Q: Why to choose Tianjin?
A: ¡ñTianjin is known in China for clear Mandarin accent and not using many slang words, it¡¯s a great place to learn Chinese
¡ñBig international community of students and expats
¡ñThe cost of living is lower than in other big cities in China but the pay is higher
¡ñAs a coastal city Tianjin is famous for sea food dishes
¡ñThe subway/metro transportation system covers the whole city
¡ñThe location of Tianjin makes it easy travel either North to Harbin, South to Shanghai or East to Xian by the bullet train (travel distance is about 4-5 hours by the fast train), or even to travel to Japan or South Korea
¡ñTianjin, just like many cities in China, is very safe. Probably safer than your own hometown.
¡ñTianjin is a very developed city with lots of shopping malls, fast-food restaurants and supermarkets
¡ñThere is nearly no staring at foreigners from the Chinese local people. These days foreigners can be seen everywhere.
Q: Why to choose International Education?
A: ¡ñThere are not many education centers like us who offer teaching positions directly at official public or semi-private schools. This gives the teacher a touch with the real life in China
¡ñThe regular morning and afternoon schedule (no evening classes or office hours) from Monday to Friday gives the teacher time to plan his weekend or evening activities
¡ñInternational Education is a very professional education company with more than 15 years of experience with Chinese and foreign staff who really care about its teachers
¡ñThe pay day is always the last working day of the month
Q: Do I need to Speak
A: No: The knowledge of Chinese language is not required. You will work as oral English teacher and your goal will be to communicate with students in English. In case of misunderstanding, your goal will be to give an explanation in English, making students improve their language skills.
Q: Do I need a Teaching
A: No: We do not require you to have a teaching
degree. However we do require that you have a Bachelors Degree
or a TEFL/TESL certificate.
Q: Where will I live?
A: That Depends: If you choose to find
your own accommodations then it is totally up to you. Apartments come furnished with a TV,
beds, sofa/chairs, fridge, stove, and a washing machine.
Q: What kind of training will I
A: You will go through a one week training
program: We will provide you with one week of unpaid
training. This will include observing experienced teachers and
their methods. Towards the end of your training you will
assist another foreign teacher in presenting materials to
classes. We will not just throw you out in front of a
Q: How will I be paid?
A: This is very important: You will be paid once per month. Most importantly
we will open a bank account for you here in China. You
will receive an ATM card that can be used nationwide. Your pay
will be direct deposited to your account. Why is this
important? Be very wary of any company that insists on paying
you in cash. This may mean that they are not reporting your
pay to the government. If this is the case they could be
subject to legal action and if they are you will be drawn into it
and may lose your visa! We conduct all business above
board and in line with government tax and immigration laws.
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