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|paulrobinson 3 posts||
Can anyone recommend a recruitment agency or website where I can find teaching opportunities in public schools?
|NickB 1 post||
Paul, yes and no! I answered an ad which turned out to be an agent of some sort. It turned out I'd been at Uni with the guy's brother so had a bit of an inside run. I think he does it as a seasonal sideline and he and his partner aren't a full time agency. But, he got he me this job and if he is willing and you are still interested then I'll give you his details. He is based in Beijing and the only time I met him was when he arrived and he had arranged teachers at two schools here newly running a program...
Which brings me to, there is a company, registered in Iowa but largely run out of offices in Sydney and Shanghai that runs this GAP with English plus other core subjects in English for Chinese students wanting to study in English-speaking universities. It has been going 10 years and seems to operate a franchise sort of set up. They don't pay me but a business running the International Department within the school does and they did all the paperwork to get me legally working here. That is a whole saga and varies from province to province I think. The company is called ACT and contacting them in Sydney or better Shanghai might be worthwhile as they may know of one of their operators with a vacancy.
I don't have any details to hand as I really have nothing to do with them, other than attending one conference and having an impending visit for quality control and/or geeing up. It would help if you could teach something else, science, math(s), ICT, business studies or social science.
School started the first week of September so, apart from for a few possible vacancies after the Chinese New Year/Spring Break at the end of Jan, early Feb next year, there won't be much in public schools until the summer. But generally, China is vast and diverse and has a lot of decentralisation so any agency would struggle to cover China.
Get back to me if you want more on any of this.