Teaching Jobs in China

Teaching Jobs in china International Schools

Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi http://www.xe.com/currency/cny-chinese-yuan-renminbi

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What is the school year in China?  Most international schools run from September to June, though schools that serve local children might run from February to January.

Why should you teach in China?  Best combination of low cost of living, inclusive packages and high salaries make it the best for savings. Friendly host nationals, low cost of living, travel opportunities and fascinating, deep culture for those who wish to teach abroad.

What teachers like least about it? Air quality in some major cities and inability to communicate verbally or in writing with those who don't speak English

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The People's Republic of China has a huge land mass, almost the same size as the United States of America with a huge population that is as diverse as its terrain. China is an ancient civilisation, over 5000 years old full of tradition and with a deep culture that is fascinating to experience. Having burst onto the international scene due to reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping, China is now one of the leading nations in the world, with its large, industrious people and abundant natural resources.

China is now and has always been a country of wide variation. Major cities such as Bejing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Suzhou, and Chengdu are quite modern and wealthy with world class restaurants, abundant transportation options and modern amenities with British and American International schools in all the cities. Teaching jobs are available in local International british and american schools which serve local children using an expatriate curriculum make up more than half of the international schools in this region. However, about 50% of Chinese still live in rural areas. Generally, the southern and eastern coastal regions are more developed and wealthy whereas the far west and north are much less modernised.

Schools in China that hire expatriate teachers can be International Schools for foreign passport holders, private bilingual schools for Chinese children or state funded schools.  Note that only international schools will be suitable for children of teachers, unless your children speak and read Mandarin Chinese fluently or are very young. 

China has emerged as a world powerhouse, and all signs point to a bright future for this industrious and long term orientated country. It is the lucky teacher who will have the ability to experience this country first hand.