Published on:
June 23, 2017

by: Will Perrins

Preparing for China – are you ready?

Chinese public school

It's that time of year again where thousands of teachers are preparing to embark on a life-changing experience in China! It’s also that time of year where we at Opportunity China find ourselves inundated with a huge amount of China related questions! There's the document legalization process to go through, the work 'z' visa application [...]

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Published on:
June 13, 2017

by: Will Perrins

7 tips to nail your TEFL interview

You’ve searched far and wide and finally found what could be the TEFL role of your dreams. The school has invited you to a skype interview, but there’s one problem; you’ve never interviewed for a teaching role in China and need to consider how to best present yourself and your experience. Here are 7 tips […]

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Published on:
June 2, 2017

by: Will Perrins

An Idiot’s Guide to Pre-Departure Preparation – 7 Top Tips

There’s a long list of things all teachers have to complete before embarking on their China adventure. OK, some of our top tips below may seem obvious, but when you’re jetting off on a life-changing opportunity it’s easy in all the excitement to forget some important items. Here we list a few actions tick off!   1. Have […]

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Published on:
May 23, 2017

by: Emily

New Video Resource Launch – the Work ‘Z’ Visa Process

Work 'Z' Visa Process

Further to briefings held in provincial visa offices across China this Spring, all schools now require that teachers notarize and authenticate documents such as their degree, TEFL/ TESOL certification and ‘No Criminal Record’ check. This useful video resource provides a step-by-step guide to the work ‘z’ visa application process, outlining the documents that teachers need […]

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Published on:
May 17, 2017

by: Emily

Medical Checks to Teach in China; the Lowdown 

Benefits of Working in a Public School

Nothing is more important than your health. This is universally recognised and China (or more specifically China’s Visa authorities and schools) are no exception to this. Those looking to live, work and teach in China will have to undergo at least one form of medical screening, be it pre-departure, on arrival, and in some cases […]

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Published on:
May 11, 2017

by: Emily

7 cool things about Shenzhen – An introduction

Shenzhen is a fascinating, culturally diverse metropolis of over 12 million people. It’s a city where 2 worlds collide, and one of the fastest growing in all of China. Here we explore just a few of the great things about living and working in Shenzhen with 7 cool things about Shenzhen… Location   You’ve probably […]

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Published on:
April 30, 2017

by: Emily

Published on:
April 27, 2017

by: Emily

Requirements for the Z Visa/ Foreign Expert Permit to Teach in China

Foreign Expert Permit to Teach in China

This April a number of provincial visa office briefings have been held throughout China and there have been some changes in the requirements for the Z Visa/ Foreign Expert Permit to Teach in China. The new requirements (in most provinces) for teachers to secure a work ‘z’ visa from their employer school are as follows: A […]

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Published on:
April 19, 2017

by: Emily

As an English Teacher, how much tax will I pay?

Income Tax for English Teachers in China   Paying taxes as a teacher in China is easy; it is a lot like back at home where your employer would calculate the tax and take it out of your salary without you having to see it. You’ll be pleased to learn that tax in China is [...]

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Published on:
April 12, 2017

by: Emily

How should I dress as a Teacher in China?

How should I dress as a teacher in China? Believe it or not, we get asked this question all the time! How  You may be surprised to learn that purchasing clothes and shoes in certain Chinese cities can be more expensive than in your home country, so packing suitable work clothing for your first few months […]

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