Teaching in China - A viable career option

Teaching in China - A viable career option

Unemployment rates are up; daily on social media, graduates list their qualifications hoping for exposure to possible employers on their networks. Hashtags such as #Jobseekers or #JobseekersWednesday trend weekly on Twitter, showing the desperation of groups of people who are skilled and qualified but just cannot find employment. This outcry on social media is merely a glimpse of the reality of thousands of people. Thousands more, with qualifications, may not be tapped in digitally. They too are also, daily, on a quest for employment.

For a lot of people, the idea of relocating to a foreign country to teach English is remote..

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Making your way to Changsha

Making your way to Changsha

The flight to China is long, but relatively comfortable and is almost the final leg on your way to teach English in China. Depending on the country you are flying from since we recruit a lot of native English speakers from many countries abroad, you can find flights direct to the larger cities in China e.g. Beijing or Shanghai. In some instances, you may need to fly to another country in Europe or the Middle East, then catch another flight, again either to Beijing or Shanghai, then connect to Changsha from there. Another possible route is to Hong Kong, from where a direct flight to Changsha is possible.

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Z Visa application guide for teaching English in China

Z Visa application guide for teaching English in China

You have applied, been called back for an interview and just recently been told that your application to become one of Vinston’s FTs (that’s Vinston speak for “foreign teachers”, meaning non-Chinese English teachers) has been successful. What’s next? A whirlwind trip half way around the world that’s what. Not so fast; before that, comes the visa application. In this case, it is the Z visa you have to apply for. This is how the application process for the Z visa unfolds.

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