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Teaching Salaries

Lanajot (61 posts) • 0

Do you guys teach 50 minute lessons or 1 hour lessons? Seems some employers try to save money by making lessons shorter and then pay an hourly rate. Would love to hear what the norm is.

darkone264 (108 posts) • 0

most places I have worked at have 1 hour classes with 5 minute break in the middle, or 1.5h classes with 10.

per hour pay is usually higher then salary if you break it down. salary is safer because its always the same. for example you accept a job that says up to 20h a week and you only teach 18 hours your still paid the full salary, assuming you show up and work as your suppose to.

where as 200h part time may not be as stable and usually don't include work visas

GoK Moderator (5096 posts) • +2

I have usually taught what is called an academic hour. This is normally 50mins teaching time +10 mins break. The break time is included int he hour, it allows time to move between classrooms, grab a quick drink, or go pee. You should paid for the full hour.

vicar (817 posts) • 0

Too many variables for a straight answer on this one. It’s hard to pin down a norm because the range is from volunteering to expert (0 - 300+ per hour). You should just be expecting what you think you are worth and happy with because if the school thinks they are paying you too much or you think you aren’t getting enough there will be negativity and it’s not gonna be an enjoyable teaching experience, which vitally, it ought to be.

Rasssul (36 posts) • -1

Guys, what's required to be hired as a teacher formally? Diplomas both translated and notarised? English is Ok or need to be translated into Chinese? TOEFL / IELTS? Etc.... Thanks.

darkone264 (108 posts) • -1

Degree from an English country, a degree major in english or education from none english countries, TEFL or similar all notarized by the embassy in your home country clean medical and criminal check.

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