Early childhood
Homeroom teacher

Age group:2-6 

Chengdu City Sichuan Province

25k after tax 

February 2024


Chengdu City Sichuan Province Full-time Teaching Job in Private Kindergarten (Homeroom teacher )
-Work visa 
-Native speaker 
-Bachelor's degree
-TEFL/TESOL certificate 
-Teaching experience  
Job details:
-Location:Chengdu City Sichuan Province
-Start date:February 2024
-Age group:2-6 
-Class size:20                       
-Current FTs:3 
-Weekly days off:2 days off on weekends 
-Weekly teaching hours:20 
-Work schedule:8:00-12:00/2:30-5:30 
-Monthly salary:25k after tax 
-Housing allowance:1.5K
-Winter holiday:2 weeks full paid
-Summer holiday: 2 weeks full paid
-Insurance:Accidentl Insurance

Teaching English in Chengdu is a gratifying endeavour for anyone who dreams of living and working in China but is held back by the at-times overwhelming impressions large Chinese cities make. Unlike Beijing and Shanghai, Chengdu is decidedly laid-back. It’s also quite a beautiful city and, of course, revered for being the panda headquarters of the country. Expat living here can be as exciting (or relaxing) as you’d like it to be with areas renowned for their nightlife and many suburbs for their peacefulness.

Chengdu is still very much a Chinese metropolis nowadays as opposed to the sleepy regional hub it used to be just a few years back. As more foreigners and businesses move in, the city is growing rapidly although don’t be surprised if you get stopped for ‘selfies’ by locals: foreigners are still a novelty in many parts of the city. Glimpses of traditional Chinese life are everywhere: old folks playing majong outside authentic tea houses and still speaking in their Sichuanese dialect, stubbornly holding back the advancement of Mandarin.

If you’re a foodie then you’ll absolutely love Chengdu and if you’re partial to spicy food then Sichuan is certainly the right province for you to live in. Living costs are still lower than other major TEFL cities yet the lifestyle is comparably better here.

Chengdu as a TEFL destination – What’s life like for an expat?

As an expat TEFL teacher who doesn’t splurge too much on Western luxuries, you can expect to live very comfortably in Chengdu with about USD 1,000 a month, and that includes shared housing, amenities, transport and internet connection on your mobile phone. Expats also note that locals are friendlier and more hospitable here and the pace of life is slower too, which all amounts to a very delightful lifestyle. There are countless interesting destinations within just a couple of hours of the city and that’s inarguably one of the best aspects of teaching English in Chengdu. Add to that the trifecta of ‘friendly people, excellent food and a healthy drinking culture’ and you’ve got yourself a winner.

Climate in Chengdu

The only real downside to Chengdu would have to be the weather. Technically, one would call it ‘moderate’ and the city definitely has four distinct seasons, with lovely but short springs, sticky summers, rainy autumns and overcast and rather gloomy winters. Winter also brings about high levels of smog which, although much better than other cities, is still a considerable annoyance.

Cost of living in Chengdu

The city boasts an enviable standard of living and that’s why it’s such a coveted TEFL destination in China. Score a well-paying job here and you may just feel like you’ve hit the English-teaching-jackpot. City centre living, moreover, is quite affordable when compared with other cities so if you love to be in the thick of things, you won’t be paying for it through the nose like you would elsewhere. What helps the situation greatly is that the local food is absolutely amazing and many expats spend an entire year (or more) not even craving (the more expensive) Western food.