Before you apply we want to remind you of the package and application process one last time.
If successful you will be offered a 10 month paid placement teaching English in China, starting 2020 application period now open* You will have the choice of the following cities to choose from: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Foshan and Jinan. Please note when doing preferences for regions, give us two or three options (In order of most preferred) as not all regions are guaranteed, it is completely down to the Chinese government if they choose to accept you in that region, we will do our best to match you as close as possible to your request.
The process is out lined below:
1. Fill out the application form
2. We will contact successful applicants to arrange a phone/Skype interview
3. Successful applicants will go through a document screening process
4. The placement process will begin (upon payment of the support fee)
This is a truly amazing experience that will challenge, motivate and open you up to new opportunities! Having said that, it is not something to be taken lightly, you will be signing up to move to a new country and not just any country... China! Culture shock will most definitely be experienced when you first arrive and it is something we try to eliviate by providing a personal service throughout the process.
This is a great programme and it certainly isn't an easy ride from start to finish, you will experience up's, down's, nerves, cold feet and no doubt have some small set backs along the way, these are all things that come part of the package when embarking on an adventure like this. So, think it over! Talk to your friends, family, work colleagues and be sure to drop us an email if you're not quite ready to apply but would like some advice. A final note to say good luck to everyone who is applying with us, we want everyone to experience a life which they can truly be free and be their own person. It's time to break free from your constraints and start living.
Please Note: The Fewer Things can only accept people who have a degree certificate or will have a degree certificate before they arrive in China. We can only accept Passport holders from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and people who do not hold a criminal record.
This page is to apply for solely our Teach English in China programme. If you would like to apply for the Hong Kong Graduate Programme you can only do so directly on that page.
Frequently Asked Questions are at the bottom of this page.
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I don't have any teaching experience, can I still apply ?
Yes, of course! Pretty much no one who applies has teaching experience. However, please let us know if you are already qualified and we can speed the process up a little. You will gain all the skills you need to help you feel confident standing in a classroom from your TEFL course and Beijing Summer Camp. As long as you have a bachelors degree we can help you with the rest.
Will I be able to save money?
We have worked on getting everyone a high salary as part of the package and you will definitely be able to save money each month. That being said, it completely depends on your lifestyle! China is considerably cheaper than western countries and you will spend very little on a daily basis. You should live with in your means just as you would when being at home.
Do I need to be able to speak Mandarin?
No, you will not use any mandarin when teaching. Your classes will be based around an English speaking environment. Students in China pretty much all have a basic level of the English language, you will be working on mainly oral English and some written, helping students with new words, spelling and pronunciation. The overall aim of your classes is to get Chinese students interested in learning English. Some schools do offer free mandarin classes which we'd highly recommend, as it will help you out in day to day life.
I've never lived abroad, will I find it difficult to adjust in China?
We believe that with the guidance from both The Fewer Things and CEAIE you will transition smoothly into Chinese life. Moving to a new country is always daunting and there will be some difficulties along the way, but you will be part of a wide community of teachers who are all new to the experience, you will connect with like minded individuals during the process that will support and help each other.
If you still have some questions that you are unsure of please drop us an email.