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I am a chinese, thinking to become a teacher to teach mandarin

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by vividblue, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Hi, everybody! I like to become a teacher, as I am a chinese, so I will be teaching mandarin, but I am not sure about the future. If there is no job after training, then what is the point. the uk gov want to get lots of qualifed teacher from china to teach mandarin here, but where are the jobs? ok, no need to pay back the student loan untill salary is over £15000, but that is just never. I am quite sure that I would not get full time job, not in west midlands, maybe only a few hours a week, if I am lucky. maybe there are plenty mandarin teachers there struggling, I was so excited to look into it, but now, so disappoined. anybody has some suggestion? pl
     
  2. Hi, everybody! I like to become a teacher, as I am a chinese, so I will be teaching mandarin, but I am not sure about the future. If there is no job after training, then what is the point. the uk gov want to get lots of qualifed teacher from china to teach mandarin here, but where are the jobs? ok, no need to pay back the student loan untill salary is over £15000, but that is just never. I am quite sure that I would not get full time job, not in west midlands, maybe only a few hours a week, if I am lucky. maybe there are plenty mandarin teachers there struggling, I was so excited to look into it, but now, so disappoined. anybody has some suggestion? pl
     
  3. Don't give up. Mandarin is becoming more and more popular but it oftenthe lack of Mandarin teachers prevent schools from developing the subject. Can you speak French too? If you can, you can always apply for jobs teaching French and then once you become a teacher you can try to get Mandarin implemented in the school you are working at. Also you could apply to Specialist Language Colleges which teach Mandarin. Often they don't specifically advertise a Mandarin teacher, but say a French teacher. You need to look deeper into the school and its advert. I often see adverts that mention the school also teaching other languages, such as Mandarin, and the advert says "the ability to teach one of the other languages would be a bonus".
    Just because there a few adverts specifically for a post of Teacher of Mandarin only, it doesn't mean there aren't posts advertised where have the opportunity to teach Mandarin is possible.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Hi judodan, thanks for your advice.

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    I should do more research, to find out whether
    there is any the potential opportunities. I understand it will be hard to begin
    with, for any jobs really, but I am just scared that after the training, become
    unemployed straight away, let alone the debt. I will let you know the decision, as the uni starts in Sep. cheers
     
  5. topina

    topina New commenter

    Hi Vividblue,
    Are you doing PGCE this year as well? Which university you are going to? Maybe we can keep in touch since we are in the same boat!
     
  6. Hi topina, I liked to go this year, but the future does not seem that good, after PGCE, we r not only newly qualified teacher (hard enough as no experience), but also have quite little opportunity to make a living! lots of pressure. are you chinese, are you doing PGCE in mandarin as well, that would be nice to keep in touch, such a big thing, I do not want to rush if I am not very clear the situation.
     

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