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Can Non-Native English Speakers Teach in China?

Non-native speakers of English who want to teach in China will find their options are more limited.

Sad but true, foreign teachers in China are often hired based on looks with a much lower emphasis placed on actual teaching skill.

Many schools will only hire teachers who look like they are from the West (or Australia and New Zealand). In the school administration’s way of thinking, employing a blue eyed, blonde hair foreigner is going to garner more attention for the school than hiring someone from Africa, Central and South America, or elsewhere in Asia. In addition, schools are wary of hiring non native speakers because they want their students to learn the native accent of a Western Country.… Read the rest