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Now you can work in China as an English teacher. Whether you want to be a working traveler, in need of a scenery change or just looking for adventure, then look no further. A competitive salary, housing allowance and so much more makes this a great opportunity not to be missed!

 

The Working Tourist

 

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We’re looking to connect 175 individuals with great schools in China. This recruitment drive runs between April 2017 and July 2017.

 

As per Chinese custom, an honorable introduction paves the way for great relations. The Working Tourist places you in direct contact with the Chinese recruiter as the formal introduction you need in order to proceed.

About the Teacher Position

•          Position: full-time English teacher

•          Location: China (choose from available cities)

•          Small class sizes: Less than 20 students

•          Teach students from ages 2 to 30

•          Teaching material provided – however, you must develop lesson plans

•          Chinese teaching assistant working with you in the classroom at all times

•          Typically you will work about 30-38 hours a week 

•          Manage English instruction classrooms

•          Create an English learning atmosphere for students

•          Develop creative lesson plans that engage students and encourage participation

•          Help to prepare and attend school's extra events and parties (i.e. holiday parties and festivals)

 

 

Salary and Benefits

•          Monthly income: 8,500 -15,000 Chinese Yuan (RMB) depending on your qualifications. This is broken into 7000-12000 Chinese Yuan (RMB) income and 1500-3000 Chinese Yuan (RMB) housing allowance

•          Flight reimbursement after completion of contract

•          Contract completion bonus 6000 Chinese Yuan (RMB)

•          Additional lesson bonus based on amount of lessons per month

•          Paid national holidays

•          You may earn your TEFL while you work.

•          Some Facilities offer free Mandarin lessons

•          Medical insurance is provided

•          Free airport pick-up

•          Hotel accommodation during your training

 

 

Requirements

•          Experience is not necessary but passion and enthusiasm is a must! We want individuals who will put the students’ learning experience first

•          Native English teachers from America, Canada, England, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia are preferred

•          Typically we hire individuals that are at least 20 years of age

•          Possess the ability to adapt: not only to a new culture but also to teaching styles and expectations that may be different than your home country

•          In possession of a valid passport

•          Ability to start as soon as placement is secured

•          Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•          Strong leadership qualities

•          Must be willing to relocate. For visa purposes, must be a native English speaker

•          Punctual, outgoing and enthusiastic work attitude

2017 April, May & June Teacher Intake

Table of Contents

 

 

Overview .................................. .......... 4

 

Job description .................................... 5

 

Position Summary ............................... 6

 

Position Requirements ......................... 7

 

Position Responsibilities ...................... 8

 

Salary and Benefits .............................. 9

 

Money Matters ..................................... 10

 

Application Process ............................. 11

 

Checklist ............................................... 12

 

Fun China Facts .................................... 13

 

Attractions ............................................. 14

 

TEFL Certification ................................ 15

 

TEFL FAQs ........................................... 16

 

The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering, and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

 

Imagine working and living in one of the world’s leading economic countries. What an amazing opportunity to see more of this world!

 

Whether you are looking for adventure, are in the middle of a career change, or just in need of some timeout, this is perfect for you. Absolutely NO prior experience or formal qualifications are necessary to get started, although those with formal qualifications will enjoy a higher salary. Everyone qualifies for free accommodation or housing allowance. Yes, that’s right! A very competitive salary, monthly housing allowance or accommodation on the campus, paid national holidays and free access to the campus clinic, or medical insurance, depending on the school you're appointed to! 

 

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The cost of living in China is considerably cheaper than here in the West. With that being said, the salary goes a very long way in terms of purchasing power in China. Foreign English teachers in China generally earn 2 or 3 times more than that of a local Chinese teacher. Click here to see a sample of the financial breakdown. 

 

HOW MUCH MONEY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

 

Applications are completed on www.hubbering.com

Need a break from the rat race? Set your sights on seeing more of this world. We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals to work and live in China. You will teach English and get paid while having the opportunity to experience a great new culture. Positions vary from countryside schools to central schools in cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. No experience is necessary, but a willingness to be open to new experiences and enthusiasm to work with people is a must. An excellent opportunity to travel to another part of the world!!

 

 

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Applications are completed on www.hubbering.com

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* Position: This is full-time English teacher position and lasts for the duration of the contract. Typically, the contract period is for one year.

 

* Location: China! You can choose from available cities within China.

 

* Small class sizes: Less than 20 students makes classes always manageable.

 

* Teach students from ages 2 to 30 depending on the selection you've made.

 

* Teaching material provided – however, you must develop lesson plans.

 

* A chinese teaching assistant will always be working with you in the classroom and this minimizes a lot of stress for you.

 

* Typically you can expect to work about 30-38 hours a week including 10 hours of planning time.

 

* Your main purpose would be to manage English instruction classrooms to enhance English learning atmosphere for students.

 

* You'll be required to develop creative lesson plans that engage students and encourage class participation.

 

* On occasion you'll help to prepare and attend school's extra events and parties (i.e. holiday parties and festivals)

 

Applications are completed on www.hubbering.com

Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel.

 

* Experience is not necessary but passion and enthusiasm is a must!

 

* We want individuals who will put the students’ learning experience first.

 

* Native English teachers from America, Canada, England, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia are preferred.

 

* Typically we hire individuals that are at least 20 years of age.

 

* We need individuals who possess the ability to adapt. Not only to a new culture but also to teaching styles and expectations that may be different than that of your home country.

 

* Applicants need to be in possession of a valid passport. Normally passport applications take up to 3-4 weeks. 

 

* It's important to be able to start as soon as the placement is secured.

 

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

 

* Strong leadership qualities will be needed.

 

* Applicants must be willing to relocate, and for visa purposes, must be a native English speaker.

 

* We require punctual applicants with an outgoing and enthusiastic work attitude.

 

Applications are completed on www.hubbering.com

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

Though it's important to mention that each school will provide a more detailed specification of roles and responsibilities, we endeavor to provide a broad outline of what will be required of you once you start working.

 

* Manage and educate students in a classroom setting.

 

* Develop and implement engaging lesson plans.

 

* Adhere to established teaching curriculum.

 

* Maintain positive relationships with students and parents.



* Document and share student grades and evaluations.

 

* Maintain the health and safety of all students.

 

* Ability to build rapport with students

 

Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel and guarantee a financial 

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

So many benefits AND a very competative salary is available to you!

 

Annual income: 102,000 -180,000 RMB. The contractual figure will depend on your qualifications and the school that you will be assigned to. The amounts are broken down to 84,000-144,000 RMB salary, and where applicable the 18,000-36,000 RMB housing allowance will apply. Some schools offer free on-campus accomodation in lieu of the housing allowance. 

 

 

 

Remuneration and Benefit Breakdown:

 

  • Monthly income: 7000-12000 RMB 
  • Housing allowance 1500-3000 RMB 
  • Flight reimbursement after completion of your contract
  • Some schools award a contract completion bonus of 6000 RMB
  • Some schools off additional lesson bonus based on your amount of monthly lessons 
  • Paid national holidays
  • You may earn your TEFL while you work.
  • Some Facilities offer free Mandarin lessons
  • Medical insurance is provided by some schools, and other allow free access to their campus clinic
  • Free airport pick-up
  • Hotel accommodation during your training

 

Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel and guarantee a financial 

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

Needless to say, the cost of living in China is considerably cheaper than here in the West and that certainly means that your salary actually goes a very long way in terms of purchasing power in China. Here's a fast fact: Foreign English teachers in China generally earn 2 or 3 times more than that of a local Chinese teacher.

 

In Chinese terms you’ll earn between 8,000RMB – 12,000RMB and that roughly translates to $1,199.20 - $1798.80 per month. Some schools offer a housing allowance which is between 1,500RMB and 3,000RMB. This comes down to $224.85 - $449.70 Schools without housing allowance will provide free on-campus accomodation which also gives you free access to on-campus clinics.

 

*These rates have been taken from the exchange rate applicable during September 2016 and may change as the rate fluctuates. **The below information is an indication only and should be seen as approximate and not actual, however care has been taken to be as accurate as possible.

 

What your income means when broken down:

8,000RMB – 12,000RMB      =      $1,199.20 - $1798.80 per month

1,500RMB - 3,000RMB       =       $224.85 - $449.70 per month

 

 Approximate Rent: ranges from 1,000RMB - 3,500RMB per month ($149.90 - $524.65)

 Approximate Utilities (electricity, gas, water): 250RMB per month ($37.48)

 Approximate Phone & Internet: 300RMB per month ($44.97)

 Approximate Food: 1500RMB per month ($224.85)

 Approximate Dinner at a mid-range restaurant: 80 RMB ($11.99)

 Approximate Rice or noodle dish at a restaurant: 25 RMB ($3.75)

 Approximate Most street food items: 6-10 RMB ($0.90 - $1.50)

 Approximate 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 350 RMB ($52.47)

 

Most people spend around $1,000 per month while living in China. It largely depends on your lifestyle and location.

 

 

 

Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel and guarantee a financial 

Money Matters

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

NOTE: The following information outlines steps and processesses throughout the application 

**We strive to empower both our teachers and schools throughout the process. The Working Tourist, a subsidiary of Hubbering Inc., connects prospective teachers with schools. Your application is sent to the school’s recruiting representative based in China.

 

Option 1: Complete the indication of interest form by clicking here. This will take you to The Working Tourist’s main site where you will let the representative in China know that you're interested in getting more information about schools or to verify your eligibility as a native English speaker etc.

 

Option 2: Complete the Application Form by clicking here. By completing this form you indicate that you are ready to move forward. Your application form is sent directly to the representative in China who will contact you to discuss the schools that are urgently in need of teachers.

 

The following will be mandatory to complete the application form:

* Your most recent resume

* Copies of your highest qualifications

* 2 current photos comprising of 1 bust shot (close up) and 1 full body picture

 

The following are optional, but will greatly enhance your application:

* A short introductory video. This is your opportunity to make a great first impression on the school. No more than 3-5 minutes.

* Introductory letter to the school letting them know a little about you.

* A copy of your passport which will be needed for your visa to be arranged.

 

Presentation is very important, and it’s important to note that things that may be acceptable in our culture in the west may not be acceptable in an Asian culture. E.g. it’s not acceptable in some cultures to approach a decision-maker without having been properly introduced. This means that your video, letter and photographs are very important in the process.

 

Option 3: Request more information by clicking here. This option sends your query to our Miami offices who will answer any questions you may have before moving forward with your application.

 

NB: The Working Tourist connects you with the representative in China and do not have direct participation in the recruitment process. In most cases we will be able to answer your standard questions; however there may be times when we will need to consult the representative in China in order to give you the most relevant and up-to-date answer.

 

So, what does the recruitment process look like?

Step 1: Complete the Application Form as indicated in option 2 above.

Step 2: On receipt of your documents the Chinese office will determine your eligibility and will let you know if more information is needed. Your first interview will now be scheduled. This will be a cross-border interview and the most compatible tool for this is Skype. It’s important to note that during these latter steps you will have crossed the cultural barrier and will be working directly with the Chinese office. Be ready to answer questions i.e. the preferred city that you’d like to work in etc.

 

Tip: Ask as many questions as you can think of e.g.:

What teaching resources and support will I receive?

Will I have a work space available at the school?  A desk, an office?

Will I be expected to stay at the school even when I don’t have classes?

To whom do I report?  Who evaluates me?

Are there air conditioning and/or heating in the classrooms? (This could be important!)

(These are merely ideas and not an exhaustive list.)

 

Step 3: A second interview may be requested, and this time it will be with the principal of the school you selected. The school makes the final decision the hiring process. Please be aware that there will be a time zone difference, and interviews typically take place during the Chinese daytime hours which is UTC +8:00. 

 

Step 4: Once your placement has been confirmed, you’ll be requested to sign your contract. All the agreed terms that were discussed in the previous step will now apply.

 

Step 5: Purchase your plane ticket! And remember to be on time at the airport for your flight! You’ll be picked up on arrival and taken to your hotel

 

 

 

Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel and guarantee a financial 

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel and guarantee a financial 

 

Checklist

 

 

First things first! A checklist! This will help you to determine whether you are ready to apply. 

 

  1. Is English your native language?

 

  1. Are you from one of the following Countries: United States, Canada, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland

 

  1. Do you have a passport, or willing to get one soon?

 

  1. Do you fall in the age group between 20 – 55 years?

 

  1. Will you be able to start within the next 2-8 weeks?

 

  1. Are you a self motivated person who enjoys problem solving?

 

  1. Are you able to adapt easily to different environments?

 

  1. Are you ready for an adventure?

 

Fun Facts!

 

China is the world’s most populous country. Its vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountain ranges, lakes, rivers and 14,500km of coastline. Beijing, the capital, mixes modern architecture with historic sites including sprawling Tiananmen Square. Its largest city, Shanghai, is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China fortification runs east-west across the country's north.

Capital: Beijing                  Population: 1.357 billion                President: Xi Jinping       Currency: Renminbi

 The largest celebration for the Chinese is known as the Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year). It traditionally falls between mid-January to mid-February, lasts 15 days and is celebrated by 1/5 of the world’s population. Most of us will be familiar with the age-old custom of naming each year after an animal – 2017 is the year of the Rooster– but the celebration encompasses much more, with the undertaking of a daily act to mark the new year – such as eating rice congee and mustard greens to cleanse the body, as well as fireworks and dragon parades.

 

Language, Cultures and Customs

  • The official language of China is ‘Standard Chinese’, known as Putonghua – which is a form of Mandarin and is spoken by 850 million people. However, China actually has a whopping 56 recognized ethnic groups, each with their own dialects. The other most important languages in China are the Wu language, the Min language and Cantonese.
  • An introduction is the first step to establish an interpersonal relationship. A successful introduction makes the people being introduced feel closer and creates a good first impression. Mostly to introduce your self is considered disrespectful.
  • The Chinese dislike being touched by strangers. Do not touch, hug, lock arms, back slap or make any body contact.
  • Clicking fingers or whistling is considered very rude.
  • Never put your feet on a desk or a chair. Never gesture or pass an object with your feet.
  • Blowing one's nose in a handkerchief and returning it to one's pocket is considered vulgar by the Chinese.
  • To beckon a Chinese person, face the palm of your hand downward and move your fingers in a scratching motion. Never use your index finger to beckon anyone.
  • Chinese point with an open hand. Never point with your index finger.
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  • Introduction customs:
  • 1. The junior should be introduced to the senior first;
  • 2. The male should be introduced to the female first;
  • 3. The inferior should be introduced to the superior first;
  • 4. The host should be introduced to the guest first.
  • Shake hands upon meeting. Chinese may nod or bow instead of shaking hands, although shaking hands has become increasingly common.
  • Contracts will always be in Chinese, sometimes with an English translation. In the event of a dispute, the Chinese version of the contract will always be held as the binding version, so it’s best to have them checked by a translator before you sign them.
  • Healthcare in cities is readily available, but some clinics might refuse to treat foreigners. Check the local hospital’s policy on this to avoid being caught out if an emergency occurs.
  • Many of China’s public hospitals will only accept Chinese health insurance.
  • Checks are not an accepted as a valid form of payment in China.
  • Take photographs of belongings to prove ownership in the event of theft or damage.
  • You cannot drive with an International Driver’s Permit in mainland China, instead, you need a Chinese license (Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan issued licenses are not considered Chinese licenses).
  • Chinese find "no" difficult to say. They may say "maybe" or "we'll see" in order to save face. Forcing the Chinese to say "no" will quickly end a relationship.
  • Show respect for older people. Offer a seat or right of way through the door to a colleague or older person as a polite gesture.
  • Return applause when applauded.
  • Do not be insulted if the Chinese ask personal questions such as "How much money do you make?" "How many children do you have?" or "Are you married?" Just change the subject if you do not want to answer.
  • Most Chinese women don't wear wedding rings. Don't assume marital status.
  • Present a gift with both hands. Gifts are generally not opened upon receiving. Always give a gift to everyone present or don't give gifts at all.
  • Older Chinese usually refuse a gift at first to be polite. Offer a second time.
  • Under no circumstances should chopsticks be placed upright in your bowl. This symbolizes death. Nor should you tap your bowl with chopsticks.
  • Never write things in red ink. It symbolizes protest or severe criticism.
  • Punctuality is considered a virtue in China. Chinese people show up a bit earlier to show their earnestness.

 

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

Top 10 Attractions
1. The Great Wall of China
2. The Terracotta Army in Xi'an
3. The Forbidden City in Beijing
4. The Li River in Guilin — Watery Wonder
5. The Yellow Mountains — a Top National Park
6. Giant Pandas — Their "Hometown" is Chengdu
7. The Potala Palace in Lhasa — Symbol of Tibet
8. The Bund, Shanghai — International Architecture
9. Victoria Harbor — Here is Hong Kong!
10. West Lake in Hangzhou — Paradise on Earth

Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel and guarantee a financial 

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

TEFL Frequently Asked Questions

Follow the link to get some of your questions answered regarding TEFL

The great news is that absolutely NO prior experience or formal qualifications are necessary to get the ball rolling for your placement at a great school in China. A definite requirement is having a great attitude, be energetic and open to new experiences.

 

Those with formal qualifications will enjoy a higher salary. Note that you will have the opportunity to obtain your TEFL certificate while in China. Is TEFL important? In lamens terms your TEFL certificate is your license to teach Englsih internationally to speakers of a foreign language.

 

Not ready to go to China just yet? You also have the opportunity to get your TEFL certification done before you make the decision to go.

 

*Remember, you do have the option to get your certification while you are in China, so don’t let that stop you.

 

For those who would like to complete the TEFL course, we’d like to point you in the right direction. Please go ahead and click on the following link:

 

International TEFL and TESOL Training

 

This link will take you off our site and out of our jurisdiction. We have no affiliation with the college, however many of our applicants have used their services and accomplished what they set out to do with no hassle. The courses can be done online or at a few selected venues in the United States.

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Visit International TEFL and TESOL Training Institute for more answers to any questions you have regarding TEFL or TESOL.

 

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

TEFL Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does TEFL mean? The acronym TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is commonly used to refer to training courses that almost anyone can take to learn the skills and knowledge required to teach English to non-native speakers.

 
What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. These descriptions are generally used interchangeably, however, TESOL is more common in the USA and TEFL is more common in the UK. There is no difference between a TEFL certificate and a TESOL certificate so either can be used anywhere in the world.
 
Do I need a TEFL certificate to teach abroad? In our case the answer is "not to secure your placement". However, you will be able to get your certificate while abroad. Most other recruiters for China require TEFL and a degree as mandatory before showing your profile to a school. We believe that there are great individuals out there who may not have the formal qualifications, but would be an excellent fit at a school in China.
 
Is TEFL Worth It? Yes! Even if you opt not to fly over to China after getting your certificate. Having an accredited TEFL certification gives you more job opportunities and opens up doors you never even knew existed. There are so many benefits to having it, and who knows, you may even learn a new language and meet new friends!
 
What is an ESL teacher? The most common purpose of every ESL teacher is to help his or her students to improve their ability to speak and write in the English language. ESL teachers usually work abroad in countries where English is not the national language, but in some cases they also teach foreign students without native English skills within their home country.
 

Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel and guarantee a financial 

income while exploring the world. The Working Tourist is a subsidiary of Hubbering and in conjunction with several Chinese based companies, brings you this great opportunity to work while vacationing. The cost of living is much lower in China, and you will be receiving great benefits as well as having the experience of a lifetime!

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Working Tourism is fast becoming the best way to travel and guarantee a financial