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ERIC Number: EJ943377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Go East, Young Teacher!
Lucenta, Lindsey
Educational Horizons, v89 n2 p22-23 Win 2011
Because China is the world's fastest growing economy, the Chinese school system has a huge demand for English teachers at all levels. Teaching English as a second language (ESL) offers a plethora of benefits, such as developing a more critical approach to cultural understanding, more opportunities for travel, overseas experience during a time of global fever, potential to save money, and improved communication skills. For most schools, the only prerequisites are being a native English speaker with a college degree, even if that degree isn't in teaching. Teachers can usually choose between a one-year or half-year contract. Pay varies depending on the school and location. The biggest cultural challenge may be found in the classroom when trying to encourage student participation. Teachers have to invest a lot of creative energy in establishing an engaging learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China