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1 No experience necessary. Training provided. semester contracts beginning February and September each year Deadlines: Dec 15 and June 15 Teach in China

2 Buckland International Education Group Buckland, our partner in beautiful Yangshuo, China, has placed over 1,000 English teachers in their partner middle and high schools throughout China.

3 Buckland International Education Group

4 Why Buckland? Free of charge – no service or application fees (only $50 application fee to Seattle Colleges) Save your time, money and concerns on visa paper-work Free TESOL training and teaching assistance that build your professionalism Free cultural orientation tailored for solving conflicts on various social aspects Flexibility and your choice of work location among 66 schools Contract length ranging from a semester to an academic year High quality and reliable working conditions 24/7 emergency support Competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package 17 years experience working with multicultural groups Successful cases of assisting over 120 native English teachers annually

5 You must meet the following: Be in good health 20-55 years of age Native speaker of English Not a Chinese National (no Chinese passport) Experience working with youth Friendly, flexible, fun Courteous and respectful Successful candidates should have a minimum of high school diploma or GED, completion of freshman English with a 2.5 or higher, completion of at least 12 college credits at any higher education institution in Washington State within the past 2 years with a 2.5 or higher. TESL/MA TESL certificate and degree holders as well as any candidates with a bachelor’s degree will receive higher salaries than indicated in this presentation which is geared to community college students.

6 During the first 7-10 days in China, you will receive orientation in Yangshuo, near Guilin. Then, within a week or so you will be sent to your school. In most cases, there will be 2 foreign teachers per school. TOPICS: Chinese laws and culture Culture shock Teaching methods and strategies for Chinese students Chinese classroom culture and management Lesson planning Class activities Teaching demonstration, practice and observation Prevention and resolutions for problems you may have Basic Mandarin

7  Classroom preparation + teaching  15 hrs week in classroom, Mon-Fri 20 teaching periods x 45 min lessons  English Corner, conversation practice for 2 additional hours/week  Additional teaching hours are paid at 100 yuan/hour

8  Private apartment or with one roommate (another foreign teacher, same sex or your friend)  200 yuan stipend toward utilities (usually covers)  Apartment includes basic furniture, bedding, washing machine, internet access, TV, air conditioner, kitchen basics (fridge, microwave, hot plate, pots/pans, utensils)  Meals are usually available at school for minimal cost


10  4,500 yuan/month ($735); may be higher depending on your qualifications  4,000 yuan airfare stipend and paid upon completion of semester or Buckland will pay your airfare from Seattle-Guilin (up to 4,000 yuan)  Fully furnished apartment  200 yuan ($32) toward utilities  Paid national holidays  15 paid sick days with doctor’s letter  Bicycle usage  Chinese lessons once/week

11 Transportation to Guilin from USA (fly to Hong Kong, cross border and take train or plane; fly to Shanghai and then fly to Guilin): Varies Initial visa fee for entering China (you will pay this to the Chinese embassy when applying for the visa): ~$140 Fee may vary based on your college degree status. 280 yuan for physical upon arrival: $44 Food /Housing: 50 yuan/day or $7.50 in Yangshuo, paid from the first day you arrive at Yangshuo until the date you leave for the school site: $50- $75 Transportation to the school site: $30-$225. ( This cost will be reimbursed upon your arrival at the school) Medical Insurance, purchased upon receiving contract: $32

12 Air: The airfare from the USA or Hong Kong to Guilin is always much more expensive than flying from a Chinese city like Shanghai, Guangzhou or Shenzhen. We recommend flying to China first and then get a separate flight to Guilin. By train: From Shenzhen or Shanghai there are frequent trains to Guilin. Get a sleeper car! By bus: You can also travel to Guilin from Shenzhen by bus. After arriving in Shenzhen, take a taxi to the Yin Hu (means Silver Lake) bus station. There are direct express buses to Guilin every 2 or 3 hours. The bus ticket is around 30-35 US dollars/ person. Tell the driver to let you out at Yangshuo which is before Guilin. The express bus will take 10-12 hours. Travel at night on the sleeper bus for an interesting experience. Buckland will pick you up from the airport, bus, or train station!

13 Applications are available in the International Programs offices of the Seattle Colleges-- or online through the District website. Applications received from now through final deadline of Dec 15 or June 15 for February or September start. Participants need a passport valid for at least one year from the semester state date in China. Application fee of $50 (payable to Seattle Colleges) Apply Now!

14 We will be screening applications for Buckland Group. Buckland Group will make all final hiring decisions. Contracts will be offered/accepted directly between you and Buckland Group. We are here to help with any travel questions you have or advice you need! Attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation in Seattle, including Living in China and Intro to Teaching Conversational English

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