Salary & Flexibility
If you’re looking for a high salary and the best options to save money, the you should consider working at our Chinese owned Private School. There is only a small, refundable deposit for private school programmes (£150/$190) and these jobs have the highest salary. Most jobs are working with adults, but there are some centres that offer classes to younger children. In private schools, you’re less likely to have weekends off (your days off will be in the week), you may have to work evenings and you’ll have less holiday that at state schools. Teachers working in private schools benefit from smaller class sizes, with no more than 10-12 students at one time. You will also have a language assistant depending on the age and ability of your students, easing you in if you’re a first time teacher.
If you need flexibility then the private school programme has options with year-round start options, so you can head to China when you want!
If you’d like to work with young children, then our Shanghai Kindergarten programme would suit you well! And this option is flexible with two intakes: one in February and one in September. You’ll plan and deliver your own lessons for students aged 3-5 years old. Class sizes are kept to a minimum, and you will have two Chinese teaching assistants in the classroom to help you overcome the language barrier. You’ll work 7:50 am-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday with a 3-hour lunch break which allows you to do all your lesson planning at school. In return, you’ll receive between 15,000-16,000 RMB per month.
If you want a short-term paid placement then we can offer a 5 month contract in Xuzhou. The salary is lower than other cities, but you do get free accommodation. You can start in either February or August and you’ll be working alongside a team of teachers who we recruit.