The contract is with the school. FSPros is here to recommend the most suitable position available, negotiate the contract as well as provide assistance with any issues that you cannot resolve with the school.
In China, many teaching positions require a university degree, a teaching certificate (CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, etc) and some relevant teaching experience. However, there are some positions which will accept new teachers and some that do not require a degree. The best thing to do is to get in touch and we will help find you the best job available for you.
Yes and no. This depends entirely on the field you enter. If employed by a private language center, additional training will be provided. In universities, however, you will not recieve any extra training.
We offer both private language centers as well as university positions. The age of the students at the language centers varies from children all the way to adults. With that said we are always happy to help you find a position that suits you in a city you prefer.
Well, this depends on the job, the amount of hours you work, and most importantly, the location. Living costs in China vary greatly, so you should always keep this in mind when choosing a job, don’t make the mistake of automatically assuming that the lower-paid jobs aren’t worth looking at. Do some research and you might find that the lower-paid job might afford you a better lifestyle.
We have nearly 250 private language schools, kindergartens, middle schools, high schools and universities all over China.
Public school positions only have jobs for teachers starting in September and February. These type of schools generally look for teachers 30-90 days before the start of each semester in order to process the appropriate visa documents. This means that if you are looking for a September start in a university, then the university will want to be speaking to you from May-June onwards.
Private language centres do not have semesters, but have rolling courses. This means that they hire throughout the year, either to replace a teacher moving on or because there is to be an uptake in students. Basically, whenever you plan to come to China, we will have a vacant position for you.
Yes. In fact you will feel safer in a major Chinese city than you do in your own countries. You can go for a late night stroll through parks here in China with absolutely nothing to fear. The people of China are warm and caring, though quite inquisitive.
Crime does exist here, as it does anywhere, but it is hard to see. One thing that westerners should look out for are pickpockets on buses and in major tourist areas. Aside from that the only other major crime that occurs is bike theft, so do not worry you will be fine.
To be honest, there will be lots of pointing at things in markets and confusion along the way, but you’ll get through it, and probably love the experience. You’ll also very quickly make friends here, either other teacher colleagues who have been here a while, or students. There are always people here to help and assist you, especially during those tricky first few weeks. Soon enough, you’ll have some basic Chinese under your belt and things will get easier.
Small children are fueled by curiosity and imagination, with no intention of learning. Adults, on the other hand, will have very specific reasons for learning English, but quite often with very little curiosity.
A Child's natural ability to acquire new languages is strongest before adolescence. Pronunciation comes easier, and vocabulary sticks better during this time. While it is certainly true that a classroom of 6-year-olds may be a handful. However in terms of English instruction, everyone will be more or less on the same page.
Adults, on the other hand, will vary. Around puberty, the natural ability to pick up a second language drops, and continues to do so as we get age. As adults, we must remain focussed if we desire proficiency or fluency. If you're teaching adults who are absolute beginners and have no previous experience or exposure to English, this can be a big challenge for them.