Published on:
August 2, 2017

by: Tom

Published on:
July 26, 2017

by: Will Perrins

What salary can I expect teaching in China?

How much you can earn teaching in China is based on several key factors, such as type of school you work for, location in China and level of experience. Regardless of these factors, Opportunity China do not partner with any schools that pay less than RMB8000 (£900/$1200) per month – the majority pay upwards of [...]

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Published on:
July 12, 2017

by: Will Perrins

Am I Qualified to Teach in China?

A question many potential applicants will ask themselves (and Google!) when considering a role teaching in China. Also a question that isn’t made easier when browsing through conflicting search engine results and TEFL forum postings! Here are some of the most common asked questions and the cold hard facts about eligibility for teaching in China... [...]

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Published on:
July 7, 2017

by: Will Perrins

Health and Safety when Teaching in China- Part 2

Medical Check Information

This week’s blog considers what teachers can do, and precautions to take, to stay safe and healthy once you have arrived in China. For information on Medical Checks before and after going to China, check out our guide here. First up, familiarise yourself with local services   On arrival, take the time to check out [...]

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Published on:
June 29, 2017

by: Will Perrins

Staying Safe and Healthy- Part 1 Pre-Departure

Your well-being and safety while living and working in China is paramount, and there are a number of steps you can take both before you leave for China, as well as throughout your time in the country, to help you keep healthy and safe! This week’s blog focuses on just a few of the steps [...]

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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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