Global Tour Education Group (GTE) is one of the largest companies in pursuit of offering Teach & Adventure Program in China. Since 2014, we have worked with over 800 partner schools and helped over a thousand of participants who were from the US, UK, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, South Africa and so on connect with reputable schools and begin their adventures in China.
Our program packages are carefully designed to help you meet visa requirements and transition to a new culture. We’re not just finding you a job, we’re laying a foundation for you to have a successful and rewarding experience! Plus, our Teach & Adventure Program in China offers competitive salary, rent-free apartment, and 24-hour emergency assistance.
Teach & Adventure Program in China – This option will connect you with full range of teaching opportunities such as pre-K, university, public and private schools across of China. Start dates are varied in February, March, August and September of each year. Most contracts are lasting for two semesters (10-11 months), but one-semester contracts are available in certain areas. This program is ideal for applicants of all levels of teaching experience, from zero to veteran educator.
As a leading classroom teacher, your goal will be to improve conversational English skills of students. Many Chinese students are more comfortable with reading and writing than listening and speaking in English. Through creative classroom exercises and interactive games, you will give your Chinese students the confidence to use English in different conversational settings.
You’ll earn a net salary of 7,000-15,000 CNY a month, plus rent-free housing. If you stay for two consecutive semesters at the same school you will be eligible for a return air ticket. Expenses are very low locally, leaving you with savings or funds to explore all China has to offer!
In the fast-growing globalization, English is an important pathway to success. Many students and young children enroll in private English centers besides everyday school classes. And college students are often expected to have good English skills as well.
GTE’s partnered employers in China can be grouped into five categories, with salary ranges as follows:
Universities (Chongqing only): 6,000-8,000 CNY/mo
Private Schools (ages 4-17): 7,000-10,000 CNY/mo
Public Primary/Middle/High Schools (ages 6-16): 7,000-10,000 CNY/mo
International Schools (ages 3-16): 8,000-15,000 CNY/mo
Kindergarten/Pre-Ks (ages 1-5): 10,000-15,000 CNY/mo
In addition to giving your students practical language skills, you will have the opportunity to instill in them with a love for learning English and an understanding of foreign cultures.
Jobs with younger kids will be paid with higher salaries and teachers tend to have longer working hours. Teachers at kindergartens typically have 35-40 teaching hours per week. At private schools, it is normally to have 25-30 hours of teaching hours, plus extra time for lesson preparation. University jobs usually have 18-25 teaching hours per week.
People’s Republic of China - home to more than 1.35 billion people, is an ancient country with rich culture and diverse cuisine. Also as one of the world’s oldest civilizations, China is now one of economic superpowers and has some of the world’s most high-tech cities. Foreigners are increasingly attracted to live in China due to economic opportunities as well as its colorful cultural experiences. And of course, everyone will enjoy the delicious food from various restaurants, wherever they are teaching!
Teaching in China is the adventure of a lifetime, but it can be daunting to get everything ready by yourself. We get it. That’s why we offer the most comprehensive pre-departure package to you, including:
-24-hour emergency assistance during the whole program
- Personalized assistance with documents and interviews
- Placement at reliable institutions, with detailed school profiles
- Step-by-step guidance through the complex visa process
- Pre-departure guides with important cultural tips and advice
- A Lonely Planet guidebook to plan your travels
You’ve arrived, you’re jet-lagged, and you’re more than a little culture-shocked. The GTE orientation program is designed to get you up to speed - and comfortable - as quickly as possible. You and your fellow teachers will enjoy an in-country orientation upon arrival that includes:
- Airport pickup
- Cultural tips and lessons
- Local Excursions
- Training provided
Just because you’re settled into your new home doesn’t mean we’re going anywhere. We provide:
- 24-hour in-country support from GTE local staff members
- International medical insurance
- Bachelor degree or above
- Preferred two years work experience
- TESOL/TEFL Certificate preferred
- Clean criminal history background
- Must be patient, flexible, and has great communication skills
- Must love kids/teenagers and adults
- Energetic and passionate about working with people
- Graduate students acceptable
*Applicants who already hold a degree in education, or who can provide signed original letters confirming 2+ years of full-time teaching experiences, may opt out of the TEFL course.
How to apply
- Self Introduction Video: 1-3 minutes (Education Background, teaching experiences and why you want to come to China for the teaching program)
- TEFL/TESOL certificate if any
- Degree certificate
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.
So many answers to this question! Besides great job benefits, we like… the never-ending flow of superb food… trips to China’s mountains, lakes, and national parks… gleaming high-speed trains… easy access to Asian travel destinations… and playing cards and Mahjong with retirees in city squares. Plus, you’re learning about one of world’s most important countries firsthand!
Teaching English abroad is an amazing way to travel while also gaining work experiences and getting paid.
The GTE team is there for you every step of the way. From deciding what program is right for you, to navigating visa paperwork, to 24-hour in-country support. See all the ways that GTE supports you throughout this exciting, yet sometimes nerve-wracking process.
It’s FREE. At GTE, we don’t charge for providing job opportunities, interviews, advice for visa application. Our goal is to find the perfect foreign teacher for our kids and schools as well as help the foreign teachers to get a position in China and know more about Chinese culture. It’s a win-win situation.
Probably. Most applicants will need TEFL certification to be eligible for a Work Permit. If you have an education degree or two years of full-time
teaching experiences, you can opt-out as well.
Yes! All schools in China provide comfortable rent-free accommodations with basic furnishings. You’ll either live in a small studio of your own, or a two-bedroom unit shared with another foreign teacher of the same gender.
We get this question a lot: Can couples teach in China together? Can friends teach in China together? The answer is, yes! It’s pretty easy to find a school that will hire both of you, and give you shared housing. Make sure to mention each other’s names somewhere on your GTE application, like in your personal statement.
Yes. China’s crime rates are far lower than the United States, especially for violent crimes. Our teachers quickly settle in and feel safe and comfortable in their new homes! As long as you avoid drugs, fights, or activism on controversial political topics, you have nothing to fear from the local authority.
The cost of living in China is substantially cheaper compared to most teachers’ home country experiences. That means it will be leaving aside plenty of disposable income for weekend activities, travelings and savings. Even in bigger cities like Shanghai and Beijing that tend to be popular with our teachers, the cost of living still runs cheaper than many western countries.
Visa for teachers in China
To teach English in China you will need to secure a Z Visa. This requires sponsorship from an employer. To be granted a Z Visa, you should meet the following requirements as a “foreign expert” in order to work as an ESL teacher in China:
- Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field
- We prefer candidates with majors in linguistics. For candidates in other majors, good English pronunciation is preferred
- Have two years of prior teaching experiences