Information needed about teaching in Shanghai

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Information needed about teaching in Shanghai

Unread post by joewest1802 » 09 Mar 2019, 01:08

Hi to all,

I'm looking for some advice about teaching English in Shanghai. I'm a UK citizen, 32 years old. I want to get a job offer lined up before heading out there, rather than flying out there at my own expense and then hunting for a job once I'm there. I don't officially have a degree, as I was unable to complete the course.

Is it possible to do it without a degree? Will some places not actually check or ask for proof of it?

What sites can I use to apply for jobs? What is the process?

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Information needed about teaching in Shanghai

Unread post by Joe » 05 May 2019, 07:11

In general a degree is required not by the employer but by the government (before they issue a work permit), and I believe this is true in China. Many foreign teachers have been deported from China recently for skirting the laws. So while it may be possible to find a school to accept you, probably on unfavourable terms for you, it's risky. That said, China is crying out for teachers of English and the position may change.
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