Many recent graduates go on to teach in China without any formal teaching experience. You do not need to have any prior teaching experience to get a teaching job in China, so long as you have a 120hour TEFL certificate and a BA degree in any subject. Many schools in China now offer their own particular TEFL certificate free of charge, so it is often beneficial to find an appropriate school first and to see if they offer you a free TEFL course. It is important that if you do your own TEFL certificate either online or offline, that your certification should be 120hours or more, as this is the requirement for teaching in China stated by the Chinese government.
To work legally as an English teacher in China you need to have a ‘Z’ work visa. All of our partner schools are licensed to provide ‘Z’ work visas for their teachers and will assist you with the application paperwork, enabling you to then apply for your visa in your home country.
Once processed, the visa will take the form of a physical sticker in your passport.
As an example, in Virginia the website is as follows: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/CJIS_Criminal_Record_Check.shtm
If the Federal background check is required, you will need to apply for an FBI background check. Bare in mind this can take 8-10 weeks to
Ensure this document is signed by the issuing authority.
You can find a list of State Authentication Offices here http://www.visarite.com/authentication_sample.htm#office
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