How To Film An Introduction Video To Teach In China

Updated: Mar 15, 2020

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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