1. Do I have to be an English or Education major to qualify for the Teaching Program?
No, you don’t. All majors are welcomed!
2. How many class hours are we supposed to teach in China?
The standard work week is between 20-25 hours per week.
3. Do I have to be able to speak Chinese in order to teach English in China?
No, you will be teaching Conversational English and most of the students already know English. Most schools provide optional Chinese lessons.
4. What should I take with me to China?
The school will provide furnished accommodations which usually include the following: furniture, beddings, cooking utensils, TV, etc. Clothes are very inexpensive in China so you might want to take very little clothes with you. You should try to take a laptop computer, a magic jack and a digital camera for your personal use.
5. Where have you placed other graduates?
We have placed them in several cities in both China and South Korea. On the Job Placement Application, we first ask the teacher to list their city of preference, if we are not able to find a job in that location, then we usually let them know what we have at the time and it is up to them to accept the available location.
6. How much luggage is allowed on an international flight?
Each passenger is entitled to 2 fifty pound luggage and two carry-ons; this may include a hand bag or a notebook computer, and a backpack or a small suitcase.
7. How will I get to my accommodations from the airport?
A member from the school staff will meet you at the airport and take you to your apartment.
8. Is it safe in China for visitors?
Crime rate in China is very low. The Chinese people are usually very friendly to foreigners. You still however should take some precaution while on public transportation or in busy shopping centers.
9. What is the school’s dress code?
Most schools will expect you to dress business casual.
10. What are the emergency phone numbers for China?
Police: 110; Ambulance: 120; Fire: 119; Local directory: 114; International operator: 115; Weather: 121
11. What is the banking information for China?
The local currency in China is the Yuan or the Renminbi. The symbol is ¥ Coins: ¥0.1, ¥0.5, ¥1 Banknotes: ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, ¥100 Major credit cards and cash are accepted in China. Following are some of the largest banks in China: Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, China Bank.
12. What’s the exchange rate between US Dollars and Chinese Yuan?
Currently the exchange rate is $1 ˜ 6.5 Yuan. Exchange rate fluctuates periodically. Please visit www.xe.com for current conversion rates.
13. Is it possible to send money home?
Yes. Money can be easily exchanged and transferred to bank accounts around the world. Western Union and Money Gram services are also available.
14. How does the school year run in China?
In China, the two main semesters start between late February-early March and late August –Early September.
15. Is there an age limit to teach English in China?
In China, we can sometimes find teaching positions for up to early 70’s years old if the person is in good health.
16. How long can I get a visa as an English teacher to China?
The hiring school will assist with the visa process.
17. Is a whole-year visa available?
The length of one’s visa is usually determined by the length of contact.
18. What provinces are available?
We have quite a few provinces available.
19. Will I need to get any vaccinations before going to China?
There are no mandatory vaccinations to go to China.
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