Teaching Jobs in China

We’re now hiring new English teachers to start working in China throughout 2024. With our incredible jobs in China you’ll earn a great wage, get to see the world and you don’t need any previous experience!

Teaching English in China

Over the past 5 years China has fast become a famed hot spot for those wanting to teach English overseas. With great wages, employment benefits and a splash of the unknown, China has a lot to offer. Thanks to its enormous size, there’s also a lot of jobs available, and a huge range of environments to live and teach in.

At Let’s TEFL we’re currently matching new teachers with exciting new jobs starting throughout 2024. Read on for more details and how to apply.

Employment package:

Our English teaching placements come with excellent benefits. You can earn a great wage, enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while you’re overseas, and could even save money to take home with you. Check out our example employment package below:

What are the schools like?

At Let’s TEFL we go the extra mile with our placements.

We have an extensive network of placement schools throughout China. We only partner with public and private international schools which we would personally be happy teaching in. One such example is with Bei Hai International School in Guangxi, China. Check out the video to see what it’s like to teach there, how their campus and classrooms look, and what their teachers have to say.

When it comes to teaching in China, there’s a huge difference between schools, and we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to start on the right foot.

How’s the accommodation?

The vast majority of our placements in China come with accommodation ready for you to move into when you arrive.

Most of the time this would be a shared apartment with other teachers, including a private bedroom with a shared living room and cooking area. Sometimes schools will have private studios for teachers, with a bed, bathroom, basic cooking area and washing machine. Or, if you’re a bit of a free spirit, it can also be possible to rent your accommodation, with some of our placements offering a monthly stipend which you can put towards your rental fees.

While these apartments are quite basic, they’re often located conveniently close to your school, and offer everything you need to start your life overseas.

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Meet one of our placement schools!

Meet Johnny from EF Wuxi, in China:

Johnny works for Education First (EF) – one of our trusted partner schools in China – and helps our graduates make a safe and smooth transition into teaching.

“Hey, I’m Johnny Xia, a Senior Foreign Affair Specialist at Education First in Wuxi, China. If you’re interested in Chinese culture and history, even looking for ESL teaching job, don’t hesitate to contact me!”

Read more about China

My First Week Teaching in China:

“On my first day, I taught only three classes. My students ranged the whole gamut of the acceptable range for their courses from 3-14 years old. The older students were immediately friendly and forgave small mistakes as I figured out technical things. With the younger kids, I had the help of a Chinese Assistant, who took care of little accidents, spills, and helped me navigate bathroom breaks. I quizzed kids with flashcards, played lots of games, sang and made them sing, made recordings of our singing, and gave them stickers on their way out….”

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Who can teach English in China?

Teaching English is perfect for people who wish to experience life in another country. Whether you’re looking to take a break from working at home, go on a paid gap year, or set up a full career overseas. Teaching can be a brilliant springboard to take a leap in any direction you choose.

Here’s a list of the requirements needed to get a work permit and teaching job in China:

You don’t need any previous experience to start teaching in China! If you’re new to teaching, you can learn everything you need to know through an online TEFL certification course and be ready to start working within a matter of weeks.

Most teaching positions in China require native speakers (UK/US/CAN/AUS/NZ/SA passport holders), however, it can also be possible for non-natives to secure well-paid teaching jobs in China. If you’re a non-native speaker and interested in China, you can talk with us to discuss the potential options you may have.

We also have additional information for non-native speakers: Non-native? We’ve got your back!

The majority of schools in China require teachers to hold a bachelor’s degree (in any subject) as it’s required to qualify for a work visa. If you don’t have a degree but wish to teach in China, please get in touch (legitimate au-pair study programs can be a great way to teach in China legally).

We also have a guide here which can help you consider other options: No degree? No problem!

When teaching English in China, or elsewhere, you won’t need to speak the local language. In fact, it’s usually discouraged to speak any language other than English in the classroom. However, if you do have an interest in learning Chinese, some of our teaching jobs include a free weekly Chinese language lesson to help you improve your communication skills.

If you don’t meet all these requirements, you can still apply through the form below and we’ll help to find what opportunities we can offer you.

Apply for our Teaching Jobs in China

Simply fill out the form below and one of our tutors will get in touch with you:

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Studying online was really simple and convenient. I completed the course in about 6 weeks by studying after work each evening.

Ashley Krupp

Very happy to have finished my TEFL course and have already secured a job in China!

Luke Hartford

Excellent course! It took me a little over two months to complete and i’ve learned so much. I can’t wait to start teaching!

Chang Lin