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Time : 2015-11-19  Source: ESL jobs|TEFL jobs|Teaching jobs|China jobs|TESOL jobs——Beijing union intelligence technology co., LTD   Views :  390
1.WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE OF A TEACHER WHILE WORKING?
We usually advise our teachers to wear, when teaching, smart casual clothing. For a man, this would include smart casual trousers, a long or short sleeved collared shirt (depending on the time of the year) and polished leather shoes. A tie and coat or jacket, are optional. In winter it is a necessity, due to the cold. For a woman, this involves either slacks or a long skirt and a neat blouse with covered or uncovered shoes. Generally speaking, the strict dress codes that are enforced in other countries do not apply to China, thus, a 'clean cut’presentable appearance is advised.

2.WHAT TEACHING RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AND WHAT RESOURCES WOULD BE OF USEFUL TO PACK?
Most teachers have a large range of teaching resources available to them. Sources ranging from computer and internet, DVD/VCD, OHP, tape recorder, photocopier etc. At most schools textbooks are provided for you to use as a guide. Additionally, there are numerous teaching resources that we will inform you of once you 'settle in’.
If your willing to bring material from your country, I would advise you to bring information on your country relating to, its famous places, cultures and traditions, also newspapers, posters, magazines, books etc. Videos of children’s programs such as Humphrey, Wiggles, Hi-five, Sesame Street are not available here and would be of great benefit to you, when conducting your lessons, both at your contracted school or privately. Also news programs and other programs such as neighbors etc are of a great advantage.

3.ARE THERE ANY DEFINATE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO A SECOND YEAR? HOW MANY PEOPLE DO A SECOND YEAR AND MORE?
There are many opportunities if you chose to teach in China for a second year. Your options increase as your experience increases in relation oral English teaching. We can certainly assist you with this as the time gets nearer.
Again, peoples reasoning for remaining for a second year and beyond are many and varied. One common thread we would suggest, would be the challenge of teaching oral English and the fact that their expectations in relation to their reasons for coming to China to teach oral English initially were met and exceeded.

4.I WOULD LIKE TO WORK AS MANY HOURS AS POSSIBLE SO ANY EXTRA WORK YOU COULD FIND WOULD BE APPRECIATED. ARE YOU ALLOWED TO NETWORK AND INDEPENDANTLY LOOK FOR PRIVATE TUITION?
As most Chinese cities are quite sizeable, the availability for additional employment is ample. We assist teachers with seeking several forms of additional employment for all of our contracted teachers.
The possibility also exists for you to acquire private students from your contracted school or from other schools in the city. We will certainly assist you with this. As I have stated previously this is the most profitable form of additional employment for all teachers. I am sure if, as is usually the case, you request this of your school, the Chinese teachers will assist also.
Thus, there are ample additional employment opportunities for you, which once you arrive we will assist you with. In addition we will advise you as to how to establish your own private tuition classes.
In light of this, you are encouraged to'network’yourself in an effort to acquire your own private students. We can certainly advise you in regard to how best to go about this, for example fees, position, age of student etc. Many teachers find this the most rewarding form of additional employment both financially and personally.

5.HOW DO I KNOW THAT IT IS A CHINESE GOVERNMENT EDUCATION INSTITUTION THAT I WILL BE WORKING FOR?
All schools that are numbered are Government schools. For example, Yingcheng Number 1 Middle School. For official verification it is possible to phone the Chinese Consulate in your country to confirm that the school is in fact a Chinese Government school. As was stated in the information packages, we only contract with Chinese Government Institutions due to the obvious security it offers both our teachers and our organization.

6.AM I SPONSORED TO WORK IN CHINA ?
You are correct in assuming that you arrive in China sponsored to work by a Chinese Government institution. That is, the school sponsors you in order for you to obtain your Chinese Z working visa, and as such they are responsible for you whilst you reside in China .
Thus, your work is pre-arranged before departing your country, the components and specifics of your working conditions are stipulated in your employment package.

7.DOES A HIGHER QUALIFICATION TRANSLATE TO A HIGHER SALARY?
Your higher qualifications do translate to higher pay, however to a small extent. What higher qualifications allow you to be able to do, is work for an institution of higher learning, that is, a College or a University.
Working for such institutions affords you access to a wider range of additional opportunities.

8.WHAT ARE THE HOLIDAYS FOR A TEACHER IN CHINA ?
Winter holidays (varies due to Chinese lunar calendar each year) begin from the start of January through to the start of February.
May Day celebrations, is a national holiday and is a 7-9 day holiday, including weekends.
Then we have summer holidays, which are in July and August each year.
Finally there is National Day holiday which is a 7 day holiday starting October 1.
These are the standard holidays each year in China , and do not include holidays that are a result of school specific events such as sports days, examination preparation periods etc.

9.WHAT IS AN ACADEMIC HOUR?
An academic hour is a 40 or 45minute lesson. All lessons in Chinese Government schools are academic hours.

10.DO I GET PAID A TRAVEL ALLOWANCE?
The travel allowance is 1100RMB per holidays, of which there are two main holidays, summer and winter. This provision is stated Government policy. Usually the first installment of this money is within 5 months upon signing of the contract, at the time when the first holiday period begins.

11.WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY AIRFARE REIMBURSEMENT AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS REIMBUSEMENT?
Teachers are reimbursed their airfare, for a one-year contract, or half for a 6-month contract. This is clearly stated in your employment package.

12.CAN I ORGANISE MY TEACHING HOURS AT MY CONTRACTED INSTITUTION INTO A FOUR DAY A WEEK TIMETABLE TO ALLOW TIME FOR A SECOND JOB?
Occasionally you are able to organize or discuss your timetable. This depends on the school and its organization of its own timetable, particularly that of the English department.

13.WHAT DOES SALARY MEAN?
All expenses such as accommodation, airfare reimbursement, Holiday leave loading, health care, Temporary Residency Permit, etc. are paid for or provided by your host University/school, in accordance with SAFEA Regulations, and are additional benefits to the base salary. The set-down salary will not be liable to taxation (up to 4000RMB) and is for 16 - 18 hours of face-to-face teaching per week. Face to face hours worked in excess of these hours is paid overtime.

14.WHAT DOCUMENTS AM I REQUIRED TO PROVIDE IN ORDER TO SUPPORT MY APPLICATION TO TEACH IN CHINA ?
All the requested documents that are to accompany your application are displayed in our information package.

15.WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MUST I INCLUDE IN MY RESUME/CV?
hen you submit your application, please do not forget to provide the following list of information in your CV/resume.  It is crucial to the efficient processing of your application and arrangement of your Work Permit. If you fail answer all the questions your application may not be processed
Full Name (Exactly as it appears in your passport)
DOB (Date Of Birth):
Citizenship:
Gender:
First language:
MS (marital status):
Your Present Address:
Whether you have any teaching and/or instructional experience

16.CAN I APPLY IF ENGLISH IS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE?
"Black cat and white cat are all the same as long as they can catch the mouse".
As long as you are fluent AND have excellent oral and written English without too much of your local accent (vernacular) and have lived (preferably) in the AUS, United Kingdom, CAN, New Zealand or USA for some years, you are may be well qualified to get a very good teaching job in China.
Again, applicants may be required to telephone China and submit to an oral examination. The telephone call is at your expense and the time required in usually less than 5 minutes.

17.WHAT ARE THE MAIN TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT THAT I SIGN WITH MY SCHOOL?
Your EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT is a legal document, but also, simply an agreement between the parties (the school and you) to respect each other's benefits and entitlements.  As a teacher of English you are expected to provide education to a suitable standard, to co-operate with the school and other staff members, to be available for your scheduled classes and to stay for the duration of your agreed upon time in China . In return the school will honour its commitment to you.
Please do not come to China and with a "trial-it" attitude. You will be required to complete one or two full semesters. Please commit yourself to teaching in China before you leave your country.
If you have a genuine desire to teach oral English to Chinese students, both children and adults; to live in China, to experience the cultural and traditional differences first hand and to generously contribute to not only to your own life's experience but also to leave a lasting impression upon 1000's of Chinese - then please send your application today, you are the sort of person China needs.

Again, please contact us if you have any further questions relating to your living and working in China and we would be more than happy to answer them.