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Teach, travel and work abroad with EF English First.

An experience you will never forget.

We’re looking for amazing English teachers to join us in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and many other cities across China. Teach adults, children or at our online schools. Receive competitive benefits, a great salary and meet people from all over the world.

Learn more about how our jobs can get you started on a once-in-a-lifetime ESL teaching career.

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About EF English First
 
EF English First is the world’s leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across China so if you prefer the fast paced city life like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we probably have the position for you. We have both Kids & Teens schools and Adult schools in over 60 Cities in China.
Teaching at English First
 
At English First, you’ll be provided the resources to become the best teacher you can be. Our new and colorful classrooms offer state-of-the-art technology including internet connected computers, interactive whiteboards and iPads. We also offer a world-class teacher development program with certification courses exclusively for our teachers.
Join the EF Teacher Network today
 
Join a supportive community of EF staff and teachers from day one. We’re here to provide the support you need every step of the way, from preparing your legal work visa to airport pickup. Learn how to order food in Chinese with our free language classes or attend a teacher social at a downtown bar. There’s so much to experience living abroad and you’ll experience it to the fullest with EF.
Requirements
 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • A TEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorship available)
  • Native English speaker
  • The ability to obtain a clear background check
About the job  
  • 12,000 - 13,500 RMB monthly, based on qualifications
  • 8,000 RMB annual flight allowance
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa
  • 10,000 RMB salary advance available
  • Health insurance
  • 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First
  • ESL certification programs including Cambridge TKT, Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL and Cambridge IDLTM
  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
teachers testimonal
"At EF, we tend to share the same sense of adventure and community. We talk about new places to visit and things to do. Being a teacher is not a desk job. It’s hectic and can be hard work, but also fun. There's something that surprises me every day working in China that I know I wouldn't find anywhere else." Emma Taylor | Senior Teacher, English First China

Teaching Careers with EF English First

37,000 Number of EF staff, faculty and teachers

1965 Year EF was founded

500 EF schools and offices worldwide

107 Number of countries with EF operations and partnerships

5 Percent of staff who relocated overseas last year to EF schools around the world

1 Amazing adventure

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