Teach English in Weihai

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

One of the biggest pros of living here is that jobs for foreigners in Weihai usually provide free housing or a good allowance, which means, that you won’t have to pay the rent.

The worst scenario is that you’d have to pay $100 or $150 per month out of your salary, but in this case, you can always get a flatmate, split the bills and manage to put some money by.

Anyway, with our agency you get:

  • Well situated Western-style apartment with necessary equipment and furniture;
  • Not far from the school and tourist spots;
  • Possibility to choose your own place with the help of a local estate agent;
  • Get 100% or at least 60% coverage of your rent, teaching English at a Chinese school;
  • Help with paperwork and signing the contract.

What kind of accommodation should you expect?

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What is it like to live in Weihai?

Coming to this beautiful city in Shandong province is one of those decisions, you will never regret. It’s not only geographically attractive, thanks to its beaches and natural riches, but you can also get jobs in Weihai with very good conditions and pay.

Both professional teachers, enthusiastic natives or students will find TEFL jobs in Weihai with fair rates and convenient schedules, part-time jobs or full-time positions with lots of bonuses and extra pay.

As of today, there are over 160 various schools, including international ones and public middle/high schools.

There are also 6 reputed language centers, constantly offering ESL teaching jobs in Weihai, so you can choose from different offers, depending on your schedule preferences and favorite type/age of students.

Teach English in Weihai

What Makes Weihai Unique?

  • Population: over 3 million
  • Language: Mandarin + local dialect
  • Public Transport: international airport, intercity train station, bus system, taxi
  • Climate: humid continental with mild winters and warm summers

Somehow, it tends to be a difficult task for HR managers to find English speakers for local schools because the Weihai city is not one of the top populated cultural centers of China.

But whoever comes here is likely to stay for long, since the work conditions, attitude and situation of this place are extremely agreeable.

English teaching jobs in Weihai
Jobs for foreigners in Weihai
Weihai city

Wonder why? Check out our list of the advantages of teaching English in Weihai!

Cost of living

It’s ridiculously low, even compared to Chinese megalopolises! A meal at an ordinary restaurant will cost about $2.97 only!

A pint of domestic beer is $1, a monthly bus pass will not exceed $15, and 1 minute of a prepaid mobile tariff is $0.03.

Monthly bills for a 3-bedroom apartment are likely to be around $57, the rent being as low as $296. Don’t forget, that teaching jobs for foreigners in Weihai usually cover these, so you won’t have to count these expenses.

Clean air

Browsing through numerous big cities in China, you’ve probably noticed, that most of them have serious environmental problems, especially with air pollution.

Well, this is not the case with Weihai, China’s most health-friendly place: here air quality rarely goes unhealthy or dangerous, being good or moderate most of the time.

Weihai English teaching jobs

Good snacks all around

You’ll find plenty of dishes of Shandong cuisine, which is one of the 4 great culinary traditions in the country.

Local food is fresh, rich in taste and copious. Main ingredients are seafood (as it’s a coastal area), peanuts, chewy maize, vegetables, and meat broths. We recommend trying braised prawns and sea cucumbers, fried carp with sweet and sour sauce.

Living in Weihai, many foreigners discover such exotic dishes as lungs in milk soup, pork kidneys or braised intestines in brown sauce, which are actually pretty tasty!

Lungs in milk soup dish in Weihai

Outings

In fact, someone who teaches English in Weihai has plenty of things to do in the evening and on weekends!

The city is pretty cultural: you can enjoy performances and exhibitions for free, or take a stroll around the old quarters.

Liugong island and the fabulous Castle beach are just 20 minutes away from the center and a one-way ticket costs less than $4.5, so these are great destinations for days off.

Castle beach in Weihai

Foreigners are welcome!

It’s fairly easy to find good jobs in Weihai for English speakers, that’s why many newcomers stay with the employer for a few years or even decide to settle down and buy some property here.

Promotion and bonuses are almost a guarantee, if you are hard-working and creative, which are among the most valued qualities here.

Pleasant temperatures

The Weihai climate is ideal for those, who enjoy all 4 seasons but are afraid of frost and harsh winters. Here it rarely gets too cold or snowy, thanks to the Yellow Sea and the fact, that winters are the dry season.

Another perk of the Weihai weather is that summers never get too hot. However, it’s often windy here.

Kind people

As the city is relatively small, there are not so many foreigners in the street, so you are likely to be the white star.

Don’t feel uneasy or embarrassed – local people love tourists and workers from abroad and are always very nice to them. In fact, teaching in Weihai, you’ll get a lot of Mandarin-speaking practice if you wish!

Lots of traveling

Weihai teaching jobs offer you many travel opportunities because the city is well situated and you can access major Chinese cities, South Korea and Japan in 1 or 4 hours maximum by plane.

The cost is also very reasonable (a couple of hundred dollars per ticket), that’s why teachers tend to fly away on weekends and holidays to explore Asia!

Travelling from Weihai to South Korea
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