The Basics!

The Program

Teach in Asia is the simplest and easiest way to apply to teach English in China. Teach in Asia works closely with Provincial Governments and their Education Bureaus to recruit English teachers. Contracts vary depending on the location of the school. The below information will give you a good guide on what you can expect from your contract.

Requirements

Education A Bachelor’s Degree
Language Must be a native English speaker (a second language isn’t necessary)
Certification A TEFL or TESOL Certification is recommended but not essential.
Experience Two or more years’ experience is recommended but not essential.
Contract Length The ability to live abroad for at least one year
Citizenship To meet China’s legal visa regulations, you must be a citizen of New Zealand, Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland or South Africa.
Other Must be able to obtain a clear background check

Remuneration

 

Salary 8,000 – 16,000 RMB per month
Holidays Up to 5 weeks paid holidays (winter holiday plus Chinese official holidays)
Accommodation Free furnished accommodation is provided.
Airfares Up to 9000 RMB annual flight subsidy
Visa One-year Z-visa (employment)
Insurance Comprehensive medical insurance.
Induction / Welcome Pack Online induction workshop to introduce the place where you are going as well as some tips for living in China. A welcome pack will be prepared for you and you will be given assistance getting set up once you arrive in China.

Cost

The service is free for teachers if they sign up for and complete a 12-month contract. In most cases, schools will request that the teacher purchases their own air tickets and pay for their visa application but will be reimbursed once they arrive at the school. Teachers who fail to complete their 12-month contract will not receive reimbursement for their return airfare.

Process

Make Contact Email Teach In Asia to find out more information
Supply Documents Covering letter
Resume
Recent photo
Degree and TEFL certificates (scan)
Passport photo page (scan)
Availability to start work 
Interview Arrange a time for a phone, Skype of WeChat call.
Contract Once paired with a school a contract will be sent
Visa Application Once the contract is signed, a formal letter of invitation will be sent and the visa application process will begin.
Fly Out Tickets are bought, induction is done…. Now fly!
Timeframe From first application to jumping on the plan usually takes six to eight weeks.