Teach English In China – ED

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.

Teaching Careers in China

APPLY FOR AN ENGLISH TEACHING JOB IN CHINA.

Teach, Travel And Train With EF English First. Limited Vacancies Now Open Many With Free Flights

Now hiring for life-changing experiences

Due to increasing expansion across China we are able to offer FREE upfront flights to many locations for a limited time.

 

We’re looking for amazing teachers to join us in over 300 locations 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.

 

Apply and speak with our recruiters to learn more about how our jobs can get you started on a once-in-a-lifetime teaching career. Within 2x years, progress along the EF career path. Become a Senior Teacher, Director Of Studies or move into Product Development, Recruitment or Marketing.

See Michael’s journey from applying to be a teacher with EF to his first two weeks in China

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.

 

Teaching at EF English First

At EF English First, you’ll be provided with the resources 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.

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.

 

Requirements

  • 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 abroad for at least one year

So Why Should You Work Abroad?

“80% of employers are actively looking for people who have international experience.”

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FULL SALARY PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Competitive monthly salary
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Performance bonus after 6 months at our Kids & Teens schools
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa
  • 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 and development programs
  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons (speaking Chinese is not a requirement for this position)
  • Weekly paid social & cultural events
  • Employee discount program
  • Job rotation program

Explore China through our gallery below

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.

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.

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

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

London (UK)
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22 Chelsea Manor Street,
London SW3 5RL. UK.
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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.

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