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English language fluency in speaking, reading, and writing
Energetic, outgoing, and passionate
Enjoy teaching and sharing your knowledge with others
No TEFL/TESOL or Bachelor's degree required!
Our Hiring Process: Interview with a recruiter > Self-introduction video > Offer > Contract > Flight tickets > Visa documents > Teaching in China
Average teaching hours per week: 20-25 teaching hours & 15 office time hours
What is the job type? Kindergarten education, training centers and language schools (3-12 years old kids)
Average cost of living per month: $400-700 USD (2800 - 4900 RMB) depending on your lifestyle, accommodation is free
Start-up Cost: Flight ticket + money for the first month of living in China until you get the first salary (~$400 USD)
Flight Reimbursement: Flight ticket reimbursement after 6 months (the amount should not exceed 3000 RMB)
Apartments usually cost $220 – $350 per month, but if you work in Wenzhou as an English teacher, you’ll get free housing!
Although you’ll still have to pay bills – $27 or $30 every month – the school will save you an extra couple of hundred dollars for even more traveling and fun!
Submit your application and get ready to teach English in Wenzhou at one of the leading schools.
The Wenzhou city is developed and rich and is considered a cultural center of Zhejiang.
Situated on the coast of the East China Sea, it has been an economic center for centuries, thanks to trade and fishing. Local industry and goods are well-known around the country and beyond, especially electric appliances!
This is a truly international city, where you can easily meet expats from all around the globe, and where people are extremely open-minded and interested in the Western way of life.
There are hundreds of teaching jobs for foreigners in Wenzhou to choose from: the demand is constant because there are 60+ public and private institutions and over 50 international schools and courses.
Thinking about signing a contract in Wenzhou, China? We are sure, that you won’t be disappointed with its natural treasures, breathtaking cityscape and delicious food.
As in almost every coastline city, local temperatures never go below 5 C (41 F), which is great news to those, who tend to catch colds too often or don’t enjoy the cold season.
The Wenzhou weather is quite hot and humid in summer: up to 32 C (89.6 F) on some days!
However, autumn and winter tend to be rather dry: less than 6 rainy days per month. Rare snow flakes, cool air and fresh breeze, isn’t it the best winter you could imagine?
Compared to many bigger Chinese cities, pollution in Wenzhou is very low.
The index is between 42 and 100 most of the time, which means, that it’s relatively clean and healthy.
Excluding rent (which is usually paid for by your school), you’ll be just fine, spending 50% of your wages at the most! A basic lunchtime menu is between $3 and $5 per person.
A pint of domestic beer costs less than a dollar and you can buy 500 g of chicken breast for as little as $1.79. A monthly gym pass is $89, while a bus pass is $15.
Rent a boat and visit the Dongtou islands and the wetlands to admire beautiful landscapes (attention, some scenic spots are paid), walk around Wuma and East Gate streets or go to dine at La Luna to meet someone from the Wenzhou expat community.
If you want some fun, go to the local amusement park or spend some time at the Jiushan park, taking pictures of ancient pagodas!
Walking around central Wenzhou districts you may want to try some local specialties and we totally recommend this!
It’s not only affordable for someone from overseas, but it’s tasty, unique et nutritious. Here are a few delicious dishes you’ve got to try: duck tongues, double-taste crabs, raw swimming crab, and sponge cakes!
As you can see, most of the ingredients are seafood, and that’s the main particularity of local cuisine. When you teach at a school in Wenzhou, you may find some of these at the canteen or be adventurous and eat out during lunch break – try something new every time and don’t be afraid!
If you want something really extraordinary, order salty fermented fish with rice.
Another great point about Wenzhou English teaching jobs is that you get to live by the sea and not that far from Taiwan and Japan.
A flight to Tokyo will cost $300 and a ticket to Shanghai – around $50. It’s a great opportunity to travel to Asia and spend money wisely!