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Jobs in China...

Discussion in 'Teaching Jobs You Know Of' started by sirchai, 12 Dec 2016.

  1. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    ESL Teachers needed in China
    China (Changchun)

    • Negotiable CNY
    • Requisites: Bachelor’s
    • Fields of Expertise: ESL/EFL, ESL to Children
    Details:
    [​IMG]China is Changing. We’re Changing. Are you ready for a Change?
    BDW Foreign Language School
    Changchun, Jilin Province
    Working hours: 22 teaching hours per week (overtime also available)
    Contract: 1-year rolling contracts
    Start: ASAP
    Benefits/package: monthly salary, free medical cover, free Chinese lessons, end of
    contract bonus, 35 days paid holidays per annum.
    Apply here: http://.bdwteachers/apply-now.html
    Are you a native English speaker with a Bachelor’s degree or higher? Do you hold a
    TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate and have teaching experience? Are you looking for an
    exciting experience in a different culture while earning a healthy income? If yes, then this
    opportunity is for you.
    What are we looking for?
    We are looking for experienced educators who are fluent English speakers with a
    Bachelor’s degree or above to teach at kindergarten, university and our branches
    throughout the city.
    What will you be doing?
    You will teach English as a Second Language to Chinese students and/or adults. You will
    teach for up to 22 hours a week (no office hours), over a 5 day week. The initial contract
    will be for 1 year, renewable annually.
    Who will you be working for?
    BDW Foreign Language School was established in 2000. We have a long history of
    teaching English as a foreign language to young Chinese kids; some of whom have now
    graduated from some of China’ s top universities or are studying overseas. We have 5
    branches in Changchun, Jilin province and employ more than 20 Foreign Teachers at
    any one time. We are SAFEA (State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs) licensed
    and provide legal Z (Work) visas and a fair contract. We pride ourselves in balancing a
    great working environment for teachers as well as giving teachers the opportunity to be a
    part of this great country and city.
    The monthly salary package starts at 8000 RMB. If you have specialist degrees and
    experience, starting salaries are higher. You’ll also receive free medical cover, end of
    contract bonus, 35 days paid holidays per year. This will provide you with plenty of
    disposable income and the ability to save money, while enjoying a good standard of
    living.
    We are also willing to assist you by purchasing flight tickets.
    For more info, please look at our website.

    I guess David knows more about such a position.
     
  2. DavidUSA

    DavidUSA Well-Known Member

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    Do you like snow?
    Jilin Province is in the far north. Changchun is the new Detroit, motor city, a hub of manufacturing.

    They should offer free housing. Don't take a job for less than 10,000 after taxes. The good news is that they obviously know what to do with a foreign teacher, how to get a visa, etc. That is important because not all schools know what to do. And you are dealing directly with the school, which is very good because no one is taking a cut of your salary.

    China has a lot of jobs for English teachers. There are a lot of positive factors to teaching here, but it is not Thailand. Whatever you like about Thailand is going to be a memory once you come here--it is apples and oranges. New challenges will arise; for example, learning how to ride in a taxi that is always swerving and beeping its horn, getting used to people yelling at each other in public, and air pollution. But the high standards in the schools, the fair treatment, the higher pay, all add up to make it worthwhile--at least for a year or two or three.
     
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  3. Internationalteacher

    Internationalteacher Well-Known Member

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    Not all schools are like this however... with high standards and fair treatment. Be very cautious about taking a job in China. Have a contract signed and read very carefully, speak to other employees, get things in writing, etc.
     
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  4. DavidUSA

    DavidUSA Well-Known Member

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    That is very true. I should have qualified what I said. I have not seen a bad school yet, but I believe they are out there.

    I have been treated so well as a teacher and as a foreigner in their country, it has been such a contrast to my experience in Thailand, that I cannot but think good things. I am confident that high academic standards occur across the board, and that salaries are, on average, quite a lot higher than in Thailand.

    I know for sure one should be careful with recruiters because they can take a disproportionate slice of one's salary. Dealing directly with a school is surely a good idea.
     
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