’re teaching.