FAQsHere are the questions we get asked the most.
What are the requirements?
Agree with ACTS Center, Inc. Policies and Practices Statement
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (four-year)
Native fluency in American English
Some schools require 2-3 years of work experience. Others regard graduate degrees, other certifications, or relevant work experience as desirable, but not required.
What is the length of contract time?
What if I don't know the language?
What training will I receive?
What would be expected of me as a teacher?
Have a heart for the students and be a good student yourself.
Demonstrate servant leadership, flexibility, and patience.
Be willing to share creative talents such as sports, music, and arts.
School hours will vary, depending on the school. You will be expected to maintain some office hours and perform some duties.
What about loneliness?
What and who will I teach?
What is the teacher's pay?
Your pay is based upon your level of education and experience in teaching. Salary, including room and board, is sufficient for living in China.
What are the teacher's benefits?
Benefit packages vary according to school contracts.
Some schools provide the following:
- furnished apartment with private bedroom
- water machine
- cooking stove
- washing machine
- AC unit
- internet service
- American toilet
- hot water heater
Benefits also include:
- Round trip ticket to your city of origin after one year of service. Some organizations provide two round trip tickets per year.
- Paid Chinese holidays
- Some school provide lunch and dinner meals at the school cafeteria without cost but attendance is not required. You may also purchase and prepare your own food in your apartment, if you desire. Meal arrangements vary according to the organization.
What expenses will I have?
Medical exam required by the school
ACTS orientation training and background check
$600 to provide for personal needs and set-up costs upon arrival in China.
We require teachers to purchase overseas travelers medical insurance for each year that you teach unless you have sufficient coverage already in place.
Medical benefits vary according to the school with whom you are employed.
ACTS Administrative Services fee – minimum of $720 a year.
Some schools require that the teacher cover the cost of the visa application and agency fee–approx. $280–for first year, while other schools cover that cost.
Teacher will need a personal laptop computer.