Primary School Education in China 

Primary Education in China generally lasts for 6 years and is intended for children aged between 6-12 years of age. Typically, the school year commences in September and runs until July. The main language of instruction is Mandarin Chinese at state public schools, Mandarin and (English) at foreign language bilingual schools or English, at an international school such as International Baccalaureate (IB) School.

Each year we have a wide range of international primary school teaching jobs in China, especially in centres such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

Primary School Curricula in China

As a primary school teacher working at one of our schools in Asia, you will have the opportunity to teach using a variety of curricula depending on your individual school where you have secured a new primary teaching job in China. In line with the type of schools mentioned (Public, Bilingual or International) you may teach using a Chinese curriculum, British Key Stage 1 & 2, elements of Chinese & Foreign curricula combined,  or as is often the case, at an International Baccalaureate school delivering the Primary Years Program (IB-PYP)

You do not necessarily need to have experience with a specific curriculum, as our schools are usually happy to consider teachers with professional teaching qualifications and school teaching experience in your home country. It can be a major benefit to you professionally, to gain experience in various curricula and in fact, some of our international schools provide specific curricula certification obtained while teaching, including in International Baccalaureate (IB) certification. This coupl
Primary School Subjects in China 
  • Chinese Language
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • English (Foreign Language Elective)
  • Social Studies
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Physical Education
Packages for Primary School Teachers in China
With your new international school job, you can expect an excellent working environment in a school that provides strong standards of education for students. International schools provide the best paid primary teaching jobs.
The salary packages provided by our schools will reflect your strong teaching qualifications and experience. Teachers can save substantially each month. An apartment and a return airfare are usually provided. Many other contract benefits are enjoyed including real the opportunities for professional growth, a superb work life balance with plenty of vacation time so you can experience a new culture and travel around Asia.
China Primary Teaching Jobs Salary & Benefits: 
  • Monthly salary 17,500 – 30,000 RMB
  • Apartment provided or Housing allowance
  • Contract lengths are usually 12-24 months
  • Annual return flight allowance
  • Substantial Contract completion bonus
  • Long paid vacation & public Holidays
  • Highly professional workplace
  • State of the art school facilities
  • School leadership opportunities
Requirements for Primary Teachers in China 
  • Candidates with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a given subject or related discipline, preferably with B.Ed., PGCE or other equivalent Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Newly qualified graduates to 2 years’ prior teaching experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Positions are available in September & February each year, it is important to apply as far in advance of these dates as possible
  • Our recruiter will talk with you about your plans, preferences and discuss possible suitable international school jobs with you
  • Should our school(s) be interested in your application, you will have a 1-2 step interview process prior to a job offer being made
Primary Teachers – What to Expect When You Apply

If you are seeking an international school primary teaching role here in Asia, Our team at Teachers For Asia is one of the best international primary school teaching agencies in the region.

Teachers who apply with us are working at some of the leading international schools in these locations. Our international school recruitment team are themselves qualified teachers, something that is quite unique to Teachers For Asia. This gives us a deeper understanding of the kind of positions and schools, where you can further develop as a professionally qualified teacher of primary education.

Services to Primary Education Teachers 
  • Outline the international school primary teaching positions we have coming up based on your intended start dates
  • Talk with you about our established, client primary schools that you may be interested to apply aligned with your preferences
  • Assist you in preparing for direct school interviews with school HR/principal
  • Offer advice and guidance on any contract offers made to you by one or more schools
  • Provide support throughout the visa application and document collection process
  • Follow-up with you regularly throughout the duration of your contract

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