Teach English in China

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Everyone who went to University goes through the realisation that they have to step out of their student bubble and into the real world. A lot of people are unsure what to do after graduation, with ideas of their dream graduate job, and fantasies of travelling on their horizons.

With competitive internships and graduate jobs offering little income, it’s not surprising that many people choose to move countries to teach English after graduation. Living in China is a way to travel and have fun while making money and learning to understand a different culture.

If you’re not sure what’s next for you after graduation, then why not start the adventure of a lifetime and teach English in China? With schools in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and many other cities across China you’ll be spoiled for choice. You can teach English to adults, children or even at our online center.

You don’t need any previous teaching experience, and you don’t need to be able to speak Chinese. You will receive full training and support throughout your time overseas. Join a community of more than 2,000 teachers and make your first job after graduation one you’ll never forget!

The World is Waiting for You

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Package includes:

Competitive local salary

(12,000 – 15,000 RMB monthly)

Performance bonus after 6 months

(Up to 2,000 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 & cultural events

21 days of paid holidays

Requirements for Graduates

While we welcome applicants with teaching experience, it is not a requirement for applying. You will, however, need these highlighted requirements to be issued valid work visa. Don’t have all these documents on hand? You can apply and provide them later.

A Bachelor’s Degree

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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Teaching at EF

Classroom

Teach in our fresh & modern classrooms, designed for EF by award winning architect William Lim. Our small class sizes create a vibrant environment that encourages interaction between teacher & student.

Technology

Experience the future of education with our tech-savvy learning platforms. Interactive whiteboards/touchscreen TVs, iPads, and constant developments from our Tech Team make us leaders in online/offline learning.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is developed in-house, keeping it fresh, fun, and relevant. We provide the materials you need to create a dynamic and innovative classroom even if this is your first teaching experience.

Career Development

EF Teacher Community

When you join EF in China, you don’t just join a company, you join a community many of whom become your family away from home. Build relationships that last a lifetime with people from all over the world.

Teacher Testimonials

Matthew G.

I knew EF as a company before I even started looking for a job. You see EF schools in the UK. Having the idea of a big international company, you feel more secure & confident about all the benefits you get.

Vuyo J.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with local Chinese people, Americans, Brits, etc. It’s such a “United Nations” here. The cross-cultural sharing of ideas and strong work ethics has transformed me for the better.

Rob H.

It’s very rewarding to see how students change and develop over time. You can see the children grow up physically and also ability-wise. It’s really amazing to be able to journey with them and see how they get to improve.

About EF

1965

Founded in Sweden

654

Schools and offices around the world

26

Years in China

300 +

Training centers in China

60 +

Cities in China

Official Language Training Services Exclusive Supplier of Beijing 2022

Winner of Best Companies to Work for in Asia ® Awards 2020 by HR Asia

National Five Star Gold Teacher Team Award from Sina.com

Recipient of the China Charity Festival’s Innovative Charity Award

Holder of 2 Guinness
World Records

Frequently Asked Questions

Boston (USA)

EF Education First
8 Education Street
Cambridge, MA 02141 USA
Tel. +1 (617) 619-1938
USA EST office hours.

London (UK)

EF Education First
22 Chelsea Manor Street
Tel. +44 (0) 207 341 8531
+44 (0) 207 341 8500
UK office hours.

Shanghai (China)

EF Education First
1st Floor, Jiu An Plaza
Shanghai, China 200040
Tel. +86 (21) 6039 5868
China office hours.