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What types of jobs would there be with these qualifications?

 
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maj0915



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: What types of jobs would there be with these qualifications? Reply with quote

What do you think the best type of job would be for an American with a BA in English, a 120-hour online TEFL certification, and one year of experience teaching ESL in the States? Could I find a job at a university?
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muffintop



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you can find a Uni gig. Not a problem.
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1
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maj0915



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you all just recommend emailing universities directly, saying I'm interested in any possible job openings for the spring semester, and including my resume, scans of my certification, diploma, and passport, and a picture of myself? It seems like the vast majority of the job postings on this site, SeriousTeachers, etc. are for chain schools.
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think for Feb start, the emailing route is the one for you.
Seriousteachers.com will have uni ads so I would load my stuff on there as a precaution. It doesn't cost anything and you've got your documents scanned.
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teenoso



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

esl teachers' board, anesl.com, abroadchina.org, networkesl.com (but watch out for bait and switch) .
All these have uni jobs, and some may give the school's email contact.
I think emailing random unis will produce a lot of 'mail undeliverable' and no response (email address is 5 years out of date). Typically Chinese unis' websites are appalling to navigate, have broken links and hopeless 'English ' introductions . But some posters here recommend the email-shot route.
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Simon in Suzhou



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to stretch that 1 year of teaching experience into 2 years of teaching experience...just sayin'.
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FreakingTea



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon in Suzhou wrote:
You might want to stretch that 1 year of teaching experience into 2 years of teaching experience...just sayin'.


Only if you want to teach in one of the stricter cities. In most places, OP is overqualified!
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Simon in Suzhou



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maj,

If you are looking at coming to China for the spring term (end of Feb/beginning of March), please be aware that most colleges will be finishing the current term at the end of December/beginning of January. Then they will shut their offices and EVERYONE will be on holiday until at least mid-February. The spring term seems far off, but most colleges have their hiring done by the end of December. So don't procrastinate!
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maj0915



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teenoso wrote:
esl teachers' board, anesl.com, abroadchina.org, networkesl.com (but watch out for bait and switch) .
All these have uni jobs, and some may give the school's email contact.
I think emailing random unis will produce a lot of 'mail undeliverable' and no response (email address is 5 years out of date). Typically Chinese unis' websites are appalling to navigate, have broken links and hopeless 'English ' introductions . But some posters here recommend the email-shot route.


Thanks, I wasn't aware of the last three of those sites! I have encountered some of the problems you mentioned about receiving "mail undeliverable" messages from many of the schools.
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happeningthang



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your qualifications are fine - but your experience is not enough.

Immigration will require you to have two years of full time work experience POST graduation - ideally as a teacher.
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choudoufu



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you meant to say.........


....... wrote:
Your qualifications are fine - but your experience may not be enough.

Immigration or foreign experts bureau could possibly require you to have two years of full time work experience POST graduation - in some cases as a teacher or in some kind of training capacity.
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a city or cities in mind go to Wikipedia entry and on the side bar click on Education.
This will bring a list of tertiaries. These are not links so you will need to re Google.
Someone posted a link to a China university page but I can't find it.
A functional approach is to Google China (Sports) Universities, or technology, or language, or international trade, or music, or finance.
That's if your experience relates to a particular major.
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22Yossarian



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

choudoufu wrote:
you meant to say.........


....... wrote:
Your qualifications are fine - but your experience may not be enough.

Immigration or foreign experts bureau could possibly require you to have two years of full time work experience POST graduation - in some cases as a teacher or in some kind of training capacity.


Yep, I had 2 years of substitute teaching/uni adjuncting when I got my visa to work in Beijing last summer.

In China; rules are rules except when they aren't.
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