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Q: Can an Asian-American get a teaching position in Shanghai?

I'm an Asian-American that will be moving to Shanghai this fall. To get started, I plan to get a teach English position in Shanghai. I speak perfect English and I have my Bachelor and 120-hour tefl. But I have heard that schools and companies in Shanghai discriminate against non-white speakers. Is this true? Thank you all for the answers.

6 years 24 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Shanghai

 
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Companies and Schools everywhere in China discriminate against non-white teachers. As soon as School require your photo with CV, then you know something is fishy. Every position I applied, asked me for my photo.

 

I always thought, Native English teachers have 'easier life' in China, comparable to Non-native teachers, butt...that is not true.

 

You will get best answer to your question by sending your credentials to positions, you are interested in. I guess, that is very individual experience.

 

Not too many Chinese teachers and hiring managers in China are able to judge your 'perfect' English, butt.....you will hear about it here for sure!

 

Good luck!

 

 

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What incif said, except... while it's true for private schools and organisations, it's not true for real universities and the like. Sure, they pay less, but you work less as well!

 

Yeah - when a school or agent asks for your photo, forget them! (besides, agents tend to take about 50% of your pay... so don't even bother them).

 

If you're deadset on Shanghai, hunt down all the universities there, and contact them directly!

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