China is a brewing ESL market since the beginning of the 21st century. With the liberalization of Chinese economy, the demand of English has skyrocketed. English is also required in the growing hospitality industry due to the skyrocketing tourism industry. The English teachers in China get a chance to earn a good salary and also get a chance to explore this gorgeous country.
English teachers in China are hired for teaching all age groups. Since the adult population in China is not acquainted with English, there are numerous language schools and institutions, which give English training to professionals. English as a second language has been also introduced at the school level in many schools in China. The average age of English students in China is usually from 6 to 50. In the big cities, English language trainers are hired by MNC and other Chinese firms for training their officials. Teachers are hired for teaching both communicative English and written English.
The salaries of the ESL teachers in China are in the range of 4000 RMB to 15,000 RMB depending on the qualification and experience of the candidates. The teachers are often given accommodation, medical insurance and airfare. The teaching infrastructures in the Chinese schools are quite good and public schools are more reliable than the private ones. Many Chinese Universities and colleges often hire experienced English teachers for giving additional training to their students. As English is becoming a prerequisite to get a great employment, there is a growing trend among the youth in China to learn English.
Both native and non-native English teachers are hired in the schools of China. An accredited TEFL or TESOL certificate is not mandatory for getting an ESL job in China; however, with this degree it is easy to get a good placement. Non Native English teachers with good communication skills can easily get a job. Degree is not necessary for getting a lucrative teaching assignment in China.
The ESL teachers in the big cities in China can find all western amenities. In the rural areas or in the smaller towns, the teachers might not get all the western facilities but their exposure to exotic Chinese culture will be more.