About the Opportunity
Footprints is proud to call some of the best and most prestigious schools in China our long time trusted partners. We have several great opportunities with several schools available throughout the country. We work with public and private schools in China that are strongly focused on teaching English. The demand for English language education in China is increasing year over year, and there is a constant demand for native English speaking teachers.
We currently have jobs with a wide range of different school types: adult private language schools, high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. This includes positions for first time teachers as well as experienced ones. We encourage you to pose all your questions to our China placement team, as there is a wide range of options available: there are positions available in different cities, teaching different levels of English to different age groups. These opportunities mostly require a TEFL/TESL certification as this is an immigration requirement to issue work visas to teachers (except Disney English).
• Many options for school type and location
• All jobs come with housing/housing allowance and medical insurance
• Various contract durations available
About the Country
China is home to some of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes on earth, encompassing all climate zones from lush and subtropical to the desert highlands of the Gobi desert. Despite being the most populous country on the planet, China has only recently really begun opening its doors to the rest of the world. As one of the most ancient cultures of the world, foreign teachers are guaranteed to be amazed at the culture of this still very mysterious country and have plenty of opportunity to be immersed in its traditions and customs - from art and music to authentic food.
About Teaching in China
Teaching English in China is a great opportunity to experience the ancient culture of an upcoming superpower. Explore this fascinating land and gain valuable experience while having the adventure of a lifetime. Footprints only works with schools that we know and trust, and that have received positive references from teachers. You'll typically be compensated by means of a salary, a housing allowance or provided housing, health insurance and transportation expenses.
The teaching salaries are well above average by Chinese standards, which combined with China's famously low cost of living makes sure that teachers can live comfortably as well as have the resources to provide themselves with entertainment, travel and other outings. As teachers also receive either housing or an allowance towards housing, you can be assured you will have a very comfortable standard of living.
Footprints Recruiting, the oldest ESL recruiter in North America, are the go-to experts for teaching jobs in China. We have extensive experience working with both governments and private schools as well as our local support network including an office in nearby Daegu, South Korea. We know how to make the process of landing a job overseas as convenient and hassle-free as possible, and will support you all the way from collecting your documents for your visa and application to making sure you arrive safe and sound at your apartment.
Note: The Chinese immigration service requires teachers to have TESL/TEFL certification (or similar) for issuing a Z-class work visa.
Start date and duration
Typically 1 year contract, shorter or longer is possible
Days: Monday to Friday
Hours: 20 -- 25 contact hours a week, 6 -- 10 office hours a week
School type: Private Language School
Local teachers: Over 20
Foreign teachers: Over 30
Airfare: 6,000 to 10,000 RMB flight allowance upon contract completion
Housing: Either provided housing or housing allowance
Salary: 6,000 - 12,000 RMB /month
Insurance: Health insurance provided
Vacation: 10 vacation days, 11 Chinese national holidays
Language: Native English speaker
Citizenship: Citizen of US, CA, UK, IE, AU, NZ, SA.
Education: Bachelor's degree or above in any field
Experience: Not required. We have positions for both experienced and first time teachers.
To apply: please visit our website to fill out an application, click "Apply Now" and fill out the registration form. You will be contacted by our recruiting department for a screening interview on the phone.
Location: China, various cities
Compensation: Salary, benefits, medical insurance, travel
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