Teach English in Chengdu

Benefits and requirements

    • Education:
      No bachelor degree required but will be a benefit to get a higher salary
    • TEFL Certification:
      TEFL/TESOL Certification is preferred but not necessary since we provide a free certificate (online or offline at your choice) when you arrive and start your work at a school
    • Other requirements:
      - English language fluency in speaking, reading, and writing

      - Willingness to stay with the school for 12 or 15 months
      - Passion for teaching, indulgence, genuine interest for Chinese culture and an open mind
    • Peak Hiring Months:
      Year-round
    • Types of Jobs:
      International kindergartens, language centers, kindergartens, and training centers
    • Citizenship Requirements: 
      Citizenship from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa typically required. We also hire non-native English speakers with fluent English from other countries.
    • Typical Hiring Process:
      Interview by Skype, Self-introduction video, CV
    • Average teaching hours per week:
      20-25 teaching hours & 15 prep time hours
    • Types of Students:
      Kindergarten education, school children, private students
    • Cost of Living per Month:
      $400-700 USD (2800 - 4900 RMB) depending on your lifestyle, accommodation is free
    • Additional benefits and perks:
      5000 RMB contract completion bonus,
      Airport pickup, Overtime pay, Referral bonuses per person (if a new teacher is hired through your recommendation), Help with a bank account, taxes, paying bills, officials and doctors, Pre-job training, Salary increase + yearly bonuses for teachers who stay with the employer, Well-equipped classrooms, All necessary teaching materials, 24/7 phone support during your stay in China
    • Monthly Pay:
      Salary from 9000 up to 16,000 RMB (depends on your qualification, education, skills, , experience, level of English, etc.)
    • Start-up Cost:
      Flight ticket + money for the first month of living in China until you get the first salary (~$400 USD)
    • Potential to Save or Break-even:
      Typical monthly savings range from $600 - 1100 USD/Month depending on your lifestyle
    • Accommodation Benefits:
      We provide free accommodation to all our teachers (usually very close to the place of work)
    • Flight Reimbursement:
      Flight ticket reimbursement after 6 months (the amount should not exceed 3000 RMB)
    • Vacation - Paid 2 weeks & sick days, national holidays, including Chinese New Year
    • Visas:
      Z Visa is the legal work visa to teach in China, however, teachers may work on other visas depending on their qualification. 

 

Accommodation

Almost all English teaching jobs in Chengdu provide you with free accommodation. It may be an apartment for one or a bigger flat if you want to live with the flatmate.

Usually, Chengdu expats prefer to live together because in this case, they will have spacious accommodation with 2 or 3 rooms.

Sometimes employer provides monthly allowance from 200$ to 400$ to help you with rent and bills.

  • In both cases, you have the opportunity to choose accommodation yourself because it is very important to feel comfy moving to Chengdu.
  • All flats are beautiful and fully equipped for everyday life.
  • Apartments are usually near the school so you will not spend much time in order to get to school or back.

What kind of accommodation should you expect?

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What is it like to live in Chengdu?

Chengdu is not only a place where you can find plenty of decent vacancies.

It is also very suitable for living and traveling because Chengdu is the capital of Zhejiang province (Sichuan).

This city is very developed and can provide you with all the necessities and much more!

Is Chengdu safe for foreigners?

Sure, it is a big city with national diversity and you will not feel any unpleasant attention. More than 7 million people living in Chengdu and it is without the nearest areas.

Chengdu's climate is very mild and humid all the time. Summer is the longest season with average temperature 25C / 77F. Winter temperatures rarely fall below 3C / 37F

Chengdu, China

What Makes Chengdu Unique?

Restaurants and bars

It's always nice to meet people from your country abroad. And if in small cities it may be challenging, you can find Chengdu expat bars easily and find new friends that come to Chine for work.

But both natives and non-native speakers agree that Sichuan cuisine is one of the best in China. You can find dishes for all tastes and pocket.

There are a lot of chicken in a menu with different sauces, but if you are vegetarian you can choose tofu option. Chinese cuisine is spicy enough and oily, but health dishes are common because of many travelers.

Teach English in Chengdu, China
Moving to Chengdu
Living in Chengdu

Transportation system

The transportation system is very important for those who want to go around the city or country in free time.

Chengdu city has one of the most developed railway hubs in the country, so this city is a perfect start point to travel around the province.

You can travel and see such attractions as Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei.

Local metro is also very developed and using it you can reach all interesting points in Chengdu in a very short time and less than for 1$! So you can freely choose an apartment in a different district from the school and use the subway to reach it.

Also, you can get around the city using the local bus or if you want to see all the attractions the best choice will be the sightseen bus. It has stops near all the interesting and popular places in the city. 

Cost of living

Teaching English abroad is very profitable, especially in China because the average cost of living in Chengdu is pretty low.

Taking into account that all TEFL jobs in Chengdu provide you with free accommodation, you will live in China fairly cheap.

For example, you can buy a monthly ticket to the local bus only for 100 RMB (15$). And the taxi price starts at 8 RMB.

Food in supermarkets is very affordable, a bottle of coke 4 RMB (50 ¢), milk – 14 RMB (2$), bread (500g) – 14 RMB (1,4$).

Meals in a cheap restaurant starts from 10 RMB (1,4$), average meal costs 40 RMB (6$).

Teaching in Chengdu

Language

People in Chengdu use Sichuan Dialect that is one of the Southwestern Mandarin variations.

It is slightly different than classic Mandarin, but these differences don’t interfere to understand.

More than 100 million people have spoken Sichuan Dialect for now. And this fact makes it one of the most popular languages in the world.

Mandarin and Sichuan Dialect don’t have many differences in written language, most of them are in vocabulary and pronunciation. Sometimes native speakers say that there are two different languages.

But this is an exaggeration because 48% of the vocabulary is the same in both dialects.

The truth about teaching English in China that you don’t need to know Chinese. And the most likely you will not notice the difference between these dialects.

Chengdu City

Places to visit

Teaching in Chengdu is a great reason for traveling and exploring another culture.

There are many places to visit in Chengdu for every taste: parks, temples, opera, historical monuments, and museums and it isn’t all the list! If you like animals and attending zoos you will have a really unique opportunity to attend Research Base and see pandas.

Chengdu, West-China

When you need some rest from the big city life, you can go to one of the numerous green zones and parks like Wangjiang Park or bamboo garden. Temples in Chengdu are worth attention: Green Ram Taoist and Wenshu Buddhist monastery.

For history buffs, there are three old towns near Chengdu where you can explore the atmosphere of ancient China: Luodai, Anren, and Huanglongxi.

Traveling around Chengdu
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