The demand for online English teaching jobs has skyrocketed in recent years. The online English learning market is now expected to grow by 50% each year until 2020. If you are looking for something different, a change of pace from the usual 9 – 5, this is a fantastic opportunity.

Although most online teaching jobs can be done from home, EF English First offer something new and completely different. Our English online teaching positions are available at our state-of-the-art centre in Shanghai. This gives you the opportunity to see the world, and really understand the culture of your students. You will be working with other teachers from around the globe, so you can keep the social aspect of work and build lasting friendships.


One of our newest online teaching jobs at our online centre in Shanghai is teaching kids and teens. This is a fast-paced, dynamic role that requires you to have fun and engage with your students in a one to one online setting. Each class lasts for 25 minutes. During this time, you will be using the latest technology and award-winning teaching materials to help your students communicate confidently in English.
As your students have already taken the class at one of our schools, your goal is to get them to practice speaking. Each lesson will cover a few target language points that you will need to cover. You can reward your students in real-time sharing stickers and awards for their hard work. This new role has plenty of room for career advancement and professional development should you be looking to progress.

Jobs Teaching Adults Online

If teaching English to kids online isn’t for you, then teaching English to adults could be. As far as online teaching positions go, teaching English to adults is more established. Over the past few years, EF English First has become a leader in online education. Our teachers use cutting-edge technology with custom made materials for online learning to help students and teachers get the most out of each session.
As an online teacher to adults, your students will be logging on from across China. In one class you could be teaching a business person trying to get a promotion, or a university student preparing to study overseas. No class is ever the same, and you will have the opportunity to cover a wide range of topics.

Career Advancement

Starting a new online English teaching job at EF English First can be more than just a means of travel and earning money. From the moment you arrive with us, we will give you the training and support you need to develop your skills as an educator. You will have opportunities to grow and develop at both the online centre, as well as EF as a whole.
Starting out as an online teacher, you will have opportunities to mentor new colleagues, and use this experience in more senior roles. The next step could be a position as a team leader, then manager. With EF’s job rotation scheme, you could also move into offline teaching positions at our kids’ schools or adult education centres. You will find more growth opportunities in these positions, which could also lead to management.

Benefits of Online Teaching Jobs in China

As well as the benefits that come with a new teaching job, such as salary and career advancement, you will also be living in one of the world’s largest and most diverse countries.
In the last 20 years, China has developed at breathtaking speeds. Improvements in living standards, amenities and public transportation have made it easier than ever to travel around this fascinating country. As a teacher, you will have two consecutive days off per week, as well as 10 days of annual leave and national holidays. During your working week, you can spend time teaching and developing your skills as an online educator. On your days off, you could be exploring China. EF English First also offers free cultural events to teachers. You can also take advantage of these and really start to live an exciting life overseas.

The world is waiting for you

 Teach English, travel and work abroad with EF English First