Shanghai means “above the sea” and started as a small fishing village on the East coast of China. It is one of the first major cities to cultivate an English teaching culture, and offers good salaries with a non-stop pace of social development. 

Over time, it has become the largest city in China with growth of the economy, living standards, and education. A shopping paradise, Shanghai cuisine also tops the list with an abundance of excellent restaurants. As an international destination to experience the fun side of China, the white Magnolia is the official flower of Shanghai, and on average over 300,000 expats live and work in the region.

Learn more about teaching English in Shanghai, apply to jobs, and get TESOL Certified to teach English in China.