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 small 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 big 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.

Just a few cities you could consider

Need some inspiration?

You could teach in Shanghai or teach in Shenzhen if you prefer working in a big city.

If smaller cities are more your thing, you could teach in Yichang or teach in Jining.

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!

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