Teaching English in Dong Ying, China
Report submitted on 15 March, 2015 by Janine.
Teaching English in Dong Ying, China:
How can teachers find teaching jobs in Dong Ying, China?
There are many jobs online and also recruitment agencies as well.
The main English teaching jobs available are:
full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at state schools, teaching at private international schools, teaching at colleges / universities, private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.), training centres.
What are the minimum teaching requirements?
Native English speaker, Bachelor’s Degree.
What teaching requirements would you recommend?
Do a TESOL course
What are the levels of payment?
Varies from position to position average 6500 RMB (aprrox. US$1,040) per month.
How many teaching days a week is normal?
5 days per week.
How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
20 hours per week.
What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
If working in schools then same as school – National holidays and festivals, end of semester break.
If working in training centres – National holidays and festivals.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Dong Ying, China to teach English?
Make sure you read the contract well before signing.
What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Dong Ying, China?
The kids really want to learn. Education is valued here.
What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Dong Ying, China?
What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
Living in Dong Ying, China:
Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in China?
You need a letter of invitation from your employer to apply for an entry visa. The employer will then help you to apply for a resident permit to allow you to live and work in the country.
What is the cost of living like in China?
Quite cheap. Usually accommodation is included in the contract. Eating out is inexpensive and abundant.
What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Most employers will include accommodation in the package.
Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Dong Ying, China?
Variety of food. Opportunities to travel, close to many other countries.
Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Dong Ying, China?
Communication can be an issue. The government has a lot of control.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Dong Ying, China?
Make sure you understand everything your position entails.
What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
Some of the food. Driving.
What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave China?
Friends made, the kids.
What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
Potato masher, blue tack.
About Me and My Work:
My Name: Janine
Nationality: New Zealander
Students I’ve taught in China: Toddlers (2-4 years), pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years)
Where I teach: Golden Bridge Training Center in Dong Ying. Working here for 1.5 years.
How I found my current jobs: Through a TESOL course I attended in New Zealand.
My school facilities: Adequate – Technology – computer/projector.
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