Teaching in China FAQs – Reach To Teach Recruiting

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Teach English in China FAQs

Updated June 2019

We have attempted to cover as much as possible on our Teach English in China – FAQs page. Please consider reading through our FAQ page before contacting us by email with additional questions as we have covered everything you need to know before your interview with Reach To Teach.

After you’ve submitted an application with us, we can answer additional questions for you during your interview, and then again during your placement process.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please visit our Job Board for a list of open positions. We update it daily.

How much will I be paid?

Are there any special qualifications for teaching in China?

How early can I apply?

How late can I apply?

Can I pay off student loans on my salary?

What is the cost of living in China?

I can come to China immediately. How soon can I arrive?

How is the food? Will I like it?

Can I apply for a teaching position if I'm already in China?

Do I have to teach in the city? Where are most of your client schools?

Is my flight to China paid for at my own expense?

How much are roundtrip flights to China?

Where can I read more about life in China!?

Do I need to be able to speak Chinese to teach English in China?

Where can I find more information about teaching and China in general?

There are so many things to think about! Where do I start?

Information about Teaching Positions in China

Can I teach for less than a year in China?

What is the tax rate in China?

How will I pay taxes as an American citizen abroad?

Does my school offer sick leave?

Do I have to get a medical check in my home country or in China?

What are my teaching hours?

Can I break my contract?

How much vacation/holiday time will I have?

Am I provided with housing?

Chinese Visa Information

Can I apply for my visa before I have secured a teaching placement?

What kind of Chinese visas are there?

How long is my Chinese visa good for?

Is the China visa process complicated?

Which documents should I prepare for applying for my Chinese visa?

There are so many things to think about! Where do I start?


How can I stay healthy in China?

Will I have health insurance?


Can I use my credit card in China?

Can I open a bank account in China?

Can I use traveler's cheques in China?

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