Teaching with Aihua English in Beijing
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Aihua Classroom

The Job

- Maximum of 100 teaching hours a month (approx. 20 per week)
- 5 days a week (overtime is available but not required) 
- You will be supported by local Chinese teachers who will also assist with communicating with parents.
- You will follow Aihua's set curriculum supplemented by an interactive white board and extensive multimedia material.
- Aihua provides unparralled ongoing support and professional development for their foreign teachers.
(If you're looking for a chance to develop and progress as a teacher this is the job for you!)

Aihua Teacher


- Gross Monthly Salary of 12,500 RMB - 10,000 RMB after tax
- 2 week teacher training upon arrival with a completion bonus of 5,000 RMB
- Full, legal, working Z visa provided
- Free housing provided
- Flight reimbursment
- Medical Insurance
- Chinese lessons offered
- Holiday bonus of 4,000 RMB
- 2 weeks annual holidays + all Chinese holidays and Christmas (11 days)
- Contract completion bonus of 10,000 RMB

Teaching at Aihua


- Must be a native English speaker with a passport from the USA, Canada,
UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
- Bachelor's degree
- TEFL certified
- 2 years of (post-graduation) work experience - does not have to be teaching related
- Some teaching experience is preferred (but not required)
- A criminal background check is required


Why Aihua? Here's what some Footprints alumni have to say!

"Aihua is a great learning centre, with an open door policy. You can go to any of you supervisors and speak to them about any problems you may have. You have a great working schedule, with a lot of free time, which is great because being a foreigner in a new country you'd like to explore. The teachers you work with are very supportive and help you in the classroom." 



"Aihua has been a great place to work. The support from the staff in the centres where you work teaching, and the support from the staff in head office, has been incredible. They are all so friendly, and want to ensure you have as smooth a time doing things as possible. The staff in the centres (especially the CTs [Chinese Teachers]) are always keen to help you get things done, from going to the chemist, to finding new and interesting places to go, through to helping you organise trips and ordering food through your phone. They have been an incredible bunch of people to work with, and have made life here the most amazing experience!

I can’t really speak about other schools directly, but I do know from friends who have gone on to other schools that the number of hours vs. free time, out of work hours is better at Aihua. At Aihua, we teach for no more than 25 hours per week (a standard across the country for all foreign teachers), but the other 15 hours per week are ours to do with as we wish. I do not have to log ‘office hours’ for the remaining 15 hours to make a 40 hour working week...I make more than enough to live off, and have money going home every month as savings, and can still live a very good life here. And the best part is, I have the time to enjoy that better life." 

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