There is no better time than now to teach in Beijing as it continues to open itself to the outside world. Since the Olympics in 2008 the city has continued to seek out and attract professional ESL educators who want to teach in China. Beijing is a great place to learn Mandarin, delve into China’s history, and gain valuable teaching experience abroad in China.When one thinks of China’s landmark treasures, the Great Wall of China or the Forbidden Palace, they are invariably thinking about Beijing. Teaching English in China offers you the opportunity to live in real time with China’s storied past and vibrant future.
Requirements for Teaching in Beijing
• A full four-year university degree
• Be at least 24 years of age
• A TEFL certification (100+ hours). Schools give preference to teachers with 120+ hours or more. First tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai are now leaning strongly towards classroom based TEFL certifications or combined TEFL certificates that include online and classroom hours. If you are unsure about a TEFL course, go with a TEFL provider that will provide you with a certificate that does not have ‘online’ stamped across the front of it.
• You must have two years of formal post-graduate teaching experience
Teach English in Beijing – A City with a Past
Above all else, Beijing is known for its long and colorful history. Here you can experience an authentic Chinese lifestyle while still enjoying modern amenities and infrastructure. While teaching in Beijing you will have immediate access to the Great Wall of China, Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. These unique historical treasures are woven seamlessly into Beijing’s modern landscape, truly making this a vibrant and fast paced 21st century city. All of this will be at your fingertips as you teach English in Beijing!
These unique historical treasures are woven seamlessly into Beijing’s modern landscape, truly making this a vibrant and fast paced 21st century city. All of this will be at your fingertips as you teach English in Beijing!
The Heart of Chinese Culture
Your journey to teach English in Beijing starts now!
Living abroad offers exciting opportunities and unique experiences most people will never have. The city is a hotspot for Chinese culture with its heart on Wangfujing Street. Here, foreigners come to enjoy excellent shopping, bustling fanfare and a do-it-true Chinese style. Teaching English in Beijing ensures that remarkable exposure to culture like this is not a dream but a day-to-day reality.
Expand Your Horizons in Beijing
Now that you have decided that teaching English in Beijing is the right decision, you’re probably feeling a mix of nervousness, excitement and if you’re like most, lost on what to do next!
But don’t worry – Redking is here to help you. For now, sit back and enjoy the fact that in the months to come, you’ll be among Chinese natives eating dumplings on the streets of Beijing.
Teaching English in Beijing offers lifelong memories and benefits! The connections you will make with your fellow teachers and in the local community are everlasting in every way.
Together, with your fellow westerners and co-teachers, you’ll be seizing every opportunity to try new foods, explore a new part of the city such as the ecological agricultural area Da-Xing, or pick up local words. All this and more will be part of your experience while you’re in China.