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Teach English In China

Start Your Journey To Someplace New

Limited Openings For Early 2020.
Free Flights To Many Locations!

Beijing- The capital of China and home to the Summer Palace 2008 Beijing Olympics, Great Wall and 21 million people.
Chongqing- 18 million people call the mountain city home. Chongqing has a perfect blend of the old and the new as well as fantastic hotpot and pandas.
Guangzhou-China's third largest city with 13 million people. Guangzhou is home to the Canton Tower, the Pearl River, and a year round summertime climate.
Xiamen- From beaches,temples, and offshore islands to the thriving night life of Zhong Shan Road, there is so much to see and do in this city of 3.5 million people.

60 Cities. 250 Schools. 1 Great Adventure

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.


We’re looking for amazing ESL teachers to join us in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and many other cities across China. 

Teach English to adults, children or at our online schools. Receive a great salary, competitive benefits and meet people from all over the world.



Teaching At EF

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.

A kid's and teen's teacher congratulates a student for a job well done on our interactive touchscreen TV's in our state of the art classroom.
An adult's teacher checks the work of one of our adult students through one of the fun discussion games in class.
Here at EF you'll work in a multicultural environment alongside local teachers who speak english and can answer any questions you may have.
Take advantage of the free, monthly teacher events in your city such as traditional Chinese painting, sports, buffets, and even relaxing massages.
Here teachers enjoy one of our free teacher trips to the beautiful countryside in Guilin.
Teacher's bike around the picteresque mountains of Guilin alongside their local counterparts.
Teacher's dress up in traditional garb in Inner Mongolia after enjoying a traditional meal.

2000 Strong And Still Growing

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.

About EF English First

EF English First, a division of EF Education First 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. We have both Kids & Teens schools and Adult schools in over 60 Cities in China.


  • 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

Hear What Our Teachers Are Saying


  • 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
Exciting and New Places
We have entry level vacancies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and many other cities across China. Teach adults or children at our online school. Receive a great local salary, competitive benefits and meet people from all over the world.
Amazing Food
Another aspect that makes living in China fun is the fantastic food. From noodles, dumplings, Bejing duck, and soy sauce braised pork you'll have plenty of great choices to choose from, for your culinary adventure here.
Great People
Here you'll meet some of the friendliest people. When you arrive you'll find that they are always willing to help you no matter where you are, whether it's learning the language, or how to get around the city

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. 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.

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.


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.