Apply For a Job Teaching English in China

Apply For a Job Teaching English in China 2018-05-11T15:09:44+00:00

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China has a lot to offer English teachers, and I have teamed up with English First (a chain of schools) and a recruiter I trust to help potential teachers find jobs teaching English in China. If you are interested in teaching elsewhere around the world, you can apply to teach English in other countries, here. Below is a brief outline of typical benefits and requirements of teaching English in China, but please bear in mind that the industry is fast moving and although I do my best to keep these details up to date, they change so regularly that the following should only be used as guidelines.

Typical Benefits of Teaching English in China:

  • 12,000-15,400 RMB Per Month, Based Upon Qualifications
  • 8,000 RMB Annual Flight Allowance
  • Sponsored Legal Z Work Visa
  • Health insurance
  • 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival

Typical Requirements to Teach English in China:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Or Equivalent)
  • Clean Criminal Background Check
  • Commitment to a 12 Month Contract
  • Citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.
  • A TEFL Certification (For Some Jobs)

If you don’t meet these requirements, you can also apply to take part in a Chinese Immersion Programme if you have a good command of English and are aged 18-30. No degrees, TEFLs, or native speaker status required.

China is a great place to live and teach, and I am sure you will love it, but whilst you are here you might also want to consider applying to teach English in other countries as well: every country has something wonderful to offer you. If you are looking for more information about teaching English around the world, you can find it here. Specific information about teaching English in China can be found on this page.


I work with two organisations; a chain of schools and a recruiter, both detailed below.

The recruiter that I work with places hundreds of teachers each year, as well as running language immersion programmes in China. The schools that they work with are located all over China and cover all age ranges. If you apply through them, they will offer support throughout your teaching experience.

The school that I work with is English First. Responsible for recruiting over 1,000 English teachers in China every year, English First are one biggest English language schools in China, and they were my school of choice when I chose to apply for a job teaching English in China. English First have schools for children and adults, as well as online teaching centres all over China.

Please Note: The school and the recruiter are two separate entities. Applying to one does not send your details to the other. If you are interested in both options, you have to complete both application forms.


You can apply through my recruiter or through English First. Both application forms are included below.


Click here to apply to teach English in China with English First.


Your Name

Your Email

Phone Number (With International Dialling Code)

Do you hold a passport from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa?

Do you hold a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), or will you be graduating soon?
YesGraduate This YearNo

Add any comments or questions here. Please include and preferences concerning student age and teaching location. If you have flexibility, it will make it easier to get a job.

Attach Resume / CV

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Disclaimer: I work with this school and recruiter, thus will receive a fee for recruiting a teacher. This is normal practice in China and I believe both organisations to be trustworthy – I would happily apply through either party myself if I was looking for a job in China. However, I do not work for them and I am not responsible for their actions – I am simply ‘a connector’ between the two parties. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me as I value the integrity of my site and only work with companies that I would use myself.