Teachers employed by foreign-funded language training institutions must hold corresponding teachers' qualifications, according to a circular issued by three departments.
Foreign teachers recruited by such institutions should have professional ethics and competence as well as good credit records, said the circular jointly released by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration for Market Regulation.
In addition, foreign teachers must have corresponding teachers' qualifications and work permits for foreigners in China, according to the circular.
Chinese teachers at foreign-funded language training institutions should have moral integrity and as well as teachers' qualifications, it read.
The circular also stipulated that headmasters and principal administrators with foreign-funded language training institutions must meet relevant requirements. Online training should operate in accordance with the relevant regulations.
How to be a legal foreign teacher in China?
According to Chinese national law, a legal foreign teacher has to meet the following requirements:
1。Age over 18 and in good health condition
2。 No criminal record
3。 Holding a valid passport or other international travel document with the same validity
4. Holding a bachelor’s degree or above with two years of work experience (those with a bachelor’s degree or above in a teaching or language-related field, or a TEFL certificate are exempt from the requirement on work experience)
5. Teaching one’s native language in a country where the primary language is the native language
6. Employed by a company or institution in China
7. Holding a valid work permit and resident permit