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rdramirez
comment|72939|1640189

There are actually many job postings that appear daily but perhaps 99% of these seek only native English speakers. Hopefully, others who do not squarely fall within this single qualification but who are perhaps even more qualified in some other aspects would be given equal consideration.

Aug 21, 2016 23:57 Report Abuse

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veranse
comment|72009|1635993

thanks for the insight

Jul 05, 2016 13:14 Report Abuse

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scericksonchina
comment|71167|1629706

Interesting insight thanks

May 24, 2016 18:38 Report Abuse

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Chaynes
comment|70791|1625834

Written two years ago but still relevant.

May 05, 2016 07:49 Report Abuse

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BobSints
comment|70398|1624167

Pretty good article for a starter like me. I'm just started looking for the position of English teacher and the first advice here of being patient cause it is not very fast in the way of getting response is really encouraging :-) Hope I can find a (decent) school till September. I just wonder, for how long, you guys, have been looking for your job in China before you got it ?

Apr 17, 2016 11:49 Report Abuse

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Evgeniya777
comment|71944|277022

Normally,if youwantto startteaching in September, you need to start looking for a job in May.

Jun 29, 2016 22:18 Report Abuse

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ramimbau
comment|69128|274899

nice

Feb 24, 2016 15:15 Report Abuse

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Pineappletree1
comment|66367|1589349

Cultural difference is a biggie. I do have a lot of patience from being a teacher and understand that I probably will never see the person giving the interview ever again or just on paydays. My main concern is how the students treat me day one and how they treat me by day two.

Nov 13, 2015 09:23 Report Abuse

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nuamah
comment|66013|1603580

Is there hope to be offered a job?

Nov 01, 2015 12:45 Report Abuse

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umzung
comment|64771|1578984

Offer maths and/or sciences. It won't matter what colour you are and you'll earn the equivalent of a high wage back home in a 'developed' country. I started studying maths at age 30 and 25000 yuan/month is now the minimum wage offer I receive when job hunting. Don't be shy, offer a valuable skill in high demand.

Sep 15, 2015 16:11 Report Abuse

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joannaq2727
comment|58864|1576818

@jacklondon I Know plenty of people working here with a tourist Visa because it seems lots of language schools offer a high salary but you don't really have much job security in these private schools and they seem to mess people about alot. In my opinion you are better off getting into a government school or University to begin with. The only downside of this is it will be a lower salary but on the other hand you will have a lot less hours and you will get a proper contract and work visa and you can feel at ease knowing you have job security when starting out and trying to gain some experience. Also it will be better for your resume working in Public school/university if you plan to teach in other countries in the future.

Apr 20, 2015 16:38 Report Abuse

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irfanahmad570
comment|57613|309726

yeah this is true.

Mar 28, 2015 02:51 Report Abuse

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jacklondon
comment|56853|1578290

Hi guys. I am of Polish origin, have teacher qualifications and teaching experience and wanted to teach English in Southern China. But it looks like you are either "discriminated" because youre non-native speaker or they offer you work, asking to enter the country on tourist visa and then they will "change it for you" to a working one. One employer during a skype interview told me "Beijing is far away, things are not so serious over here". Essentially, you are expected to work illegally. One way or another, it seems to be tough to get to teaching. At the same time, lots of non-natives with no qualifications, barely speaking any English themselves teach English in cities like Shenzen, getting 2000CNY/hour and theyre laughing. So, does anybody here know the best solution?

Mar 11, 2015 19:25 Report Abuse

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miss_smith
comment|64139|1574648

jacklondon so true =) I've been sending my countless CVs all over the China for a month and all the recruiting agencies are ready to offer me is a tourist visa and 5000 RMB, I've studied English, methodology and psychology for 5 years and that's all they offer. I can easily earn this sum in my country, why go to China then,huh

Aug 21, 2015 19:40 Report Abuse

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Mixal
comment|71580|263939

2000 CNY an hour? Never heard of it. Maybe modelling and such.

Jun 08, 2016 23:06 Report Abuse

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Guest2493204
comment|71942|277022

So true, I went for the job interview 1.5 yearsago in Dongguan, and school's director decided to convince me to agree for a small salary by showing other teacher's contracts. And I saw that Russian girls got paid 7000 rmb per month, and a Kenyan guy was paid only 5300 rmb. I asked why so, Kenya is an English-speaking country, so is a native speaker, but the director said 'he's happy to get this money because he can't get it by working in Kenya,so who cares?" Irealizedthen that he is just an asshole (pardon my French) and refused to take that job.

Jun 29, 2016 22:14 Report Abuse

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pearl90
comment|53106|311068

good

Dec 02, 2014 18:28 Report Abuse

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Yaroslava
comment|50165|43927

I can say only from my experience: your knowledge, your experience, your education or else- it all doesn't matter if you don't have any connections (unless you are looking for a teaching job and you are a native speaker or you've been sent by your company to China to expend the market).

Aug 28, 2014 17:34 Report Abuse

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JamesBondle
comment|47057|292472

Not only in China,everywhere there is same issue but how you get out of all this situation result in your recruitment. http://www.jobsmelbournevic.com.au

Jun 03, 2014 14:49 Report Abuse