Graduates or newly qualified TEFL (Teaching English and a Foreign Language) teachers looking to further their careers this summer should consider teaching in China say LoveTEFL.
Landing a TEFL job in China is a great way to travel, gain skills and earn money in a rapidly growing industry and will benefit graduates who are currently struggling to find work in the UK. A recent report from the Office of National Statistics reported that graduate unemployment rates are now nearly on par with school leavers.
“Working as TEFL teacher in China could be an ideal solution for graduates or to newly qualified TEFL teachers” says Ian O’Sullivan, Recruitment Manager at LoveTEFL.
“There are many reasons why China is a great place for British graduates to gain skills and experience at the moment. Firstly, China has more people studying English than the entire population of the USA, so the demand for TEFL teachers at the moment is very high. There are currently over 2000 TEFL teachers with more than 6 million students studying English – with an even greater demand for teachers to be native English speakers.
“In addition to the millions of college and school students learning English many adults are now hungry to learn English due to the country’s expanding global economy and its rapidly growing tourist industry. This is increasing the number of private language schools and corporate English teaching jobs in China.
“Newly qualified graduates or TEFL teachers can also apply for TEFL roles with little or no teaching experience, making them a great first step onto their career ladder.”
Ian continued: “These opportunities teamed with very attractive TEFL teaching packages, which can often include pay, free housing, meal allowances, reimbursed air fares or end of contract bonuses spell great news for our British graduates.
“New teachers who arrive in China with a TEFL certificate under their belt can expect to earn around £600 a month with more qualified teachers earning more. Although it doesn’t sound like a huge rate of pay, even at the lower end of the TEFL teaching wage scale, graduates will find they have enough money for a sociable lifestyle due to the other benefits in the package.”
LoveTEFL is currently recruiting 100 graduates to join their supported china programme arriving in Beijing in August 2005 and will be offering a free TEFL course, a years teaching contract in some of China’s exciting provinces, a salary of around £600 a month, accommodation on school premises and three meals a day during week days.
Their one-stop service creates a sense of community for the teachers and for social and professional development to ensure applicants are given the best support, skills and experience possible to benefit them and their future careers.
For more information please visit http://www.lovetefl.com/jobs-in-china/. The cut-off date for applications is Thursday 31 May 2012
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