Teach English in Nanning

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:
    • 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. 



Teaching in Nanning, all native speakers are worried about accommodation. And the good news is that your employer will provide you with free housing.

This aspect makes ESL teaching jobs in Nanning very profitable. Because you don’t need to spend money on rent and can save on the biggest expense item.

  • Your employer will provide you with photos of modern and cozy flats, and all you need is just to choose where you want to live. There are three options for how you can rent a flat in China:
  • Your employer will provide you with accommodation near the school where you will work. This option is very convenient because you will not spend much time to go to and from work.
  • Another option is when your employer provides you with a monthly allowance. If you are teaching English in Nanning and want to live in another district from your workplace, this option will be a perfect match.
  • You can choose a flat and negotiate with a landlord independently, but your employer will provide you with a monthly allowance.
  • Also, a very popular option is living with another teacher from your school in one flat. In this case, an employer will provide you with bigger accommodation, and you will have separate rooms and enough privacy.

But sometimes living in Nanning with a friend may be very important, because you will not feel alone and always have someone to go to bars and other attractions with.

What kind of accommodation should you expect?

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What is it like to live in Nanning?

  • Population: 6,913,800 inhabitants
  • Nanning climate: monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
  • Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Transportations system: high-speed rails, Nanning Rail Transit (NNRT) 28 stations, many bus routes

Nanning city can boast a very interesting combination of wild and beautiful nature with the developed and modern city.

Locals usually call it “Green city” because of the great variety of plants and many parks, green zones and places where people can take a rest from the pace of the big city.

Work in Nanning as an English teacher is mean that you have access to one of the biggest transportation hubs in China.

The indisputable advantage of living in Nanning is that you can travel very fast and cheap for any interesting city in China.

Also, Nanning is located in hours away from Vietnam, so you can also plan your holidays there and see two beautiful countries in one trip.

Nanning is capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and center of culture, technologies, and science of the province.

There are many scientific institutions, museums and touristic points that you can attend in your spare time.

Is Nanning safe? As you can see, totally yes, because many expats, teachers, doctors, and scientists are living there.

Nanning panorama view
Nanning, China

What Makes Nanning Unique?

Cost of living

The average cost of living in Nanning is very affordable because this city is only becoming very developed. The standard of living is high, but prices are lower than in Shanghai or Hong Kong.

For example, a meal in an inexpensive restaurant costs 20 CNY (2,8$), Big Mac meal in MacDonald’s -  36 CNY (5$) and business lunch in the city center in peak time – 81 CNY (11$).

Products in a supermarket in Nanning Zhejiang province are also very cheap, and you will have the opportunity to cook favorite dishes on your own.

For example, 1 liter of milk costs 37 CNY (5$), a loaf of fresh white bread (500g) – 11 CNY (1,5$), 1 kg of boneless chicken – 22 CNY (3$), 12 eggs – 13 CNY (1,8$).

Low prices apply to the transportation system too. You will pay only 150 CNY (21$) for a monthly pass and can use public transportation when it is necessary.

Nanning teaching jobs
Nanning at night
Teach English in Nanning

Restaurant and bars

Nanning city has many different restaurants with Chinese cuisine with traditional dishes of all provinces. You can find luxury restaurants where seafood and delicacies can amaze you.

Or you can visit midrange restaurants with traditional noodles and chicken where portions are really huge, and the prices are very affordable.

Nanning expats also like to visit restaurants with European and American cuisine.

So when you try Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese cuisines and want to eat something very familiar, you always can go to a restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine or eat a tasty burger with french fries.

Nanning cuisine
Nanning street food

Places to visit

Yangmei Ancient Town is a great location if you keen in history and has ever heard about Ming and Qing Dynasties. Because this architectural complex is mostly well preserved and you can see historical sites and imagine the atmosphere of ancient China.

Also after Ancient town, you can visit Guangxi Provincial Museum and learn more about the history of the province. There are more than 50,000 relicts that you can see in the museum and read about them.

Detian Waterfall is a must-see location for nature lovers. This great waterfall is located on Guangxi-Vietnam border and it is a major attraction for tourists of two countries.

Yangmei Ancient Town
Detian Waterfall
Nanning rural area