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I think there are many reasons why foreigners come to China. Personally, I want to improve my Chinese in a natural context and make some money. When I was in America, I studied Chinese for a few years. After I came to China, I got my master's degree. Now I teach English jobs in China.
First of all, I know you'd like to know about our salary in particular. Salary is usually the second question that 90 percent of taxi drivers ask when I'm in a taxi. The first question is usually, what do you do. As a white male from the United States, my income is not bad. To be polite, I usually say more than 10000 yuan. In fact, this is not a particularly honest response. In western culture, it is considered rude to ask someone about their salary. There are no more than two outcomes: one is that other people's salary is lower than you, which will make the person who is asked feel offended; the other is that other people's salary is higher than you, which makes you feel unhappy. So in the chat, we try to avoid the topic of salary. If you work full-time, the salary is usually around 15000 yuan. If you are part-time, it is about half of this figure. I try to tell those American friends who are interested in my life abroad that the income in China may not be so high, but the cost of living here is not particularly high. If you know how to save, you can save about two-thirds of your income.
Although the work is good, foreign teachers are often ridiculed. Who would laugh at foreign teachers, other foreigners. Think of a 30-year-old dressed as a giraffe dancing in front of a group of screaming children on Christmas Eve. Such scenes will always remind us of the sacrifices that foreign teachers need to make to stay in China. I'm teaching high school students, so I won't encounter this kind of scene, but I also have a sense of connection with this kind of scene. I have a rule of my own, only teach children over 12, unless that child is particularly gifted.
Teaching is a difficult but respectable job. As a teacher, we must maintain self-confidence and clear vision during these times in China. As mentioned before, understand why you're here.
When you overcome the difficulties of teaching, the fact of responsibility and work (everyone's experience) is another challenge. Put up with all kinds of nonsense. In any case, working with people from another culture inevitably leads to conflicts. How can two different people work together harmoniously all the time? Don't couples quarrel? I'm not trying to blame anyone. In fact, I've found that there are aspects that I don't want to change. I find that when you ask two Chinese people the same simple question, you get two completely different answers. Secondly, there are great differences in the understanding of professional ethics and professional loyalty between foreign teachers and Chinese bosses. For example, overtime can be paid.
I like this job as a teacher. I feel very satisfied when resonating with students of any age. After all, teachers are willing to share. I hope that I can share the joy of learning and the love of knowledge with students, and help them to recognize their dreams through direct suggestions or building their confidence. Military education is more important than any other branch I can think of. Therefore, despite the difficulties I mentioned above, I am still very happy to be a teacher. I'd like to end by reiterating the importance of dreams. For anyone who is working or not working, dreams are very important. As a teacher, remember your dream firmly, don't give up your dream and try to realize it. Deep down, everyone knows what they can do, but they don't understand what they want. Most of the time, it's because no one believes them. Therefore, please believe that in some corner, someone trusts you, you can get what you really want, and finally get happiness, get your ideal life. Education is the door to truth, and you are the guardian of the gate. Never forget your gratitude.