Paid Teaching in China

Work as a paid English teacher in China

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 are no monthly fees 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 six months to one 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's paid English teaching position in China is a great way to explore this intriguing land while contributing to the education of school- and college-age students.

You will have the rare and worthwhile opportunity to be compensated 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. That is, citizens of US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and other English-speaking countries with English as a mother language. Having extra certifications and TEFL training will give you more opportunities for earning higher salaries.

Salary/Benefits

We have been placing teachers in China since 2006. The salary and benefits in China vary depending on your qualifications, experiences, location, and others. However, in collaboration with local schools, colleges, and universities, we offer you an excellent salary and benefit packages.

  • Monthly salary of 6,000-9,000 RMB for a native English speaker (no qualifications)
  • Monthly salary of 9,000-12,000 RMB for a native English speaker with a degree in English and some related teaching experience
  • Free shared furnished apartment near your school,  some schools provide single but not all schools,
  • ;Assistance with Business visa application process
  • ;Services and support of field staff
  • Guaranteed placement
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Reimbursement of airfare = 6000 RMB on completion of 12 months teaching contract 3000 RMB on completion of 6 months.

China Paid Teaching Program Fee and Dates

The 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: is US $499. The fee covers advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in our USA office). The fee also covers airport pick-up, drop-off, China office expenses (rent, utilities, salaries, and vehicle), communication, and project coordination.

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

FAQ

  • What is the typical schedule during this project?

    The spring semester starts either in early, mid, or late February every year (based on the lunar calendar), and it finishes around early July. The autumn semester begins on September 1st, and it concludes at the end of December or mid-January. Each school's schedule may be slightly different on a daily basis, but teachers can expect a typical work day to last around four to five hours.

  • Where do I stay? How far is the project from the accommodation? How do I commute?

    Apartment accommodations will be arranged for you within walking distance of your assigned campus. There will also be transportation available via a school shuttle, pub bus, or taxi cab.

  • What are some of the activities teachers may participate in during this project?

    Teachers will participate in normal day-to-day classes which may include physical education as well as assisting in the English corner and with holiday-related activities for the school.

  • Where are the projects located?

    Teachers placed though IFRE are generally in and around Qingdao or in nearby cities.

  • What are the requirements to join the program?

    The main requirement for teachers is that they are native English speakers, or very well-educated in the English language, and that they are comfortable teaching various age groups.

  • What kind of support do we get during the project time?

    While working as a teacher in China, our company will support you seven days a week. The office staff is just a phone call away.

  • Do I need to pay anything to join the program?

    There is an initial application and placement fee. The paid teaching position does not require a weekly or monthly fee.

  • Who covers the flight fare? Do I need to pay my own flight?

    You are responsible for your airfare to China and may receive an international flight stipend following the completion of your contract.Reimbursement of airfare = 6000 RMB on completion of 12 months teaching contract 3000 RMB on completion of 6 months

  • How many hours a day do we need to work?

    You will normally teach for four to five hours per day.

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