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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Travel to China and make your dream come true.
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 email@example.com or
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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.
See the full article here, with resource links mentioned in the video:
Teach Abroad Network is a professional network for educators to connect with the hiring managers of organizations around the world that hire teachers.
I have observed a phenomenon among English teachers in China: after obtaining a teaching job at an English school in China (regardless of whether it is in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, or Guangzhou etc.) they get in some conflict or dispute within the first month or two of teaching and just leave. Sometimes they leave just that particular English school and look for another teaching job, and many times they even simply leave China altogether.
This video discusses this phenomenon.
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After spending a few years in Japan, I was hooked. I knew there was no way I could go back to the US after living the life I had overseas. I searched for jobs nonstop on the internet and would do anything it took to stay abroad. Over time what I found was that one thing is absolutely certain: If you can speak English and you can teach it, you will always be employed. Indefinitely. This job field is going nowhere. English is the language of business and the language of the world in many cases. Unfortunately, there can be a certain stigma that comes along with being an English teacher abroad and there are many who will undoubtedly seek to belittle you or discount what you're doing. As a teacher who made well into the six figures for many years at many different jobs overseas in language instruction, this is my biggest regret.
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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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Cost of living in China (35RMB Challenge)
If you are considering a job teaching in China, head over to www.newlifeesl.com and request a skype interview. Ask as many questions as you need. They are always willing to help.
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.
Check out this quick video from GTU on what your cost of living will be in China.
If you want to teach English in China, you can find our contact info at http://www.goodteachersunion.org. Good Teachers Union began in 2009 and has helped over 1000 teachers from all around the world find teaching jobs in China. Our primary objective is to not only provide you with a suitable job in China but also help you have a positive and memorable China teaching experience.