When to Look for English Teaching Jobs in China

By: Ron Edwards

If you intend to find English teaching jobs in China, perhaps you will need a lot of time for finding the job that will suit you and after that a lot of time for settling all needed documents for your job will be needed too.

If we take in consideration that most of the jobs that are offered in China are starting together with academicals year, your job probably will start in this period of time. You can also start your job between two semesters i.e. in the February.

But the English teaching jobs in china before applying require some preparation. Also a lot of time will be needed after accepting the job and before you go in china.

According to my estimation everybody who is looking for English teaching jobs in china should start to prepare about four or five months before they leave their country of residence. Why? Because before you are fully prepared to go in some other country you should be familiar with everything that will expect you there. You should know where you will go, where you will stay there, your salary, the reputation of your employer, etc.

Where can you find this information? The main source for this kind of information is Internet. On the internet after little searches you can find if your employer with who you are prepared to work with have good reputation. You should search if there are other English teachers previously employee there. So, if there are other teachers you are advised to contact them to share their experience with you. If they have positive memories from their work in the institution or college, that is positive signal for you. Further more you should contact with your employer directly through phone. With this direct phone call you will have important information about their attitude toward English teachers as their employees.

Finally you should contact with the organization which is some kind of intermediary between you and your employee. With this contact you will know all fees and other expenses that you should pay before leaving your country.

After acquiring all these information you will estimate if working in China is worthwhile and how much can you earn. If you think that this job will give profit to you should apply for the job. At this point begins the harder part. You should have all necessary documents for working there. Teachers who apply for English teaching jobs in china are required to have bachelor's degree in this area. You should also obtain permission for regimenting there and work permit. This documents needed for starting English teaching job in china will cost you a lot of time and a lot of money as well. This is why all experienced teachers who have worked in China will recommend you to start the preparation for your job four or five months before the start day of the job.

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