Published: 12 October, 2018  |  Last updated: 12 October, 2018

Teaching English in Beihai, China


Report submitted on 03 Mar, 2018 by Dalton kelly.

Teaching English in Beihai, China:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Beihai, China?
Contact me on

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Full time English language school positions, teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
criminal background check
recommendation letter

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
Native speaker.

What are the levels of payment?
200 RMB (approx. 28,90 US$) /Monthly is from 10.000RMB -15000 RMB (approx. 1443 – 2165 US$) depending of the teacher’s experience.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
20 hours per week.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
Chinese NEW year.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Beihai, China to teach English?
Do a good research about the city before coming.
Be prepared to be a good teacher.
The locals are very friendly.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Beihai, China?
Not very busy when compared to other cities.
Cost of living is quite reasonable.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Beihai, China?
Try not to sign contract with schools that can’t afford to give you a work visa.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
Many students in the classroom and language barrier.


Living in Beihai, China:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in China?
Teachers must have a work visa.

What is the cost of living like in China?
Accommodation 1500 RMB (approx. 216,50 US$).

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
School provide free accommodation or house allowances.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Beihai, China?
The weather here is very good.
Beautiful beaches.
The air quality is good.
Good transportation system.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in scenery, China?
Language barrier,
facebook and Youtube are all blocked.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Beihai, China?
come and be prepared.
Be ready to learn the language.
Not many speak English.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave China?
My students.

What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?


About Me and My Work:

My Name: Dalton kelly

Nationality: Cameroon

Students I’ve taught in China: toddlers (2-4 years), pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), adults

Where I teach: Training center, Beihai. Teaching for 8 years.

How I found my current jobs:

My school facilities: Good. The school provide all the teaching resources.

What kind of teacher support is available at your school/s?
lesson observations


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