1, Are there any costs for the recruitment process?
No. There are NO costs at all for the recruitment process, the service we offer is completely free of charge for teachers.
2, How big are the classes I will be teaching?
That depends on the type of school you teach at. Language schools typically have a maximum class size of 16 students and average of 10 while public schools have between 30 – 50 students per class.
3, What are my working hours?
That depends on the type of school. Language schools run classes during weekday evenings and weekends while public schools have classes on a Monday to Friday 9-5 schedule.
4, How often will I get paid?
Salary is paid on a monthly basis, paid in local currency, Chinese RMB.
5, Will I have enough money to support myself?
Schools offer a competitive salary that provides a good standard of living in China. Teachers generally find that their salary gives them a purchasing power in China that is much stronger than in their home country. It’s possible to live comfortably and save up to half your salary. For more details see our information on cost of living in China.
6, Is it possible to send money home?
Yes. It is possible to exchange and transfer money to bank accounts around the world. Check with your bank to find out what their policies are regarding international transfers and fees. Many people find Western Union or PayPal to be the easiest way to send money.
7, How will I get my visa?
Your school will organise all the necessary papers needed to obtain a legal 1 year work (Z) visa for you. This process can take between 4 to 8 weeks and the school will help you through the process.
8, I can’t speak Chinese. Is that a problem?
You can teach English in China without knowing how to speak Chinese. Students expect to get immersed in English during class and so speaking Chinese is actually discouraged in class. Often there is the option of having a Chinese teaching assistant to help with giving instructions and translating if need be, especially for young learner classes.
Some schools provide Mandarin Chinese lessons and plenty of support for new arrivals. It is relatively easy to set up extra Chinese lessons and there are a plenty of resources available for self study, if you wish to.
9, What happens if I get sick?
The school provides comprehensive medical insurance coverage for you. It will cover you in event of sickness and injury.