Now you can work in China as an English teacher. Whether you want to be a working traveler, in need of a scenery change or just looking for adventure, then look no further. A competitive salary, housing allowance and so much more makes this a great opportunity not to be missed!








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Overview .................................. .......... 3


Job description .................................... 4


Position Summary ............................... 5


Position Requirements ......................... 6


Position Responsibilities ...................... 7


Salary and Benefits .............................. 8


Money Matters ..................................... 9


Application Process ............................. 10


Checklist ............................................... 11


More about China ................................. 12


TEFL Certification ................................ 13


TEFL FAQs ........................................... 14


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The cost of living in China is considerably cheaper than here in the West. With that being said, the salary goes a very long way in terms of purchasing power in China. Foreign English teachers in China generally earn 2 or 3 times more than that of a local Chinese teacher. Click here to see a sample of the financial breakdown. 




Imagine working and living in one of the world’s leading economic countries. What an amazing opportunity to see more of this world!


Whether you are looking for adventure, are in the middle of a career change, or just in need of some timeout, this is perfect for you. Absolutely NO prior experience or formal qualifications are necessary to get started, although those with formal qualifications will enjoy a higher salary. Everyone qualifies for a housing subsidy. Yes, that’s right! A very competitive salary, monthly housing allowance, paid national holidays and medical insurance! 


Need a break from the rat race? Set your sights on seeing more of this world. We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals to work and live in China. You will teach English and get paid while having the opportunity to experience a great new culture. Positions vary from countryside schools to central schools in cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. No experience is necessary, but a willingness to be open to new experiences and enthusiasm to work with people is a must. An excellent opportunity to travel to another part of the world!!



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* Position: This is full-time English teacher position and lasts for the duration of the contract. Typically, the contract period is for one year.


* Location: China! You can choose from available cities within China.


* Small class sizes: Less than 20 students makes classes always manageable.


* Teach students from ages 2 to 30 depending on the selection you've made.


* Teaching material provided – however, you must develop lesson plans.


* A chinese teaching assistant will always be working with you in the classroom and this minimizes a lot of stress for you.


* Typically you can expect to work about 30-38 hours a week including 10 hours of planning time.


* Your main purpose would be to manage English instruction classrooms to enhance English learning atmosphere for students.


* You'll be required to develop creative lesson plans that engage students and encourage class participation.


* On occasion you'll help to prepare and attend school's extra events and parties (i.e. holiday parties and festivals)


* Experience is not necessary but passion and enthusiasm is a must!


* We want individuals who will put the students’ learning experience first.


* Native English teachers from America, Canada, England, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia are preferred.


* Typically we hire individuals that are at least 20 years of age.


* We need individuals who possess the ability to adapt. Not only to a new culture but also to teaching styles and expectations that may be different than that of your home country.


* Applicants need to be in possession of a valid passport. Normally passport applications take up to 3-4 weeks. 


* It's important to be able to start as soon as the placement is secured.


* Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


* Strong leadership qualities will be needed.


* Applicants must be willing to relocate, and for visa purposes, must be a native English speaker.


* We require punctual applicants with an outgoing and enthusiastic work attitude.


Though it's important to mention that each school will provide a more detailed specification of roles and responsibilities, we endeavor to provide a broad outline of what will be required of you once you start working.


* Manage and educate students in a classroom setting.


* Develop and implement engaging lesson plans.


* Adhere to established teaching curriculum.


* Maintain positive relationships with students and parents.

* Document and share student grades and evaluations.


* Maintain the health and safety of all students.


* Ability to build rapport with students


So many benefits AND a very competative salary is available to you!


Annual income: 102,000 -180,000 Chinese Yuan (RMB). The contractual figure will depend on your qualifications. The amounts are broken down to 84,000-144,000 Chinese Yuan (RMB) salary, and 18,000-36,000 Chinese Yuan (RMB) housing allowance.



Remuneration and Benefit Breakdown:


  • Monthly income: 7000-12000 Chinese Yuan (RMB) 
  • Housing allowance 1500-3000 Chinese Yuan (RMB) 
  • Flight reimbursement after completion of your contract
  • Contract completion bonus 6000 Chinese Yuan (RMB)
  • Additional lesson bonus based on the amount of lessons per month
  • Paid national holidays
  • You may earn your TEFL while you work.
  • Some Facilities offer free Mandarin lessons
  • Medical insurance is provided
  • Free airport pick-up
  • Hotel accommodation during your training


Needless to say, the cost of living in China is considerably cheaper than here in the West and that certainly means that your salary actually goes a very long way in terms of purchasing power in China. Here's a fast fact: Foreign English teachers in China generally earn 2 or 3 times more than that of a local Chinese teacher.


In Chinese terms you’ll earn between 8,000RMB – 12,000RMB and that roughly translates to $1,199.20 - $1798.80 per month. You will receive a housing allowance which is between 1,500RMB and 3,000RMB. This comes down to $224.85 - $449.70


*These rates have been taken from the exchange rate applicable during September 2016 and may change as the rate fluctuates. **The below information is an indication only and should be seen as approximate and not actual, however care has been taken to be as accurate as possible.


What your income means when broken down:

8,000RMB – 12,000RMB      =      $1,199.20 - $1798.80 per month

1,500RMB - 3,000RMB       =       $224.85 - $449.70 per month


 Approximate Rent: ranges from 1,000RMB - 3,500RMB per month ($149.90 - $524.65)

 Approximate Utilities (electricity, gas, water): 250RMB per month ($37.48)

 Approximate Phone & Internet: 300RMB per month ($44.97)

 Approximate Food: 1500RMB per month ($224.85)

 Approximate Dinner at a mid-range restaurant: 80 RMB ($11.99)

 Approximate Rice or noodle dish at a restaurant: 25 RMB ($3.75)

 Approximate Most street food items: 6-10 RMB ($0.90 - $1.50)

 Approximate 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 350 RMB ($52.47)


Most people spend around $1,000 per month while living in China. It largely depends on your lifestyle and location.




Money Matters

NOTE: The following information outlines steps and processesses throughout the application 

The entire process can take up to 4 weeks from the time you apply to your first day in class. The steps below show our typical process that you will follow.


Step 1: Complete the online application. This let us know that you've read the full job description as shown in this brochure, and that you’re ready to move forward.


Step 2: Look out for an email that will come from the address

Whether your application qualifies to move to the next level or not, we will respond, so keep a lookout for it. Also check all your folders if your mail account does an automatic pre-sort of your email.

Successful applicants will be asked to upload the follow information on a link that will be sent to them:

* Your most recent resume

* Copies of your highest qualifications

* A short introductory video. This is your opportunity to make a great first impression on the school.

* 2 current photos comprising of 1 bust shot (close up) and 1 full body picture

* A copy of your passport for your visa to be arranged.

* Introductory letter to the school

* A copy of your passport which will be needed for your visa to be arranged.


Presentation is very important, and it’s important to note that things that may be acceptable in our culture in the west may not be acceptable in an Asian culture. E.g. it’s not acceptable in some cultures to approach a decision-maker without having been properly introduced. This means that your video, letter and photographs are very important in the process.


Step 3: On receipt of the above documents your application moves to our office in Beijing. Your first interview will now be scheduled. You will be provided with all the information you need for this step. Once again it’s important to note that during these latter steps you will have crossed the cultural barrier and will be working directly with our Chinese office. Be ready to answer questions i.e. the preferred city that you’d like to work in etc. The second interview will be with the school in China where the final decision will be made in the hiring process. Please be aware that there will be a time zone difference, and interviews typically take place during the Chinese daytime hours which is UTC +8:00.


Step 4: Once your placement has been confirmed, you’ll be requested to sign your contract. All the agreed terms that were discussed in the previous step will now apply.


Step 5: Purchase your plane ticket! And remember to be on time at the airport for your flight! You’ll be picked up on arrival and taken to your hotel






First things first! A checklist! This will help you to determine whether you are ready to apply. 


  1. Is English your native language?


  1. Are you from one of the following Countries: United States, Canada, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland


  1. Do you have a passport, or willing to get one soon?


  1. Do you fall in the age group between 20 – 55 years?


  1. Will you be able to start within the next 2-8 weeks?


  1. Are you a self motivated person who enjoys problem solving?


  1. Are you able to adapt easily to different environments?


  1. Are you ready for an adventure?


China is the world’s most populous country. Its vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountain ranges, lakes, rivers and 14,500km of coastline. Beijing, the capital, mixes modern architecture with historic sites including sprawling Tiananmen Square. Its largest city, Shanghai, is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China fortification runs east-west across the country's north.


Capital: Beijing                                        Population: 1.357 billion (2013) World Bank

President: Xi Jinping                                Currency: Renminbi


Our Facebook page keeps our candidates up to date with matters concerning China!

Top 10 Attractions
1. The Great Wall of China
2. The Terracotta Army in Xi'an
3. The Forbidden City in Beijing
4. The Li River in Guilin — Watery Wonder
5. The Yellow Mountains — a Top National Park
6. Giant Pandas — Their "Hometown" is Chengdu
7. The Potala Palace in Lhasa — Symbol of Tibet
8. The Bund, Shanghai — International Architecture
9. Victoria Harbor — Here is Hong Kong!
10. West Lake in Hangzhou — Paradise on Earth

Visit International TEFL and TESOL Training Institute for more answers to any questions you have regarding TEFL or TESOL.


TEFL Frequently Asked Questions


What does TEFL mean? The acronym TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is commonly used to refer to training courses that almost anyone can take to learn the skills and knowledge required to teach English to non-native speakers.

What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. These descriptions are generally used interchangeably, however, TESOL is more common in the USA and TEFL is more common in the UK. There is no difference between a TEFL certificate and a TESOL certificate so either can be used anywhere in the world.
Do I need a TEFL certificate to teach abroad? In our case the answer is no, not to secure your placement. However, you will be able to get your certificate while abroad. Most other entities require TEFL and a degree as mandatory before showing your profile to a school. We believe that there are great individuals out there who may not have the formal qualifications, but would be an excellent fit at a school in China.
Is TEFL Worth It? Yes! Even if you opt not to fly over to China after getting your certificate. Having an accredited TEFL certification gives you more job opportunities and opens up doors you never even knew existed. There are so many benefits to having it, and who knows, you may even learn a new language and meet new friends!
What is an ESL teacher? The most common purpose of every ESL teacher is to help his or her students to improve their ability to speak and write in the English language. ESL teachers usually work abroad in countries where English is not the national language, but in some cases they also teach foreign students without native English skills within their home country.

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