English School Review: Birmy International English
So what’s the deal with Birmy International English? Is this the perfect English school in China you should consider working for? Are they good to teachers? How are they with giving work visas? These are some of the most common questions one would ask before flying to China to work at Birmy English. Having worked there for a couple of years, I believe I’m in the right position to tell you about how it is to be a teacher at Birmy.
It was in the winter of 2013 when I first worked as a foreign teacher at the Taizhou branch. It was my first time to teach abroad, so I didn’t have any idea of what to expect. My friend introduced this school to me and recommended that I spend at least a year teaching English abroad, particularly in China. My friend loved this country so much that he actually came back 5 times to teach in the same school.
If you’re looking for a good school in China to teach at, I would strongly recommend that you contact Birmy head office to inquire about their openings. I would also love to share with you some information about Birmy English school, which may also help convince you that it is where you should go.
Most classes are held in small rooms that can accommodate up to 5 students, but there are larger rooms also that can hold up up to 10 students. Occasionally, you may handle larger forum classes in bigger areas with a powerpoint. Don’t be surprised also that you will be teaching in classrooms with glass walls. It may take you some time to get used to it, but you will surely be comfortable with it in time.
Demo classes are naturally part of working in any training center, and you will know about it by reading Birmy education reviews. You will be required to do demo classes for potential students. During a demo class, you will just have to hold the kind of class that you have already planned to use every demo class. You may be asked to do a demo to one student only, and at times it would involve around 3 to 4 students.
One of the biggest concerns for foreign teachers who want to work in China is their salary. While it is true that there are employers who will be late in making payments, this is definitely not the case at Birmy. If you take time to read a couple of Birmy education group reviews, you will realize that teachers who work here are satisfied with how they are treated by their employer. In my case, I never had any issues with my salary, so I could say that you have nothing to worry about in terms of whether you will be paid well and on time.