Filipinos are offered to fill in more than a hundred thousand teaching positions in China to help Chinese students learn the universal language.
Speaking before students and young professionals joining the China-Philippines Youth Exchange Program, Dr. Zhang Hang, a Chinese language teacher and researcher at the College of International Relations of Huaqiao University, said that many Chinese can barely understand, much less speak English.
The professor noted that Philippines is known for its excellent English education program, and with its proximity to China, both countries can work together for educational exchanges, especially for strengthening China-Philippines relations.
Around 330 Chinese volunteers are also in various parts of the Philippines to teach the Chinese language and culture.
Zhang added President Rodrigo Duterte’s first visit to China in October 2016 opened new opportunities for the people of both countries until now.
According to GoAbroad, here are the minimum requirements to obtain a teaching job in China:
A bachelor’s degree in any subject
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification
Two (2) years of work experience in any field
Be between the ages of 24 and 55
Be a native English speaker
Popular cities in China, such as Beijing and Shanghai, tend to have stricter requirements as reports say.
Here are some English teaching jobs in China that are up for grabs: