China is the wild west of the teaching world. With a booming ESL market, an obsession with English, and a growing economy, China’s newest generation of parents are obsessed with providing their children the best money can buy. In this case, it’s a native-speaking English teacher starting in preschool, all the way through TEFL and SAT tutors for Chinese high school students bound for international universities. While the ESL markets in Japan, Korea and Taiwan are slowly stagnating, China’s ESL jobs have skyrocketed in the last few years, and continue to grow exponentially.
As China continues to regulate its ESL market, more and more jobs are opening for less-qualified individuals. Those with experience and qualifications can command high-paying salaries, visas, free housing, and worry-free contracts, while those who are new to China or don’t possess desirable qualifications can still find jobs for up to $30 USD an hour.
However, it hasn’t always been like this. The Chinese ESL market has already changed dramatically in the last decade, and these rapid changes can easily be seen from year to year. In the last four years, we have experienced a wide variety of ESL jobs throughout China, seeing firsthand how hiring practices and available positions have shifted.
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