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Q: I am over 60; can I work in China?

Is it possible for foreigners over 60 to work as teachers in China?

8 weeks 6 days ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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Experienced (and older) teachers tend to be more expensive and have higher expectations from their employer. (they expect to be treated professionally and have their contract adhered to)

They are less likely to put up with the jerking around and BS many Chinese employers subject foreigen employees to.

 

it is easier to control and intimidate a twenty-something inexperienced back-packer than someone who has years of experience, so having an arbitrary cut-off point like 60 years of age makes sense.

 

In addition the 'respect' for age only applies to Chinese people, not foreigners who are comodities, not people.

 

You would be better looking in another country if you want to work as a teacher.

 

 

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Experienced (and older) teachers tend to be more expensive and have higher expectations from their employer. (they expect to be treated professionally and have their contract adhered to)

They are less likely to put up with the jerking around and BS many Chinese employers subject foreigen employees to.

 

it is easier to control and intimidate a twenty-something inexperienced back-packer than someone who has years of experience, so having an arbitrary cut-off point like 60 years of age makes sense.

 

In addition the 'respect' for age only applies to Chinese people, not foreigners who are comodities, not people.

 

You would be better looking in another country if you want to work as a teacher.

 

 

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I know of a guy who is teaching and is well over 60, that being said though he has been there for years and is well established, I have no idea if he'd be able to work as a new teacher now.

 

 

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Iv'e heard it would be difficult, but again not impossible. It  would probably depend on the specific situation, type of school, location, employer etc. Definitely give it a try!!! Good luck!

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