Welcome to Prospects Asia
If you are interested in teaching English abroad, you have probably searched numerous opportunities in different countries. Without a doubt, you will soon learn that China offers some of the best teaching positions across the world.
China continues to be one of the most popular destinations for English teachers wishing to teach abroad. Weather you are interested in Chinese culture, Kongfu, language, great wall, forbidden city or dimsum, China will have something for you.
Ara you a native English speaker, and have been thinking about teaching English in China as a way of experiencing a new culture, learning a new language or just trying something fresh and exciting. If the answer is yes, you are among hundreds of thousands of others just like you who have made the move abroad to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Every year, tens of thousands of schools in China are hiring hundreds of thousands of English teachers.
China is the world's most-populous country with a continuous culture stretching back nearly 4,000 years. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four directly controlled municipalities (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). Beijing is the capital city.
China has seven major dialects and many subdialects. Mandarin (or Putonghua) is the predominant dialect, also the official language in Mainland China, is spoken by over 70% of the population. Many of the elements that make up the foundation of the modern world originated in China, including gunpowder, paper, paper money, the compass and credit banking.