What if I don’t have any experience?
No worries, many of our clients are fresh teachers. In fact, there is no problem or restriction regarding this.
In order to teach English in China, no experience is obligatory, although it may be an advantage, especially if you have worked with kids of a certain age or at reputable institutions.
On the other hand, many people believe that in order to teach English in China no degree is needed as well. This, on the contrary, is not true.
You have to possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in any field (although, a degree in education is preferred).
What is the typical schedule like?
All jobs for foreigners in Dalian expect you to work Monday-Friday and have 2 days off. Many schools give you a day off on weekends, but it’s not a rule.
Those, who choose to work at international schools, usually have a slightly different schedule: they teach 5 days a week, but these include weekends because that’s when most students have more free time. In this case, your days off fall on weekdays.
Both training centers and ESL public school jobs in Dalian include up to 40 working hours per week for full-time positions.
But it doesn’t mean, that you’ll be expected to teach all this time: most of the hours are for preparation, meetings, homework check and other office tasks. However, classes still take up to 60% of the time.
The actual amount of hours is determined by the school: for example, at kindergartens, you teach only 10 hours per week!
At state schools you’ll work from 8 am to 5 pm daily, while Dalian international school jobs let you wake up later and start around 3 pm: you get relaxed mornings, but you won’t finish teaching until 9 pm.
How much can you earn in Dalian?
For expats, who choose to teach English in China salary won’t be a point of disappointment. Wages in Dalian range from 11,000 to 14,000 RMB ($1,200 - $2,050) depending on prior experience, qualifications and position specifications.
Native speakers teaching in Dalian usually earn more, than non-natives.
What to expect from your role as an English teacher in Dalian
- Work 5 days/week
- Teach young learners/adult students
- Class sizes: maximum of 25 people
- 40 hours in total: 10-25 hours per week teaching English at a Chinese school plus office work
- Plan lessons, conversation classes, demos and presentations
- Ensure interactive activities, use audio materials, develop students’ communication skills
- Provide feedback, check tests and homework
- Attend social events and meetings