When can I apply?
Since we have a very large network of cooperative schools in China that operate throughout the year, teachers are welcome to arrive at any time, though the peak times are late summer and the beginning on January.
What is the application process like?
1) Email your resume、video、and passport photo to to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of these, we will contact you and may request additional information and/or documents. A telephone/Skype interview may be conducted (if necessary).
2) Upon deeming you an adequante applicant, we will forward an employment contract for review.
3) The visa process. Prospective teachers are required to contact the local Chinese Embassy or Consulate where they reside to apply for the relevant visa type (we will advise you on this). Once the documents are accepted by the embassy, applicants are then encouraged to make the necessary travel preparations (vaccinations, airfare, etc.) We will walk you through the entire visa process.
4) Upon arriving to China, We will arrange airport pick up and complimentary accommodation .
5) Orientation. We will arrange for school placement and training. You will have a Chinese assistant walk you through the comprehsive transition protocol to make sure that you can live and work independently.
6) HAVE FUN!! The goal is for you to working within one week of arrival in China.
What are the requirements for applying to this job?
1) You must be 18 years of age upon the final decision to come to China and commit for one year at a minimum
2) Have a clean criminal record
3) Healthy, outgoing, and unafraid of speaking publicly/in front of a classroom
4) Must love spending time with children and have a positive attitude.
Do I have to speak Chinese to teach English to children？
No, all of our staff speak good conversational English and schools want the children to be immersed in English. We provide free Chinese lessons.
What is the visa process?
If you are a native English speaker, have a BA degree and have two years of teaching experience, you can come into China with a Z visa. You need to mail us your original non-criminal record, the copy of your passport, BA degree and teaching reference letters and a health check. We will apply for the working permit and the Z visa invitation letter from the government and mail you the documents, you can bring the documents to the local Chinese embassy to apply the Z visa.
If you do not meet the above requirements, you can first come to China with a tourist visa or business visa, depending on your nationality and will advise on all required documents and procceses. After you come to China and pass the probationary period, you will receive the Z work visa
WE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE VISA PROCESS.
About the school and the job
What are the schools like? What is the working schedule? How many teaching hours per week?
All of our schools are in central locations of Beijing, with a modern and friendly working environment.
There are four types of schools.
1) Early childhood center, the students are 5 months to 5 years old. The schedule is Wednesday-Sunday 9AM to 6PM
2) Kindergarten (the most popular). The students are 3-5 years old. The schedule is Monday-Friday 8AM to 5PM with at least a 2 hour lunch break and free meals.
3) Language training centers for children; the students are 4-12 years old. The schedule is Wednesday-Sunday. Wednesday-Friday 1pm to 9pm. Saturday-Sunday 10AM to 7PM.
4) Language training centers for adults; Wednesday-Sunday. Wednesday- Friday 1pm to 9pm. Saturday-Sunday 10am to 7pm.
All positions do not exceed more than 40 working hours/week, and no more than 25 teaching hours/week.
Are there any paid vacations? Are there summer and winter holidays? Can I ask for leaves other than the legal holidays?
All the Chinese legal holidays are paid. There are in total about 20 days a year, such as New Year Holiday, Spring Festival, Tomb-Sweeping Day, Labor Holiday, Dragon Holiday, Mid-Autumn holiday, National Holiday. Christmas is not a Chinese legal holiday. The dates of the holidays depend on the Chinese lunar calendar, so every year is slightly different. In China, we have the holiday switch shift system, for example New Year Holiday has only one paid leave, but we will have three days off in row, but we have to make up the two days in the previous week and in the following week. So you have to follow the school’s requirement on the holiday switch shift.
Most of our schools do not have summer and winter holidays. However, some kindergartens may have ten days off during the winter time after the Spring Festival. The Spring Festivals will be paid, other days will not be paid.
Yes, you can ask for days off other than the legal holidays, just let us know one week in advance and you can get unpaid personal leaves.