Differences Between Public Schools and Language Training Centers on Jobs Esl


Jobs esl” in China is very popular nowadays. There are different types of schools but mainly public schools language training centers. You need to know the difference between these two types of schools, do you will know which you prefer or more suitable for you.

Public schools have a normal schedule, usually from 8am to 5pm, Mondays through Fridays. These students study at school every day and the whole day. They usually have text books ready and the specific courses taught. These students’ English levels vary depending on their own situation. Public schools will have around one month holiday for winter and one month for summer. Most schools will pay for one holiday, since they usually sign for ten months’ contract. The class size is usually from 40 to 60. There will be a Chinese assistant in the classroom. The pay for public schools is usually from 8,000 to 13,000rmb per month, for English teachers. Some public schools don’t have office hours. So the total hours might be 20h only per week, it depends. Public schools have more rules to follow, and not very flexible with everything.

Training centers have a very different schedule from public schools. The classes usually start in the afternoon, since this is a afterschool class. Students will have time to study after studying at public schools. There are also adults studying in training centers after working. Most of these students have more specific goals. Some come to study IELTS or TOEFL in order to pass the exam and study abroad. Most like to improve their speaking skills, since public schools don’t have much chance to practice speaking English. Some adults come to study for their business. Different students have different goals they want to achieve. Training centers don’t have long vacation like winter or summer holiday. They are busier during that time. The days off is usually during the weekdays, one or two days. The pay is higher, normally 10,000-16,000rmb per month. Training centers are more flexible and the class size is much smaller, usually 5-15, sometimes there are also one on one classes. It’s easier to control and to communicate with each student.

If you want a lighter work and want paid vacations, public schools might be more suitable. If you want a higher pay and don’t want to teach a big class, then training centers are more suitable.