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Re: Experience to teach in China?

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Thursday, 9 January 2014, at 11:05 a.m.

In Response To: Experience to teach in China? (Dan)

I have been taking steps towards teaching in China for some time now. I had made job applications in October/November, and was accepted by both Wall Street and EF after interviews. Great! I accepted the Wall Street position.

I got an email on New Year's eve which basically said that they couldn't get me a Z-visa, because I didn't have 2+ years of teaching experience. This naturally came as a HUGE surprise to me, and a disappointment.

I am 29 years old, with a degree in English and History, and with a year's experience of working in schools. I had been transparent and honest about my experience, and the duration of it, from the beginning. I obtained a TEFL certificate from an online course, on the (naive?) assumption that it was almost a token gesture, to show professionalism and keenness. With my background and knowledge, it was fine, easy.

Due to this issue, I'd now like to find work in China, specifically Shenzhen which is where I want to live, to start ASAP. Now, I'm not really sure what to do. From looking at new job adverts, it seems that 2 years+ teaching experience is now a 'must'?

I wonder if anyone has any insight into whether the visa situation has changed? Are there new and more extensive requirements? Is it going to be possible for me to find work at this time?

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Since your questions are job related, I suggest you head over to the Cafe's China jobs discussion forum (forums.eslcafe.com/job) for responses from teachers currently working in China.

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Experience to teach in China?
Dan -- Wednesday, 8 January 2014, at 6:26 a.m.
Re: Experience to teach in China?
Tim -- Wednesday, 8 January 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
Re: Experience to teach in China?
Katrina Bourke -- Wednesday, 8 January 2014, at 11:30 a.m.
Re: Experience to teach in China?
Dan -- Wednesday, 8 January 2014, at 11:58 p.m.
Re: Experience to teach in China?
nomad soul -- Thursday, 9 January 2014, at 11:05 a.m.

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