Январь 24, 2016
I am going to be putting together a series of videos about the entire process of how to come to China to teach English. I will show how to find a job, how to do the interview, how to do a teaching demo on skype, how to negotiate your contract to get the best deal for yourself, visas pros and cons of each different visa, arriving in China, finding an apartment, getting paid, food options, and of course, I will show what an actual classroom and lesson looks like.
If you want help finding a job you can email me at email@example.com or send me a message on facebook. www.facebook.com/mylifeabroadchina
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Now yes I have said in the past that Best Learning was a horrible school for myself. I have been told that they have replaced the problem and that their pay schedule is much better now. Best Learning is still a great teaching environment especially for those with no degree and no experience who have just arrived in China. Once you get your feet wet, you can move to a kindergarten or other school. Here is a great link for all things teaching in China.
They also host a pretty decent TEFL Blacklist.
I don't have a lot of experience with this topic, but I do work with 3 non-native English teachers. I get asked at least 4-5 times a day about racism and non-native English speaking jobs in China. Race is such a sensitive topic anyway and when you add the issue of people being denied jobs because of it, then it becomes even more of a problem. I do not want to promote anything of the sort. This video is just my experience with the issue and things I have talked with a few other teachers about.
Here's what happens to your bank account when you teach in China.
* Please Note: I no longer live in China and have since moved back to the United States. Although I'm delighted to have shared a lot of my Asian adventures, I understand you may have many other questions about how to live and work in China. As you might realize, I get a lot of e-mails with questions, and unfortunately I do not have the time to get back to every request. If you are in urgent need of support and would like to arrange time for a paid consultation where I will give you my best advice, please message me. All the best to your adventures abroad!
How much money can you save in China as an English teacher?
Well, here is a brief overview of my experience so far. Please feel free to let me know yours, or if you have any questions, leave a comment.
One of the first things you do while looking for a job teaching English in China is have a Skype demo and interview. I'm going to show you step by step how to make them both successful. Pick out a song, I used head, shoulders, knees, and toes. Then pick target language or vocabulary to teach from the song. Make flashcards. Sing. SHOW THAT YOU ARE ENTHUSIASTIC AND HAPPY! In the first interview avoid talking about money. Ask questions about the school and the visa. In the second interview ask about money.
If you want to find a job in China, check out my friends over at New Life ESL. They helped me through this entire process and made it super simple for me to get my job offers.
or send me an email with your information at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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I'm an American woman who lived in Nanjing, China in 2016 and became a volunteer teacher to a small, unstructured class of five 5 year old Chinese kids at Nanjing University. In this video I discuss the cultural differences as well as my top tips and advice for those of you headed off to teach English in China! I've also included FREE lesson plans and game ideas below. There's tons more China travel advice linked below as well!
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If your passport is NOT from one of the widely accepted "native English speaking countries" (US, CAN, UK, IRE, SA, AUS, NZ), then you probably are having problems finding a job teaching English abroad. This video will help you understand the job market for non-native English teachers and how to stand out.
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What are white monkey jobs?
To sum it up, foreigners can get gigs for doing things much different than just teaching English. From fake doctors, to tv show villains, there are a lot of jobs that only require you to not be Chinese.
Hop on and find out more!
Living in China for so long, we would like to share some of the comparisons that we have found between China and the west, and shed some light on the situation.
Every week, we take you to a new place in China on our bikes, cover a topic, and reply to your questions.
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Some major changes to the laws for expats regarding native English speakers with fake degrees and non-native English speakers. The Chinese government has passed new laws stating that all degrees must be verified by your embassy and must be notarized. Non-native English speakers must now have degrees from native English speaking countries to receive work visa's for teaching. This isn't to say that people won't just continue teaching on tourist visas and business visas, from what I am seeing, this is just going to cause more people to work illegally.
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Native speakers looking for jobs can check with New Life ESL
This month's video is a day in Jennifer's life at university, including classes, shopping and a performance by her students.
Watch all Jennifer's vlogs from China here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6nQSxjpjgG79Kvx1Qj7kWV1KD69mZIyC
Check out Jennifer's guide to teaching at Chinese university here: http://teach-english-in-china.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Wuhan.pdf
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The requirements for teaching at a university in China: you must be a native English speaker, with a UK, US, Canadian, Australian or Irish passport OR a European passport holder who has completed their full degree/education in an English-speaking country.
You must also:
Hold a Bachelor’s degree by the time you begin the placement
Have completed a 120-hour TEFL by the time you begin the placement
Let us know if you have any questions or would like to apply. Email: email@example.com
We offer a number of placements all over China, including:
State school placements including training & a TEFL course: http://teach-english-in-china.co.uk/our-programmes/paid-teaching/state-school-placement/
FREE private school placements: http://teach-english-in-china.co.uk/our-programmes/paid-teaching/private-school-placement/
Summer teaching placements (2-7 weeks): http://teach-english-in-china.co.uk/our-programmes/summer-internship/
Homestay placements: http://teach-english-in-china.co.uk/our-programmes/homestay-programme/