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The cost of living for those teaching English in China is very low, and a generous salary affords English teachers in China the opportunity to live a comfortable lifestyle while saving up to $400–$1,000 USD per month, which has nearly three times the local purchasing power that it would have in the USA. English language schools offer approximately 20 to 25 hours of work per week, giving English teachers in China plenty of time to travel and explore the nation’s endless treasures.
It is not required to hold a bachelor’s degree to teach English in China, but please note, a Bachelor’s degree is required in order to obtain a work visa. Because demand is so high in China, there are still limited opportunities to secure a job without a degree, depending on the school and its locations, however not having a degree will make your job search more challenging in this country. Please refer to this article for more information on what it means to teach in China without a Bachelor’s degree.
There are well over 50 cities with over 1 million people in each. Top destinations for teaching English in China include Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou, to name just a few.
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