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.

To apply to teach English in Guangzhou send us the following documents and we will contact you with more details of suitable positions within 2 working days:
Apply today at: Guangzhou@GoldStarTeachers.com

  • Covering letter
  • Resume
  • Degree certificate
  • Recent photo
  • Preference for teaching young learners or adults (if any)
  • Availability to begin work

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 8,000 – 16,000 RMB (roughly 1,300 – 2,600 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.

Teaching Young Learners in Guangzhou

Teach English in Guangzhou to Adult Students

A large number of young professionals, typically aged from 24 to 35 years old, now need English for both their professional and personal lives. As such, there are a great deal of ESL jobs in Guangzhou for teaching adults, a good example being with Wall Street English. Communicative English classes are popular and aim to develop speaking skills and pronunciation through interactive activities such as role plays. Typical lesson topics could include arranging a holiday, ordering food or giving opinions on the latest news. Technology has now well and truly found a place inside the classroom, with online resources adding a new dimension to how classes can be run, offering the teacher more scope for creativity than ever before.

Business English classes typically focus on the skills needed by the company so topics will inevitably vary depending on the industry being taught to. Lessons will focus on topics such as taking part in meetings, networking, negotiating, delivering short presentations, effective emailing and dealing with customers on the phone.

Outside of the classroom ESL teachers in Guangzhou are often expected to complete a number of other teaching related duties. These can involve lesson planning, parent-teacher meetings, marking tests, placement testing new students to determine their English level and taking part in school meetings and training sessions.
Teach English in Guangzhou - Adults

Access to the Latest and Greatest Teaching Jobs in Guangzhou

Here at Gold Star TEFL Recruitment we are fully aware that there are plenty of less than reputable schools out there which is why all the schools we work with have been carefully screened. We take time to investigate the important details including the schools’ programs offered, course materials and resources, contracts and training programs so you can teach English in Guangzhou without any worries. Just as we do not accept just any teacher onto our programs, we have strict guidelines for which schools to collaborate with and have been working with most schools for a long time now and have received lots of  positive feedback from current teachers. Outlined below are some of the key reasons why we are best placed to assist you with finding ESL jobs teaching English in Guangzhou.
Teach English in Guangzhou - Schools

  • Up to date positions with well established schools throughout Guangzhou
  • Comprehensive teaching resources and materials
  • Professional development programs
  • Year round start dates
  • Great salary: 8,000 – 16,000 RMB (roughly 1,300 – 2,600 USD) per month
  • Housing provided
  • Flight allowance
  • Legal ‘Z’ work visa
  • Airport pick up, orientation, set up assistance

We offer a completely free service for teachers, there are no costs for the recruitment process at all.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • TEFL certificate preferred (No TEFL? We recommend INTESOL)
  • Ability to commit to a 12 month contract
  • Open minded, patient, friendly and culturally sensitive

Apply Now To Teach English in Guangzhou

To apply to teach English in Guangzhou send us the following documents and we will contact you with more details of suitable positions within 2 working days:
Apply today at: Guangzhou@GoldStarTeachers.com

  • Covering letter
  • Resume
  • Degree certificate
  • Recent photo
  • Preference for teaching young learners or adults (if any)
  • Availability to begin work

We look forward to helping you with finding your next job to teach English in guangzhou.