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Paid Teaching in China
  • Teach for 6 month to 12 months (minimum 6 months)
  • Only native English speakers
  • Free accommodation/food
  • Salary per month ($200-$800 depending on length, qualification, and skills)
  • No monthly fee. Only a one-time fee of $789 (includes insurance coverage for your protection)

Summary of Paid Teaching China
Paid Teaching China
Project At A Glance
Arrival point:
Varies by teaching
6 months to 1 year
30-40 hours per week
3 local food daily
Apartment or hostel
If you are interested in traveling abroad, but you can't pay the high fees for most volunteer abroad programs, consider joining IFRE's paid Teaching Program in China. This program offers you opportunities for exploration and cultural immersion while earning money and utilizing your skills. Besides a one-time program fee, there is no monthly fee or hidden charges. IFRE's partner schools offer decent salaries, free accommodation, prepared meals, and even airfare reimbursement for long-term, contracted teachers.

Besides being a native English speaking citizen of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland or other English speaking countries, there are no other qualifications or specific skills needed to teach in China. You can teach from 1 month to 1 year. With a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and/or at least one year experience with TEFL or TOSEL training from an accredited organization, you may receive a monthly salary of up to US$ 800. IFRE paid English teaching in China is a great way to explore the intriguing land of China while teaching English to aspiring school and college age students. You will have the rare and worthwhile opportunity to get paid for your teaching service as you immerse yourself in Chinese culture, travel the world and grow personally and professionally.

Minimum Qualification/Skills
This program is for native English speakers ONLY, citizens of US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and other English speaking countries with English as a mother language. Extra certification and TEFL training give more opportunities for earning higher salaries.
Benefits of Teaching in China: 6-12 months
  • For a native English speaker, a monthly salary up to 3,000 RMB
  • For a native English speaker with a degree in English and some experience in teaching, a monthly salary of 3,500-4,500 RMB
  • For a native English speaker with a degree in English, at least one year of teaching experience, and TEFL or TOSEL training, a monthly salary of 5000-5,500 RMB
  • Free food and accommodation. Some schools without a school cafeteria, provide food allowances and grocery coupons to teachers so they can prepare food by themselves
  • Free health clinic at school
  • Arrangement of host family upon the request of teachers and the availability. Free food and accommodations with host family
  • Assistance in obtaining visa to China
  • Services and support of field staff
  • Guaranteed placement
  • Reimbursement of round-trip airfare on a 10-month contract
  • Teachers will be responsible for utilities
China Paid Teaching Program Fee and Dates

China volunteer teaching program starts anytime upon your arrival in China.

IFRE is a 501 (C) 3 organization so your program fee will be tax deductible as provided by law.

IFRE application and placement fee: US $649 (include basic health insurance). The fee covers advertising, program promotion and office expenses (rent, utilities and staff salaries in our USA office). Fee also covers airport pick-up, drop-off, China office expenses (rent, utilities, salaries, and vehicle), communication and project co-ordination.

There is no monthly or weekly fee in Paid Teaching English in China program and accommodation/food will be provided free by local schools.

Additional costs for volunteers:
International flights, visa extensions, personal expenses on water/soft drinks/entertainment, laundry, telephone, Immunization costs, extra Insurance (if needed).