Published: 15 September, 2016  |  Last updated: 03 November, 2016

Teaching English in Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China


Report submitted on 1 Apr, 2016 by ShenHai2016.

Teaching English in Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China?

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 private international schools, teaching at colleges / universities.

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
Degree holder, certificate on TESOL or TEFL training, and at least 2 yrs teaching experience.

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
Must be a fluent speaker (just like a native speaker of English, if not a native speaker).

What are the levels of payment?
4,000 TO 7,000 RMB (approx. US$600-1050) DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS.

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

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

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China to teach English?

Must have confidence in doing the job and humble enough to submit to the one in authority.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China?
Students here are trained to really obey and they are more serious to learn.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China?
You have to exert effort to learn the student’s native language in order to be more effective as their teacher in English.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
The need to have of a complete module in teaching English just like the one that I have found out in your website.

Living in Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in China?
Work Permit, Invitation Letter, and Work Visa.

What is the cost of living like in China?
It’s provided by the school – free of charge.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
It’s provided by the school – inside the school campus.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China?
It’s a peaceful environment.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China?
Most of the people here could not speak English.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Xinsheng, Zhengzhou, China?
Be of good courage, and always be happy.

What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
It’s our food supply (organically grown vegetables, fruits, poultry & livestock) coming from our own farm.

What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave China?
The wonderful accommodations, friends and work in the school.

What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
Just simple personal belongings.

Any other comments (about teaching or living in your country)?
There are more than a hundred foreign teachers here coming mostly from the USA. They use the american-English curriculum.

About Me and My Work:

My NameShengHai2016

Nationality: Filipino

Students I’ve taught in China: Elementary (6-12 years), university.

Where I teachSias International College of Zhengzhou University, Xinsheng, Zhengzhou City, Henan, China. Working here for 1 month.

How I found my current jobs: A friend gave me the website of the school and I applied directly on-line.

My school facilitiesExcellent. I compared it to my previous teaching experience in Thailand.

Teacher support at my school: Training / workshops, lesson observations, teacher evaluations, peer support / training.

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