Many schools have a curriculum and textbooks in place that they require teachers to follow at a set pace to ensure consistency and satisfy the demands of the parents. The style of presentation, however, is left up to the teacher.
Teachers write lesson plans adding their own activities or additional material as they see fit to complement the lesson. We encourage a personal approach to teaching rather than straight “textbook” study. Many schools provide help to teachers through initial orientation and on-going support. Orientation includes teacher training and information on living in China.
Managers and teacher trainers may schedule a time with you to sit in on your class to give you ideas on how you can make your job easier and help your students learn. Many schools have teacher trainers experienced in the specific needs of Chinese students to help you throughout your time here.