Teaching English in China is an amazing experience. People who taught English in this country came back with wonderful stories. With benefits that China has to offer, a question that a person will ask is how to become an English teacher. So, can a person teach English in China without a degree?
They are looking for a guy/gal just like you
The answer is simple, yes you can. You can rest assure that you can teach English in China, and it is one of the easiest places to do this. China is a great example where people can explore while teaching English.
You don’t need a college degree. What do you need, though, is a TEFL certification. There are over 100 cities in China that are looking for English teachers. Cities like Nanning, Hangzhou, Yantai and much more.
China is always looking for ambitious people who want to become English teachers. There is such a huge demand because all the Chinese people want to learn English. All you have to do, is take advantage of this booming market.
Not to mention that if you are a native English speaker, your only problem will be choosing among schools that would desperately try to hire you.
Just Get The Paper
Getting a TEFL certification is a straightforward process. You can do it online in some cases. You can use websites like TeachAway and TeflOnline. The International TEFL academy is also a great place to start taking courses. All of these resources provide a ton of useful staff you can dig into more detail. After doing some basic research, you can determine which one you prefer. At the bottom line, you just need the certification and it’s a bit irrelevant which site you will use.
So just pick one 🙂
On the one hand, schools are looking to hire teachers who have received a proper training.
You can’t blame them.
Don’t think you can hold a class of 6 years old just because you are a native English speaker.
On the other hand, don’t let a simple thing like not having a bachelor’s degree get you down. Now, it is the time to start thinking big. Improving English speaking with TEFL training courses will get anyone hired in China.
What are the benefits?
Teaching English in China can be a great entry point to start your teaching career. You don’t need to have a degree in education, or to have prior teaching experience. Also, you don’t need a college degree to have a chance to teach abroad and get paid for it. At the same time, you can enjoy the full perks of working in China and explore one of the oldest countries and countries in the world.
China also provides for every foreign English teacher housing allowances, medical insurance, paid vacation as well as free airfare. Yeah, that’s how bad they need you.
Oh and I forgot to mention that they give you a completion bonus if you work there until the end of your contract. Sounds fun?
Have you made up your mind yet?
Listen. Working in China may seem to you now like a huge decision but once you are there you will thank yourself for the decision you made. To be frank with you, there are many reasons that you might don’t want to work there but not having a degree is not one of them my dear reader.
Stop rationalizing a decision you’ve already made with reasons that don’t exist 🙂
Instead, I would encourage you to take a chance to experience the Asian culture. With its warm hospitality, a variety of delicious cuisine, fabulous places to see. China will leave you speechless. You can finally learn how to eat with chopsticks (I never did) .
Imagine yourself coming back home after a year with tons of stories to share with everyone. A different person. A more experienced person. And you did it all by yourself.
Doesn’t sound so bad. Does it?