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Teaching English in Shanghai

Teach English in Shanghai

Shanghai, one of the world's most influential cities and one of the most developed cities in China is located in central eastern China on the East China sea. Teaching English in Shanghai is incredibly popular for foreign teachers and expats looking to work in China especially those who've already worked in other parts of China for 1 year. There are so many highly paid positions teaching and working professionally are available all across Shanghai, schools and companies are recruiting all year round. With high salaries, international working environments and excellent quality of life, Shanghai is one of the highest sought after cities for expats in the world.

Salaries and working hours

When choosing a job to teach english in Shanghai you'll come across some of the highest salaries in China. For training center work, as a native english speaker (with teaching experience) you can take home a salary of 15,000RMB per month (After tax). Working hours are standard in training centers at around 20-25 teaching hours per week plus office hours. Additional classes are popular amongst teachers in Shanghai, taking home an additional 250-300RMB per hour for private students is very do-able.
Many teachers reach a total of over 20,000RMB per month working in Shanghai, often 25,000-30,000RMB per month teaching english after a few years.

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Working visa requirements

Working visa's are stricter to obtain than other parts of China. To work in Shanghai you'll need a BA degree or higher qualification, with at least 120 hour TEFL, TESOL or CELTA and at least 2 years post-graduate work experience including reference letters to get the working visa.

If you don't qualify, why not try a city nearby such as Suzhou, Hangzhou or Ningbo, all offering very attractive options within 1 hour or so from Shanghai.

Teaching Jobs in Shanghai

Id Title Salary Location Hours Housing Students Type
12921 Housing provided for job in Shanghai ,China High salary job in Shanghai ,China Work visa provided for job in Shanghai ,China Head Teacher Needed in Training Center in Songjiang District, Shanghai, Up to 23000RMB per month, start in April 2020 23000RMB to 23000RMB /mo. Shanghai, Shanghai Work 5 days, two days off(not at weekends); About 40 hours a week, 8 working hours per day. Housing allowance is provided Training center (Children) Full time Apply


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