English Teacher - Online

Full-time | Shanghai, China

As an online teacher, most of your students will be over 18 years old. Your students will come from a range of backgrounds and locations and are looking to learn in a fun and engaging environment.

Your students will vary in language ability and personality. Using EF’s unique online platform will allow you to connect with your students virtually and experience being at the forefront of online language learning.

Teaching English in Shanghai

From the futuristic skyline of Lujiazui to the 268-mph Maglev train that travels 18.5 miles in 8 minutes, there is no shortage of innovation in China’s most modern city.

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Job responsibilities

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your career while working out of Shanghai’s online center, a dynamic multicultural environment full of people from around the world. We’ll even provide you with a development plan to help you master the technology and get to grips with online teaching.

  • Teaching English in China to students mostly over the age of 18

  • Class sizes can vary, from as little as 1 student in a private lesson to 8 in a group

  • Planning & delivering lessons via EF’s online platform

  • Using online presentations, cameras, microphones, and Adobe tools to help your students practice real world English

  • Preparing for each class and giving live feedback

  • Providing post-lesson feedback to further assist your students

What we offer

We want to make things as simple as possible to teach abroad. That's why, when you teach with us, we take care of everything, so that you can focus on teaching.

Competitive local salary

(12K - 15K RMB monthly)

Performance bonus after 6 months

(Up to 2K RMB monthly)

Flight allowance


TEFL certificate

Health insurance

Legal Z work visa

Free hotel for your first two weeks

Flight to China

(select cities)

Airport pick-up upon arrival

Free Mandarin Chinese lessons

EF social and cultural events

21 days of paid holidays


Don’t have any teaching experience? You don’t need any. You will however need the following for the Chinese Government to issue you an ESL teaching work visa. Don’t have these documents at hand? You can apply and provide them later.

A Bachelor’s degree

Passport holder from:

A clear background check

Ability to live abroad for at least one year

A TEFL certification

No TEFL? No problem! Find out if you qualify for a FREE TEFL when you apply.

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How it works

What we offer, teaching requirements, our process, TEFL certification & how to become a teacher

Life at EF

We offer training, professional development, weekly teacher events and annual flight allowance