Services we Provide our Teachers

Teacher’s Established in China.

Let’s first start with foreign teachers already living in China, since are the easiest to detail with regarding visa issues and the fact that they are already established in China.

  1. Panda will assist the teacher to obtain the visa necessary to work in china however; it is the responsibility of the foreign teacher to gather their proper documentation to transfer their Category B permit and visa.
  2. The teacher will be provided with a detailed English written contract and teachers’ handbook
  3. Should the teacher have difficulty obtaining the proper separation papers from their past employer (which commonly happens), Panda will give general advice and assist the teacher to get their documents through our HR department.
  4. The process to transfer the visa documentation for teachers who are already in China and moving employment is easier than a teacher starting for the first time.
  5. When teachers first start their job in the school, we have English speaking Chinese Education Administrators who will take you to the location of the school and show you around, introduce you to the class or class you will be teaching in and give you a schedule to follow. Show you where the teachers’ washrooms are and the lunch room.
  6. Before going to the school, our training department will give you some training and provide you with the necessary books, teaching materials, props, flashcards, etc. in order to have a successful class.
  7. Teachers are given a time sheet to fill in at the end of every month for the payroll department and the teacher will be introduced to the schools clock-in/clock-out system.
  8. Our HR department will visit our schools to monitor the teacher’s progress, answer any questions the teacher might have and to check if the schools are complying with the employment policies of Panda.
  9. Panda will assist the foreign teacher to obtain a bank account in China, Wechat account for communication, transit card for taxis, buses, etc., be sign up for the accidental insurance (provided by Panda), get a China SIM card for their mobile phones and arrange an Alipay account, find suitable and affordable housing and negotiate the lease agreement, help with drinking water delivery, be shown the metro app for their phones, setting up electric service and billing, gas service and billing, internet services and so much more.
  10. Panda also has a finance assistance program for teachers first arriving to Shanghai and start working for Panda, if required.

Teacher’s New to China

  1. Panda will assist the teacher to obtain the visa necessary to work in china however; it is the responsibility of the foreign teacher to gather their proper documentation to transfer their Category B permit and visa.
  2. Teachers will be instructed regarding the requirements necessary to obtain a Category B permit, such as; the authorization and notarization of their documents.
  3. The teacher will be provided with detailed English written contract and teachers’ handbook
  4. Panda will assist the foreign teacher to obtain a bank account in China, Wechat account for communication, transit card from taxis, buses, etc., be sign up for the accidental insurance (provided by Panda), get a China SIM card for their mobile phones and arrange an Alipay account, find suitable and affordable housing and negotiate the lease agreement, help with drink water delivery, be shown the metro app for their phones, setting in electric service and billing, gas service and billing, internet services and so much more.
  5. Assist teachers with translation issues or should you require medical or dental assistance
  6. The process of getting a new teacher a visa is more difficult than a teacher who has been living and working in China prior to Panda. The process takes longer and there are medical examinations involved, but don’t worry, our office will help you through the process.
  7. When teachers first start their job in the school, we have English speaking Chinese Education Administrator who will take you to the location of the school and show you around, introduce you to the class or class you will be teaching in and give you a schedule to follow. Show you were the teachers’ washrooms are and the lunch room.
  8. Before going to the school, our training department will give you some training and provide you with the necessary books, teaching materials, props, flashcards, etc. in order to have a successful class.
  9. Teachers are given a time sheet to fill in at the end of every month for the payroll department and the teacher will be introduced to the schools clock-in/clock-out system.
  10. Our HR department will visit our schools to monitor the teacher’s progress, answer any questions the teacher might have and to check if the schools are complying with the employment policies of Panda.
  11. There are many other services available depending on each teacher’s needs.
  12. Panda also has a finance assistance program for teachers first arriving to China and start working for Panda, if required.

There are many things our staff will help the teachers with, far more than we can mention. We have a strong belief that if the teachers are happy and comfortable, they will stay with the company a longer period of time. We are the teachers’ “family” way from home and we rely on each other (like a family) to make your stay in China happy and enjoyable.