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Is being an English teacher a good job to do in China?

I was just wondering if I got the qualifications to become an English teacher in China and went there to teach if I would be dissapointed by the standard of living that I was now living by. Is being an English teacher considered a good job in China? Would my income be higher or lower than the average Chinese citizen? Would life be harder for me? How welcoming is the Chinese society to foreigners working in their country? Would I face a lot of prejudice or discrimination? Are English teachers in high demand in China? Would I easily be able to get a job working there?

Asked By: . - 6/18/2010
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Qualifications: They say they want a bachelor's degree (in anything). But even that is not always needed if you don't want to be in a top University or Beijing. Also you can forge a degree very simply and do fine... More
Answered By: Bob Mcbobal - 6/18/2010
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Foriegn teachers working in China generally live to a western standard... More
Answered By: flingebunt - 6/19/2010
 
If you live in a major city you'll find the standard of living equivalent to Europe or the US (mainly because everything is much cheaper). You would expect to earn 10000Y per month in Shanghai. A very good income by Chinese standards... More
Answered By: Dan Cupid - 6/19/2010
 
If you want to be paid well, I wouldnt be an English teacher at a school. I think you would be better off as a private tutor. The reason is China is so competitive, there is so many people and people their whole life prepare for this test (like a SAT) that determines everything. By everything I mean if they will go to... More
Answered By: lilian y - 6/19/2010
 
It depends on if you like teaching... More
Answered By: Mr Hex Vision - 6/19/2010
 
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