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China has the largest population in the world and is the 4th largest by land area. It is a massive country. With civilisations living there for thousands of years, China has an unparalleled depth of history. It covers a whole range of fascinating landscapes from the tropical south to the subarctic north and from the mighty Himalayas in the West and the stunning Pacific coastline on the east. There are megacities such as Beijing and Shanghai with tens of millions of people living there, as well as small rural farming towns in the east. There is no other country as diverse in terms of locations as China. If you want to see and experience something new, China is the place to go and do so several times over.
China's economy is growing exponentially and trade between China, the US and the UK is growing all the time. There are millions of people in China looking to learn English, and you can be one of the thousands of TEFL teachers needed to help them. There is a wide variety of TEFL jobs available, from kindergarten age to adult learners. If you want to be a TEFL teacher, taking a course with TEFL Org UK and then going on to teach in China is perhaps the best way of doing so.
After completing your TEFL Course you could go to China and give out your CV, which is easy in China compared to a lot of countries. There are thousands of schools that are recruiting EFL teachers and you can almost choose whereabouts in China you would like to work. The easiest and best way of securing a TEFL position in China is to check out the TEFL jobs in China on our very own TEFL Jobs Centre. We have contact with many schools and institutions throughout the country who are looking for our graduates to train their students.
Depending on where you are in China, your life will be very different. The cities have a much higher cost of living than the rural areas, but you have more amenities and jobs available to you. The salary for TEFL teachers varies wildly between 4000 RMB and 10000 RMB per month, £400-£100 per month, and some jobs provide accommodation for you. Each individual job should outline what you should expect. Wherever you teach in China, though, you'll have an amazing experience.
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