Teaching in China: Salaries, Living Cost & Saving Potential
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by David O Connor
1M ago
Teaching in China is a rewarding experience in more ways than you can imagine. Aside from the cultural, historical, and culinary enlightenment, teaching in China can also be profitable. China has traditionally been one of the best-paying destinations for foreign, English-speaking teachers. Not even a pandemic has managed to change that fact! One of the most common questions asked by prospective teachers is… How much money can you save teaching in China? Most foreign teachers working in China save between USD 600 and USD 1,500 per month after all their expenses are paid. Naturally, your in ..read more
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What are the requirements for teaching English in China?
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by kev.delcroix
1M ago
What are the requirements for teaching English in China? The general guidelines for eligibility to teach in China are quite straightforward. To teach in China legally, you must: Be a native English speaker from one of seven recognised countries China wants its English teachers to be preferably from one of seven, English-speaking countries: the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA. The recent surge in demand for ESL teachers have meant some schools are now accepting application from non-native English-speaking teachers if their language knowledge is ..read more
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Online Teaching Certification. What You Need to Know!
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by David O Connor
3M ago
In the pre-COVID world, online teaching certifications led primarily to lower-paying TEFL and TOEFL jobs. But not anymore. Nowadays, you can become a fully-certified teacher online and gain valuable teaching employment worldwide.   Learn from home, in your own time, and the world becomes your classroom!   In the wonderful world of international teaching, the term ‘qualification’ can have myriad meanings. To some, it’s a 3-year university degree in education while, to others, a 12-week online course on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Not all qualifications are alike ..read more
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The Highest Paid Teaching Jobs Abroad in 2023
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by Christina
3M ago
Teaching abroad can be an enriching and fulfilling experience. Choose the right country, and it can also be quite lucrative. The highest-paying destinations for foreign teachers offer some truly impressive salaries, the kind most of us can only dream about earning in our own home countries.  While being paid an impressive salary is undoubtedly a good start, it’s imperative you consider a host of other factors before deciding where you’d like to teach abroad. Especially if you’re looking for a lucrative position that allows you to live comfortably and save quite a bit of money. The overall ..read more
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China visa application just got easier: document legalisation will soon no longer be needed
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by Christina
3M ago
China signs the Hague Apostille Convention – here’s what that means for your teaching visa application. China has finally joined the ‘international document recognition’ party by signing and agreeing to the Hague Apostille Convention. The signing will go into effect on November 7, 2023. That might sound like a bit of bureaucratic mumble-jumble that doesn’t concern you BUT, if you plan to apply for a Teaching in China visa (also known as a Z Visa) this year, this spells good news for you. But first…  What on earth is the Hague Apostille Convention? In 1961, in The Hague (Netherlands), an i ..read more
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How to Avoid the Most Common ‘Teach English in China’ Scams
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by David O Connor
3M ago
Scour forums on ‘Teach English in China Scams’ and you may soon give up on your dreams of teaching ESL in the Middle Kingdom. Yes, there are that many to watch out for. But not all is doom and gloom. While there are plenty of dodgy folks and even dodgier scams out there in China’s teaching sphere, avoiding trouble is not difficult. First up: know what to look out for! With this guide, we aim to share some of the most common scams related to the recruitment of ESL teachers in China. Not everyone has a sharp BS-detector but, with time and practice, this is a skill that you can master. TA ..read more
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11 skills on your CV to impress international schools in China
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by David O Connor
3M ago
Scoring a lucrative teaching job with one of China’s major international schools is the dream for almost all foreign teachers heading to the Middle Kingdom. And why wouldn’t it be? International School Jobs in China offer super-high salaries, excellent working conditions and an impressive array of perks. This is the kind of job that allows you to make huge strides forward professionally and personally. Some teachers might think that if they have previous teaching experience in international schools, getting the same-level job in China will be easy. Not so. No matter how much ..read more
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International Schools in Beijing – All You Need to Know
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by David O Connor
3M ago
When it comes to international education offerings in China, few cities can compete with Beijing. Considered among the most expensive (and prestigious) schooling cities in the world, Beijing prides itself on delivering a world-class level of education to any child whose family can afford the eye-watering yearly fees. Beijing boasts some of the world’s best international schools, and they pay among the highest teaching salaries. Foreign teachers who manage to score a top job for a top school in China’s capital, are the best-paid ESL teachers in the world. Add impressive salaries with an array ..read more
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Teaching in the Best International Schools in Shanghai
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by David O Connor
3M ago
Shanghai offers phenomenal benefits for teachers who want the BIG city experience in China, working in a prominent international school. When it comes to mind-blowing teaching experiences in China, no city outranks Shanghai. The sparkling star of the Chinese ‘big megacity’ scene isn’t for everyone. But if you can find your feet and a way to go with its hectic flow, you will have a life-changing experience here. To find out if you’re cut out for international school jobs in Shanghai, you should get to know the city a little. Your transition to Shanghai living is easier if you are familiar wit ..read more
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How to Nail Your International School Job Interview
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by David O Connor
3M ago
Tips to help you prepare (and nail!) your teaching job interview with one of China’s most prominent international schools International school jobs in China, the highest paid teaching destinations in the world, are among the most sought-after teaching positions in the country. It’s the job every teacher who dreams of living and working abroad wants. Simply being invited to interview for such a highly coveted teaching job is a win, yet one that causes angst among even the most experienced and confident teachers. Found your dream teaching job with one of China’s most prominent international sc ..read more
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