Teaching at International Schools in China:

There are 8,000+ international schools dispersed throughout the world, and 550+ are in China alone. In countries that have a lot of international schools, like China, you'll find a number of schools that utilize American, British, or international curriculum (e.g. DP, IPC, etc.). teaching jobs in China for foreigners

In this article, we would like to highlight some pros and cons of working at an international school in China. Using the International School Community website's database, we found 103 international schools in China that have had comments submitted on them by members.

Finding out what life really looks like while teaching in an international school in China is the key to figuring out what you want to get out of your international job search. Even if teaching in China isn't your first choice, after learning about the international school opportunities available, you might reconsider.

It's likely that China is very dissimilar to your home country, so it's important to keep an open mind and learn the ins and outs of living and working in a city in China before making a decision.Who wouldn't want to work in a state-of-the-art and purpose-built school building? In fact, many international schools in China do have such a building, but just like in other countries, there's a wide range in the quality level of different campuses.

Newly built schools are often nicer than older schools, but this is not always the case. It's best to find reviews of the school you're interested in or ask your recruiter to put you in touch with someone that currently works there to get their opinion on the campus and amenities.A big concern for anybody that works full-time is the length of the commute to work and the available transportation options. Many international schools in China organize coaches that shuttle you from the area in which you live to your workplace. When looking for an international school to work in, you'll want to figure out where it's located compared to where you'd like to live, to make sure that everything works out well in the end.

Some people want to be right in the center of the action near other native English speakers, but some people want to be in a more rural area. You'll find international schools in both types of areas, you'll just need to figure out which one you'd prefer to be in.

Hiring policies vary quite a bit between international schools, so you'll want to be sure that you're getting yourself into a good situation. Some international schools are really strict on hiring qualified teachers with experience, and others are willing to hire teachers without the correct certifications. 

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