What is the typical schedule like?
All foreign employees are expected to work 5 days a week (unless it’s a part-time job).
Depending on the employer, the schedule may differ: public school jobs in Shijiazhuang usually have days off on Saturday-Sunday, while language courses need teachers throughout the weekend (because that’s when adult students have free time).
Although at state schools you’ll have to handle huge classes of about 50 children at once, one of the main advantages is being able to finish early.
It’s one of the rare TEFL jobs in Shijiazhuang, where teachers get to start at 8 am and finish by 5 pm, no overtimes or late classes – get ready for evening outings, restaurants, and meetings with Chinese friends.
Speaking of international school Shijiazhuang jobs, there are 2 days off per week, but you can’t possibly expect them to fall on the weekend.
Working hours are more flexible: most classes start after 1 pm or 3 pm, so you won’t have to wake up early. However, you’ll be teaching till 8 pm or even 9 pm daily.
How much can you earn in Shijiazhuang?
For anyone, who is going to teach English in China salary is one of the top questions. It may not seem impressive at first, especially if you come from North America, but in local money, it’s huge and can certainly buy you a decent living.
Depending on the schedule and qualifications, average teaching jobs in Shijiazhuang pay from 11,000 RMB to 14,000 RMB ($1,600 - $2,050.
Top school can offer more, especially to experienced native speakers.
What to expect from your role as an English teacher in Shijiazhuang
- Teach 5 days/week
- 40 hours at the office per week: up to 20 teaching hours
- Students: children or adults
- 20 students per class at international schools, up to 50 at public schools
- Lesson planning
- Use up-to-date materials, audio, and video in class
- Develop students’ listening and speaking skills
- Test checking, providing feedback
- Performing demos, conversation classes
- Attending school meetings, teacher-parent meetings