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For job seekers: (those in search of jobs):
What is the process for receiving a job offer through www.teachfuture.org ?
1.Register for an account.
2.Upload your resume.
3.Apply to a posted position.
5.Offers will be sent by applicants who have passed the interview process.
6.Sign a work contract.
7.Start your new journey in China.
How do I get emails notifying me of new positions available?
New postings will be sent automatically to the email you provided.
How do I search jobs?
Type the key words in search bar, or use a filter to view positions
*Creating and maintaining a user account
I am unable to create an account. What should I do?
Please email us at email@example.com and we will help you create an
How do I recover my account password?
To recover your account password, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I am having trouble logging into my account, what should I do?
For help logging in to your account, please contact email us at
How can I update or delete my resume?
To update or delete your resume, go to the Teacher Dashboard->My Resume.
Do I need to register to apply for a job?
Yes, you must register before applying
*ESL job Application Process
What are the criteria for applying?
In order to work with us as an ESL Teacher abroad in China, the following
qualifications are required:
1. You must be a native English speaker (hold a passport from one of the following countries: USA,
Australia, South Africa or New Zealand).
2. You must possess a full university degree from an accredited institution (The length may vary from
country, i.e. 3 or 4 year degrees are both fine).
3. Have a TEFL certificate or be willing to get TEFL certified. Most of our positions require
certified. Schools give preference to teachers with a 120-hour TEFL certificate or its
4. Agree to a one year contract.
Additionally, we expect a high level of professionalism and dedication from all our teachers. One of our
Teach for the Future is matching great teachers with great schools. We work hard to make sure you will
an excellent situation. Likewise, we make sure we recruit people with great attitudes and work ethic.
I don’t have any teaching experience! Does that matter?
In China, you must have a minimum of two years of work experience post-graduation. Out of
those two years, you
have at least a year of formal teaching experience. You also need a TEFL or TESOL certification for most schools
Do I need a TEFL or other teaching certification?
Yes. Schools and the government of China require teachers to be TEFL certified.
What if I haven’t graduated yet?
If you expect to graduate in the next six months, why wait!? If you are thinking about
teaching abroad, apply
This will give you the time you need to prepare and to carefully consider all your options. We can’t place you
we have a copy of your actual degree, but you can begin the process anytime.
How much will I paid?
Salaries vary depending on school and location and are typically commensurate with
whether you want to take on extra classes or responsibility within your school. Overall, TEFL qualified teachers
expect to receive an average salary that ranges between RMB10,000 and RMB21,000 per month depending on
Are there any special qualifications for teaching in China?
In recent years the government in China has passed a law requiring all teachers to have at
least two years of
experience after University. You must be between 22 and 55 years of age to receive a proper working Z visa.
The Chinese government also requires teachers to have at least a 100-hr TEFL certification. Most provincial
governments require teachers to have a 120-hour certification, so it is really in your best interest to add that
extra 20 hours to your certificate if possible!
Our client schools, especially in Beijing and Shanghai, have been reporting that local authorities are now
down TEFL certificates that have ‘online’ stamped anywhere on the certificate. It is in your best interest to
choose an online course that does not have a certificate with ‘online hours’ mentioned on it, or do a
classroom-based course or a combination course that includes online and classroom hours.
What is the cost of living in China？
The cost of living in China is considerably lower than the cost of living in the United
States or the United
Kingdom. Although we will include a more detailed explanation of what the cost of living is in your acceptance
packet with Teach for the Future, it’s worth noting that the cost of living varies depending on your location.
areas are much less expensive than city areas.
How is the food? Will I like it?
Different regions offer different specialties. Szechuan is known for this spicy fare while
Shanghai is renowned
their “small dishes”, like dumplings or vegetable plates. In addition to the traditional Chinese cuisine, there
some exotic and tantalizing options from chicken feet to snake.
Western restaurants like McDonalds, Burger King, TGIF, and Outback Steakhouse are prevalent all throughout China
well, but be prepared for larger bills when the check arrives!
Do I need to be able to speak Chinese to teach English in China?
Being about to speak Chinese is not a requirement for teaching English in China. However,
there’s no harm in
started before you go.
Can I teach for less than a year in China?
No. The schools that we work with require teachers to commit to a 12-month contract because
of the time and
involved with securing your Z visa and Foreign Expert Certificate.
Am I provided with housing?
This depends on the school you are working with. While some schools outside larger cities
offer housing, most
schools in the larger cities do not. However, the school will always ensure you find appropriate housing to
your salary and you will never be homeless!
Apartments are typically clean and modern and are often times within walking distance to the school. Some
offer shared accommodation with another teacher at your school, while others offer private accommodation. Your
placement manager will discuss this with you before you decide to accept a teaching position.
How to register an account?
Click the register button on the main page, fill in the necessary information for your
school or Institute and
I can't sign in! What should I do?
Get in touch with us over email. E-mail: email@example.com .
I forgot my password! How can I retrieve my password?
Get in touch with us over email. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
How do I update my recruiter account information?
Login your account first and make necessary update in the school info section.
What is credit?
A credit is the cost for seeing a teacher’s resume.
How are credits used?
You can use credits to see interested teacher’s resumes.
How can I redeem/buy more credits?
Click Account -> Purchase Credits.
What payment methods can be used here?
Union Pay and online banking transfer.
* Job posting:
How much does it cost to post positions on www.TeachFuture.org?
It’s free to post positions.
How long will my posts be advertised online?
We’ll leave that up to you – jobs may be posted as long as you wish.
How many jobs can I post per month?
There is no limit on the number of jobs you may post.
How do I edit a job after publishing it?
Click Recruitment -> My Job Posts -> Action -> Modify.
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