How can I get a teaching job in China?

Instructors of all types and levels may find that jobs in China, when paired with a varied range of locations and schools, may be wonderful opportunities. Not to mention the fact that the country itself has a great deal to offer in terms of culture, language, travel opportunities, and gastronomic pleasures!

The following are the most effective techniques for beginning your preparations for a teaching Z visa right away, taking into consideration the criteria for the visa....

1- Gain hands-on experience in a real-world setting

If you have never worked in a classroom before in China, it is very unlikely that you will get employed unless you know someone who knows someone or unless the school is in desperate need of a replacement instructor. Make an effort to get a teaching position in your own country (or in a country with less severe visa requirements) in order to obtain useful classroom experience. Studies show that teaching in a school context outperforms other options such as online tutoring or working at an after-school training facility.

2- Obtain your TEFL certification and work as a TEFL teacher.

It is recommended that you obtain your TEFL certification with 120 teaching hours as soon as possible after you arrive in China if you are from one of the seven countries that China recognizes as having native English speakers (the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand). If you are not from one of these countries, you should obtain your TEFL certification with 120 teaching hours as soon as you arrive in China.

3- Look at possible educational possibilities.

Even if you haven't completed your Bachelor's degree yet, earning a degree in education is a fantastic first step in the route of becoming a teacher in China provided you already know what you want to do.

4- Determine the age group and subject matter that you will be teaching.

In order to get additional experience in the area of dealing with young children, spend your time working in kindergartens or studying early childhood development as a part of your job search. At order to teach business at the university level, acquiring an MBA from a Chinese college would be much more remarkable than working in a childcare facility.

5- Create a curriculum vitae that is professional in appearance.

It is vital to have a solid CV/resume in order to be considered for the position. Alternatively, you might start by following the steps provided here: Learn how to write a curriculum vitae (CV) for admission to Chinese universities.

6- Improve your command of the English and/or Chinese languages.

The vast majority of schools in China are bilingual, meaning that they provide teaching in both Mandarin and English. As a foreign teacher in China, you will be forced to speak with your students primarily in the English language for the most of the time (even if you teach another subject like mathematics or painting). Studying Chinese will be very advantageous as well since it will be the native language of your children, as well as their other teachers and school authorities, making it a great asset in your children's education. The teaching profession may be very tough to get into if you do not have a high level of fluency in both English and a foreign language.

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