Teach in a big or small city

You can choose to teach in a big city or a small city, in any corner of China.

In terms of population, a small city in China isn’t small by Western comparison. In fact, a small Chinese city could be home to a few million people! 

If you choose to work in a smaller city, chances are you’ve never heard of the place we recommend. That’s OK though – we can answer any questions you have or help you find another teaching location.

The big cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are often chosen by first-time teachers because that’s all they know.

But there’s much more to China than the mega cities!

Teach in a big city like Guangzhou

Guangzhou's Pearl River at night.

Some teachers prefer the smaller cities because they feel friendlier and have a more personal vibe.

On the other hand, other teachers prefer the bigger cities where there are more Western conveniences and foreigners.

Ultimately, it’s a personal choice. It all boils down to the kind of experience you want to have in China.

Just a few Chinese cities to teach in

Need some inspiration?

Find out what it's like teaching in one of the major cities:

Or dig a bit deeper and find out about these cities too:

With teaching jobs all over China, we can find a great location that suits you.

No matter where you end up in China, you're bound to have an awesome adventure!