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Q: TEFL certificate or two years experience

If I do not have two years experince, will A TEFL be enough to apply for the Z visa? 

 

I already have my Degree in Education and a clean police background check.

 

I am hearing different stories from agents and I don't know which advice is correct.

 

Thanks 

1 year 3 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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Don't trust agents - they will lie to you.

check with your nearest Chinese embassy for minimum requirements.

A TEFL is not enough without 2 years working experience.

 

icnif77:

I look at Z visa requirements and ... it's 'or' and not 'and' anymore ..., i.e. TEFL  or 2-years of working experience ...

That is a novelty ... for us China old timers, he he

 

https://www.internationalteachersplus.com/post/teaching-english-in-china-what-are-the-visa-requirements

 

This one is 2023-updated ...

 

https://teflhero.com/blog/teach-english-in-china/

To keep this simple, let’s first start with the basic requirements to teach English in China:

*Passport from a native English speaking country

*Between the ages of 18-60 (men) 18-55 (women)

*A Bachelor’s degree

*A 120 hour TEFL (or 2-years experience)

*Criminal background check

*Good health

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must be a shortage of applicants if TEFL is accepted on its own without experience.indecision

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icnif77:

Yeah, shortage definitely ...

However, if I remember right 2-years of working experience wasn't required in English teaching. Any working experience would do ...

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Don't trust agents - they will lie to you.

check with your nearest Chinese embassy for minimum requirements.

A TEFL is not enough without 2 years working experience.

 

icnif77:

I look at Z visa requirements and ... it's 'or' and not 'and' anymore ..., i.e. TEFL  or 2-years of working experience ...

That is a novelty ... for us China old timers, he he

 

https://www.internationalteachersplus.com/post/teaching-english-in-china-what-are-the-visa-requirements

 

This one is 2023-updated ...

 

https://teflhero.com/blog/teach-english-in-china/

To keep this simple, let’s first start with the basic requirements to teach English in China:

*Passport from a native English speaking country

*Between the ages of 18-60 (men) 18-55 (women)

*A Bachelor’s degree

*A 120 hour TEFL (or 2-years experience)

*Criminal background check

*Good health

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Blondie_:

must be a shortage of applicants if TEFL is accepted on its own without experience.indecision

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icnif77:

Yeah, shortage definitely ...

However, if I remember right 2-years of working experience wasn't required in English teaching. Any working experience would do ...

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As I understood at my teaching start in China, LTA ... minimum of 2-years of working experience was put in place to prevent too young people to apply for ET job in China.

 

... and, yes, it will be enough, either TEFL or 2-years of working experience..

However, I'd say since Chinese .gov exchanged 'and' with 'or', 2-years of working experience might be required in English teaching, at least that's logical, but with Chinese you never know. They don't implement logical reasoning very often. 

 

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i dont get it why too young

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