Lexi Ward

Have you just completed your degree? Are you thinking about what you can do next? Are you looking for your first job out of university that can provide you with an exciting adventure? Then teaching English in China with English First could be the perfect opportunity for you! This fantastic experience will give you the chance to explore the other side of the world while earning a sufficient living at the same time. If you have always wanted to see Asia, this is your chance you go and live there for a whole year.

China has endless opportunities for English speaking graduates, so you are bound to find the right teaching role for you! You do not need to have previous experience in ESL, and fresh graduates are welcome to apply. There are just a few requirements in place you will need to meet in order to teach English abroad in China.

To qualify for one of these fantastic roles with English First, you will need a bachelor's degree. Don't worry if your degree is not in English Literature or Education. Graduates from many academic disciplines teach English successfully with English First in China. The most crucial thing is that you have your degree. Your degree can be in any subject, and you can still teach overseas for English First.

The second teaching English abroad requirement is to hold a TEFL certificate. The TEFL certificate provides an excellent foundation for becoming an awesome teacher and learning how to get the best out of your future students. It also massively helps you kick start your teaching overseas adventure. If you do not hold your TEFL certificate yet, English First does provide sponsorship for those who need it. This will help you get qualified for your new dream teaching job in China. So, don't let not having a TEFL certificate right now stop you applying.

As people in China are keen to learn English from native speakers, a requirement to teach abroad in China is to hold a passport from a native English-speaking country. These countries currently include; Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and the USA. Having a passport from one of these countries is essential for you securing your work visa and your English teaching job in China with English First.

As you will be working with a lot of young people improving their English abilities, you will need to obtain a clean background check. This is so you can secure your role with English First. Having a clean background check will also be required for your work visa while you are in China. Make sure you will be able to get this before applying to teach with English First!

It is also essential that you are able to live abroad for one year. As English First is looking for future teachers, who can commit to one year of helping their students progress with their English skills. The ability to immerse yourself somewhere that is an entirely different culture to your own for a whole year is a life-changing experience! It will make your confidence grow and provide enough memories to last a lifetime. Not to mention all the incredible people you will meet from teaching ESL.

If you meet the criteria above, then congratulations! You could get your teaching job in China with with English First very soon. Gaining international experience as part of your first graduate job is impressive. So, make the jump now by checking if have all of your documents to prove that you are qualify for a teaching position with English First. Then fill in your application form to start your unforgettable ESL journey in China!

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