Teaching in China
"As one of the oldest civilisations, China is emerging with the fastest growing economy."
Country Facts & Figures
Capital city: Beijing
Population: 1.35 billion
Major language: Mandarin
Major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism
Currency: Renminbi (Yuan)
International dialling code: +86
Officially know as the People's Republic of China and with the world's largest population, this nation has nearly 4,000 years of continuous history. After hosting a successful 2008 Olympics, the eyes of the world have been opened wider making this a must see destination.
China is a vast land sharing borders with many countries including China, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam. There is so much to experience, the frenetic streets of Shanghai, the mystical heights of the Himalayas as well as the affluent urbanised districts of Hong Kong.
With large variations in language, culture and customs makes this nation very diverse. So too are the differing climates from the sub-artic conditions and four seasons experienced in the north down to the more tropical, humid and wetter weather in the south.
International Schooling in China
The economic growth of China is huge and the impact it is having on other countries is quite dramatic. Consequently many multi-national companies have based themselves in China and in turn relocating many international workers.
This has led to an increased demand for international schooling offering a UK, US or IB curricula across the major cities of Shanghai and Beijing down to the industrial region of Guangdong. To deliver high standards of education at such schools, there has developed a need for suitably qualified teachers.
The region of Hong Kong also has a large population of foreign nationals and particularly British expats many of whom work in the financial district. Up until 1997, Hong Kong was under British sovereignty and therefore has always maintained a higher proportion of international schools.
Typical Salary & Benefits
- Annual flights
- Accommodation provided or an allowance on top of salary
- Free schooling is usually provided for up to 2 children
- Opportunities for further travel around Asia