Teach in China

China is a huge and highly industrialised communist-run country of 1.4 billion people, characterised by huge cities and a work ethic second-to none. Nevertheless China is opening up to the world and Western influences and the demand for, and welcome toward, foreign English teachers is getting bigger by the day, so it’s worth bearing in mind that there is a lot more to China than Chinese food and huge metropolis.

The first thing that comes to mind for most when they think of China is The Great Wall of China, but this remarkable testament to ancient China is only one of a myriad attractions. Beautiful places such as The Forbidden City and rich spiritual traditions also pull Westerners by the droves to the largest and most populated country in Asia.

China offers excellent teaching packages, and this contributes to making China one of the most popular destinations for TEFL graduates.

EF English First, is one of the largest providers of English language learning in the world, with students of all ages and teachers who are passionate about their jobs in the classroom and life abroad. Currently, EF English First is hiring professionals and graduates who are looking for an amazing year or two abroad, to develop a new career or travel and experience life overseas. EF English First now has over 200 schools across 60 cities in China.  This gives teachers the opportunity to choose the location that is right for them, and even enjoy job rotation across different cities. EF English First invests heavily in teacher development for those who want to advance their careers in education. Although most positions are entry-level, English First also has academic management positions such as DOS (Director of Studies) and CEM (Centre Education Manager) roles for those with more experience. Moreover, once teachers are a part of the EF family and network, they can also enjoy opportunities across the globe in other parts of the company.

  • Largest privately owned education company in the world, & a sponsor of 7 Olympic games
  • Land a teaching position in China that matches your skill set.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for career growth, which include full training.
  • Gain teaching experience abroad while handling classes across a specific age group, ranging from kids to business professionals.
  • Join a community of Chinese and international teachers and broaden your professional network.
  • Discover an amazing country and immerse fully in Chinese language and culture.
  • 20,000 to 22,000 RMB per month, based on location, experience, and qualifications. (You can check the current exchange rate here: xe.com).
  • Competitive local salary + performance bonus after 6 months
  • 21 days paid holiday + Flight allowance
  • International health insurance co-paid with the employee
  • EF organized social and cultural activities + FREE Mandarin Chinese lessons
  • Free Flight to China + Airport pick-up assistance upon arrival
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa + Free hotel for first 2 weeks
  • TEFL certificate + Skill development & Career Advancement* (offers Distance Learning Courses for new teachers; Trinity College of London Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) in Early Childhood Education for experienced teachers and Management distance learning course or the DELTM for managers)
  • Age groups: 3 to 18 years old.
  • Class size: No more than 16 students.
  • Work hours and schedules:The schedules will vary between different centres, but you’ll be working afternoons, evenings, and weekends for most parts. You will have two days off during the week. With most centres, you’ll working 40 hours a week (15 to 18 teaching hours, the rest are office hours) and have two consecutive days off (Weekdays).
  • Locations: Positions are available in 60 cities across China.
  • Start dates: Year-round.
  • Contract length: 12-month contracts only.

Due to work visa requirements, applicants must:

  • Be native English speakers from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • Be aged 22-50 years old.
  • Hold a fully completed bachelor’s degree (or higher).
  • Hold a 120-hour TEFL Certificate.
  • Hold a clean national criminal background check.
  • Planning and delivering engaging English classes, full of games and learning activities to children in China.
  • Using electronic media and developed courseware to teach English efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluating student progress and providing ongoing guidance for improvement to both students and their parents.
  • Assigning and evaluating out of class exercises.
  • Participating in social activities with students organized by your school to encourage oral English proficiency.
  • Your students are an enthusiastic fun-loving bunch, full of energy and ready to learn. As a teacher, you need to come to class prepared and ready to have fun.

To apply for jobs, please email a copy of your CV, recent photo, preferred countries and your available dates to asia@teflgraduate.com. In the subject part of the email, please enter ‘Teach in Asia’.

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