Teach & Study in China

The China Educators Teach & Study program offers a unique taste of both teaching and learning in China:

You can teach in a professional setting and enjoy the chance to immerse yourself in a new culture, with our care and attention guiding you every step. This program offers a personalized introduction to China for those who seek greater independence and professional development.

Teach & Study Program Overview

Teach & Study is an exchange program offering people the chance to practice teaching and learn about China and Chinese language, all at the same time.

You don’t need to have experience of teaching; you simply need to be interested in teaching, like children, and have a lively, enthusiastic manner. You will be placed in a school to teach English for just 25 hours per week.

You will also receive six hours of professionally taught Chinese classes each week, in your spare time, to help you acclimatize and make the most of your time in China.

This unique combination of both, teaching and study experience will give you:

  • Professional teaching experience to enhance your resume
  • Free Chinese classes to build your knowledge and confidence while living abroad
  • In-depth experience of a different culture
  • New friends in a rapidly developing,welcoming country

Requirements – You should:

  • Be aged between 18 and 29
  • Be a native English speaker
  • Be a high school graduate or higher
  • Be able to obtain a doctor’s certificate of good health
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • be open to learning a new culture and language
  • Be friendly and enthusiastic
  • Like children

Program Details

Program Locations     

We operate programs in three cities: Ningbo (Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai), Beijing (north China), or Xi’an (Sichuan province, in central China). These are all large, famous, historical cities with lots to do and see.

Program Duration

For you to participate in this program, we require a minimum commitment of six months. This shows us that you are serious about coming to China, and it allows you to benefit substantially from the teaching and learning experience.

Teaching Positions

Participants will provide English teaching in an assigned kindergarten, school or language center, for 25 hours per week.Student ages range from 5 to 15 years old, depending on the institution. Chinese children are sweet, friendly and curious about foreigners, making them ideal students.

There will be an orientation upon arrival to help you settle in and learn from the experienced staff working there – there’s no throwing you in at the deep end!Every classroom has multimedia facilities such as an interactive whiteboard, so you’ll have plenty of resources to help you teach.

Chinese Courses 

Once the teaching schedule is settled, your Chinese classes will be arranged with our professional language course provider. We offer 24 hours per month study time, which will really boost your language skills. And of course you will be able to practice your Chinese whenever you step outside. Chinese people are very welcoming of anyone trying to learn the language!

Your Benefits

  • Your own room in a shared apartment (with another teacher), with free WiFi
  • Utilities up to 150 RMB per month paid by school (this is plenty for normal usage)
  • Meals or meal stipend when at work: the school will provide lunch or dinner – if not, you will receive a meal stipend of 20 RMB.
  • Health insurance
  • A monthly stipend of 2,000 RMB
  • Airfare reimbursement of 6,000 RMB upon completion of the program
  • Two short trips (up to two nights away) to different cities to experience more of China
  • Cultural events like visiting tourist attractions, experiencing local festivals, and more

Teach & Study Program Application

Application Materials

  • Complete online application form (see below)
  • A video presentation of 2-3 minutes, talking about who you are and where you’re from, so we get a sense of your personality
  • Medical form
  • Police clearance (of clear criminal record)
  • A copy of your highest educational qualification

Application Process

  • Complete and submit your application form
  • An interview via Skype with the relevant school
  • Preparing your visa (we take care of this)
  • You book your flights (which we reimburse up to RMB6,000 at the end of the contract) and inform us of the dates and times
  • We send the pre-departure orientation (with all the info you’ll require)
  • We pick you up at the airport and transport you to the school

Are you ready for an adventure?

Complete the following application form and take the first step of an experience you will never forget!

Apply or Inquire Now

Preferred Access to Renmin University

Did you know: Outstanding alumni of our programs looking to further their China expertise have preferred access to the English taught Contemporary China Studies Master Program at Renmin University, one of China's most prestigious Universities.

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