Teaching English in China: Everything You Need to Know

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Teaching in China has been great – not only is the job rewarding but my schedule has allowed me to work on other projects and see a good bit of the country.


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About Teaching in China

Teaching English in China is always an adventure.

With the country being as big and diverse as it is, there are limitless opportunities for teachers and jobs available in almost any city you can think of.  However, with this immense size, China can prove to be overwhelming for some as different cities and provinces seem to play by different rules.

China is just one of the awesome countries in which you can teach English – view other countries here or start browsing jobs here.

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Understanding the Z Visa Process for Teachers in China

The visa process for teachers in China is complicated – this guide explains what you need, how to apply, and what your school should help you with.

FAQs & Popular Content About Teaching in China

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Can You Teach in China with a Criminal Record?

Want to teach in China but have a criminal record? Here’s what the Chinese visa criminal record check means for your application.
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Can You Teach in China without a Degree?

Thinking about teaching in China without a degree? It’s possible – here are some risks associated with as well as some pros and cons.

Interviews & Experiences

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40 Years After Normalization: A Review of Memoirs by American Teachers in China

Teacher Jim Hill recounts his first time in China and how things have changed for English teachers over the past 40 years.
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Teaching in China as a Primary School Teacher: What It’s Really Like

Curious what China is *really* like for a teacher? Read this first-hand account from a primary school teacher in Shenzhen, China.
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Teaching English in Beijing: A Current Teacher Shares Her Experience

Thinking about teaching English in Beijing – here are some tips from a current teacher on why she chose Beijing, what she likes about the city and what her average day is like!

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