Teaching Career in China

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Teaching English abroad in China is a great way to get started on this once-in-a-lifetime career. We’re offering you the opportunity to live and work abroad, experience new places, new cultures, travel in your spare time, and earn a full-time salary. Once you gain valuable teaching experience, you can progress on EF's many career paths - as a Senior Teacher, Director Of Studies or areas like Product Development, Recruitment or Marketing.

You do not need any teaching experience or to speak Chinese. EF will provide you with training and support to obtain the qualifications you need to teach English. We will even pay for your flight to China if you join us in one of our selected locations.

We have been in China for over 20 years, so you can be sure of a safe, hassle free, legal transition to your job in China. All you have to do is take the first step and submit a job application!

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Package up to 16,400 RMB

Competitive local salary

(12,000 – 15,000 RMB monthly)

Performance bonus after 6 months

(Up to 2,000 RMB monthly)

Flight allowance

(monthly)

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

Job Requirements

Don’t have any teaching experience? You don't need any, even though it's always welcomed. You will, however, need the following for the Chinese government to issue you an ESL teaching work visa. Don’t have all these documents on hand? You can apply and provide them later.

A Bachelor’s Degree

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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Explore China

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 2019 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

If you have more questions, the best thing to do is apply. If you meet the visa requirements, one of our recruiters will contact you for an initial chat before moving to interview. This is the best time to ask those initial 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.