Teach English Abroad in Beijing

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124 Teach Abroad Programs in Beijing

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Join our supported teaching programme and be more than a tourist as you commute to school, teach English and fall in love with this amazing country… whilst also getting paid! Known the i-to-i China Internship, you will also get full internationally accredited TEFL training whilst abroad. Reserve your place today on the August 2016 China Internship with just a 50% deposit!

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Want to teach English in Shanghai, Beijing or Guangzhou? Earn an internationally accredited TEFL Certification and receive lifetime job placement assistance for teaching English in China and more than 50 countries worldwide. Many teachers receive benefits like free housing and airfare! Click the button to receive more information:

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As a LanguageCorps TeachChina English Teacher, you receive TESOL Certification, a guaranteed paid job, and unique training and services empowering you to thrive as a professional abroad. Learn and apply new skills while developing a wider perspective about the diversity of cultures and populations around the world all within the security of a guaranteed paid job, a highly organized system, a...

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Where the world is your classroom? ITTT offers a wide variety of high quality, internationally recognized TEFL and TESOL courses. Courses are available in-class, online or through a combination of both formats. Our teacher training courses enable graduates to obtain teaching jobs in nearly any location worldwide. No previous experience or qualifications are required. ITTT offers certific...

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This is a paid position. Depending on your experience and educational background, you can earn approx. US $1000-$2575 per month. Can't find a teaching job? We have 150 each month. If you have experience and a degree in Education, you could earn over $2,500 a month, get free airfare and free housing teaching English in China. China is an amazing place to teach English and to explore a cu...

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Teach English in China with English First Teach in China Teach English in China! Apply through Teach Away to teach in one of the world's largest and most reputable ESL teaching organizations. Teach Away is now accepting applications from TEFL- or TESOL-certified educators to teach English to students of varying age and skill levels. English teaching jobs are available in Beijing, Shan...

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Are you seeking for chances to teach English in China and receive TEFL training? LoPair provides you with the opportunity to stay with a Chinese host family and teach English to host children while increasing and getting more experience in TEFL. By sharing the language, you will even get to know the most authentic Chinese lifestyle. Joining LoPair Au Pair China program, you will be assisting...

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Teach English to Chinese University Students Summer Teach in China Includes: • API advisor to assist you with all pre-departure needs, including visa assistance, and liaise with partner throughout program • Airport pick-up / arrival assistance • Housing (Your host school will provide you with basic, clean, comfortable furnished housing in a teachers' apartment or dormitory.) • Medical, L...

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Good Teachers Union began in 2009 and has helped over 1000 teachers from all around the world find teaching jobs in China. Our primary objective is to not only provide you with a suitable job in China but also help you have a positive and memorable China teaching experience. Good Teachers Union is looking for Entry Level Teachers to join their schools in China. These schools have centers in a v...

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Reach To Teach is an official partner of Shane English Schools in China. Shane is one of our most popular schools in China! Shane English Schools China (SESC) offers you the opportunity to experience the fascinating and wildly different culture of China first hand with the support and expertise of one of the largest British owned EFL organizations in Asia. Shane English schools have doze...

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Take advantage of the opportunity to get paid while having an adventure in Beijing, China. Participants will benefit from flexible programs that are designed to fit their unique lifestyles. They will have plenty of opportunities to explore Chinese culture and customs.

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Greenheart Travel's teach in a homestay in China program offers the opportunity for travelers to be an English tutor for a local family in exchange for room and board. Spend approximately 15 hours per week tutoring your Chinese host family in conversational English, and the rest of the time is yours to experience life in Beijing. This is the perfect program for adults of all ages looking...

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Aclipse is seeking to fill numerous positions to teach English in China. If you are young professional who has at least one year of teaching experience and who is adventurous, outgoing, and genuinely interested in teaching, education, and living abroad, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Our client, a global education company, is looking to fill positions at campuses located in ...

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Become TEFL certified, gain professional teaching experience, learn one of the world’s most in-demand languages, and improve prospects for graduate school and future employment. Ameson Year in China (AYC) is a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to become Educational Ambassadors by spending a year teaching, learning, and making a difference in public schools across China. Partici...

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Teaching Abroad in Beijing

Beijing is the capital of an emerging world superpower, a thriving global city with ancient roots which span back millennia (along with lasting historical architecture to prove it). Making the decision to teach abroad in Beijing can be one of the largest and most important steps you can take in your life. It will introduce you to an incredibly  important modern city, a rich culture of both traditional values and new aspirations, a country that boasts one of the longest continuous histories and brightest futures in the world. Think you’re up to the challenge?

Teaching Jobs in Beijing

China is in the midst of a huge development boom and persistently looks to the West as a model of productivity by which to facilitate its own growth. As such Western teachers are highly sought after in Beijing as part of a the country’s continuous effort to globalize. Teaching jobs in Beijing are open to English-speakers in a wide variety of formats across the city, so research as many different options as you can while searching for the perfect program.

As you may have guessed, teaching English is the easiest way to teach abroad in Beijing. Chinese students begin learning English from a very young age, so it is possible to teach abroad in Beijing at virtually any level from preschool to adult learners if you go this route. Public and private schools tend to offer international educators great benefits and don’t often require any prior teaching experience. Private tutoring is another path that many international teachers choose to take, either independently or in supplement to their teaching job.

While positions teaching other subjects such as science and math are more rare in Beijing, it is also possible to expand into these areas by teaching abroad at an international school where English is the medium of education.  At most schools you will usually be required to teach between 20-30 hours per week, leaving you plenty of time to explore the city.

Life in Beijing

With well over 20 million people living in the urban area, Beijing is one of the largest and most populous cities in the world. While the crowds (and smog) can be overwhelming at times, the vibrant pulse of the city cannot help but stimulate international educators to the height of their profession on a daily basis. There is a ton to do in Beijing, and teaching abroad here will give you enough time to immerse yourself fully in the city’s flow.

Some of the most popular sites across the city include the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, and National Center for the Performing Arts. The Beijing subway is the second most extensive metro system in the world, offering affordable fare to most major destinations around the city. The Great Wall of China is also only a short bus ride away, an experience everyone should take advantage of while they teach abroad in Beijing.

Most teaching jobs in Beijing will not require you to know Mandarin, but learning even the basics of the language will take you a long way during the course of your everyday interactions in the city.  A large chunk of the population of Beijing doesn’t speak English, so learning the local language can greatly enhance your experience!

Salary & Costs

China has perhaps the largest market in the world for international educators and so you will generally be compensated quite well if you teach abroad in Beijing. Contracted positions tend to pay between $1,500 to $2,000 per month, a salary which will take you quite a long in Beijing. On top of this you may receive additional benefits from your employer such as airfare, housing, and meals during school hours.

Accommodation & Visas

Often if you have a contract with a local school in Beijing then they will help set you up with housing in a convenient location. If your employer or teach abroad program does not set you up with housing, then your best bet is usually to get started by looking around online. Some of the most popular neighborhoods for expatriates to live in include Guomau, Wudaokou, and Sanlitun street.

China is a closed country and so their visa policy is fairly strict, but you should have no problem obtaining the proper documentation if you teach abroad in Beijing at a legitimate academic institution. Your employer will typically endorse you throughout the visa process, which is actually quite quick and efficient. For more information on where to start you can visit our Chinese Embassy Directory.

Benefits & Challenges

Build Connections. Beijing is one of the most important global cities in the world, a great place to expand your network as an international educator and/or global professional. You never know what future opportunities may arise while you teach abroad in Beijing!

Mandarin Immersion. While many Chinese citizens speak English, very few native English speakers reciprocate by learning Mandarin. It is the world’s most widely spoken language, and while difficult to learn, can pay off big time to know.

Live History. China’s vast and rich history remains somewhat shrouded in mystery to many Westerners. The modern world’s largest country stems from one of the ancient world’s earliest civilizations; having long been an epicenter of the country, Beijing is the perfect place to learn about it all.

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