Reach to Teach - Teaching Jobs in China

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The only qualifications: Teachers must meet the following requirements to teach in China: A Bachelor’s degree Two years of post graduate work experience A TEFL certification (120+ hours). Some schools will still accept a 100-hour certificate, but 1st-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai require at least 120-hours of TEFL training. A clear national Criminal Background Check A clean bill of health...

In China you have to be at least 22, if the company you are working for is following the laws. My co-workers were mostly between 24-28. There were a few teachers in their 30s, most of those teachers had been around for a while, working as an ESL teacher. Then there were a lot of retirees, working as ESL teachers with their spouses. I hope that answers the question.

It depends on the school and the package that is being offered. Most are a reimbursement though, not an upfront paid ticket.

Technically no -- you could find work under the table without any teaching degree or TEFL certificate in China. However, in order to legally qualify for a work visa in China, it's in your best benefit to have a TEFL certificate at least. A TEFL certificate will be enough to qualify you for jobs there -- no need to have a degree in education or anything of the sort.