Teach Kids in China with EF

Teach Kids in China

Teach kids in China and enjoy a fun and rewarding experience that you will never forget. As a teacher, you will get the opportunity to make an impact on both your students’ lives and your own. With over 300 schools in over 60 cities to choose from, you can teach, travel and enjoy an awesome new job overseas.

You don’t need prior teaching experience to teach kids in China with EF. You just need to be willing to learn and we’ll help with the rest. If you apply now for a position at one of our Kids and Teens schools outside of Shanghai, we’ll even pay for your flight to China. Speak to a recruiter for more details.

Teaching kids English

As a Kids and Teens teacher, you will teach students aged from 3 – 18. Your students are enthusiastic and fun loving, full of energy and ready to learn. As a teacher, you need to come to class prepared and ready to have fun. It’s your responsibility plan engaging classes full of games and learning activities.

Not only will you get to have fun with your students, you will also get to know them and watch them learn and grow. Your students will vary in language ability and personality. There is no feeling quite like helping a shy student become a confident English speaker or a confident young adult converse fluently in English.

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Teaching kids English with EF

Your salary & benefits package

  • Up to 16,400 RMB monthly, based on qualifications.

  • 8,000 RMB annual flight allowance.

  • Sponsored legal Z work visa.

  • 12,000 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 Trinity DELTM.

  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons.

  • EF sponsored social & cultural events.

  • Teacher advantages discount scheme.

  • Job rotation scheme.

Job responsibilities

  • Teaching English to kids in China aged 3 – 18 in groups of up to 16 students.

  • Planning and delivering lessons to children.

  • Using electronic media and EF-developed courseware to teach English efficiently and effectively.

  • Evaluating student progress and providing ongoing guidance for improvement to both students and their parents.

  • Assigning and evaluating out of class exercises.

  • Participating in social activities with students organised by your school to encourage oral English proficiency.


A Bachelor’s Degree

Passport holder from:

A clear background check

Ability to live abroad for at least one year

A TEFL Certification

If you don’t have a TEFL certificate we will sponsor you for a 120-hour TEFL, free of charge.

job requirements

"It’s great to work somewhere like EF. Being a teacher can be busy and fast paced, but also fun. On my days off, there's always something to see and do. China is full of surprises that I know I wouldn't find anywhere else. My colleagues have really made me feel at home here. I don't plan on leaving anytime soon."

English teacher at Beijing Kids center

Senior Teacher, Beijing Kids Center

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