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Q: Do Chinese even hire Africans as English teachers?

Can I be hired in China as an English teacher although i am from Africa?

29 weeks 3 days ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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I came to know that Asian and Africans are less fortunate to get job and work visa 

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That's a bit of a tricky question... generally no but sometimes yes, although not always legally.

 

Usually you'd be considered a non-native speaker which would rule you out for the visa. But - I don't know if this is still the case - if you have a degree from a native speaking country you can be eligible for a proper working visa.

 

The borders are closed now though, almost nobody can enter China but... if you happen to already be in the country in theory you'd still be able to land a job.

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It would technically be illegal. You would not be able to get a residence permit and Z work visa. 

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Yes. In Nanjing they are gradually replacing the native English teachers. They're illegal, but considerably cheaper. 

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I came to know that Asian and Africans are less fortunate to get job and work visa 

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No

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Post-Covid, probably, if you're ok with working in a 4th tier city. There were a couple of Kenyans working in the high school I taught at in China. One taught physics, the other math. Both had Ph.D's.

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A: If you earned a Master's Degree in English Literature or a related sub
A:If you earned a Master's Degree in English Literature or a related subject, you can teach English legally in China even if you don't hold a passport from the usually accepted list of countries. The visa requirements clearly specifies this “loophole”.Nonetheless, I think this requirement is only for teaching English. If you are a licensed teacher of another discipline, such as Math or Physics, you don't need to be a native speaker, although most schools would rather hire a teacher from a country where English is the native language.Right now China’s borders are closed (does anyone have new information?), at least that’s what everyone is saying. China is probably only going to reopen the borders again once most of the population is vaccinated, and that might take a while. -- samvelasco87