How To Film An Introduction Video To Teach In China

Updated: Mar 15


Schools and institutions in China regularly require an introduction video from prospective teachers, which can seem unsettling to new applicants. However, this is purely to give the administration a quick overview of a candidate’s basic demeanour and suitability before wasting the time of either party with an interview which wouldn’t prove fruitful.


A good introduction video is usually one to one and a half minutes spent discussing your work experience and education background, be presented in a clean environment with appropriate dress, be spoken clearly and enthusiastically, and should cover basic points such as:

-name, age, nationality, location

-degree subject and year achieved

-previous work experience and how you can apply these skills to teaching

- any classroom teaching experience or childcare experience

-current progress in/willingness to start ASAP the 120 hour TEFL course

-your earliest start date

-why you want to teach in China

- your availability for a wechat video interview and an in-person interview/demo

If already teaching in China, also mention:

-your current Visa / resident permit expiration date, and whether your current school will transfer your visa / cancel your work permit

-any notice period at your current job

-do you have all necessary documents ready and authenticated in case we need to apply for a new visa?

-current salary and minimum salary expectation for the new job


Finally, remember to smile!

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