Published: 05 July, 2016  |  Last updated: 16 September, 2016

Teaching English in Bazhong, China



Report submitted on 23 Jan, 2016 by Louis.

Teaching English in Bazhong, China:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Bazhong, China?
They can search online for esl jobs in China. If they are lucky they can be signed directly by the schools but in most cases , it’s better to get through an agent to avoid the hustles of obtaining a residence permit.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, agencies (send teachers to different locations), teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at state schools, teaching at private international schools, teaching at colleges / universities.

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
Ba in any field.

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
The desire and willingness to settle in a communist country. Lots of challenges but worth the try. Being a native English speaker is an advantage.

What are the levels of payment?
No standard rate but your experience earns you more and when you are settled, you can negotiate your part time jobs.

How many teaching days a week is normal?
5 days per week.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
25 hours per week.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
National holidays, winter and summer holidays are off especially for teachers in public schools but training schools demand more work time because they pay more.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Bazhong, China to teach English?
Not to have worry much.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Bazhong, China?
Easy to make friends.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Bazhong, China?
Needs time and patience.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
Most kids are shy and not fluent or good at English.


Living in Bazhong, China:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in China?
You should have clean criminal records.

What is the cost of living like in China?
Cost of living is affordable so is accommodation.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Working through most agencies, you have free accommodation with all bills paid for. Private schools pay you more but you look for a place to live and you pay your bills.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Bazhong, China?
Friendly people.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Bazhong, China?
Nothing i know of.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Bazhong, China?
Be ready to meet people who are not so fund of using English.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
My dishes.

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave China?
My friends and my students.

What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
Things are easy get online.


About Me and My Work:

My Name: Louis

Nationality: USA

Students I’ve taught in China: Junior high school (12-15 years).

How I found my current jobs: Through an agency

My school facilities: Good.

Teacher support at my school: teacher evaluations.

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