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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

China has the biggest teaching English job market on the planet for a foreign English teacher. The interest is at such significant levels that schools have their hiring procedure going on throughout the year with interviews being conducted beforehand most of the time through email or via telephone. The majority of the individuals who teach English in China are qualified for an airfare reimbursement with free lodging. An expected 400 million English students in a population of over 1.3 billion has set the country in where it appears improbable to give up its title of being the top job market for English teachers anytime soon.

English training from the age of five has become compulsory in the vast majority of the state-funded schools across China with the preparation enduring through the end of secondary school years. Home to the biggest number of working-class families on the planet, the rate at which guardians are sending their children to private language schools is uncommon. The nation likewise has a gigantic grown-up student market. It is also among the biggest export markets on the planet, making it important for the middle-class labor force to utilize English as a language for speaking with possible purchasers.

Those teaching English in China get a quite low cost of living while a generous compensation empowers the English teachers the chance of living a comfortable way of life while figuring out how to save a place between $400-$1000 consistently. This is almost 3 times the neighborhood buying power that it would get in the USA. A usual work-week in an English language school contains around 20 to 25 hours of work, leaving the English instructors a lot of time to explore the numerous unending national assets.

Well more than 50 Chinese urban areas house a populace higher than 1 million each. A portion of the top English teaching destinations includes Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Beijing, and Shanghai among others.