Adventure, Experience, Growth, and More!

Adventures, growth, impact: An experience that lasts forever.

Take a gap year teaching English in China

Personal Growth

Make new friends, learn a new language, step outside of your comfort zone.


Build meaningful connection with your students and friends in China. Create memories that last a lifetime.

Professional Growth

Develop your communication, planning and problem-solving skills.

Culture & Landscape

Opportunity to explore the country with more than 5,000 years of history, and its varied landscapes and environment!

Trusted by applicants from all over the world

"I had the most helpful representative Zoe Liang, from the beginning she made the whole process so easy. Zoe was always on hand to help me and provide any answers to any questions I had. "
Darren teacher in Bejing
Darren Isaac (UK)
Teacher in Beijing, China
"Panda Buddy made my application process nice and exciting. I’m very grateful for the position I’ve got in China because it’s better than what I expected. Highly recommend!"
Jade teacher in China testimonial
Jade Pearlhouse (Australia)
Teacher in Shanghai, China
"After I applied through them, they responded immediately and in no time at all I am close to going over to teach at a school in Wuhan, Central China."
Aaron teacher in wuhan, China
Aaron Townsley (USA)
Teacher in Wuhan, China
"Panda Buddy exceeded my expectations, when I contacted them, by addressing my inquiry in a professional and time effective way."
Tony Battagalia (USA)
Teacher in Xi'an, China

An easy, faster teaching in China application process

How it works?

Get started by submitting your online application, we will match you with the best suited position based on your qualification and preferences.

step 2 - interview with the school

Step 2: Interview with School

The school will be in touch shortly (usually within 1~3 business days) to arrange an interview. It’s time to let your best self shine!

Step 3: get hired

Step 3: Get hired

Once you pass the interview, you will receive a contract and the school will guide you through your onboarding process (visa, flight, training, etc.).   

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Teaching in China Made Easy!

Why Panda Buddy?

Reputable Institutions

We carefully select our educational partners who are legally recognised by the SAFEA (State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs).

Easy Process

Help qualified candidates to match with suitable positions and arrange interviews as soon as possible.

Personalised Service

We have dedicated Placement Success Managers to help with your questions and concerns. And it’s 100% free for candidates!

Learning more about teaching in China



  • Have obtained a Bachelor degree (no specific field required);
  • A 120-hour TEFL certificate (can be obtained after interview);
  • Able to obtain clean police check;
  • Able to work and live in China for at least one year.

Panda Buddy’s schools partners are across multiple cities in China. There are metropolitan cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou; As well as cultural cities such as Xi’an, Chongqing, Chengdu, Hangzhou.


The standard teaching salary will be around RMB 8,000 – RMB 24,000 depending on the qualifications and experiences. This is an above-the-average salary standard in China that can get you a comfortable living in most cities. Please read more details about teaching in China salary here. 

This definitely depends on the lifestyle you live. As most placements we offer here have accommodations or allowances provided, the only cost you’ll have is your everyday expenses, which leaves you a big portion of disposable income.

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