Why China, you say?
- It’s affordable: Earn a comfortable salary AND accommodation/weekday meals are provided
- Challenge yourself: Enhance your teaching and group management skills in a new and enriching environment.
- Strengthen your CV: Professional experience in a global superpower like China is valued by employers around the world. It helps if you even pick up some Mandarin during your time there as well!
- Build your professional network: Teachers are highly regarded in China. Make valuable connections amongst colleagues, parents, and school leadership.
- Plan for the future: Again, you receive a generous monthly salary and completion bonus and you don’t need to worry about the cost of housing or meals. There is no excuse not to start saving!
We know you’re going to love it, and once you’re hooked on China, there is always an opportunity to negotiate a full-time job with your school – most schools will want to you stay!
Why do I need a TEFL certification?
Some people mistakenly assume teaching English is an easy way to make money while traveling, but it, like any job, requires a unique set of skills.
At the end of the day, teaching a language is far more complex than some assume. If you’re teaching in a classroom (as opposed to one-on-one conversational tutoring), you can’t just stand there and talk and expect students to learn. You have to enter with a strategy, know what to communicate and what to leave out, and how to set up a learning environment that will help students figure out the language, and facilitate — not dominate — discussion. TEFL courses help you learn how to do this.
Further, schools across the world are aware of the increasing importance of speaking English, and are trying to get their students the best education possible by making sure they have talented, caring, and — above all — qualified teachers leading each class. Those holding a TEFL certificate are generally paid more for their skillset.
Get that application in by November 19th, 2017 to start teaching in February/March 2018.
To learn more about the requirements and highlights of API’s teach in China program, follow this link or contact your Regional Program Coordinator Octavia at [email protected]