Teach English in Sanya

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

It is normally for teaching jobs in Sanya to provide teachers with free accommodation.

There are three the most popular way how to handle accommodation question: 

  1. You will be provided with free apartment
  2. The school will provide you with the monthly allowance
  3. Or if you want to have a flatmate, you can live with another teacher.

This practice is very common because you will have a bigger apartment and a friend with whom you can spend free time.

In all cases, your employer provides you with photos of the flats so you will have an opportunity to choose where to live.

All apartments are spacious, clean and have a modern interior.

What kind of accommodation should you expect?

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What is it like to live in Sanya?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Hawaii?

And what if you can go to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and receive a salary as an English teacher abroad?

Sanya is the most southern city in Hainan Island, and it is the second name “China’s Hawaii”.

Is Sanya a safe place to live?

Totally, yes! This city is becoming more and more developed because it is quite trendy among tourists.

There are more than 100 hotels in this city and many attractions, parks, restaurants and bars (expat bars too). So moving to Sanya, you will find there everything you need for comfortable living.

Sanya climate is tropical and hot, for example, the average temperature in January is 21C, in June 28C and in September 27C. Rainy season: June, July, August, September.

The population of Sanya is more than 685000 inhabitants.

Atlantis Sanya

What Makes Sanya Unique?

Cost of living

Obviously, this place is not so expensive like Shanghai or Guangzhou, and teacher of English doesn’t need to pay rent (from 200$ to 400$), so the average cost of living in Sanya is very cheap and you can accumulate money for traveling.

The price of the meal in an inexpensive restaurant is about 40 CNY (4,5$).

Food shopping in a supermarket is very affordable: a bottle of cola costs 4 CNY (0,5$), 1 kg of chicken breasts – 33 CNY (5$), 1 kg of white rice – 8 CNY (1$).

A one-way ticket on the local bus – 2 CNY (0,2$).

Sanya resorts
Sanya beach area
Sanya tourist attractions

Restaurants and bars

Living in Sanya, you can choose between traditional Chinese food and European. There are many restaurants with Chinese very tasty dishes and a really small price.

But because of the many tourists and expats you can find European and American café, bars too.

Sometimes chefs are trying to integrate European cuisine with Chinese, so you can eat a very extraordinary variant of familiar dishes.

Sauteed Preserved Beef with White Chili

Language

People all over China is moving to Sanya due to its’ climate, affordable living and beaches.

There are many foreigners, tourists and expats here, so you will hear many different languages.

Natives use Min Nan Chinese language, and it is one of the dialects of Chinese and sometimes it is called Hainanese.

But because of the tourists, you can see here signboards, advertising or menus in English and even Russian language.

Sanya China Cruise ship

Places to visit

First of all, you need to visit the beautiful beaches of Sanya.

Many tourists all of the world come here to relax on the white sand with a sweet cocktail.

Yalong Bay is one of the most popular places for holidaymakers in China because it is clean, beautiful and there are many hotels along the beach.

Thus it is not a problem to find a hotel that will match the tastes and possibilities.

Also along Yalong Bay coastal line, you can find sellers of many water activities such as parasailing, banana boats, etc.

Dadonghai Beach is very popular too because of plenty of restaurants that you can find there.

You can try interesting food and buy almost everything from seafood to shell jewelry.

Tianya Haijiao people in China have a proverb “I will follow you to Tianya Haijiao”. It means love that lasts forever.

This beach is the most romantic and beautiful, so if you want to take exiting pictures, you should go there.

Sanya beaches

Transportation system

When people look for ESL teaching jobs in Sanya, they usually want to travel and see other places and cultures.

Transportation system is developed here because Sanya city is very popular tourists’ destination, so it is served with the airport.

About transportation inside the city: you can use local buses that have stops in all the important places in the city. Also using buses, you can visit all of the popular beaches.

Another method of moving around is tram. Sanya city has very developed tram line, and you can reach all main points.

Sanya leisure activities
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