Teaching English in Beijing - How to find the best teaching jobs in Beijing
Beijing, the capital of China, is a city where the ancient culture and modern civilization are well integrated. It attracts millions of visitors and tourists both at home and abroad each year to enjoy its rich culture and wonderful scenery.
Teaching in Beijing is many expats first choice because Beijing is a political, economy and culture hub in China. Beijing not only can provide many options to teach, but also give you a chance to enjoy the ancient culture and wonderful scenery.
Beijing is endowed with rare cultural heritage by its long history. The Great Wall, one of the worlds wonders and the only piece of man-made architecture that can be seen from the space wanders through mountains and valleys for hundreds of kilometers in the region of Beijing. The picturesque Summer Palace is a classic work of the imperial garden. The Forbidden City is the most splendid architectural complex of imperial palaces in the world. The Temple of Heaven is the place of worship for emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties as well as a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architectural art. The above four have all been listed in the World Cultural Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Hutong culture and authentic Chinese food are of the most Beijing flavored. Beijing has a lot of unique scenery and many old temples; so many you can’t see all of these in one day, teaching English in Beijing is a good way to enjoy the temples and numerous cultural sites across the city.
Teaching in Beijing you can be a lot of fun, but there is one thing you should keep in mind, cost of living in Beijing is pretty high even if you can earn higher salary than teaching in other tier 1 cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen or Shanghai in China.
About jobs in Beijing
There are many teaching jobs available in Beijing. Such as: kindergartens, training centers, private institutions, middle/high schools, universities, private tutoring and some foreign companies. Working as a full time teacher in a public schools or universities are most of ESL teachers who have many years teaching experience. Working in those kinds of schools mean you can get higher salary and more bonus and medical benefits, and have a stable life.
Working in Beijing
Teaching in Beijing is a bit different from teaching in other cities. There are lots of opportunities. Which schools you choose is depend on yourself usually working hours are 4-5 hours per day and weekends are off. If you teach English in a foreign company it depends on the working time. Companies are different from schools. You usually can earn 20000RMB per month with at least 2 year related work experience and a BA or higher. 120 hours TEFL is required. A native speaker is demand. Teaching English in Beijing, you have your teaching style and can speak Chinese with excellent teaching experience usually you can earn more 10000 per month than who don’t have any experience. However, there are also a number of options which do not require experience as they will train you on the job. These options, of course are less paid, around 8000-10000RMB /month. But usually a BA and native speaker is required.
Finding a job in Beijing
Online is the best way of getting a teaching job in Zhuhai. Register on our website and apply for jobs Jobs in Beijing. We also recommend you register with the reputable local agency Find Work Abroad. They have many jobs, information and many employers post their job openings on their Direct Employers job board.
Working in Beijing can give you excellent working experience in the future no matter where you go to teach and which country you go to. Beijing is an international city which has many people from different cities and abroad. You can exercise your skills to teach people from different cities and know how to teach Chinese students well. After you teach one or two years in Beijing, you can easy to find a job in other cities like Guangzhou, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong. You can ask higher salary or higher positions when you negotiate with your employer. After you’re very familiar with the teaching systems in Beijing then you can run your own company as well. Teaching English is a great chance in the coming decades in the whole cities in China.
Date: 21/03/2014 06:57
Author: Jody Zhou
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