Teach English in Nanning

Benefits and requirements

  • Education:
    No Bachelor degree is 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:
    Public schools, Colleges, International institutions, Language centers, Kindergartens, and Montessori schools
  • 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:
    20-30 hours of classroom & extra prep time
  • Types of Students:
    Kindergarten education, business professionals, school children, private students,
  • Cost of Living per Month:
    $600 - 900 USD (4,200 - 6,200 RMB), accommodation is free
  • Additional benefits and perks:
    7000 RMB contract completion bonus, Health insurance,
    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
  • Average Monthly Pay:
    Salary up to 13,000 RMB
    (depends on your schedule, experience, level of English, etc.)
  • Start-up Cost:
    Flight tickets to Beijing + money for the first month of living in China until you get the first salary of $1,000 - 1,300 USD (6,800 – 9,000 RMB)
  • Potential to Save or Break-even:
    Typical monthly savings range from $600 - 1,750 USD/Mo
  • Accommodation Benefits:
    We provide free accommodation to all our teachers (usually very close to the place of work)
  • Flight Reimbursement:
    Flight ticket reimbursement after 9 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 qualifications. We reimburse you the visa fee after 6 months of the contract

Types of ESL Teaching Jobs in Nanning

  • Kindergartens
  • Public schools
  • English training centers

If you are an English native speaker, you have a strong skill that can get you with the job of your dreams. Because you can teach English abroad, travel, and learn new about the world at the same time.

English teaching jobs in Nanning are in high demand and you can choose the one that will be a perfect match for your skills and expectations.

ESL teaching jobs in Nanning are well paid, and an English teacher can not only maintain a high standard of living but also accumulate some money for souvenirs, traveling, and holidays.

For example, a regular salary of a teacher in Nanning city may be from 10000 RMB (1450$) and up to 13000 RMB (1900$).

Usually, salary and compensation depend on your English level, teaching experience, and TEFL/CELTS certificates. So if you are a passionate teacher with experience, you can increase your salary up to 14000 CNY (2050$).

As you can see, ESL jobs in Nanning are a profitable opportunity if you want to teach English in China.

Also, many organizations have their own system of bonuses for extra hours and different activities. And you can ask your employer how a teacher can receive this extra money and increase income.

Teaching in kindergartens

Nanning English teaching jobs in kindergartens are quite popular because it is always better when children learn English with a native speaker. And this work is very responsible at the same time because you will need to explain everything and help understand the basics.

Usually, the age of students in public Chinese kindergarten may vary from 2 to 5 years old, and you will need to choose the right way of communication with different groups of children.

There are from 20 to 50 children in one group, and sometimes it is challenging enough to hold the discipline. But the most important advantage of working with children – it is always very informal and funny.

You will play exciting games, read fairytales and even sing songs. It is really the best option for jobs for students in Nanning. Because usually, you don’t need years of experience if you want to work in a kindergarten and you are passionate, vigorous, and able to put a lot of energy into communication with children.

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English teaching jobs in Nanning
esl public school jobs in Nanning

Teaching at school

Public school jobs in Nanning are very popular, and this work will be more interesting for a teacher that prefer a more formal way of teaching English. Because in public school you will have a strict curriculum and your students usually have basic knowledge of the language.

So your primary mission will be to help them understand grammar better, create different tests, and help them to move forward in using English in their everyday life.

International school Nanning jobs are less popular than work in public school. But if you find a place in an international school, the process of teaching and requirements will be pretty the same.

The level of language of your students may be a little bit better because they have all the lessons in English.

In both cases, if you consider teaching English at a Chinese school, you will have a very stable and convenient schedule. You will work five days per week and have two days off on Saturday and Sunday. A working day of English teacher usually starts at 8-9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. So you will have a lot of free time to go to the restaurants and expat bars in the evenings. 

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teach at a school in Nanning
Teaching jobs in China private schools

Teaching in training centers of Nanning

It is the most demanded option among all Nanning teaching jobs because English language schools are becoming more and more popular every year.

Many parents send their children to study at training centers because they can learn the language more intensively there than in usual school.

Is it possible to teach adults in Nanning? Sure, English language centers also have groups for adult students!

A high level of English is an essential requirement for receiving a nice job all over the world, and China is not an exception. And adults understand that they need to level up their knowledge of the foreign language.

Nanning teaching jobs in training centers have a specific schedule. You will work five days per week, but usually, your days off will not be Saturday and Sunday.

Also, you will have free time for morning coffee, jogging, and other private matters, because your working day will start after 12 p.m. or in the evening.

What to expect from your role as an English teacher in Nanning?

When you decide to teach English in Nanning, you need to know that work conditions will depend on employer and place.

Basic requirements and conditions will be the same as for kindergartens, Nanning international school jobs and vacancies in training centers:

  • 5/2 working week (days off may be on the middle of the week)
  • From 20 to 30 teaching hours (10-20 office hours)
  • Teaching methods: one-to-one, one-to-many
  • From 20 to 50 students in the class (depend on the type of organization)
  • Attend all scheduled meetings with colleges/parents/employer
  • Create teaching programs and lesson plans
  • Sing songs, play classroom games and be involved in other activities during the day
  • Monitor the progress of your students and provide feedback

As you can see, teaching jobs for foreigners in Nanning have very reasonable requirements, benefits, and conditions.

Moving to Nanning, you will easily find your own work-life balance and have enough time for traveling, exploring a new culture, and entertainment.

Teaching english in china with no experience
Teaching English in Nanning
Work in Nanning as an English teacher


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.

Apply Now to Teach English in Nanning

Get ready with your application today and teach English in Nanning with one of the best schools in the area.

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.

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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