How to find a job teaching English in China. Step by step process on how to get to China

How to find a job teaching English in China. Step by step process on how to get to China

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 or send me a message on facebook.

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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.

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10:32 Can non-native speakers and non-white teachers get jobs teaching in China?

Can non-native speakers and non-white teachers get jobs teaching in China?

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.

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8:31 Teaching in China without a degree? My thoughts

Teaching in China without a degree? My thoughts

Hello everyone. In this video I discuss my thoughts on moving to China to teach without a degree. As always, please remember to like, comment, and subscribe.

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15:42 How to do a Demo lesson over Skype and interview for a job in China

How to do a Demo lesson over Skype and interview for a job in China

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.

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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!

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16:15 Is teaching English in China right for you?

Is teaching English in China right for you?

Teaching English in China is a huge culture shock on many levels. At the same time it forces you to open your eyes and mind to experience the world on a completely different level. You can travel, make money, save money, see things you never thought you could see in your wildest dreams. Best of all you can see how people live outside of your bubble, because no matter where you live, you are definitely living in your own bubble. Living and teaching in a completely different environment forces you to enjoy life more.

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If you are considering a job teaching in China, head over to and request a skype interview. Ask as many questions as you need. They are always willing to help.

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10:3 New Visa Laws for Non-Degree Holders and Non-Native English Speakers

New Visa Laws for Non-Degree Holders and Non-Native English Speakers

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

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11:59 Quit My 6 Figure Job for $13/Hr

Quit My 6 Figure Job for $13/Hr

I quit my fix figure job and started working at an Amazon Sortation Facility for $13/hr. Am I crazy? Why did I do that? I don't really need the job but this is my way of broadening my perspective in life. I always dreamed of working a many different jobs just long enough to get good at it. So in a way, you can think of this as following my dreams. I might be bored of doing different random jobs one day so we will have to see where it takes me.

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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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11:28 10 Mistakes ESL Teachers Make in China | Wheelee's Travels

10 Mistakes ESL Teachers Make in China | Wheelee's Travels

Wheelee and Ty talk about the 10 Mistakes ESL Teachers or Foreigners Make when coming to work in China. Here are the topics we covered:
1. Getting the Wrong Visa
2. Not Doing Your Research
3. Slacking Off
4. Forming a Clique
5. Not Trying to Learn the Language
6. Being a Doormat (featuring Tera)
7. Staying In
8. Being a Boring Teacher
9. Expecting too Much
10. Accepting the First Offer

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10:1 Month 9 in China: A Day in the Life of an English Teacher at a Chinese University

Month 9 in China: A Day in the Life of an English Teacher at a Chinese University

This month's video is a day in Jennifer's life at university, including classes, shopping and a performance by her students.

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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.

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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

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