Home to a population of over 1.3 billion, the demand for teachers in China is growing across the educational spectrum in the light of a renewed focus on English in schools. Recruitment companies like Haida HR China have emerged as big players when it comes to providing employment to educators, especially English teachers.
Teaching jobs in China can be a great option for all types of teachers, as they combine a handsome salary with a rich cultural experience. Also, the country has a lot to offer in terms of culture, language, travel opportunities, and food. The eligibility conditions for teaching in China are fairly accessible compared to other Asian countries, with university degrees and teaching experience not necessarily needed.
Most recruitment companies in China, including the Hangzhou-based Haida HR, offer jobs with minimal documentation. All one needs is a Bachelor’s degree or higher, a passport with validity of at least 6 months, Certificate of No Criminal Record and a fully completed application form along with a 2×2 inch photo. Other requirements include a relevant teaching certificate (120 hours and above) like TEFL. Experience is not required for Interns. However, full-time teachers are required to hold at least one year of teaching experience.
From the first-hand account of some teachers working in China, the institutions offer pretty lucrative salaries to English teachers. Earning an average $1,600 per month is no big deal in the Land of Dragon. Savings are huge, since most employers like Haida usually provide you with accommodation and food. If you position your application correctly, you can get a monthly salary of up to $3,000.
In the words of a teacher associated with Haida HR from last two years, working in China is no less than an awakening. “Recruitment companies are opening up the doors to the unique and beautiful culture of China, which is still unexplored by many. I found it really intriguing. The best way to explore China without burning a hole in your pocket is to find a job there, and Haida HR helped me a lot in this,” she said.
She added, “I’m getting a decent salary package. This comes along with exploring China and its rich culture. During my initial days, I faced language problem. However, I’m picking new words everyday ever since, so that’s okay now.”