Training Centre Teaching

ESL Teaching Jobs in training centres are a great way to teach a variety of ages an immersive English curriculum in the evenings and weekends. You’ll be able to teach three-year-olds, all the way up to adults in small, focused class sizes. One great benefit of being an ESL teacher in a training centre is having the weekdays off, allowing you to explore your city in peace and quiet, whilst everyone else is working.

 Another great benefit of being an ESL teacher in a training school is your ability to work with classes of similar English abilities, thus allowing you to focus on growing your students together and a class. This allows for much better classroom management, as students will be engaged with teaching content suitable for their learning capabilities.

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Is Training Centre Teaching Right for Me?

One of the main benefits of working in a Training Centre is the level and support of material available to help you create the most useful lessons. Training Centres are spaces where students can go in the evenings to learn the English language, outside of their school. Therefore, Training Centres are geared towards having all the material ready, as their sole focus is growing their student’s English ability.
Training Centres allow you to explore on the weekdays, and this is important. China has 1.6billion people, with everyone having the weekends off. Enjoy trips with ETravel club or explore the interesting sites of your city without the crowdedness.
With evening and weekend work, being an ESL teacher in a training centre is perfect for teachers who enjoy waking up when they wake up and spending their time socialising with their friends over brunch.

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What is the salary for a Training Centre Teacher in China?

1. 12,000RMB to 22,000RMB per month before tax
2. Accommodation Provided or an allowance included in your salary
3. Reimbursed Flights to come to China and to go home
4. Z-VISA support throughout your application, so you can come to China and teach legally
5. Fully paid public holidays throughout the year
6. Private Health Insurance
7. English speaking colleagues who can support you
8. Training and Development Opportunities

All the provided benefits are general benefits, and we’ll let you know what your Kindergarten offers before you sign a contrac

Requirements for Teaching ESL in a Training Centre

  1. Fluent English speaker with a clear and audible accent
  2. Bachelor’s degree or above (non-native English speakers need to have theirs from a native English-speaking country)
  3. TEFL certificate, OR 2 years of teaching experience, OR English related degree
  4. Below the age of 60 years old
  5. No criminal record

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A Typical Week Teaching in a Training Centre

As an ESL teacher in a Training Centre, expect to work evenings and weekends, with two days off during the week. This means a typical schedule of 4 pm to 9 pm on three weekdays and 8 am to 6 pm for Saturday and Sunday. You’ll be teaching approximately 20 lessons a week, with all your other time planning and preparing. Although, lots of material, games and flashcards are already prepared, and the training centre may want you to follow a strict curriculum.

You’ll be sharing the learning of your students with your colleagues, parents and be providing the students with some work to do if your curriculum allows.

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Your FAQs

Yes, HiredinChina and your school can support you with anything you need. We’ve been through it all before.

Your school will apply for your VISA for you to work directly for them. We’ll be with you every step of the journey. We’ve created our own VISA support page. Remember, the VISA you’re applying for is a Z-VISA.

You will be employed directly by the school. HiredinChina helps you meet your perfect school.

Your contract will be a minimum of one year. Some contracts are two years long, depending on which school you teach in.

If you’re ill, don’t panic. You’ll have private insurance from which you can quickly be taken to a hospital with your school’s HR staff. They’ll support you until you’re better, translating everything throughout your journey. Once you’re better, you can claim the hospital bills against your insurance.

Yes, absolutely. You’ll have to go through your bank to legitimately send money home. To do this, follow the steps they give you. Your HR support at your school will be able to translate anything you need to properly do this.

Most class sizes are 12-25 students. Try to allow for different levels of learning throughout your class, so all your students are engaged.

That’s fantastic news! Not speaking Chinese is great for your students, as you’ll be able to immerse them in English more. To communicate to the locals, we recommend you learn English whilst teaching, to appreciate the culture more. We’ve put together a short basic mandarin guide to help you get kick-started before you come.

"China is an amazing country and has provided be the opportunity to tutor in several training/language centres as well as kindergartens, and I must confess that I’ve had fantastic experiences in all these."
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