Long-Term Teaching Positions
Midwest China Council provides quality services in helping our networks of numerous Chinese universities and K-12 schools recruit qualified international teachers. Our networks of schools and colleges spread across China. We can either offer suggestions for candidates in choosing schools (colleges) and cities that are suitable to your needs, or placement choices in teaching positions, schools and cities based upon your requirements and/or preferences.
Requirements of Teaching Positions
Ideal candidates for the teaching positions will be expected to teach courses in the areas of English Conversation/Speaking, English Writing/Composition, English Reading/Literature, or American/Western Culture. Some teachers may also teach courses in subject field such as history, geography, or science courses in some international schools.
There are usually text books provided for teachers. You do not need to worry about curriculum development. However, teachers are expected to write lesson plans, take attendance, correct homework and even assist in academic counseling when needed.
Teaching load varies from school to school. The normal load is 12-16 hours per week, and other minor relevant duties may include participating in school or student activities such as student-organized English corners and staff meetings.
Salaries and Benefits
Salary is competitive, dependent upon the employing schools, your credentials and experience. Usually schools will offer the following salaries and benefits:
Time of Teaching
For four-five-month teaching contract, the contract time will be:
For ten-month teaching contract, the contract time will be:
You should apply at least four months in advance before your contract time. Here are the steps what you need to do:
In summary, we recommend that China be your priority choice for international teaching experience for the reasons as follows:
Hard-working students eager to learn English well.
Quality English teaching is a prioritized mission for the majority of schools.
International teachers are perceived to be efficient in helping students master English.
A country with the traditions of respecting teaching and teachers.
Fair salaries and improved working and living conditions.
A country with the unique and deep culture that is worthwhile to explore while teaching.
A country that is an emerging economic power.
Sun Yat-Sen University South China University of Technology
China--Your Destination of International Teaching Experience
If you are college graduate, a teacher in transition, a professor on sabbatical leave, a retired educator, an individual holding a degree and looking for a job, you may want to consider an international work experience to enrich your life and career. If so, China would be your ideal destination and platform for you to realize the "adventure" of your international experience.
It is no doubt that China is the largest country of learning English as a second language in the world. You cannot imagine how many English teachers/instructors needed to offer classes for 208 million K-12 students and 15 million college students. For the majority of schools, English is a required or core subject for students from 3rd grade to 12th grade. College students are required to complete at least 25 credit hours of English. Good English proficiency is plus for college graduates in seeking better jobs.
There has been an increasing demand of native English-speaking teachers in China over the past 20 years. Classes taught by English native speakers are proved to be more effective in student learning, particularly in students' language skills of listening and speaking. Schools and colleges with higher rate of international teachers teaching English are definitely more attractive to students and parents. Private and/or international schools, the new education entity/organization over the past twenty years in China, increasingly employ higher percentage of international school staff to improve their teaching quality and establish their reputation.
Summer English Teaching Program
Midwest China Council works with Chinese schools and universities in developing summer English programs in order to create opportunities for teachers who are interested in short-term teaching positions in China during summer. We also provide valuable information and services for tours in China if you are interested in paying trips to the other cities in China
When to Teach: Three-six weeks during May-August 2009.
Who Can Apply: College students of any majors, teachers, retired educators and other individuals
Where to Teach: Universities, colleges, and schools in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and other cities in South China
How Much Paid: Participates will be paid a $420 stipend for the 3-week period and $550 for 4-week period. Airfare and Visas to China are the participants' responsibility (round-trip air ticket: approximately $1000, Visa fees: $100).
What Is Offered: Included in the program are the following perks:
What to Teach: Participants will teach one or two beginning-level courses in Oral/Conversational English, Reading , Writing, and American Culture.
Applicants should apply at least two months before the start time of the internship program (May-August 2009).
Application documents include: a current resume or vita, one reference letter, and copy of passport (if available). Submit all material by email to Mindy Huang and contact her for more information.
Midwest China Council also serves professors and researchers (on sabbatical leave) who are looking for opportunities of research and collaborative research projects conducted in Chinese universities. We provides suggestions and recommendations for your choice of Chinese universities, agencies, cooperative professors and cities and help contact the Chinese counterparts for your research projects. Please feel free to contact us for your need of services.