Teach English in Xi'an

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:
    Year-round
  • 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:
    $700 - 1,000 USD (4,800 - 6,800 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 14,000 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

What to expect from your role as an English teacher in Xi'an

  • Teach kids of 3-7 age
  • 7-12 students in the class
  • 15-25 teaching hours per week
  • 10-15 office hours to prepare for classes
  • Provide written lesson plans
  • Use modern approaches and up-to-date technologies in class (watching films, listening and singing songs)
  • Encourage students to start speaking and improve their listening skills
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Accommodation

We already have a reserved apartment for you, check the photos below:

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What is it like to teach English in Xi’an?

With Ming-era city walls intact, vendors of all descriptions crowding the narrow lanes of the Muslim Quarter and enough places of interest to keep even the most diligent historian busy, Xi’an is the real mix of ancient and modern China many people are looking for.

It is where the Silk Road ended in the East and is home to the famed army of terracotta soldiers that belonged to the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.

So come to the city where old Chinese traditions meet a developing metropolis in spectacular fashion. Whether you’re looking to dive deep into the language, explore the museums, experience street food culture or get out into the countryside, there could not be a better place for you to live.

Even in a big city like Xi’an, the cost of living is quite low. It’s possible to eat out every night, live in a western-style apartment and travel on weekends. If you like to cook at home, you can visit any of the markets for fresh fruits and vegetables or a grocery store for all goods.

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What Makes Xi'an Unique?

  • Population: 12 million
  • Public Transportation: 6 passenger railway stations (Xi’an North railway station is one of the 8 major stations in the country), 1 international airport, 4 subway lines, hundreds of bus routes & cheap taxis
  • Language: Mandarin, local dialects
  • Climate: Xian has a temperate climate, situated on the borderline between a semi-arid and subtropical climate.

Located centrally in China, teachers can access all corners of the country from this national hub.

A growing international airport continues to open routes all over Southeast Asia.

As China’s ancient capital Xi’an boasts a multitude of tourist sites including the Terracotta Warriors, the Muslim Quarter and the Big Goose Pagoda.

Taking inspiration from all over the country, Xi’an is famous for having one of the most diverse restaurant scenes in China.

The beautiful Hua mountain, just a one-hour journey out of the city, is one of China’s five sacred mountains.

A growing expat community makes for good nightlife with a range of bars and clubs to choose from.

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