Currently Hiring In China

The safety and well-being of our staff is a top priority, and this extends to our candidates. All our interviews are conducted virtually, and our team provides full support on the most feasible time to come to China, adhering to local and national guidelines.

Teach English In China


Planning To Stay In China?
Fully Sponsored Visa Available

Teach Now With EF English First


We’re actively hiring amazing people currently in China just like you to join us in Shanghai, Beijing, and 60+ cities.


Teach English at one of our Kids and Teens schools, and you will earn a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. 


Our dedicated team will help you with a fully sponsored visa and a seamless transition.


We also offer a world-class career development program with certification courses exclusively for our teachers to help them move into more senior positions within EF.


Why Work For EF English First?

Dedicated Visa Transfer

We have a dedicated visa team to help you ensure a seamless transfer of your visa. We also sponsor visa costs to help you get started.

Stable And Experienced

EF English First is a division of the world’s largest privately owned education company. With over 350 schools all across China and over 20 years of experience in the education industry, you can rest assured EF has you covered.

Supportive Community

Your home away from home. With a community of over 2,000 teachers and EF sponsored  social and online engagement events, you will be part of a unique, warm community all your own.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • A TEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorship available)
  • Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa
  • The ability to obtain a clear background check
  • Ability to live in China for at least one year

Package Up To 16,400 RMB

  • 12,000 – 15,000 RMB monthly, based on qualifications
  • 8,000 RMB annual flight allowance
  • Performance bonus after 6 months up to 1,950 RMB per month at our Kids & Teens schools
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa
  • Health insurance
  • Salary advance of up to 12,000RMB available
  • 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
  • Sponsored accreditations including Cambridge TKT, Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL and DELTM
  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
  • Weekly EF sponsored social & online cultural events

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we will assist you in your visa transfer over to EF. If your previous employer can provide the required documentation, it will also help to speed up the process.

No, you do not. For now we will provide you with all the materials you need to temporarily work online from the comfort of your own home. Once this period passes, you will return to your respective center.

We have over 350 schools in over 60 cities. With all these cities to choose from you may not even have to move from where you are.

You can apply and start to teach with EF any time. We have limited vacancies all year round.


If you are graduating this year, you can start teaching after you obtain your bachelor’s degree diploma. However, the best time to apply is now so you have plenty of time to prepare.

All you need is a Bachelor’s Degree and a TEFL Certificate (EF can sponsor if you don’t have this)

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.

Hear What Our Teachers Are Saying

Amy Fonseca,
Senior Teacher Guangzhou

“Getting started was easy, after the interview they helped me with the visa so I could get started ASAP! ”

Aaron Wilkins,
Senior Teacher, Shanghai

“With EF I know I could teach without having the hassle of moving. With over 60 cities to choose from, I knew the choice was easy.”

Chris Erickson,
Line Manager

“Coming from another organization, I thought I would have trouble fitting in with EF they made sure to make me feel right at home.”


Official Language Training Supplier to 7 Olympic Games

Winner of Best Companies to Work for in Asia ® Awards 2019 by HR Asia

National Five Star Gold Teacher Team Award from

Recipient of the China Charity Festival’s Innovative Charity Award

Holder of 2 Guinness World records

Boston (USA)
EF Education First
1 Education Street,
Cambridge, MA 02141 USA
Tel. +1 617 619 1938
USA, East Coast office hours.

London (UK)
EF Education First
22 Chelsea Manor Street,
London SW3 5RL. UK.
Tel. +44 (0)7341 8638
+44 (0)207 341 8500
UK office hours.

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