Hint: You've come to the right place: Your life will never be the same
AIBE will work with you throughout the application, interview, and job placement process to help you determine the best fit for you and our partner schools. Your success is directly tied to ours.
SIX SIMPLE STEPS TO TEACH IN CHINA
1. APPLY TO TEACH ABROAD
Complete online application and upload your resume by clicking on the "apply now" button to left.
2. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Receive a personal response from our team within 48 hours to answer questions, review the entire application process, and discuss the teaching opportunity.
3. CONDUCT SCREENING & INTERVIEW
Dialogue with one of our educators. Participate in an initial screening session with a representative from one of our
partner schools in China.
4. PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
Help us better understand your expertise, experiences, and interests by providing reference checks and background
5. EMPLOYMENT OFFER & ONBOARDING
Congratulations! Qualified applicants will be offered a position
of employment and provided live information sessions online
prior to departure from the U.S.A. with one of our educators.
6. DEPART FOR CHINA!
You will depart prepared to experience a new culture, language, and people. Our team will virtually connect to help answer
questions, provide support and resolve any issues you may
Frequently asked questions
How does the application process work?
The process is very straightforward and easy.
Is TEFL Certification required?
TEFL/ESL qualifications are always helpful yet not required, except for some management positions (School Principal, Department Head) may require TEFL/ESL qualification.
What are the language requirements - do I need to be fluent in the local language?
Fluency in English is required in order to teach in China. While some knowledge or fluency is always helpful, it is not required. All subject matter is presente din English with support from Chinese instructors when available.
Can I apply without obtaining my Bachelor's Degree?
Yes - while a Bachelor's Degree (from an accredited university) is required, we stronly encourage both undergraduate/graduate students apply during your final year of study. American Institute of Bilingual Education (AIBE) partners with some universities to provide the opportunity to simultaneously compelte a degree and learn about teaching and living in China.
When can I apply?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to positions requiring immediate placement (fall and winter semesters). AIBE will keep your application active until we find a position that best meets your needs, interests, and background becomes available. We will keep your file active for one year, at which time, you should reapply.
What are the weekly work requirements?
They vary based on position and campus. There is a base time requirement in/outside class - teaching hours, lesson preparation, student evaluation, meeting with parents, etc. , clearly outlined in your employment contract. This contract will also stipulate promotional opportunities, retention incentives, pay increases, etc.
Do I apply for a specific job?
AIBE partners with several Chinese school systems with huge footprints and plans for significant expansion. Positions are constantly added and updated the meet the ever-demanding need for foreign teachers. We mainating a database of positions; our scoring system ranks candidates and match their abilities, skills and talents with the right positions at the right schools.
What is the Salary/Benefits package?
Salary and benefits package vary across positions. Most foreign teachers can expect to receive compensation in the range of $25,000 - $45,000 U.S. , commensurate with experience and the requirements of the position.
What is the minimum time requirement?
Schools in China require a one-year time commitment, althougha two-year engagement is strongly preferred. On occasion, there may be a summer or one-semester experience available for foreign teachers.
Are the duties/responsibilities the same for all teaching positions in China?
Job requirements vary based on the individual needs of each school. One of our educators at AIBE will discuss your interests, background, experience and expertise during the initial screening interview. We will asses the information, calculate according to our scoring system, and match it with our database of schools/open positions. We will match you with one/two jobs that match requirements and provide you with the specific job description/position.
Do I need a special Visa/Travel Documents?
A valid passport thatn will not exprie earlier than six months prior to desired return to the U.S.A. is required in order to apply for a Chinese Visa. Application at a Chinese Embassay or China Consulate is necessary prior to departure from the U.S.A. If you move forward with a teaching offer, AIBE and your future employer will work with you to confirm deadlines for making applicaion, as well as ensuring you understand which documents are neccesary to meet all requirements for approval. We will help you throuhgout this process.
Living and Working in China
What is it like to work and live in China?
It's exciting, thrilling, most likely very different than your current location - it's an adventure. You have an opportunitiy to explore both the revered ancient history and culture of China, with an eye towards the future, taking place in China on every level.
Will my salary/benefits cover my living expenses?
Yes - your salary and benefits will cover your basic living expenses. Typically, your salary/benefit package, when properly managed, will provide you with some extra income that can be leveraged for travel.
Can friend/partner/spouse join me, can we teach together?
Yes - feel free to apply with your friends/partner/spouse, or bring them along. Family members are welcome to come to China, although housing to accomodate more individuals may be a cost borne by you, based on capacity/availability.
Is it safe to live and work in China?
Yes - while there are no risk-free places to live in the world, AIBE and BCC know China. We live and work in the major/minor cities. We have relationships with the schools, government, police, and community leaders. We actively monitor the safety and security of our teachers and administrators.