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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 41 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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A: Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for
A:Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for sure. I used to be involved in hiring new teachers and a couple of times we had people we wanted to hire who were having trouble with their old school - situations similar to yours. Our school was legally able to hire foreign teachers, did everything by the book and was well connected, usually schools that mess people around with visa stuff aren't operating legally so a call from our visa guy to theirs telling them they were breaking the law, we were in the middle of processing the visa stuff with the PSB and the next phone call they got regarding this teacher was likely to be from the PSB asking some hard questions was usually enough to get them to co-operate. No school doing illegal stuff wants the PSB getting too interested in what they're doing. There's a chance a new employer could figure something out if they really want to hire you but these are difficult times, their hands might be tied too.    -- Stiggs