Far East, China
• Monthly salary: 15,000 -18,000RMB (£1757-2108; $2122- 2547; €1893-2271)
• Free accommodation
• Around 2 months’ paid summer holiday plus Chinese national holidays
• Working period: February – December
• Free annual roundtrip flight
• Max. 20 teaching hours per week
• Working visa provided
• Free breakfast and lunch
• No experience required
A modern global megacity with three millennia of rich history, Beijing is both one of the oldest cities in the world and one of the world’s leading centres for education, culture, innovation and technology.
Renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens and tombs, Beijing contains seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; most notably the Great Wall of China and the grand Forbidden City complex - the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
With a vibrant city centre, Beijing is delivers all the benefits of living in a big city: experience Sanlitun’s bar scene, taste authentic Chinese cuisine, scout street markets for hidden treasures, or shop for high-end brands in the largest mall in Asia. And yet - encircled by mountains capped by the meandering Great Wall of China - Beijing is perfectly poised to appreciate China’s natural wonders: view cherry blossom blooming on the hillsides in spring, and watch autumn leaves turn red in Beijing’s many national parks.
With around one month’s holiday in winter and 1-2 months’ summer holiday, teaching in a Beijing public school leaves ample time for travelling and provides an attractive salary on which do so.
Your priority will be inspiring children to love English – so your classes will mainly consist of playing games, singing songs and reading stories. Your whole class will be taught in English, though you will have a Chinese teaching assistant with you to help with classroom management and give translations where necessary.
Teaching experience is useful but not required.
You need to:
• Have an undergraduate degree (all subjects and classifications welcome)
• Have, or be willing to obtain, a 120 hour online TEFL certificate
• Have a clean criminal record
Please send your CV to Beth