So you’re looking for a teaching job in China, eh? Teach Abroad China is ready to help you with your dream but we also want to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into before you take the plunge. Your decision to teach in China should not be taken lightly.
Much has changed since I started teaching English in China more than fifteen years ago. Back then, I felt the Chinese people had a fascination for other cultures and the high respect I held for Chinese culture seemed to be reciprocated everywhere I traveled.
The process of obtaining a work visa to teach in China was straightforward and I felt the government had my back if anything went wrong. I never felt unsafe or threatened – I was able to work out any disputes directly with the school.
Unfortunately, the teaching landscape has greatly changed in China thanks to an increasing intolerance of foreigners along with an increase in the “red tape” required for teaching legally. This is not to say the demand for foreign teachers in China has decreased. Quite to the contrary, you will find Chinese schools falling all over themselves to hire you. So you need to be extra careful.
Before you proceed to our job board, I highly recommend this article about teaching abroad in China. If after reading this sobering information, you are STILL interested in teaching in China, please proceed to our China teaching job board after you have read our ESL China Job Guide and terms & conditions. I also encourage you to join our China teaching forum and learn from others who are already teaching in China. And don’t forget to check out our free ESL lessons. Thanks for reading and good luck!