The classroom will be your workplace in China, so it’s important you get everything in order.
While you won’t have any control over which classrooms you’ll teach in, you can make sure you're familiar with the facilities and how the multimedia works.
If you’re teaching in the public system, you’ll spend time outside the classroom creating lesson plans. On the other hand, if you’re teaching in a private center or language institute, you’ll generally be expected to work off set lesson plans created by the school.
Managing student behavior will be a key part of your role. While most students in China are well behaved, you may need to keep an eye on one or two who stray from the pack.
The more experience you get, the more comfortable you’ll be working with different types of students.
A typical ESL teacher’s day in China varies depending on a number of factors, like the type of school and the amount of classes.
One thing is for sure though – teaching in China is incredibly rewarding and one of the best experiences you’ll ever have.
Classrooms in China
Classroom facilities and equipment in China can vary greatly depending on the school.
What to expect in a public classroom in China
Public schools in China have basic classroom facilities. This means you'll have a chalkboard or whiteboard a...
Planning lessons in China
If you’re unprepared for your class, it will lack structure and direction, your students will get bored or unruly, and you’ll lose control of the classroom. At worst, the school will notice you’re not up to the job and you’ll...
Managing student behavior in China
You will have different challenges depending on the age of your Chinese students.
Young students in China
Younger students are active and noisy. A lot of your time will be spent on behavior management and controlling the class.
One of the mo...
A typical day as a teacher in China
Each foreign English teacher in China will have a different schedule depending on the type of school they’re placed in and the number of hours they teach.
However, to give you an idea of what you can expect, here’s an example of a typi...