So, when you come to apply for a teaching job in China with TEFL369, please notice that the Chinese school year is broken into two semesters, the first beginning in the fall and lasting until the beginning of January. SO, as a teacher in a public school instead of a training academy, you will generally have three week max. to travel during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, then the school year ends around end of June. Though most schools do their hiring during the intervening months, our recruitment windows open all year round.
The legal entitlement for the Public Holiday is in most cases 1 day so to enjoy 3 days off - you may have to work on the weekends before or after the holiday.
Very Important Term regarding Chinese Holiday - 'Golden Weeks' in China
'Golden Week' is the nickname implying the countribution of boosting tourism industry to the national revenue. During the Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday and National Day Holiday periods, these two week-long holidays are for the Chinese people who are to enjoy themselves in a great variety of ways, most of who will travel near and far, around the country, contributing financially to the national economy. Hotel rooms, train tickets or air tickets will definitely be in great demand then high ways are packed with cars from tourists nationwide. Teachers who are planning China sight seeings should try to avoid these Golden Weeks in view of the huge crowds at the major attractions, on trains, at railway stations and airports.