Teach Abroad in Beijing, China

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Teaching Abroad in Beijing


104 Teach Abroad Programs in Beijing, China

Teach English in China & Get Paid to Travel

Are you dreaming of living abroad? Teaching English in China is your ticket to getting paid to live, work, and travel internationally. Imagine exploring the sparkling cities and idyllic coastal towns of China, immersing yourself in Chinese culture, and making lifelong friends all while advancing your career!

Live in Beijing & Teach English on i-to-i China Internship

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 February 2016 China Internship with just a 50% deposit!

Get Paid to Teach English in China

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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Teach English in China with LanguageCorps

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...

International TEFL and TESOL Training

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...

Paid Teacher In China

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...

Teach in China: TEFL Internship

Head out to China for 6 amazing months getting under the skin of this fantastic country. You'll live and work teaching English as a Foreign Language in various schools across China. Join a group of aspiring TEFL teachers and travelers as you explore the sights and sounds of bustling Beijing. Following your arrival you'll take part in an exciting orientation week to introduce you to the cultu...

Paid Teach English in China

Want to spend a fun, exciting, and rewarding month this summer abroad? API offers an exciting and affordable opportunity for native English speakers to live, work, and travel in this fascinating country. Teach and tutor English language skills to students in private language academies, and public schools in Beijing, Chongqing, Yantai, and Dalian. You will teach English and lead camp activities ...

Teaching English with LoPair Au Pair China

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...

Teaching positions available (Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou)

EF English First is currently seeking English teachers to teach at our Online, Kids & Teens or Adult schools. Join our academic team in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and many other cities across China. Teaching at English First At English First, you’ll be provided the resources to become the best teacher you can be. Our new and colorful classrooms offer state-of-the-art technolo...

Teach in China Even Without Experience!

Good Teachers Union is looking for native english speakers for various teaching positions around China. European applicants with near native accent are also welcome to apply. The salary varies according to the qualifications. Applicants with a TEFL certificate and bachelors degree will have better compensation. Relevant teaching experience is not required as long as individuals are passionate, ...

Teach Away Inc.

Elementary Teaching Jobs Abroad Primary Teacher: Sendai, Japan - Monthly Salary: 2,400-2,900 USD - Benefits: Subsidized accommodation; commuting expenses covered - Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education; teaching license; 3 years of previous experience Primary Teacher: Taipei, Taiwan - Monthly Salary: 2,500-3,000 USD - Benefits: Subsidized accommodation; round-tr...

Teach & Travel China Program: TEFL in China

The Teach & Travel China (TTC) program is the original teaching internship program in China, operating since 2005, with over 1000 successful participants who have completed internationally recognized Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification, to teach English to local schools around China. This unique opportunity allows participants from around the world to come live, trave...

Ameson Year in China: Educational Ambassadorship

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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