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
ADVENTURE AWAITS ABROAD
Launch Your Career Teaching English Abroad. Limited Vacancies Now Open
An experience you will never forget.
Due to increasing expansion across China within our Kids & Teens schools we are able to offer FREE upfront flights to many locations for a limited time.
You’ve studied hard for 4 years, so what now? Why not start the adventure of a lifetime and teach English in China. We have entry level vacancies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and many other cities across China. Teach adults, children or at our online school. Receive a great local salary, competitive benefits and meet people from all over the world.
EF has over 200 schools across China with a teacher community of more than 2000 teachers. We have been in China for over 20 years, so you can be sure of a safe, hassle free, legal transition to China.
See Michael’s journey from applying to be a teacher with EF to his first two weeks in China
- A Bachelor’s Degree
- A TEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorship available)
- Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand
- The ability to obtain a clear background check
- Ability to live in China for at least one year
Join Our Growing Community Of Teachers
Join a supportive community of EF staff and teachers from day one. We’re here to provide the support you need every step of the way, from preparing your legal work visa to airport pickup. Learn how to order food in Chinese with our free language classes or attend a company sponsored social or cultural event. There’s so much to experience living abroad and you’ll experience it to the fullest with EF.
Teaching At EF English First
At EF English First, you’ll be provided with all the resources you need including extensive teacher notes and adaptable lesson plans to become the best teacher you can be. Our new and colorful classrooms offer state-of-the-art technology including Internet connected computers, interactive whiteboards or touchscreen TVs and iPads. We also offer a world-class teacher development program with certification courses exclusively for our teachers to help them move into more senior positions within EF.
So Why Should You Work Abroad?
“80% of employers are actively looking for people who have international experience.”
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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
- 12,000 RMB salary advance available
- Health insurance
- 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
- Airport pick-up upon arrival
- Free hotel for your first two weeks at EF English First
- Sponsored accreditations including Cambridge TKT, Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL and DELTM
- Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
- Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events
- Employee discount scheme
- Job rotation scheme
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Frequently Asked Questions
No. We never use Chinese in the classroom, don’t worry if you think that sounds strange, when you do our sponsored TEFL course it will become clear how we do this. Most cities in China have English road signs and English metro stations. Most restaurants have food in English, if not they generally have pictures. Learning some basic survival Chinese when you arrive, such as addresses for taxis and some food is recommended though just to make things a bit easier. In most large cities you can even order food using apps in English.
You can apply and start to teach with EF any time as the Visa process normally take 3 to 4 months. We have limited vacancies all year round.
If you are graduating this year, you can start teaching after you have the certificate. However, the best time to apply is now so you have plenty of time to prepare.
Yes. Previous teaching experience is not necessary, but is valued if you have it. We will give you all the skills you need to help you feel confident standing in a classroom. As long as you have a bachelor’s degree in any subject we can help you with the rest.
Yes, although it does depend on your lifestyle. The salary in RMB is above average for China so there’s normally some left at the end of the month to save or to pay off student loans. If you share an apartment with other teachers and eat Chinese food you will have more left than if you have your own place and eat western style food every day.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to adjust, we have a community of over 2000 English teachers in China who help and support each other. We have our own social network for teachers to ask questions and look for assistance. Along with that we have organized social and cultural events for our teachers most of which are free, to help them meet other teachers and to understand Chinese culture.
No. There are some visa-related fees associated with obtaining a work permit, but EF English First will reimburse these. This is a full-time salaried position.
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.
About EF English First
EF English First, a division of EF Education First,
is the world’s leading privately owned education company.
Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across China so if you prefer the fast paced city life like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we probably have the position for you.
THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU
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 Sina.com
Recipient of the China Charity Festival’s Innovative Charity Award
Holder of 2 Guinness World records
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