Jobs in China for English Speakers
China’s economy is booming and with this growth comes plenty of opportunities for English speakers to work and live in China. China currently has the second largest economy in the world, second only to the USA, and this has lead to a large demand for employees. English speakers are particularly sought after and the Chinese are equally keen to learn English themselves and have their children learn it, which they see as a valuable skill for the future.
English Teaching Jobs in China
Due to the demand from the Chinese to learn English, native English speaking teachers are in very high demand. The jobs available would be a perfect opportunity for a graduate, no matter what degree was attained, or even more experienced teachers looking for a new challenge in a different environment. Thee are a number of reasons why teaching in China is a good idea, such as:
- Exposure to Chinese language – You’ve likely heard that the best way to learn a language is to live in a country where it is widely spoken. We think this is true and whilst you will be teaching English to your students at school you will simultaneously be learning from them, and from other people around you, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. As we’ve already mentioned, China’s economy is booming and so, being able to speak Chinese will be a significant string on your bow if your ultimate goal is to leave teaching and enter the global job market. Even if you want to keep teaching English in China, being able to speak Chinese will make you a more valuable member of staff and make it easier to teach your pupils, one to one.
- Cheap Cost of Living – The cost of living in China is far below the average cost of living in most western countries and so with this, generous salaries and special expat tax rates you will likely be saving a significant amount more than you would be doing if you were a teacher in your own country.
- Great Place to Live – China has numerous benefits including a large number of interesting travel opportunities, and a number of great towns and cities to live in. Qingdao is a beautiful city with beaches and plenty to explore.
So what are you waiting for? There are only a few requirements to meet to become an English teacher in China and there is always demand for high quality candidates.
If you are interested in teaching English in China then get in touch with us today.