New regulations were implemented by the Chinese Education Ministry in January 2019 regarding requirements for on-line English teaching. But if you want to teach Chinese students.

Well, according to the new regulations announced by the Chinese Ministry of Education, all English teachers must have met the following requirements by December 31, 2018:

• Completed a 120-hour (online or in-person) TEFL course from a recognized institution, such as Global Language Training.

• Uploaded copies of all relevant certification to the platform they teach on:
      Bachelor’s degree
      TEFL certification
      Criminal background check

Check out this guide to get all your questions answered.

Q - Is Bachelor Degree Required?
A - If you want to apply for a work visa and teach in China legally, the answer is yes. The process of getting a work visa is quite straightforward, and a bachelor degree is needed for this to be approved.

Q - Are Teaching Experiences Required?
A - Not necessarily, but if you, you will be in a more favorable position during the interview, and more likely to land on a better package.

However, this is not a “must-have” for you to teach in China. In fact, there are a lot of programs offering training for graduates without any teaching experiences. A university graduate without any teaching experience can also land a good position and transition smoothly to teaching English in China life.

Q - Do I Need to Be a Native English Speaker?
A - Yes, due to China’s recent visa regulations, candidates need to be native speakers, meaning they have to be passport holders of United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or South Africa in order to meet China’s visa regulations.

Q - Do I Need a TEFL Certificate?
A - For those who don’t know, TEFL is the certificate to teach English as a foreign language which usually takes serious training for you to complete.

You do need a TEFL certificate in order to complete your work visa application, but you can also obtain it after you’ve secured a position. In fact, Global Language Training can offer you the best options at the best prices. So, if you don’t have one already, don’t worry, you’ll be fine.

Q - Can I Teach in China Without a Degree?
A - As mentioned above, it’s imposed as a law by the Chinese government that a Bachelor degree is required for a legal work visa.

There might be some positions available for people without a degree due to the high demand, however, it’s not recommended to take the risk to teach in China without a legal visa.

Q – Are there any other Requirements?
A - In order to obtain a legal work visa, you need to have a clean background check, meaning no criminal record.

If you meet these requirements but still lack a TEFL Certification, Global Language Training can get you TEFL certified and make sure you meet the TEFL Certification aspect of the regulations.

So, what are you waiting for? Just go to and Global Language Training will help you get on your way to the start of an exciting teaching career in exotic far East.