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How Much Do You Make?
take one minute (literally)
to help other English teachers in China by anonymously letting the world how much you earn.
The first few fields are required; the rest is optional information that will
help other foreign teachers
to understand the full picture the job and the salary you have provided.
Your information will be entered into the chart as soon as possible.
Pay (in RMB)
How much do you earn for teaching?
Is that wage monthly, hourly, weekly, or annual?
Full time or part time?
Describe the PT work
small group lessons
Since this was part time work, was it one-to-one tutoring, small group lessons, classroom teaching, or something else?
If "Other", please give details:
Hours taught per week:
Vacation time (excluding Chinese holidays)
Please include a unit of time in your response (e.g. "10 days", not "10".)
Where do you work?
Pick a Province.
In which city do you earn that princely sum?
You don't have to answer if you don't want.
When was this?
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Give your start date for the job.
What level are your students?
What grade/age/subject/etc do you teach?
About your employer
Let us know about the employer. What perks did they offer?
If you were happy, let the world know. If you weren't happy, vent a little below.
Is your employer a government school or a private company?
Government (public) school
What perks did this employer offer?
Check as many as apply
Provided private housing
Provided shared housing
Provided money for housing
No housing provided
Tell us about the housing you were provided with.
How much of a bonus are you due at the end of the contract?
Give details of airfare reimbursement
If they offered any other perks, tell us about them!
If you don't mind, tell us a little bit about your teaching experience and qualifications.
The following information is all optional, but filling it out will help others to understand all the variables influencing that great wage you made.
Before starting this job, how many years of teaching experience did you have?
Where had you taught previously? In China? Abroad?
Two year degree/diploma
BA/BS (Undergraduate degree)
CELTA, Trinity, or equivalent
DELTA, DipTESOL, or equivalent
Teacher certification from your home country
MA in TESOL, TEFL, or ELT
MA in another field
PhD or EdD
What degrees, certificates, or other qualifications do you have?
If you have other qualifications, tell us about them.
Is English your first language?
If you've got any other details to give about the job, this is the place. Is it a good gig? Do you like it? Anything you wish you would have done differently?
How did you find out about this site?
Just because I'm curious (^_~)
That's it, you're done.
Once you submit your information, it will be emailed to me and I will enter it on the data form. Usually this happens in 12-24 hours of submission, but things may take longer if life gets in the way. If you have any suggestions on how this form could be improved, let me know!
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