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Q: Can I still be hired even if I don't have ESL/TEFL/TESOL Certificate?

I have relevant teaching experiences in the field of teaching the english language... Most ads by the employers I have read in various sites, requires ESL, TEFL, or TESOL certificate to be hired. Will there still schools that will hire me if I don't have the abovementioned certificates? Thanks for your reply.

5 years 12 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Beijing

 
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hello Anony...

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I don't think you need TEFL/TESOL certificates to teach. If you have experience as a teacher and a relevant or semi-relevant degree then you can get good money. It all depends on your ability to promote yourself, how presentable you are and a modicum of luck.

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Another silly post. TEFL/ CELTA/ TESOL (1 of the 3) is required by Chinese law. Many agents will try to tell you that you do not need it, but that's because they will forge it. Screwing you over in the long run. 

 

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I just got my CELTA in January of this year, and I have worked in China for 4 years before...so there is that to think about...

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Easily in 3rd and 4th tier cities, if you're willing to risk working without Z visa. Be white, be nice, keep your nose clean, and I highly doubt you'll run into trouble.

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AT PRESENT THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT OF LAW THAT REQUIRES TEFL, TESOL, NOR CELTA CERTIFICATES TO TEACH IN CHINA.

 

http://www.scam.com/showpost.php?p=1783414&postcount=3

 

However, the EF chain of English schools requires one of the 3 AND according to unsupported China Daily news, the CITY OF BEIJING, wants to include 5 years of teaching experience and "some teaching certification" for kindergartens. No law has been finalized but we can expect some announcement next month.

HERE "IS" THE PRESENT SITUATION IN CHINA:

http://open.salon.com/blog/china_business_central/2014/09/07/new_china_f...

HERE IS WHAT "MAY" COME TO BEIJING ONLY:

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2014-09/16/content_33524280.htm

Don't let the recruiters and TEFL/TESOL sales reps fool or confuse you.

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Every county FEB has different requirements. Beijing makes the law and all the areas of China interpret the mandate in their own way. Why are people here bickering about this? Some places require a degree, others don't, some require a background check and others don't, etc. I've worked in 3 different cities and each SCHOOL, not recruiters, has asked me for a my T.E.F.L .

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There are without any doubt 2 or 3 recruiters on this forum who apparently also sell TEFL or TESOL training programs. This is a problem at every expat forum as you can see from the below links.

 

http://www.eslwatch.info/china-2/scams-or-schemes-in-china/12147-beware-of-agents-recruiters-masquerading-as-esl-tefl-teachers-at-expat-esl-tefl-forums.html

http://www.thebeijinger.com/forum/2014/04/12/too-many-agents-recruiters-now-posting-teachers-expat-forums

http://www.eslbase.com/forum/viewtopic/t-3125

http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=6523

 

Don't believe any sales crap or deliberate disinformation you see on a forum when it comes to China foreign teacher requirements. Get your info directly from the Chinese government or the U.S. embassy here at these links:

 

http://safea.gov.cn

http://shenyang.usembassy-china.org.cn/acs-notice2/teaching-english-in-china.html?op=switchOnAdmin

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Again the bottom line is that you can find plenty of teaching jobs in China WITHOUT a TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA certificate so long as meet the other OFFICIAL government requirements and have a bachelors degree and Z visa.

See: http://ChinaScamPatrol.wordpress.com or http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=616386

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You should get a tefl, but make sure you do it in your own country. It isn't that expensive if you consider all of the things you have to pay for to get a Z visa and get over here in the first place.

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