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  • Guides for beginners to teach English in China 13/11/2017

    There are many foreign teachers coming to for the first time. So it’s common that they will encounter different kinds of problems at the beginning. These are no big problems and can be solved as long as you are patient enough and willing to make efforts. In order to have a smooth transition from motherland to China, there are some guides for you.   Learn Some Mandarin When you travel thousands of miles away and come to a new country, the first thing you need to consider is language. Most people in China don’t speak English.  English was no longer the predominant language. So it’s best that you learn some Mandarin before you come. In addition, learning Mandarin also helps a lot with your teaching in China. You can communicate with the kids in Chinese if they are too young to understand you. If the school you are arriving at doesn’t have a local international airport, then you need to take another flight or train to go there. If you can’t speak a word of Chinese, then you may be in trouble specially your connecting flight is miles away.The magnitude of being in such a situation is incomprehensible until you are actually in it. So learning some Mandarin before you come is necessary. Here is one program I can recommend: Sunrise ESL Mandarin program. You will get the priority to be recommended for there. You can join the skype ID: sunrisechineselearning to get a free offer. For more information, please check   Change Your Perspective China has a long and profound culture. Chinese culture is the most fascinating. But to a foreigner, it will make your head spin. You need to be ready for the . It must have a lot of differences from your native culture in food, way..

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  • Different teachers get different pay 06/11/2017

    is a good way to get special experience abroad and earn money. In the last few years, have become celebrities in China, considering the demand. Chinese schools are always generous to offer a higher pay to get good foreign teachers. However, different types of teachers get different pay scales, depending on what they can teach, what majors they studied during their universities, and what certificates they have, and also depending on their age, nationalities, teaching experience and whether they come alone or not. There are too many factors that influence the pay. First, let’s see what kind of foreign teachers are the most popular and can get the highest pay. If someone is a native English speaker from America, Britain, Canada or Australia and has a master’s or doctor’s degree in education, and has a teaching license from his or her native country,  and has more than two years’ experience of teaching either kindergarten or primary school kids all the main subjects like science, math, writing, reading and etc, and if this teacher is between 25 and 40, he or she will be very welcomed. In China, there are quite a few international kindergartens and primary schools that need foreign homeroom teachers that can teach all the subjects,and have related teaching experience. They think these teachers know better about what education is and what they should do to help the students. They think such teachers are real professional teachers, and they are happy to offer 20,000-30,000rmb per month, even a higher pay if one deserves. Of course, such schools are not many, so you had better catch the right opportunity. Secondly, science subject teachers can get a high pay as well, and it’s not easy for schools to find this type of teachers. Some private international schools, mainly high schools..

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  • Whether there should be probation period while teaching English in China 30/10/2017

    As Chinese teachers, we are all familiar with the work rules in China. When we enter every company, there will be a 1-3 months probation period. During the probationary period, we hope that all the new staff will be able to work hard and get familiar with the job responsibilities so as to adapt to the new family as soon as possible. However, in the recruitment of foreign teachers, where there should be probation period or not?   In our recruitment of foreign teachers, more than half of the basically do not agree with a probationary period. In order to recruit foreign teachers smoothly and successfully, schools can only revoke the probation period and make the probationary treatment equivalent to the formal salary after the probation. For foreign teachers who have more than five years of teaching experience in their mother tongue countries, they do not want to have a probationary period. They think that they can fully adapt to the job and the probation period of the school is a disrespect for foreign teachers. Therefore, whether we have a probationary period or not? There was a school in Shangqiu, Henan. The teacher has more than 10 years experience in . But this public school insisted on a month probation period, but the salary and treatment are the same as after probation. But no matter how we mediate in the middle, the did not agree with such a probationary period. In the end,this school didn’t cooperate with the teacher from the United States successfully.   Encounter excellent ESL teachers from English speaking countries, we still suggest that schools judge if the foreign teacher is qualified for the job based on his years of teaching experience, fulfillment of previous contracts and personality. We can all believe that they have the ability..

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  • Three notes for someone looking for an ESL job in China 23/10/2017

    Using an agent to find Here are the reasons. A lot of schools cooperate with agents for their recruitment. Agents know better about schools in China. Agents know the process of getting an ESL job and getting a visa to China and most of other things. It will be easier and faster to find an through agents. Something you need to let the agents know before searching a job Chinese schools usually don’t prepay for your flight ticket to their schools. If you need them to do so, you should let the agents know when you begin talking with them, if they have such schools, that would be perfect for you, but if not, then no need to move forward. Let the agents know if you come with families, and the basic condition of your families. Since that’s related to visa. If your families are from abroad, they might need family visa to stay in China. Your children will attend schools or not, if they need schooling help from the employer and etc. Some schools prefer a single person for different reasons. It’s better to let the agents know in advance. That saves time. Agents will usually think you are looking for a and can do 40h per week. If you have other arrangements, and just need a , please let the agents know. This is very important to know. Tell them when you are free to take a part-timejob and etc. Most contracts are for one or two years. If you are looking to teach for only six months or shorter time, you should let the agents know. They will see if they have such offers and then discuss other things. If you are eager to start asap, and could accept coming on a tourist visa, you should let..

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  • Getting an esl job from friends or an agency? 12/10/2017

    Most get jobs from agencies and some of them may seek jobs from their friends. What’s the difference? Which one is better? Today, we are going to discuss the difference between the job from friend and agency.   As long as I know, there are some ESL teachers who do part-time jobs to refer ESL teachers to other language schools.  Some of them work with the agency. Some of them work independently.  They may get the jobs from agency or collect them from websites or local schools.  Therefore, they know nothing about the schools.   However, there is another situation that friends refer schools that they worked there before.  They know the schools well and may give you some useful information about the schools.  You are so lucky if your friend refers a school to you where your friend works there too and you like.  I would recommend you to take it.   The biggest differences between employing with an and a foreigner are that whom ESL teachers are going to sign with and salary ESL teachers can get.   Sunrise is always trying to get the best package for ESL teachers and never charges ESL teachers.   If you can’t be referred by a friend to work in the same school, you should go to the agency directly. Why do I recommend you to go to the agency directly?   First, the agency can provide thousand of jobs that are around China. For example, Sunrise has thousand of jobs updated every month. ESL teachers can check jobs around China. No matter which city you want to work, you can find it in Sunrise. If you can find an agency like Sunrise, you can save a lot time of surfing online.   Second, Sunrise has a credit system for the..

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