The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.
anonymous
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: do i need a degree to teach english in china

Im planing to go china and work their but i want to know that is it must that i will be having degree to be a teacher in school or to work one place 

6 years 43 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Qingdao

 
Answers (15)
Comments (10)
Posts: 650

Governor

1
5
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
6

Please don't come is that must you are a half -wit

Report Abuse
6 years 43 weeks ago
 
Posts: 3046

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

It will depend on where you teach.  Minimum will be a TESOL certificate, but some localities will not give you the Foreign Expert Certificate unless you have a college degree.  It could be in Ball Room Dancing for all they care, but no college degree, no FEC.

Report Abuse
6 years 43 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Yes, you NEED to have a degree to teach in this country.. no degree - not legal!

 

And, given your wirting skills above, why would you want to.. your English is worse than some of my worst students here!

Report Abuse
6 years 43 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

You should need one.

 

But if your planning to teach without one, and a school is willing to take you, then good luck with your illegal future together!

Report Abuse
6 years 43 weeks ago
 
Posts: 218

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

An experienced English teacher in China has told me many times: 

     Sometimes the teachers arrive with impressive English degrees from decent Universities and are the WORST English teachers she has ever hired.

     Sometimes, they take a chance on a teacher with no special training in English. Or may have 'life experience' but no degree. In some cases these were her very very best English teachers. She even described a young man with zero University (in any subject) who they still remember as one of the best English teachers they ever had. 

 

Report Abuse
6 years 43 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

jknox00, you mean one of the best monkey's. Let's face it, ESL in China is a dog and pony show, for the most part not real teaching at all. So as I stated before, it's not rocket science it's a monkey show, no degree no problem, of course in the end, if you are legit, the job opportunities are much larger, and it's more difficult to try and screw you out of a contract

Report Abuse
6 years 43 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Using the provided example above of your superior writing skills, I would say, "no, you don't need a degree at all!" Granted, most applicants had to slave away, spending four years of their life at an institute of higher learning, but they possessed inferior language skills from the start. You are more capable than they are.

 

While everyone else was messing around with those fussy capital letters, you solved the whole problem by just using lower case. Simple, and efficient.  And why bother to use articles? Just move right into the noun. You don't want to go to China, you want to make it an encouragement, and "go China (go!). As in "Rah, team, rah!' And why worry about location preference when a simple possessive will do the trick! And that is just with the first eight words! As my Chinese students say, "and so on."

 

Yes, people will be waiting with baited breath to hire you. Just buy a one-way ticket, step off the plane, and announce to anyone within earshot, "here I am!"

 

Then, step back! Employers will be fighting one another to see who can give you a contract the fastest, asking you to "name your price" for the privilege of signing you at their top level University. Hey, hey! Isn't life grand!!

Report Abuse
6 years 43 weeks ago
 
Posts: 2735

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

You need a Degree and please don't come here without one it makes the rest of us hard working graduates look bad. For one thing it is illegal to work here in an institution for education without a degree. Also if you have the time go take the TESOL certificate program online I got mine done withing 3 weeks and it's affordable too. Most companies will put you at the front of the line with those two things. Jobs are easier to come by when you have the accolades to support your goals.

Report Abuse
6 years 43 weeks ago
 
Posts: 69

General

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

To most of the comments above ...It IS NOT ILLEGAL to work teaching english in CHINA.

I happen to know this for a FACT so to you people trying to put others off you should not.

Report Abuse
5 years 50 weeks ago
 
Posts: 69

General

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

and futhermore if you obtain a z visa in your country of origin you will have no problems what so ever.

Report Abuse
5 years 50 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

im sorry you have a bad english teacher in qingdao and you have  taken a part time job as a wumao, but in shandong they dont check degrees from teachers and a scanned copy is fine without transcripts, perhaps you can do a background check on the tourist that is teaching you there without a degree and get him or her fired so you can quit your part time job.

Report Abuse
5 years 50 weeks ago
 
Posts: 458

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Yes. And a TEFL certificate. It used to be that people without credentials could come to China and skate by on F visas, but in a week or so, China will initiate a visa policy that will really throw a wrench in the future of those people's visas--I suppose they will "teach English" in Indonesia or the Philippines now.

Report Abuse
5 years 42 weeks ago
 
Posts: 832

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I don't have a degree, I have worked here for 3 years and have an FEC.

Report Abuse
5 years 42 weeks ago
 
Posts: 1362

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

you dont really need it, but what you need is a white immaculate skin...thats how chinese parents r willing to pay a foreign loser more than a chinese phd

Report Abuse
5 years 42 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

You would be one of many, Rin, if you have the FEC it means you either have a fake degree or your school has made one for you, no offense, I do not believe you need to hold a degree to teach oral English if you are a Native or Near Native English Speaker, writing and grammar on the other hand, probably so, then again, I work with lawyers, grammar is terrible, so is mine, best not to teach something that you are not good at. Point is, if you come here to teach without a degree, it is easier to cheat you or mistreat you, black mailed, held by the balls if you do not conform, does this happen to all, no, it can be somewhat of a game, roll the dice, is all I can say.

Report Abuse
5 years 42 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Wow, you really found that nitpicky talking point that elevates the fo
A:Wow, you really found that nitpicky talking point that elevates the fossil fuel industry to the same level as the interests of humanity. Isn't it all just a "liberal" scam, if you don't look too closely at the absence of logic? "Yes, it must be. My masters are hinting that that's what I should believe!"

You've made it clear you are consciously ignoring the pollution and global warming. Since your handlers, the conservative establishment whose dismantling of the carbon credit system and environmental destruction you choose to ignore, have made it clear you should bark in this direction, you are eager to please!

Such an admirably domesticated, dependable, subservient human. I'm sure your handlers will throw you a bone while they bring home the bacon for themselves. You're so obedient, you deserve a doggie cookie! Who's a good boy? You are! Yes, you are. U-S-A! Woof woof woof! -- coineineagh