Yes. English schools in Asia are happy to sponsor their teachers, thus making the application process for a work visa much simpler when compared to other countries. Eastern Europe does not require an official work visa, but teachers will be required to submit the necessary documents in order to be considered for the position. Teachers are required to purchase their visitor’s visa ($160) upon arrival in Argentina.
-China: Bachelor’s Degree (any discipline) and one-year teaching experience preferred.
-Argentina: Bachelor’s Degree is required (any discipline).
-The Republic of Georgia: A minimum of an Associate Degree required.
-Taiwan: Bachelor’s Degree is required (any discipline).
* Candidates will be asked to submit scanned copies of degrees, transcripts, or college diplomas during the application process.
Keep in mind that not having a college degree offers you less pay and options for employment at home and abroad. We encourage potential applicants who are currently enrolled in college to complete their semester.
If you are not happy in the country of your choice, it is your decision on whether or not you want to leave. We recommend honoring your teaching contract, as it will be beneficial to you as a teacher and TeachBrave member for future recommendations, and it will benefit your students as well. We realize that things happen beyond your control, but we will be more than happy to assist you in any way to make your teaching and travel experience enjoyable and rewarding. The first 3 months in a new country are the most exciting as well as confusing. We hope to help you bridge this time period by offering you ways to socialize with fellow teachers, helping you learn about the culture you are visiting, and being available to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way.
The following is a breakdown of what teachers can expect from each country, when budgeting for airfare:
-China: Some schools will completely cover the teacher’s flight TO China, and give a monthly flight allowance during their contract for a return ticket. While other schools, will have the teachers pay for their flight to China, but they will receive a flight reimbursement when they complete their year-long teaching commitment.
-Argentina: No flight allowance is offered to teachers.
-The Republic of Georgia: Round-trip airfare is completely covered by The Ministry of Education.
-Taiwan: No flight allowance is offered to teachers.
The following is a breakdown of the different types of positions that are offered in each country:
-China: Teachers have the option of choosing from kindergarten, elementary, or middle school.
-Argentina: Only elementary-level positions are available in Argentina.
-Republic of Georgia: 1st-6th grade teaching positions are available in Georgia.
-Taiwan: Only kindergarten-level positions are available in Taiwan.
We encourage all of our members to have a traveler’s insurance policy while abroad. We can suggest different plans for you to choose from that best fit your budget and health needs. All of the schools TeachBrave works with sponsor varying medical insurance packages for teachers.
-China: There is wide range of salaries offered in China, depending on the teacher’s qualifications. Teachers can expect to make a minimum of 8,000 RMB up to 10,000 RMB/month.
-Argentina: Teachers will receive $100/month stipend, as this is a volunteer teaching position.
-The Republic of Georgia: Candidates will receive 500 GEL/month salary. This position is considered to be a volunteer teaching position. The cost of living is very low in Georgia and the 500 GEL will comfortably cover teacher’s expenses while there.
-Taiwan: Candidates will receive a 50,000-70,000 NTD/month salary.
* Some schools in China offer free housing, with a lowered monthly salary, while other schools in China will offer a higher salary, with a small monthly housing allowance.
* Argentina does provide free accommodation with a host family, during the teacher’s semester abroad.
*In the country of Georgia, teachers are given free round-trip airfare and free housing to assist in the teacher’s expenses.
*Taiwan does not offer assistance in paying for housing.
No. In fact, most schools prefer that you do not speak the local language in class. This immerses the students in the language by constantly hearing and speaking English during class. Depending on what kind of classes you prefer teaching, your students’ level of English will vary greatly, but it is rare for schools to require fluency in the local language.
-In China, some of our schools require the certification, but will pay for our teachers to obtain it. Some of our other schools in China make the TEFL certification optional for teachers.
-In Argentina, teachers will receive TESOL training upon arrival, and the cost of this training is included in the program package.
-In the Republic of Georgia, no certification is required.
-In Taiwan, TEFL certification is preferred but not required.
-The contract duration in China is anywhere from 6-15 months.
-The contract duration in Argentina is a one-semester (4 month) commitment, with positions starting in February and July ever year.
-The contract duration in Georgia is anywhere from 4-12 months.
-The contract duration in Taiwan is a one-year commitment.
*The exact duration depends on the time of the year you depart.
To get started, click on our Teaching Opportunities page (http://www.teachbrave.com/teaching-opportunities/). Click on the position that is of most interest to you and have your resume ready to upload. We look forward to working with you!