Teach English in China

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Testimonials From English teachers in China

There are some basic requirements for teaching in China:

  • English level: native fluency
  • 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.

–> Teaching in China Requirements

How much can you make as a foreign English teacher in China?

A monthly salary ranging from 8,000 ~ 24,000 RMB (1,500 ~ 3,486 USD) . Bonuses include housing allowances, airfare reimbursement, visa support, as well as insurances. Cost of living in China is comparatively low meaning expats can easily enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.

–> Salary Guide for Teaching English in China

Allows you to have a comfortable lifestyle teaching and living in China

The cost of living in China can vary hugely depending on the cities, regions as well as the lifestyle you choose. You can live in most China’s major cities for far less than $1,000 per month, and with a great lifestyle.

–> Cost of Living in China

Fresh and in-depth insights about teaching and living in China as an expat.

Teaching positions are available in big, medium, and small cities:

Teach English in Beijing

It’s definitely a city that can compare to lots of metropolitan cities in the world, and it can only be more intriguing because of its fast-developing speed.

Teach English in Chengdu

Everyone who chooses to go there is always impressed by what they can see and do on a regular day in this city.

Teach English in Shenzhen

Shenzhen has more young people than any other Chinese city. So now you know this place is going to be hip and fun. And truly it is.

Teach English in Chongqing

Chongqing is a major city that can be found in southwestern China and it is considered one of the four municipalities that fall under the central government.

how it works?

Providing Whole Journey Support to Qualified Candidates for Free.

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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ESL jobs in China

The Typical Jobs Description of an ESL Teacher

Class Size: 20 ~ 60
Teaching Hours: Max. 20 hours
Office Hours: Varied by schools
Salary: 8,000 ~ 24,000 RMB depending on experiences and qualifications
Accommondations: Fully-furnished apartment of housing allowances
Syllabus and training are provided

teach in China work visa

Work Z Visa for Teaching in China

A list of documents needed for the work visa in China:
• Degree certificate
• Clean police check
• Passport scan Headshot photo with white background
• TEFL/CELTA/TESOL certificate (or can provide reference letters accumulating to two years’ experiences instead)

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The Process of a Successful Application

Step 1: Submit your online application
Step 2: Get matched with suitable positions
Step 3: Interviews with schools
Step 4: Receive and review contract
Step 5: Apply for the work visa
*TEFL certificate support is provided in some positions.

Things you might be interested in before teaching in China:

I don't have prior teaching experiences, can I teach in China?

Though teaching experience is highly valued for this position, it’s not a must-have requirement. Most schools will provide teachers will training before their work to make sure they comply with their teaching curriculum and specific methods.

I can't speak Chinese, is that a problem?

Although it'll definitely make your life easier while living and teaching in China. You don’t have to be fluent in Mandarin in order to teach English in China.

Public schools in China

Public Schools

English is the mandatory subject in China's public schools. They are run fairly well when it comes to organization. You will find that you will have between 30 and 60 students in your classroom and you will be able to teach mostly what you want.

Private language institutes in China

Private Language Institutes

English institutes cater to students who want to learn the English language after their normal school hours. This type of position will allow you to really get to know the locals in the area that you will be living in.

International Schools in China

International Schools

A mixture of both Chinese students from more well-off families and non-Chinese students who happen to live in the country. These types of positions are more challenging to get, but the rewards are amazing, as are the benefits.

Kindergartens in China


Nowadays, English education has become so important that it's even the mainstream in kindergartens in China, therefore driving a huge demand for foreign English teachers who can nurturing the young minds.

What's the experience like teaching in China?

There are so many things that you will be able to experience when you are living and teaching over in China.  First, imagine all the students that you will have an impact on, whether with the language that they are learning, in other areas of school, or even in their personal life.

At the same time you’ll also have plenty of time to explore other areas of the country. Imagine taking a day to explore a city or town a couple hours away or taking a long weekend to see the sights that were recommended by your new friends!

Billie's story of teaching English in China

Teaching in China Story: A Spontaneous Decision Turned Life-Changing Experience

"Spontaneous decisions don’t always end up the way you expect them to, but if you don’t take a chance, you’ll never know how life-changing something could turn out to be."

Bre's story of teaching English in China

Teaching in China Story: A Tale of English Teaching in China

"My experience in China was truly life-changing. I spent two years there, and I learned as much about myself as I did about Chinese culture."

Jonas' story of teaching English in China

Teaching in China Story: Culture Shock? Most Welcome!

"I gave myself to teaching, learning about children, and connected with other people, hearing their stories."

teaching in China story a new chapter of my life

Teaching in China Story: The Beginning of A New Chapter

"Ultimately, in the end, those were the kind of experiences that I valued the most. Making connections with people, that from the outside, no one would dare to guess. "

teaching in China story I learnt Mandarin in 30 days

Teaching in China Story: I Learned to Speak Mandarin in 30 Days

"When people ask me whether I’m fluent in Mandarin, I tell them I know enough not to go hungry, enough to find my way home if I’m lost in an unknown city, and enough to say “I love you.”

teaching in China story how to maximise your impact

How to Prepare for Teaching in China to Maximise Your Impact

"Being in China taught me that there is no right or wrong way to teach, and that every new learning environment you come across will provide you with a new challenge."

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