Summer Paid Teaching In China

Take 4, 6 or 8 weeks this summer to teach in China ... and receive a cash thank you gift!

Take a week to get over jet-lag, have a formal orientation and travel to your new school. Teach 4, 6 or 8 weeks and receive a cash "thank you gift" for teaching.

No risk and no obligation. Get started today!

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Overview

Requirements for the summer paid teacher in China opportunity:

  • Current classroom teachers (preferred).
  • Holders of at least a Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
  • Non-degree holders with some teaching experience.
  • Native-English speakers only.
  • Citizen of US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
  • TEFL/TESOL Certification strongly preferred but not required, especially if you are not a classroom teacher. What you learn can help you be more successful in the classroom.
  • 18+ years of age. Mature teachers welcome to apply.

This program is a great opportunity for global teaching experience to enhance your career, while getting paid a cash stipend.

Fee

$495

Duration

4, 6 or 8 weeks.

Visa

Not included. Teachers enter on a Tourist visa.

Start Dates

Summer 2018
May 30 to June 29
May 30 to July 15
May 30 to July 27
July 15-August 15
July 15- August 31

What's Included

  • Accommodation throughout your entire stay in China, including orientation.
  • 1 meal per day when you are teaching at the school and a meal allowance for the duration of your stay.
  • A cash “thank you” gift from your school to help you offset your flights, meals and visa.
  • Guidance on securing your tourist visa.
  • Four-days of training, tours and excursions during orientation to include extensive Chinese culture and language orientation program that covers Chinese history, politics, geography and culture, all taught by area experts.
  • Your teaching placement.
  • An experienced U.S. based GeoVisions Program Manager who will serve as your coordinator and liaison with our in-country staff in China.
  • Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
  • Local airport pickup  is provided if you arrive between 7 am – 7 pm on the day prior to orientation.  Pick up is not provided if you arrive late for the program.
  • Alumni teacher network and events.
  • Extensive medical, accident and dental insurance along with emergency evacuation insurance for US citizens.
  • Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
  • A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.

Costs

$495

GeoVisions-4cprocessThe fee you pay to teach in China this summer goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit company, The GeoVisions Foundation.  The program donation for this experience covers your costs of accommodation during your entire program as well as orientation. It also covers our costs of placing you on the program in a screened school. The fee helps our non-profit to provide your accommodation, meals, insurance, pre-departure & in-country support. We provide 24/7 emergency service, manned by real people. We update our tutor materials and tutoring aids constantly and provide a real ESL Teacher who is here via email to give you personalized assistance if you feel you need ideas. You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community.

Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees can be deducted as a charitable donation.

Paid Teacher Program

Depending on which dates you teach, you will receive the following in China to offset your costs:

Four Weeks (May 30 to June 29) -or- (July 15 to August 15)

  • $935
  • This amount is in the form of a cash “appreciation” gift by your school to assist with reimbursing you for some of your airfare, costs of meals, and visa costs.
  • 1 meal, Monday through Friday, when you are teaching at the school.
  • Accommodation throughout the program.
  • Orientation for 4 days including tours and visits, and an English-speaking guide.

Six Weeks (May 30 to July 15) -or- (July 15 to August 31)

  • $1,395
  • This amount is in the form of a cash “appreciation” gift by your school to assist with reimbursing you for some of your airfare, costs of meals, and visa costs.
  • 1 meal, Monday through Friday, when you are teaching at the school.
  • Accommodation throughout the program.
  • Orientation for 4 days including tours and visits, and an English-speaking guide.

Eight Weeks (May 30 to July 27)

  • $1,750
  • This amount is in the form of a cash “appreciation” gift by your school to assist with reimbursing you for some of your airfare, costs of meals, and visa costs.
  • 1 meal, Monday through Friday, when you are teaching at the school.
  • Accommodation throughout the program.
  • Orientation for 4 days including tours and visits, and an English-speaking guide.

What's Included

  • Accommodation throughout your entire stay in China, including orientation.
  • 1 meal per day when you are teaching at the school and a meal allowance for the duration of your stay.
  • A cash “thank you” gift from your school to help you offset your flights, meals and visa.
  • Guidance on securing your tourist visa.
  • Four-days of training, tours and excursions during orientation to include extensive Chinese culture and language orientation program that covers Chinese history, politics, geography and culture, all taught by area experts.
  • Your teaching placement.
  • An experienced U.S. based GeoVisions Program Manager who will serve as your coordinator and liaison with our in-country staff in China.
  • Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
  • Local airport pickup  is provided if you arrive between 7 am – 7 pm on the day prior to orientation.  Pick up is not provided if you arrive late for the program.
  • Alumni teacher network and events.
  • Extensive medical, accident and dental insurance along with emergency evacuation insurance for US citizens.
  • Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
  • A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.

What's Not Included

  • Local transportation.
  • Visa costs for the Tourist Visa.

FAQ

Please call us on +1 (203) 453-5838 if you have questions.

We are asked the same questions each day, so we hope this page of Frequently Asked Questions will be helpful to you. Anyone in our office can answer your questions anytime you call. We want you to made informed decisions and we will be happy to talk to you anytime.

How does the application process work for the summer program?

  • To apply, you must complete the online application and submit the required documents.
  • Once your application has been submitted,  your Operations Coordinator will provide you with a list of documents required for the program.
  • We will then submit your completed application to our office in China for approval.
  • Within 1-2 weeks after we send the documents to China, you’ll know if you’re accepted to the program.

What documents are required to apply?

  • Your completed online application.
  • A color copy of your passport.
  • A reference list.
  • Copy of your degree, transcripts, or a letter of expected completion if you haven’t graduated.
  • Resume.
  • Criminal Record Check.
  • Any certificates related to teaching (ex: TEFL/TESOL, First Aid, Teaching Certification, etc)
  • A photo of you.

Am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Current classroom teachers (preferred).
  • Holders of at least a Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
  • Non-degree holders with some teaching experience.
  • Native-English speakers only.
  • Citizen of US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
  • TEFL/TESOL Certification strongly preferred but not required, especially if you are a classroom teacher.

What documents will I need with me when I arrive China?

Be certain you pack to bring with you:

  • Your original University Degree Certificate or Original University Degree Transcript. If you do not feel comfortable bringing your original diploma, you can bring a notarized, stamped copy.
  • Criminal Background Check

Can I apply with a friend or spouse?

Yes! It is more difficult to place friends and couples in the same school. While we do have friends who come to China together, we are able to place them near one another but we can’t guarantee that.

Can I teach in the city/province of my choice?

You may submit your preferences for teaching location, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to honor your request. Summer paid teaching assignments are difficult to find due to the shortened time you will be in China and impacting the students.

Will someone be there to pick me up at the airport?

Yes, a staff member will pick you up from the airport as long as you arrive anytime before 7 PM the day before orientation begins.  If you are unable to arrive within this time frame, you will be responsible for your transportation from the airport.

How will I get from orientation to my placement?

You will have assistance arranging your transportation and travel plans by bus or train to your placement.

Is housing included?

Yes! Housing is included in your program fee.

Can I bring my children?

If agreed upon at the outset, partners, spouses and children can come with you. Basically this is done when 2 of you are teaching at the same school or nearby schools. If this is not agreed upon before you leave your home country, the answer is no.

What is the likelihood of other teachers being in the same accommodation?

Likely. The apartments provided are 2 and 3 bedrooms with a kitchen, living room and western bathroom.

Is bedding provided?

Beds and other furnishings are provided, but bedding is not. You can either bring your own, or buy some in China to save space in your luggage.

Can I bring pets?

No!

When will I find out where I will be teaching – prior to arrival or upon arrival?

When possible, GeoVisions will provide you with information in advance of your departure from your home country.

What is the length of a contract?

The length of your initial contract is 4, 6 or 8 weeks.

What age group will I be teaching?

Ages 3-5 or possibly 6-15 if you’re in a summer language camp or technical school.

What is the most common level of teaching – elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced? Does this differ by age group?

Age can often be a deceiving indicator of English ability among Chinese students. For planning purposes, we recommend preparing your expectations for lower ability students ranging from elementary to advanced beginner.

Will teachers be teaching alone or will there be assistant teachers?

Some private primary schools will have Chinese co-teachers, but it is best not to expect a co-teacher – you will likely be leading your class on your own.

How many students will there will be in a class?

The maximum will be 50 but the average will be 20-35 students.

How many hours per week will teachers be contracted to work?

The contract will state that you need to be at the school from 7am until 4pm or 8am to 5pm. Teaching hours will be between 18-24 per week. Many schools might let you leave a reasonable amount of time after your last class (2:30/3:30pm) but that is dependent on the school. Therefore, the contract will read 7am-4pm and 8am-5pm.

Are teachers provided with Mandarin lessons from the schools?

Not officially or formally. But for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin, you will find everyone around you more than helpful and encouraging!

What should I wear when I’m teaching?

Think lightweight fabrics.

How much will I be paid to teach in China this summer?

Four Weeks (May 30 to June 29) -or- (July 15 to August 15)
  • $935
  • This amount is in the form of a cash “appreciation” gift by your school to assist with reimbursing you for some of your airfare, costs of meals, and visa costs.
  • 1 meal, Monday through Friday, when you are teaching at the school.
  • Accommodation throughout the program.
  • Orientation for 4 days including tours and visits, and an English-speaking guide.
Six Weeks (May 30 to July 15) -or- (July 15 to August 31)
  • $1,395
  • This amount is in the form of a cash “appreciation” gift by your school to assist with reimbursing you for some of your airfare, costs of meals, and visa costs.
  • 1 meal, Monday through Friday, when you are teaching at the school.
  • Accommodation throughout the program.
  • Orientation for 4 days including tours and visits, and an English-speaking guide.
Eight Weeks (May 30 to July 27)
  • $1,750
  • This amount is in the form of a cash “appreciation” gift by your school to assist with reimbursing you for some of your airfare, costs of meals, and visa costs.
  • 1 meal, Monday through Friday, when you are teaching at the school.
  • Accommodation throughout the program.
  • Orientation for 4 days including tours and visits, and an English-speaking guide.

Why Is There A Placement Fee?

Over the years we have met teachers who have had horrible experiences when they think they are going into a fantastic overseas teaching job only to find out they are not going to a real school, but a corporate school and not a true International school. They have been caught in a signed contract without having visited the school or met the administrators. Where do they turn without a support team who’s only job is to look out for you?

At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the school and the position and in most cases, we have placed teachers at that school before. We make sure you’re being paid the highest thank you gift from the school as possible. We provide a formal orientation, starting when we pick you up at the airport.  You will meet other teachers just like you the day you arrive. Start enjoying the GeoVisions safety net immediately. We help you with your visa, your formal documents and we make sure your new school is ready to receive you. In fact, if your placement doesn’t work out, we work to move you to another school or another part of China.

Can I apply with friends, family or significant others?

One question we often get is whether it is possible to teach in China with a friend, family member or significant other. The answer is absolutely! Finding placement for two or more people in the same school or area makes the task of job placement more challenging and tends to narrow the placement options, however, if you are open-minded to location and age group, and do not have narrow preferences, we have a very successful track record of placing friends and family if not at the same school, then certainly in the same town.

Will Schools Hire Teachers That Are Age 50 Or Older?

Most schools do not impose age restrictions, but there may be a subtle age bias towards younger teachers. However, if you are active, vibrant, energetic and a creative educator who loves being around young people, you will be able to secure a job.

A few countries do impose age restrictions set by the government for issuing work visas, but most do not.

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