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Q: I'm an English teacher from Russia.Is it possible to find a job in China?What are the first steps?

5 years 40 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Beijing

 
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Expatlife gave you a bad advice, don't accept any jobs unless they give you a Z-visa. Probably you will have to work in a small and remote city but you can find a job if you have a BA degree and a 120-hour TEFL certification.

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do as you would do in any country, look at the jobs sections online, such as the one on this forum.

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Yes, I know russians who work as teachers. It is not so difficult, though it is living in a grey area. One idea is find a school to give you a student visa, then you can find some part time work. You can also do tourist visas but you need to live near a border crossing.

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Open 'Jobs' section, prepare your CV, and email away to the jobs you're interested.

Chinese employers don't reply to applicants in which CVs aren't interested. Never mind! Check 'Jobs' site daily, and keep sending your CV till you don't land a job.

 

As soon as you have positive reply from the School, ask for the Contract sample. Ask Qs about everything on the Contract.

 

It's not wise to accept job at School, which doesn't sponsor Z visa. If School invite you to come to China with any other visa (L, F), I suggest you don't accept.

 

If you'll come to China with any other visa than Z, you must return to your home Chinese Embassy for Z, which is the only legal working visa in China.

 

Good luck!

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Thank you so much for your advice!

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get a suit for interviews. doesn't have to be expensive, as long as it LOOKS expensive, Chinese employers won't be able to resist.

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Expatlife gave you a bad advice, don't accept any jobs unless they give you a Z-visa. Probably you will have to work in a small and remote city but you can find a job if you have a BA degree and a 120-hour TEFL certification.

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I knew a Russian who openly claimed he was Canadian. With a white face, who knew?? He went a little overboard with it. Drapped in a Canadian flag for his CV pic and every other pic but ya gotta like his moxie. He was shrewed, id bet he made more money than other Russian teachers too.

The fact is, if your a good teacher, that will be enough
You might have a bit more of a difficult road but there are people from almost every country teaching here. Many with proper docs. Just find the right fit.

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Working illegally is essentially your only option. Chris, you should learn the law. Russians can't get Zvisas to teach English. But I wonder if you could get a visa to teach Russian and have the school use you to teach English. Ask schools.

Check with ForeignHr , they are a way to bypass the law. Understand, that schools can screw you because you don't have a leg to stand on legally.

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Most of the Russians are sponsored for teaching Russian. And they easily get Z-visas. And many schools accept that. They'd probably would ask you to lie to students that you are American or Canadian. You can easily get 7-9k

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being able to speak english helps

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A demand for foreign teachers

Hebei Foreign Studies University is looking for full-time experienced English-speaking, Indian-speaking and Swedish-speaking tutors.

Requirements

1. Foreign teachers from English-speaking countries if wanting to teach English

2. Accurate pronunciation and fluent spoken languages are required

3. Academic credentials above undergraduate

4. Excellent communication skills and rich teaching experiences are preferential.

5. Easy-going enthusiastic about education, patient, good team-working spirits

 If you have enough confidence, contact with us. 

QQ:  2569221697

E-mail: chenran0725@163.com

 

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