CIP provides many opportunities for people who come to teach English in China - you just have to be proactive. There are many teacher events that you can participate in, and even organize if you have an idea! There are free Chinese classes in H...
TEACH, TRAVEL & EXPLORE CHINA
Get paid to teach English in China while traveling, exploring and developing your International portfolio
TEACH ENGLISH IN CHINA
CIP’s Teach English in China Program is a great prospect for university graduates and students. The program is the most comprehensive and flexible combination in China. You will be teaching, learning, and impacting the lives of several young people. Teaching English in China, you will participate in cultural immersion and personal development projects. Whether you are a qualified teacher or with no experience at all, there is an opportunity for you. We have Fulltime Teaching Jobs, Teaching Internships and Teach- travel Programs. You will earn a generous income, free accommodation, travel, immersion, and meals. With our trusted reputation, network and access, we are able to match you to roles and projects that meet your expectation.
Billy P. –2018-04-26
Lexie W. Belle2018-04-26
I find nothing more amazing than the team that is put together by this company. CIP has been able to match me to the right school and to teach english. They assisted with the contract negotiation and other advice. I will recommend them I've met...
Lily West – Teaching Review2018-04-26
In these past 3 months, I've had plenty of opportunities to learn more about myself and the world. I'm very glad I decided to come to China as an English Teacher - the program is great, the staff are all very kind and willing to help. I was mat...
I love being in China. This is such a pivotal time in this country's future, and being here to see/feel the change is unmatchable.
I chose CIP because of how big it was and the varieties. I was new to "world traveling" and I wanted to b...
Types of Teaching Jobs in China with CIP
Fulltime Teaching - Z Visa
This is a long-term English teaching program and participants must be willing to sign at least a year contract. CIP is able to connect you to the right school for an ESL Job.
Gap Year Teaching with Immersion
Looking for affordable gap year program? Teaching in China as a gap year project is a great opportunity to explore the world, immerse in the Chinese Culture and get prepared for college
Teaching Internship in China
Want to teach in China as an intern? this may be a great opportunity to impart knowledge for a duration not less than 6 months. Apply now to be considered by our program directors
A Unique Teaching Experience in China
Looking for real teaching experience? CIP will match you to an opportunity to teach, travel and discover real Chinese Culture. We have teaching roles for TESL / TEFL / TESOL opportunities. You will be teaching Kids and Teenagers or Adults. There plenty of training opportunities
Why Tech in China?
Gain Global Experience
Teaching in China sharpens your professional skills and global exposure. It adds up to your profile and personal development. If you decide to teach in Shanghai or Beijing, it may be a great window to break into your dream career.
It is Very Affordable
When you teach English Abroad in China, there are no substantial costs to it. The host School will compensate you for flight, accommodation meals, including an awesome salary you will not get in your country. Save money
Learn Language & Cultural Immersion
While Teaching English in China, you will learn Mandarin which is the most spoken language in the world. Teaching programs gives you an opportunity to integrate with Chinese. You get local knowledge for your career
Whatever city you are posted, social activities will expose you to several professionals for networking. You will widen your social network during these events for job search and entrepreneurial ambitions. Get out meet people
Courage and Independence
Participating in Teaching Abroad drives you out of your comfort zone and tests you against the reality. You will discover yourself, master the art of decision making and learn to trust your instincts and gut feelings
Fun & Safe
Teaching in China is always challenging but filled with so much fun. From cultural trips to meeting new friends and partying, you can only get this through an international program. China is so safe compared to the west
Qualification to Teach in China
Depending on the type of Teaching program you select, there are different requirements to meet. Check below to understand what is expected of you. When in doubt, apply to speak with our consultants
Fulltime Teaching with Z-Visa
With this program, participants should be able to sign a contract lasting for not less than 12 months. For those looking to experience teaching on a longterm and are not constrained my university commitment
Benefits and Salary Package
- Salary range $1500 – $3000, based on qualifications
- annual flight allowance
- Sponsored legal Z work visa
- Housing *
- Health insurance
- paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
- Airport pick-up upon arrival
- Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
- sponsored social events
Other Teaching Programs Including Internship
These are teaching programs lasting for less than a year but not below 6 months. Participants on Gap Year, internship, semester programs can apply. The requirements are not as strict.
Benefits and Salary Package
- $900 to $2000 per month – depending on your experience
- travel allowance (granted at the completion of program)
- TEFL training and certification (free 120-hour course)
- Free housing (conveniently located close to your school)
- Full legal work and residence status (Chinese work visa and residence permit)
- Health insurance
- Chinese language lessons
- Airport pickup and ongoing support
English Teaching Application Process
The process is very simple and straightforward. All you need now is to fill the application form and our Consultants will guide you through the rest of the process
Step 1: Submit Application and Book Appointment
Step 2: Matching Process / Offers
Step 3: Interview and Acceptance
Step 4: Visa Process and Arrival
Our Teach in China Program is located in various cities across China. These are the best of all cities with real cultural awareness and great people to connect with.
Teach in Beijing – 北京
We have several Teaching jobs in Beijing for foreigners looking to make the best of this opportunity. So much to learn, experience and gain. There are ESL/TEFL and other jobs. Apply and speak with us
Teach in Shanghai － 上海
Teach in Shanghai and experience life in the most cosmopolitan city in China. You have several options from teaching Kids and teenagers to teaching adults.
Teach in Guangzhou – 广州
Whether you are looking to teach English in Private Schools, Public Schools or even English Language Training Center, Guangzhou is also a great option
Shenzhen – 深圳
Although Shenzhen is seen as a tech city, Teaching English in this city is also so much fun. It is a beautiful city located close to Hing Kong. All our teaching job options could be found here
Experience Asia Through Teaching Jobs in ChinaLife as a Teacher in China: Teaching, Social Events, Social Excursions and Networking
Frequently Asked QuestionsLife as a Teacher in China: Teaching, Social Events, Social Excursions and Networking
WHat will be my responsibilities ?
Teach English in China
- Teaching English to kids in China aged 3 – 18 in groups and Adult Professional English Learners
- Planning and delivering lessons to children
- Using electronic media and courseware to teach English efficiently and effectively
- Evaluating student progress and providing ongoing guidance for improvement to both students and their parents
- Assigning and evaluating out of class exercises
- Participating in social activities with students organized by your school to encourage oral English proficiency
What visa will I be using ?
Teaching visas and work permits
Our partner Schools provide legal teaching jobs in China with correct working papers. They will pay for and arrange all visas for your arrival to your new job. Based on the country’s foreign employment regulations, teachers are required to obtain proper advice from Employing Schools before arriving. A visa is necessary to enter the country and can be easily obtained at the Chinese embassies or consulates in your country of residence. Attaining this visa can take up to 2 months so it is best to plan accordingly.
Tell me about the cost of living in China
Although prices are rising, the cost of living in China still compares favorably to most industrialized countries. You will be amazed by how comfortably you can live and how strong your purchasing power is. You can afford a lifestyle you are unlikely to be enjoying at home: get a housekeeper, travel every month, enjoy frequent restaurant meals, massages, and nights on the town. You can buy wear tailor-made clothes!
COST OF LIVING IN CHINA: FOOD
Eating local food and buying produce from the Chinese markets gives our English teachers amazing insight into the Chinese diet and a glimpse at traditional Eastern medicine. It also leaves them with money in their pockets for massages and traveling.
- Milk (1L) : 7 RMB
- Eggs (12) : 7 RMB
- Carrots (1kg) : 5 RMB
- Chicken breast (1kg) : 15 RMB
- Rice (1kg) : 8 RMB
- Bottle of water (1.5L) : 3 RMB
- Bottle of Chinese beer (.5L) : 4 RMB
LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN CHINA
China has a wide range of regional cuisines and eating out is the best way to discover this variety. Chinese people eat out frequently and often entertain friends and colleagues in restaurants instead of having them into their homes. Whether you’re enjoying a meal with friends, working out at the fitness club, or getting a massage, you’ll find that leisure activities are often very affordable in China.
- Three course mid-range restaurant dinner : 80 RMB
- Quick restaurant meal of rice or noodles : 25 RMB
- Large steamed dumplings, a common street food : 3 RMB
- Housekeeper (2 hours) : 30 RMB
- Massage (30 min) : 40 RMB
- 1 month fitness club membership : 150 RMB
- Movie ticket, international release : 65 RMB
TRANSPORTATION IN CHINA
China has excellent, yet inexpensive public transport and even taxi rides are quite reasonably-priced, if sometimes harrowing. Chinese people often commute by bicycle, but this mode of transport is only for the bravest of foreigners.
- Metro Ride : 3 RMB
- Taxi rate per km : 2.2 RMB (start fare ~ 10RMB)
- 20-min taxi ride across town : 25 RMB
- City bus : 2 RMB
- 3-hour bicycle rental : 8 RMB (plus 100RMB deposit, returned)
- Ferry crossing : 2 RMB
INEXPENSIVE TRAVEL IN CHINA AND BEYOND
Any traveler on a budget will love taking trains in China. Trains are numerous and increasingly high speed rail services connect large regional cities. Domestic flights are also usually inexpensive. There is some seasonal variation and prices rise during national holidays like Chinese New Year.
- 1 night in a mid-range hotel : 350 RMB
- High speed train, Guangzhou to Wuhan (3 hours): 490 RMB
- Slow train, Guangzhou to Wuhan (10 hours) : 120 RMB
- Flight, Guangzhou to Beijing (2 hours) : 800 RMB
- Flight, Guangzhou to Bangkok (3 hours) : 1300 RMB
SAMPLE TEACHER MONTHLY BUDGET
To give you an idea of how teachers at English First in China spends his or her salary, here is a sample monthly budget:
- Gross Income (Salary) : Up to 13,500 RMB
- Rent : 3000 RMB
- Utilities (electricity, gas, water) : 200 RMB
- Phone & Internet : 300 RMB
- Food : 1500 RMB
- Insurance : 295 RMB
- Remaining Disposable Income : 8,205 RMB
Why is there a high demand for teachers in China?
After the Opening up policy in the late 90s, there was massive job boom for those with strong English proficiency. With time, especially in the larger cities, Parents made it a priority in making sure their Children speak good English. As usual, English is the primary second language in China although Other are currently learning Spanish, German and French. In Government Operated schools English language is introduced into the curriculum as early as 3rd grade and sometimes even 1st Grade. After formal class hours, parents also hire teachers to tutor their wards at home privately.
Private companies have also opened English Learning centers and schools in busy areas to meet this demand. In addition to Public Schools, there are very competitive and attractive English Teaching roles for Foreigners.
Will Arrival and Support Services be provided
You can count on the Employing School to sort you out when it comes to arrival services. We will pick you from the airport, send you to your designated accommodation, there will be orientation around how to use the city,
You will also get an arrival package which ensures you are settled quickly. Your contract will details all these details
Do I need Insurance in order to Teach?
Yes you will need an insurance in order to teach in China. Your employing School will provide the needed insurance as part of the contract but where they cannot, you will need to purchase your own insurance.
Tell Me more about Teaching Jobs in Beijing
Teach English in Beijing and immerse yourself in the traditions of ancient China while also being a part of the exciting changes of a city on the cutting edge of modern culture. The capital of The People’s Republic of China with a population of over 11 million, Beijing is the cultural, political and educational center of China and the number one choice for people around the world looking to teach English in China. Teaching jobs in Beijing remain some of the most sought after thanks to an abundance of culture and history together with a truly modern city with a vibrant arts, fashion and entertainment scene.
Beijing is known throughout the world for its many places of interest, some of the most popular being Tian An Men Square, the largest public square in the world, The Forbidden City, home to past emperors dating back over 500 years, the Summer Palace, Beijing Opera shows, the Ming Tombs and of course the Great Wall of China which snakes past the city just 50km away.
Tell Me more about Teaching in Shanghai
To teach English in Shanghai is to live in the epicenter of modern day China and to be a part of the animate growth and dynamic energy of a city racing to the future. The demand for learning English is as strong as ever and Shanghai is the place to be for high paying teaching jobs and the chance to build valuable experience while having the time of your life.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Shanghai is truly an international metropolis in every sense of the word. The most vibrant and progressive city in China, Shanghai is the economic and cultural center, blending an incredible mix of Eastern and Western culture. On one side of the mighty Yangtze River flowing through Shanghai is the Pu Dong district, rural farm land just 20 years ago, it is now the financial and commercial hub with skyscrapers stretching ever higher. Along the western bank of the river, the iconic Bund is a reminder of Shanghai’s colonial past featuring grand European architecture.
Tell Me more about Teaching in Guangzhou
Teach English in Guangzhou and experience life on the move in China’s third largest city. With a population of over 12 million Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province, a prosperous metropolis full of life. Located in the south east of China with a history stretching back over 2200 years, Guangzhou is a port city with Hong Kong and Macau within easy reach and Vietnam just 800 km to the south west.
Guangzhou is well known throughout China for its abundance of restaurants and huge selection of dishes, the food here is what westerns typically think of when they talk about Chinese food. In fact, Guangzhou has the most amount of restaurants and tea shops per capita in China, so if you teach English in Guangzhou you certainly won’t go hungry.
Guangzhou enjoys a sub-tropical climate with an average year round temperature of a balmy 22 degrees. The city is also well known for its ceramic, ivory carving and embroidery industries not to mention hosting the annual China Import and Export Fair since 1957 which attracts traders from across the globe.
Are there other requirements for full time Teaching?
There are requirements for various levels of teaching. The common ones are listed below. We will evaluate your skills and profile to match to an befitting opportunity
- Bachelor’s degree
- A TEFL Certification (TEFL sponsorship available)
- The ability to obtain a clear background check
- The ability to live abroad for at least one year
- Applicants must be citizens from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa to meet China’s visa regulations.
What makes China a unique destination for Teaching?
What type of Schools am I likely to teach ?
- Don’t usually require a fee for students to attend.
- Little to no foreigners working there
- English is a fairly new subject
- Require a yearly or semester fee
- Teaching English is a priority
- Other foreigners work at the school
- Many private schools are boarding
- Focus on intensive English tuition
- Classes take place after school and on weekends
- Classes are smaller and organised based on ability, not age
- Require a yearly or semester fee
- Other foreigners work at the school
- Many are boarding schools
- Use a foreign curriculum and promote international education
Most of the teaching jobs are related to the following categories
Kids & Teens ESL Jobs
Adults ESL Jobs
Education Management Jobs
Jobs in China
TEFL Job Openings
What is the salary for teaching in China?
Depending on your qualification, duration and program selected, you will be paid between $1000 to $3500 per month. The content of the contract varies from one School to another and also different cities have different requirements and salaries. Graduates with Bachelor Degree and 2 years working experience can easily make around $2500 upwards
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These exposures mean a lot to me because I learnt about project management which is essential to managing a consultancy. I got knowledgeable about how to run a consultancy and prospect for clients. My Experience Chinese approach to management always proved to be different from the west because there are cultural and societal characteristic pervasiveness. It is seen in their everyday life. When I was briefed about the bureaucracies of work and respect for the hierarchy, I though change is going to be different in Chinese companies but hey! there is always a way of going about it. Few rules, Never regard an employees, ideas and superior to his supervisor, never contact a subordinate before a superior, always keep an eye on the rank, do not request to meet bosses together with their subordinates. Interesting huh! When you observe these rules to the letter, and assure subordinates of complete cover, you will get all information needed for a training need assessment. The Essence and Value The job descriptions were very necessary to my future career and the 12 months that I stayed in Beijing was just like living the future in the present. CIP’s Entrepreneurial training was just superb!!! We joined China Accelerators, an organization that nurtures entrepreneurial ideas and are Venture Capitalists. In my opinion, Beijing is the best city to launch careers related to business related soft skills like consultancy, research, marketing etc because here is a heavy presence of Fortune 500 companies. I understand Beijing has the highest fortune 500 Company presence than any other city in the world because most of them interested in doing business in China, would like to be very close to the Government to get first had information about policy Changes. Networking was a very important program component I miss while at home now. On a typical networking evening, all CIP interns gather at an agreed venue conveyed to very executive programs to network with Business people. It is fun and was worth ht time too. The growth Process Performance appraisal was a very vital aspect of the internship and I loved it except the realities. In the first 2 months, my performance was not as pleasant as I thought. I was encouraged to work hard and read more and I was at my best thereafter. CIP together with my host company conducts performance appraisal on my achievements and very frank recommendations are made to keep me in check. I love it though it was very corrective. I will add my voice to the rest of previous reviewers that CIP is to be trusted and their programs are solid and the experiences are real. Professionalism and good work ethics as well as fast follow ups outclass any shortfalls. We have also vowed to be ambassadors for CIP.Read Less
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CIP’s program has been a great choice and an inspiration allowing me to explore my Finance Career. They are well organized and understand what is required to professionally support students while in China. Tried their Mentoring and Coaching and it was the best I could ever get
Name: Bonnie Kaki Cheng
Course: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and human resource management)
University: University of Western Australia
Program: Internship - Financial Analyst
I am Happy to review my numerous accomplishments as a Finance Intern on the CIP Program. I was placed in Shanghai with one of the elite firms into Investment Banking and Cross Boarder Investment. I was excited because there was so much going on within the company which allowed me to first hand explore the details most aspects of Finance.
I worked directly with the Associate in charge of preparing companies for IPOs, I had the distinct pleasure of working with and overseeing a variety of initiatives and projects.
Right from the program design stage to execution, CIP remained very cooperative, supportive and professional in communicating with me and my friends.
On arrival, I joined the Company as a Financial Analyst Intern, though I did not have any first-hand experience in such an area, I was given a detailed training and on-the-job support. I was able to complete new and challenging projects at a professional level. As a financial Analyst intern, I was responsible for the financial evaluation and pre-audit work for investment projects. I also took on Evaluation Projects for IPO and OTC/NASDAQ clients. I assisted in the management and organization of Financial projects to assist senior analyst with investment Projects.
Working in one of the fastest changing sectors and within a fast paced environment, my supervisors were at the task.
Overall, the program is great and stands out as one of the best. I sat to compare the experience with other interns who were not on the CIP Program and I am convinced CIP have the best program in China
Supervisor’s Remarks We are impressed with her performance and can boldly remark that Bonnie’s work left a lasting impact on the department and places her into our top five outstanding interns we have had in the past years. We were impressed with her enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor while on our internship program in ChinaRead Less
Bonnie kaki Cheng – Australia2018-08-07
CIP’s program has been a great choice and an inspiration allowing me to explore my Finance Career. They are well organized and understand what is required to professionally support students while in China. Tried their Mentoring and Coaching and...
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China has been a life-changing experience and CIP could not be more helpful in the process. They are genuinely interested in helping out students achieve their goals. From the moment I step foot in Beijing, a member of the CIP team was already eagerly waiting for my arrival. The team had already planned out detailed itineraries on the first day such as: checking in to my accommodation, opening up a bank account and obtaining a Chinese mobile number.
Beijing was such a culturally rich experience. The juxtaposition between the modern towering skyscraper and the ancient Beijing hutong only a few blocks apart are a sight to behold. My first choice of city was actually Shanghai; however, I am glad that I made the switch to Beijing instead. China’s capital is full of surprises and there are plenty of hidden gems within the city’s small alleyways waiting to be discovered. While it may seem that Beijing is not as international as Shanghai, the expatriates and international students community are tightly knit thus it felt to the contrary.
Studying and interning at a startup firm in China was challenging yet rewarding. I was involved in the making of an international advertisement as a project manager and therefore had to use both the Mandarin language and the English language when facing with local or international clients. The most crucial aspect of my job was to understand both the western culture and the eastern culture; by acknowledging how they differ and by making sure that there is no cultural misunderstanding between the local and the international parties.
One thing that stuck out the most was how technologically advanced China has become. From renting a bike that's readily available literally on every street with the use of the bike-sharing app to paying a street food vendor using a QR code.
I had learnt more about myself than I did in my own country within a short space of 5 months. The journey I had in Beijing was invaluable and I encourage anyone who is considering studying, teaching or interning abroad in China to go for it and have a life-changing experience through the CIP Internship Platform. I am sure you will love it.Read Less
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A properly researched and designed marketing strategy is the best requirement for any multinational organization looking to break boundaries to increase global market presence and revenue. Let any orga...Read More
Michelle's China Internship Review
A properly researched and designed marketing strategy is the best requirement for any multinational organization looking to break boundaries to increase global market presence and revenue. Let any organization entering its multinational stage doubt this and they are reassured to fail 100%. I am confident about this because I had the opportunity to try and test this fact through CIP’s China Internship.
Let's assume that China is not an economic superpower but has just a mere 1.4 billion people and I will have still chosen it as a place of doing my Marketing Internship to gain international experience.
Going international to gain experiences is never cheap and will never be cheap. I decided to intern abroad but the reality dawn on me when it was time to pay for the entire project which cost me a 4 digit figure. I did what I could do just to remain safe, but my parents still doubt my choice but eventually, I took the risk.
The placement process was rigorous as I had to go through a 3 stage Interview one with CIP Placement department and two others with my host Company. It was a learning process which I never had in University. It was strange to me because I thought CIP had to do all those cover-ups. I have never heard that internships in China got that competitive and selective. In entirety, the process reassured me that this was a professional program and not another Chinese mass production factory.
I was finally placed into a renowned Marketing Research company based in Shanghai, China tasked with the responsibility of assisting the Market Entry Department. This is a team of 18 people doing different things. I am supposed to be part of the research squad and my role formed the basis of my superior’s task. Anytime, I make mistakes, he was definitely going to do same. Although I passed the interview, I panicked at this new job because this was my first major experience at doing any serious research aside School projects and my Thesis.
I was tasked with the responsibility of collecting information identified outlets such as super and hypermarkets, consumer agencies and other governmental institutions like Ports and Harbor Authority. This information was dissected and manipulated to get signals of the seasonality of demands, recent trends in demand and competition statistics. I did this on 23 brands from countries such as Italy, UK, US and Saudi Arabia. So what do you expect? I can just see mastery.
One major project which I managed and drove my motivation high was when I was tasked to collect consumer perception index for a Jewel Brand which was looking to expand its market share in China. I was appointed the head of the team with other interns coming from CIP and other agencies we could not speak Chinese, but we sailed through with very minimal assistance from some Chinese native speaking colleagues. My Chinese speaking skills were enhanced after 3 months of study and this I will confess was essential to my success. This project went successfully as I was awarded separately for it.
My working morale was high likewise my other colleagues because there was always a weekly reward for hard work and deadline massacre. The term deadline massacre was coined from a team meeting we had was asked to try to meet deadlines. So any time an employee finishes tasks before the appointed time, the TIME MASSACRE AWARD was given. This included 1000 RMB and a treat to Spa and Dinner with the department head on next Sunday. Haven worn this once, I felt it was an opportunity to network with my BOSS which I nailed perfectly.
This internship was not relevant on any continent, country or city than Asia, China, Shanghai. I got deep cultural insights from studying Shanghainese (Shanghai Residents). Shanghai is more cosmopolitan than you could ever imagine. They are also getting rich day by day and enjoying shopping as their pastime. So consumer goods are heavily represented. Name any internationally recognized brand and they have it.
I noticed that Chinese have a unique taste for quality and price. The perception is that the higher the price, the higher the quality which I do not necessarily agree but that’s the reality in Shanghai. This is a relevant pricing strategy for most brands. So I just laid a free tip J. Cultural issues entangle the work of a marketer in China and you cannot override it. For example, when a brand is seen to be associated with the wrong colors, people, animals etc which culture does not favour, the brand suffers. These facts are very petty but vital for success.
Chinese social media tools as a marketing zone is a different atmosphere for marketing. I already knew about Twitter, facebook, Instagram etc but they all were blocked in China so I had to learn about WEIBO, WE CHAT and Renren. It was worth it too because I could confidently lead a campaign on these platforms in addition to what is in the west.
This is more than just a review it is actually a memo and I hope you enjoyed it. If you are looking to develop your skills and get relevant, I prescribe CIP 100% for anyone without any reservation. Their teams are solid from Program design, Placement to Customer service.
I have been transformed and I will launch my career in China because I am addicted to the experience and way of life now.Read Less
Michelle's China Internship Review
A properly researched and designed marketing strategy is the best requirement for any multinational organization looking to break boundaries to increase global market presence and revenue. Let any orga...