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!