For the candidates who seriously think visiting China for teaching English for the first time, it is very important to select the first school and the teaching position in great care as there can be wide range of pitfalls that are waiting for you at the unknown land. To make the best choice of educational institute or the place where you will stay during the teaching tenure, you should make an extensive research on the internet to get the best results. There are various salient risks that in the process of recruitment of American teachers in China.
The first and foremost decision that you can make is that what type of school you will prefer. The teaching position come under three categories in this nation- primary and secondary schools (both private and public), three-year college, four-year University, that can be both public and private and the last one is the English language schools of all the ages. In the major three big cities like Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, the candidates can find several companies providing in –house training programs that are meant for teach English to Chinese individuals. As the amount of people living has very little knowledge regarding writing and speaking English properly, lots and lots of teaching job vacancies in China are opening for job seekers.
The hiring of the foreign educators is controlled by SAFEA, mainly known as State Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs. For entering China to earn money, one must have the Z-visa. The schools that are only licensed by SAFEA can apply for the teaching post or for the foreign expert work certificate that along with the passport are placed at the Chinese embassy or demanding of the entry work visa from the country where the teacher belongs. After sometime, the work visa is converted to 1 year multiple entry residency permit within 1 month of trial. SAFEA rules states that foreign teachers who are coming to China should hold a bachelor degree and experience in the field of teaching. Experience value may change depending on the provinces but at least bachelor degree is considered as the minimum educational requirements to teach in China legally.
There are various reasons to China. Firstly, the Chinese people have understood the importance of knowing English, as without proper grip on this language, you will not b accepted worldwide. The increasing demand for English has helped lots of Americans to come and settle in China. The salary of the teachers varies according to the teaching position.
There are lots of native job consultancies located in China that helps lots of experienced teachers to come and settle in this nation. Even such agencies provide the opportunity to explore the nation as well. Temporary accommodation, airport pickup, arrangement of visa and sightseeing tours are included in the package. Good Teachers Union is one of the top agencies that have placed more than 1000 candidates till date.