Paid Teaching

Guilin - China

Only $0 per week!

Make a Difference – While Being Paid a Full Salary! Teach in China to eager students and enjoy a rewarding job where you will finally feel valued…

Our paid teaching placements start with an intensive on-site training program and ongoing training arrangement that will get you in the swing of your new role as a teacher in China – and leads into a guaranteed job placement in various school subjects that these schools desperately need to be taught in English!

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Program Description

Introduction

China has been opening itself up to the Western world, and as part of this process, recognizes that it needs English as a common international language. More and more school use English in their curriculum, and teachers are urgently needed!

You’ll be offered a long term contract that will not only give you the opportunity to be paid, but is a great way for you to partake in daily life in China as one of its own.

One of our most rewarding programs, you will have deepened your knowledge of China, its culture, people, language and traditions, and experience first hand the gratitude of the children you teach.

Why choose us?

A truly International Organization

With our many years of experience working with international participants in cultural exchange and educational programs, we are uniquely positioned to look after you throughout your journey.

We understand more than anyone else that being a teacher overseas is not just about the job itself, but about experiencing the culture and travelling experience that comes with it!

Teach in provincial Elite Schools

Our network of contacts will help get you into unique schools that we have researched in depth and trust to give you the best experiences!

Range of Teaching Positions

We can perfectly match your requirements and needs with your partner school, depending on the subjects needed and the knowledge you can offer. We have a wide enough network that can have you placed in various provinces, each being very unique!

Contract Extension

You are welcome to extend the contract and we can offer the job either in the same school or change to any other new schools you would like to try.

Post-contract Reference Letter

Continuing reference letters are key in receiving official approval for continuation of your work visa. Our stellar reputation will be a critical benefit to your visa application!

Join a Colorful Team

You’ll be making new friends with excellent school teachers and coordinators as you work with our large group of foreign teachers and Chinese staff. We’re super friendly and will always be eager to help you in every way possible!

Best City Locations

We research and visit out our placement locations to make sure they meet our strict criteria. They are only offered to you once they pass our standards on being safe, civilized, beautiful, and of course, which have a range of food and entertainment nearby!

Professional Management and Logistics

With our experience and support network on the ground, you can always expect the highest level of organization and communication. You are our first priority and our dedicated coordinators are trained to ensure that.

Comprehensive Training

We offer 3-5 days of on-site orientation in our cultural center to prepare you for your teaching placements and settle you into the local culture. But it doesn’t stop there! Further cultural sessions and on-going training are organized throughout your time with us.

Program Details

Contract

Period

1 year full time teaching positions (2 semesters) preferred(7,000-14,000 RMB), 1 semester(5 months arrived in March or Aug) can only enter through F-visa and with around 6,000-10,000 RMB per month(before tax) and visa deposit(first month salary)

Position

Levels

Teacher will be either to be placed in one of these levels of schools.:

International/Public Kindergarten, Primary School, Middle School, High School

Placement options

Where you are teaching and what choices you will have will depend upon availability at the time you are here, as well as on your particular skills and preferences.

You can expect placements to be available in one of the following areas, though in rare cases, it can be outside of these too:

  • Jilin
  • Guangxi
  • Guangdong
  • Zhejiang
  • Shandong
  • Shangxi
  • Hu’nan
  • He’nan
  • Zhuhai

Class &

student

information

Class size: About 20 to 30 kids in kindergarten, 30-50 students in Primary school, 20-50 students in Middle school and High school.

Age group: Kindergarten: 3 to 7 years old; Primary: 8-12; Middle to High School:13-17.

Class schedule: 20-40 minutes in Kindergarten; 40 minutes in Primary; 40-45 minutes in Middle and High School.

Teaching

hours

Expect around 22 lessons and 8 administration hours per week,

Monday to Friday (between 8:00AM-12:00AM,2:30PM-5:00PM) ;

(Note: lunch break is not considered as work time; depending on the local school requirement).

School Holidays

Your school will keep you updated on holidays and Chinese festivals, meaning sometimes will have 3 or 4 days off, you may have to work on weekends too so be prepared to be flexible in your working days (summer holiday from middle of July to the end of Aug; winter holiday around from middle of Jan. to 25th Feb (due to the Lunar Chinese Spring Festival), to the dates cannot be fixed).

Keep in mind that when teaching in a school you may also be required to ’make up’ the hours ‘lost’ through Chinese public/national holidays that fall during the week – for example by teaching on another day during the following week.

Orientation and Training

Our fine-tuned and well received orientation is designed to provide classroom management and cultural training to teachers in order for them to be able to teach independently in class.

This pre-job training takes on average 3 to 5 days and on-going training is also available as you are stationed in school.

The comprehensive training will cover:

  • Teaching requirements
  • Lesson format
  • Class activities
  • Various games, songs, chants
  • Cultural differences
  • Chinese laws and local government policies
  • Work regulations, schools’ management and operation
  • …and more!

Benefits

Take advantage of being on the team! Enjoy:

  • Work visa assistance
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Work visa document FedEx fee (RMB200) is paid by the contract Company
  • free accommodation or flight reimbursement
  • online support throughout the program duration plus
  • online culture and language au pair after arrival
  • twice a year for the community service and culture exchange program in Fengyan, Guangxi
  • one week turtle\dolphin conservation program if applicable
  • international summer or winter camp if applicable

Note:                                

Company pays teachers differently according to teacher’s qualifications

(knowledge, major, relevant certificate, work experience, work requirements, Training assessment, performing result etc).                        

Monthly pay should be kept confidential and should not be discussed between staff, teachers and clients.

Income

Tax:

Income Tax Standard:

Tax

Income-RMB4800=Balance

Rate

Quick Deduction Rate after percentage

Grades

(%)

taxed

1

Less than RMB 1500

3%

0

2

More than RMB 1500 less than RMB

10%

105

4500

3

More than RMB 4500 less than RMB9000

20%

555

Example: RMB12000-4800=7200X20%-555(quick deduction rate)=885RMB tax

Teacher's

Expense(in

China)

(1) Average living expense in China is RMB2500-3000/month;

(2) Average utilities fee is RMB300-350 /month;

(3) Internet fee: Averagely RMB200/month,5-7days for installation

(4) SIM card: RMB200

(5) Hotel fee: RMB 130 one night

(6) Visa Fees:

(A) Passport photo fee : RMB 30

(B) Physical examination fee: RMB 600

(C) Residence permit(work visa) fee: RMB 400

(D) One – two months life reserve money USD 1500-2000 in China

The more, the better.

Transportation

Time

20 – 45 minutes traffic time from apartment to teaching placement can be expected.

All schools are located in downtown areas which are easy to reach by bus or subway.

Beijing/Shanghai/Hangzhou/Wuhan/Guangzhou /Dongguan/ are all quite big cities.

Teaching        

Materials

The teaching placement will provide textbooks and curriculums needed for your classes, of course as a teacher you will get a lot of support from us.

Dress Code

Formal dress code is required for your first school week. Casual dress will be acceptable later on in your placement.

What will the procedure look like

The entire process may take around 2-3 months and will look something like this:

Step 1

We organize what you’ll need!

  • a CV with a passport size picture
  • a copy of your highest academic certificate
  • a copy of your passport
  • a video about 5 mins presentation(preferred )
  • a SKYPE interview if applicable

Step 2

A matching period will take place between us and the teaching placement, together with any necessary interviews.

Step 3

Contract signing and document collection for visa application progress with the assistance of a professional team (from contracted school).

Step 4

Ticket booking and pre – departure preparation

Step 5

Arrival, orientation and training plus work permit card application!

Who can apply?

You will need to have excellent spoken English. We accept both those who are first language, or second language speakers – our main criterion is fluency without a strong foreign accent.

A fun, outgoing and caring personality is always a helpful trait as a teacher! But if you play a musical instrument that you can bring to help with learning English songs, or are prepared to participate in China’s favourite sports like basketball, volleyball or, even table tennis, then you will be even more welcomed by your students!

We particularly welcome those for whom this is their first visit to China as we will help you settle in with cultural awareness and Chinese language learning during your training. We can also arrange short activity breaks during your weekends and vacations to help you explore and learn more about China during your stay.

What if I have any problems during my Practicum?

We provide ongoing support from a co-coordinator in contact with the school, who is available should you need help during your assignment. We will also speak with you at regular intervals so that you can talk about what is going well or not so well as you see it, and share ideas as to what to do.

We want you, and your students to enjoy your teaching English in China experience, and we work hard to make this happen!

Aims & Objectives

  • Improve the prospects of your students through your teaching
  • Give you experience in teaching and the Chinese school system
  • Provide you with a complete cultural induction for your stay

Schedule

Week 1: Cultural Training Induction

Monday to Friday

The aim here is to help you to feel quickly ‘at home’ in China. During your induction you will usually be with groups of like-minded people from many different countries and walks of life who are undertaking our ‘Cultural immersion week’ as a prelude to commencing their visit to China.

You will be looked after by (English speaking!) Chinese co-coordinators – here you can ask anything you want to know about China and its culture, customs and history!

Week 2 & Onwards: Teaching Practicum

Monday to Friday

You are now in your paid, teaching Practicum in an allocated school.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age: 22

Maximum age: 55

Minimum English level: Advanced

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: On Signup

Required qualification: Various

Additional Requirements

  • Personal traits
  • Easy going and willing to experience Chinese culture
  • In good physical and mental health
  • Documentation
  • TESL or equivalent and a Bachelor Degree holder
  • Bachelor Degree in the related teaching subject (if not teaching English)
  • Scanned Passport Photo
  • 2 Years’ experience (preferred) in teaching/tutoring or anything similar such as teaching assistant, camp assistant, coaching, etc. and its related reference letter
  • Medical test reports (from home country or China) should be in Chinese required form

For non-native English speakers: Besides the above requirements, must also have:

  • Your Bachelor degree be from a primarily English speaking country
  • OR your bachelor degree majored in a teachable subject such as Math, Physics, Chemistry, etc. which can be the subject taught (in English) when in China
  • Undertake a Skype Interview

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required.

Location

Guilin is a province in southern China known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst. In the majestic shadow of its mountains, on the edge of an authentic, rustic village lies our center – a 260 year old building from the Qing dynasty. Its surroundings invite walking and hiking and offer a stunning view of the hills, as well as of locals farmers hard at work!

About the Accommodation

This accommodation has western style toilets, a bar with a variety of drinks, snacks, and food all set in a unique Chinese atmosphere.

Food Arrangements

We have our in-house chef busy making food everyday for you! Expect typical Chinese food with rice and noodles in Chinese dishes styles. Vegetarian food is also available upon request.

Facilities

Support

We have fully trained Chinese coordinators at our centre. They are bilingual (Chinese – including local dialect, and English). They too live as part of the family at the Centre and are there to run scheduled activities whilst also assisting those who want explore the area or undertake self-organised activities. They are there 24/7 to deal with any problems participants may have.

Shops

There is a small local shop which sells snacks on site, but to reach ATMs and bigger shops, it is a 30 minute bus journey into town.

Transportation

Our Centre is about 4 kilometres away from Lian Hua town. It is easy to catch a bus into town during the day – or to cycle. Gongcheng is the largest town nearby and is about 20 kilometers away. Once again there are frequent buses or shared taxis. Frequent buses also go from there to Yangshuo, 42 kilometres away.

Money

There are days where you will not have many opportunities to spend your money but food, drinks and snacks can all be purchased cheaply. Around 100 Yuan a week should be more than enough. You will however need much more if you are looking at ‘extras’, such as self-organised trips during the week (e.g. to the street barbecues in Gongcheng). Take note that the nearest ATM that accepts international bank or credit cards is half an hour away by car so if you have such plans, you should get cash out at the airport upon your arrival, or in Yangshuo while you are there.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

There are so many wonderful sights and places to visit in this area. A guide book can tell you everything you could want to know, but here are a few ideas we recommend:

The Li River

This river spans 80km from Guilin to Yangshuo and is decorated with rolling hills, unique cliffs, caves and comfortable boats and should not be missed. Especially popular among Chinese tourists is a spot close to Yangshuo that is portrayed on the 20 Yuan bill.

Yangshuo

A picturesque city famous for its surrounding hills, rivers and bar streets. Lots of activities offered including rafting, biking, rock climbing, a stunning light show on Li River and much more. Make sure to spend at least one of your weekends here.

Seven Star Park

Famed for its rock formations, the park includes many different attractions including the Flower Bridge, Seven-Star Cave, Camel Hill and even a zoo!

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: People’s Republic of China

Population: 1.37 billion

Capital: Beijing

Language: Standard Chinese

Currency: Renminbi (Yuan) (CNY)

Time zone: CST (UTC +8)

Country Information

China covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometers making it the 2nd largest country by land area. It is not only the country with the largest population in the world but it is also one of the largest economies laying claim to being the world’s largest exporter and 2nd largest importer of goods.

It is a country of incredible cultural history boasting one of the earliest ancient civilisations dating back to around 2800 BC. Its landscape is equally rich in diversity, ranging from its forest steppes, its deserts in the north and subtropical forests in the south to its 14,500km long stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline. All of this makes China an incredible and exciting place to be, both in what it has to offer today and the story of its past.

Climate

Due to the vast expanse of land that China covers both in terms of longitude and latitude, the climate varies greatly from place to place. Generally, the climate pattern in China is characterised by dry seasons and wet monsoons. The rainy seasons mainly span from May to september but this pattern is less consistent in the some areas such as the dry northwest.

The difference in season causes a pronounced disparity in temperatures between winter and summer. Whilst the summer offers warm temperatures almost everywhere, the winter can cause temperatures to drop significantly, especially in the northern areas of China.

The Monsoon

The southern provinces start to experience the monsoons first, starting in April and May. The winds start to blow north in June meaning that northern provinces receive the rains around July and August, and the rains start to come to an end in September and are generally completely over in October. The northwest of China is the only area that avoids the monsoon climate.

Culture

China is one of four great ancient civilizations with 3,600 years of written history, and its culture both past and present is incredibly profound. Whilst Chinese cultural identity has many common, unifying elements, it is a country that represents 56 ethnic minority groups, the largest of which is the Han Chinese (900 million people), with other groups including the Tibetans, Mongols, Naxi etc. The significance of this is that each group to an extent creates their own culture and so within the vast expanse of China, depending on where you are, cultural variety is plentiful and there to be explored!

The country is currently ruled by The Chinese Communist Party. It is officially atheist, but is slowly and surely becoming more tolerant towards the practice of religion. The five official religions in China are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. Due to the fact that it is only in recent years that tolerance of religion has made any progress, the practice of other religions is not formally recognised, although are often tolerated especially in the case of ancient Chinese beliefs. Currently about a quarter of the population practice Taoism, Confucianism and other traditional religions.

Gastronomy

There are 8 different styles of traditional Chinese cuisine, and traditional food can be found everywhere in China. Other styles adopted into Chinese cuisine and that might be found in China include Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian and American cuisine.

The staple foods used in Chinese cooking include exactly what you would expect: rice, noodles, and vegetables with sauces and seasonings.

The attitude regarding food in China is generally “waste not, want not” meaning that it not just uses a wide variety of both plants and animals, but every part of these plants and animals are used in some way. For westerners this might mean that there are a few things on the menu that you may not be used to and might want to avoid.

Due to the scale of the country, it isn't surprising that each area of China has a unique style of cooking and the ingredients very much depend on the natural agricultural produce of the specific region. For example the south of China uses far more rice than the north, where wheat is its main ingredient, a reason why noodles and dumplings are much more common. Southern food is also typically more spicy than that of the north.

Common Chinese dishes include: Sweet and Sour Pork, Gong Bao Chicken, Ma Po Tofu, Wontons, Dumplings, Chow Mein, Peking Roasted Duck and Spring Rolls

Transportation

Like its economy, China’s transportation network has rapidly expanded over recent years and now houses the longest road network in the world as well as the busiest train network

Air

Although the most expensive means of transportation, it is by far the most convenient and can save a lot of time travelling the longer distances across China.

The main ports of air travel are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong although all major cities within the country host domestic flights.

Rail

This is the primary mode of transportation in China and most major cities have their own metro systems. As well as its standard vast rail network, China boasts over 7000 km of high-speed rail.

Bus

For local travel, buses are a very affordable way of getting around and a good alternative mode of transport where metro is not available.

Taxi

Taxis are generally cheap and easy to find. Meters are generally used in towns and cities. If your driver does not want to use a meter, common for longer trips out of town, be sure to negotiate a price before the journey.

Other Alternatives

Motor pedicabs, pedicabs and motorbikes can all be found in China and are a cheap way of getting around. We recommend you set a price before using this form of transport.

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