CHINA - the lifestyle and opportunities in this amazing country
China is rapidly becoming a popular destination for teachers looking for an excellent school environment to work in, a great team spirit with fellow colleagues and a fascinating and exciting country and culture in which to live.
Teachers in China have the highest level of public respect according to a survey conducted across 21 major countries, where the UK came 10th. “They are revered” is the statement made by the British professor who compiled the study.
Children are very well brought up to be courteous and respectful making life teaching them a joy.
With booming affluence the country is changing to one of clean and tidy cities with amazing architecture and buildings, all which have high quality and immaculate schools and classrooms.
Living spaces in apartments too can be of extremely high standard at very low prices compared to many other countries.
Changing Policies making native English speakers highly desirable. Further to new government policies announced in January 2017, only native English speakers are to be allowed to be teaching English in China. Non-native speakers cannot be an English teacher, even if they obtain a degree from an English-speaking country.
This has put a premium on schools and learning centres of all types from kindergartens upwards to engage native speakers,and thereby giving native English speakers considerable opportunities across the country including higher salary and benefit expectations.
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