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Q: Do I need a TEFL certificate applying for teaching jobs?

Do most teaching jobs require a TEFL or not? Or just a BA degree will be sufficient for work visa?

3 years 49 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Shenzhen

 
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No, you need BA, TEFL Certificate and 2-years working experience (which can be in non-teaching).

 

https://china.findworkabroad.com/requirements

Working visa requirements to Teach English

Working (Z visa) for teaching English

1. BA Degree or Higher (Essential)

2. 60/120 hour TEFL certificate (Or TESOL, CELTA etc. Can be completed in 2 days online. click here)

3. Native English Nationality (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand or South Africa)

4. 21 to 55 years of age

5. 2 years post-graduate work experience (In any field, ONLY for Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai - Other cities DO NOT require this)

Note: If your BA is in an education related field a TEFL is NOT required, 120 hour TEFL required for Shenzhen, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai

 

or just Yahoo-gle 'English teaching work visa requirements in China'.

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No, you need BA, TEFL Certificate and 2-years working experience (which can be in non-teaching).

 

https://china.findworkabroad.com/requirements

Working visa requirements to Teach English

Working (Z visa) for teaching English

1. BA Degree or Higher (Essential)

2. 60/120 hour TEFL certificate (Or TESOL, CELTA etc. Can be completed in 2 days online. click here)

3. Native English Nationality (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand or South Africa)

4. 21 to 55 years of age

5. 2 years post-graduate work experience (In any field, ONLY for Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai - Other cities DO NOT require this)

Note: If your BA is in an education related field a TEFL is NOT required, 120 hour TEFL required for Shenzhen, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai

 

or just Yahoo-gle 'English teaching work visa requirements in China'.

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No, you just to believe in yourself.

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To put it more to the point: You don't need it if you have proof of two years of experience in the related field. That could be a company recommendation letter, get it translated into Chinese if its in English. 

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It  totally depends on your school requirement ,and your background ,not really necessary if you are a native speaker 

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