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Q: Which cities/schools in China hire African teachers?

I know a white face is often preferred because the parents would like their children to be taught English by a caucasian, but I have heard of some schools which have at least 3 African teachers in their staff.

7 years 1 day ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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Ishe, that is true for sure but it happens mostly in the backwaters and the less-than-developed provinces.  In any case, being an African teacher in China is to be fraught with troubles all the time -- cheated on the pay, cheated on the visa, fired at random, house in substandard conditions, etc., etc.   Nonetheless, try the hinterlands in Shandong Province, the hinterlands in Jiangxi Province, the hinterlands in Hunan Province.  Look very, very carefully and be careful with every step. Believe 10% of what you are told by the schools and by the agent if you use one.

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OK, thanks Governor, now do you suggest that I apply directly to the schools or through recruiters? But really what are the chances out of 10 for a qualified African English teacher to get a good deal in China?

 

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Always apply direct if you can, too often recruiters are just after money, and btw, NEVER pay a recruiter before OR after being employed, they get their cash from the employer NOT the employee, (although many will try both).

 

As to who hires African teachers, unfortunately often only the absolutely most avant garde modern schools (very few) or the desperate ones, for reasons you have already alluded too. However, if you are a very good teacher, (and can prove it) and determined, you should be able to find a position, but you need to be very astute and wary.

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Just about any school. THe catch is if you are an African and your skin color is Dark Chocolate they will tell you to claim you are either from the UK or the US.

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Wow! The prospect of coming to China was very exciting to begin with, but after much research I must admit, I feel a bit daunted at the moment.

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Being an african sucks sometimes because they dont prefer blacks but well as they have all said be cautious as well...

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I think you mean Black teachers, because I know a few African teachers who got hired pretty easily. They are White though.

 

Show them your qualifications and skills, and always apply directly at the schools. They  will eventually see that teaching skills goes beyond skin colour

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can someone help me with this schools contacts. I have looked for an English teaching position for the last two months and counting. I'm a qualified non native English with a bachelor of education. Already in china. You can forward the contacts via saamy380@yahoo.com.

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This is web link of Schools in China, authorized to hire foreign teachers. You can change parameters as 'Province', and 'School's level' in the website, and contact Schools directly:

 

http://www.anesl.com/schools/info.asp?province=Jiangsu&keyword=Universit...

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