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Teaching English in Shenzhen
Posted September 6th, 2012 - 4:11 pm by from Sao Paulo, Brazil (Permalink)
Hello there!

I'm going with my boyfriend to China to teach English in the next 30-45 days. We have been researching and Shenzhen seems like a great option.

Although we are non-native speakers, we have a bit of teaching experience from back home. We know that native speakers have all the priorities but we hope we can have 2 of the unfilled positions. :)

We know very little about China and this is exactly why we want to go. We have been traveling around the world for more than a year and we feel like China would be a great place to spend a year or even more and we are quite eager to know (inside!) information about Shenzhen as a city to live and as a city to teach.

Is there anybody in this group that knows a bit about the Tefl world in Shenzhen and could give us a few tips, personal opinions about:
- tefl jobs, conditions and possibilities
- why was Shenzhen the choice of place to live and teach?
- will be really hard for us as non-natives to get a job?

We thank you guys in advance for any helping hand out there =D

Posted September 12th, 2012 - 10:18 am by from Shenzhen, China (Permalink)
Hi Danielle Molisani ,
Ola,Estas bom?
Welcome to shenzhen,and welcome to exploring my motherland I am sure that u will get a lot of fun here!
May I know if u hold any of the certificates of teaching English? About ur issue,I have talked with my friend who is a English teacher in one local training center,Indeed, as u say, the native English speakers have a big priority to get a job as a English teacher.but u will get a job with one the certificates.And maybe I can helpu to get some information about that!
Why dont u get a job as a Portuguese teacher?As I know ,more and more person want to learn this language,just as me I supposed to enroll in UFRGS for my Portuguese this August. and now there re few teachers for that!
Take care and hope to see u soon!

Best Regards,

Posted April 23rd, 2013 - 5:40 am by from Shenzhen, China (Permalink)
Hello Chen,

I am happy to accidently find your post here.
I have friend who is from Canada, he is an Canadian French, speaking both English and French. but he doesn't know any Chinese, is it difficult for him to find a job in China?
I am not sure if he got certificate or not.
Can you please give some tips about how to find a job as an English teacher in China? he is still in Canada.
You can add me on skype: luckysarah2012, so that we can chat for some details.

Thanks for your help. :)


Posted April 23rd, 2013 - 5:46 am by from Shenzhen, China (Permalink)
Hi Nice to meet You Sarah, I m in Shenzhen Futian. Thank You.

Posted April 23rd, 2013 - 6:25 am by from Shenzhen, China (Permalink)
Hello Sarah
I am glad to see you here, I think that if your friend want to find a job in china, which city? like shenzhen, 华尔街 I think will be better for him. my skype :murwing.chen


Posted September 14th, 2012 - 3:37 pm by from Guangzhou, China (Permalink)
Hello friend,

Even thou i have no idea about the TEFL,but if you want hunting for a job in China,i can provide a website(www.51job.com),as most of the chinese student look for job from this website,but i am not sure if it has the English Version,i think it is easy to find a job as the TEFL for both of you.
If anything i can do for you pls email me :krisallen@live.cn Good Luck!!!

Best Regards,