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Q: Can I teach in China if do not have TEFL, only with the experience?

5 years 51 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Fuzhou

 
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  I did for about five years. Didn't have the experience either. In fact the first job I ever got (back in 2002) was in Yangshuo; the boss asked if I had any experience and my answer as I remember it was, "Nope, I have no experience, i'm poorly educated, partially dyslexic and I think it would be irresponsible of you to employ me as an English teacher."

  I started the next day.

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Unless you get a CELTA most TEFL certs aren't worth the paper they are written on anywhere except China.

From experience the need for TEFL and degree is not usually to prove you can do the job, but more for visa purposes.

There are many cheap online TEFLs you can take. It could be worth doing one if you plan to stay here for any length of time, if only for the visa purposes.

Most job adverts ask for TEFL and degree as requirements, however, the degree is more important.

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no you don't need 

some companies just fake it for visa procedures 

i know a lot of friends who work here without it and even with no experience whatsoever 

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