Teaching with Star
We have teaching positions at all levels including kindergarten, primary school, middle school, high school and university. Although we will do our best to place you in your preferred position, this may not always be possible. While many of our placements are in Changchun, we also have many placements in surrounding towns. While some teachers prefer more Western style amenities of Changchun, others prefer the chance to immerse themselves into the traditional culture of the surrounding towns.
- Start salary: 500 - 1,500 USD*
- Free accommodation
- Free airport pick up
- 10% pay rise for second year
- Visa sponsorship
* Dependent upon experience, qualifications and native language.
Your Success in China
Working and immersing yourself in a completely different environment and culture can be an incredible experience for some people. For others, it can be a nightmare. Things are done very differently China, and if you are not prepared for this, things can get very frustrating very fast. Here are a few recommendations which can help to make your stay in China an enjoyable one.
Many people come to China to experience the culture and teach as a way of earning money. While it is important to enjoy your time in China, it is also important to appreciate the responsibility you have undertaken towards your students. Ultimately, the hard work that you invest in your teaching will reward you with a well deserved sense of satisfactions, a good relationship with your colleagues and students and thereby, a real chance to immerse yourself into the true Chinese culture.
Openness to New Ways
China has very different ways of doing things in the West, which is often a cause of real frustration to the foreign teacher. Some examples include working weekends to make up for national holidays (which anyone outside of China will find difficult to comprehend) and the need to make changes, often at the last minute. While we understand our responsibility to make your transition into China as painless as possible, there are often times when being a part of the Chinese culture makes this difficult. If teachers are able to be patient and flexible and adapt embrace these cultural differences, their life in China will in turn be much more enjoyable.
A Degree of Extroversion
Introversion and extroversion both have their strengths, and each have their own contribution to success. However, a degree of extroversion can be of some help during your employment and life in China. First of all, the 'presence' and body language are important ingredients in the foreign class, especially for those whose English needs a little more help. Secondly, your relationship with your colleagues, both Chinese and of native English speaking countries, will take you a long way towards having a positive experience in China.