A Five Step Plan to Getting a Job Teaching English Abroad in China
Leading TEFL job service, China Link ESL, details the five steps required for teachers to begin their journey teaching English abroad.
By: China Link ESL
China Link ESL, a leading TEFL Job Service for teachers who wish to teach English abroad in China has a decade of ESL industry experience connecting teachers with the top schools and universities across China.
The company recently released an easy five-step plan to get hired as an English teacher to teach English overseas in China.
Step One: Contact a reputable recruitment firm who specializes in the country you desire to teach in. They should have a website with guidelines and requirements to begin the process. Also check out their social media pages, namely Facebook, to see if there are stories, photos, testimonials and reviews of current teachers who have been placed in your destination.
Step Two: Enroll in an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) certification class to obtain any one of the following:
· TEFL certification (Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language),
· CELTA certification (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
· TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - same as TEFL.
This will provide you with the skills to function successfully as an English teacher with accreditation recognized by thousands of schools and institutes across China.
Step Three: Conduct your job search. With the assistance of your Job Placement Advisor and/or recruitment agent, identify positions at various educational institutions that fit your goals, skills, and personality.
Step Four: Apply for positions and interview. Thanks to internet technology you will be able to apply and interview for positions right from home. Your interviews will be conducted by phone and Skype. Many times this process will overlap your EFL class. Your Job Placement Advisor and/or recruiter will help prepare you for your interviews.
Step Five: Once you receive a job offer, you simply need to sign a contract and file documents to obtain a work (Z) visa in China. The school or university will register you as a "foreign expert", proof of a Bachelors or Masters degree will also be required, and some relevant teaching experience. Your advisor and/or agent will then assist with travel and housing arrangements before you embark on your trip.
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Page Updated Last on: Jul 31, 2019