Teaching English in Guangzhou

Teaching Jobs in Guangzhou

Teach English in Guangzhou and experience life on the move in China’s third largest city. With a population of over 12 million Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province, a prosperous metropolis full of life. Located in the south east of China with a history stretching back over 2200 years, Guangzhou is a port city with Hong Kong and Macau within easy reach and Vietnam just 800 km to the south west.


Guangzhou is well known throughout China for its abundance of restaurants and huge selection of dishes, the food here is what westerns typically think of when they talk about Chinese food. In fact, Guangzhou has the most amount of restaurants and tea shops per capita in China, so if you teach English in Guangzhou you certainly won’t go hungry.

Guangzhou enjoys a sub-tropical climate with an average year round temperature of a balmy 22 degrees. The city is also well known for its ceramic, ivory carving and embroidery industries not to mention hosting the annual China Import and Export Fair since 1957 which attracts traders from across the globe.

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A 15 Minute Slice of Modern Day Guangzhou

Types of ESL Teaching Jobs in Guangzhou

Guangzhou remains one of the most sought after destinations for English teachers in Asia and there are many opportunities to teach English in Guangzhou to students of all ages. Salaries allow for a comfortable lifestyle and can range from anything from 10,000 – 30,000 RMB (roughly 1,400 – 4,300 USD) per month. Schools often offer teachers free accommodation, either shared with another teacher or private, as well as other benefits which can include a flight allowance, health insurance, Chinese lessons, performance related bonuses and holidays.

Teach English in Guangzhou to Young Learners

There is an enormous demand for young learner teachers in Guangzhou for the 7 to 10 year old age group. Parents see English education as an essential long term skill and classes run by foreign teachers generally focus on developing the students’ speaking and listening skills through a variety of fun activities, stories, English based games, songs and projects. Moving in the opposite direction of the traditional ‘listen and repeat’ style of teaching of the old days, teachers encourage real dialogues and make use of pair work and group work to get students using the language together. As well as detailed student and teacher books, schools stock a host of ESL teaching materials and resources such as flashcards, posters, songs, activity books, toys, games and interactive white boards offering animated digital content.