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English First

EFL Teacher
£1500 to £1700 monthly
Location China
Starts Oct 2020
Deadline 30 Sep 2020

Be an EFL Teacher

You've studied hard for three or four years, so what now? Start the adventure of a lifetime and teach English in China.

Location: China

Working at English First


What you will be doing

At EF English First, you’ll be provided the resources to become the best teacher you can be. We have entry level vacancies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and many other cities across China. You will receive a great local salary, competitive benefits and meet people from all over the world.


Our curriculum is developed in-house, keeping it fresh, fun, and relevant. We provide the materials you need to create a dynamic and innovative classroom even if this is your first teaching experience.


Experience the future of education with our tech-savvy learning platforms. Interactive whiteboards/touchscreen TVs, iPads, and constant developments from our Tech Team make us leaders in online/offline learning.


Teach in our fresh & modern classrooms, designed for EF by award winning architect William Lim. Our small class sizes create a vibrant environment that encourages interaction between teacher & student.

EF Teacher Community

When you join EF in China, you don’t just join a company, you join a community — many of whom become your family away from home. Build relationships that last a lifetime with people from all over the world.

  • You will teach adults, children or a mix at our online school
  • You will teach regular schedules for five consecutive days each week
  • You will have weekly CPD (Continuous Professional Development) sessions
  • You will attend optional Chinese classes which are held for all levels from beginner to advanced, and you can even take face-to-face classes when you arrive.

Our process

1. Apply

Fill out our application to find out if you qualify. It takes less than five minutes.

2. Interview & job offer

Our recruiters will be in touch to set up an interview, and extend offers to successful applicants.

3. Visa process

Our expert visa team will help you navigate the Chinese visa application process.

4. Arrive in China

We'll pick you up at the airport and arrange the hotel: while you explore the city and meet new friends.

5. Onboarding & orientation

You’ll learn about how to find housing, open a bank account, navigate your new city, and get a tour of your new school.

6. Start teaching!

After shadowing a teacher and going through the curriculum, you’ll start teaching your own lessons.

What you will have

Don’t have any teaching experience? You don't need any, even though it's always welcomed. You will, however, need the following for the Chinese government to issue you the ESL teaching work visa necessary for this job.

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in any subject
  • You have a TEFL Certification. No TEFL? No problem! Find out if you qualify for a FREE TEFL when you apply.
  • You have a clear background check
  • You are available to live abroad for at least one year
  • You must be a passport holder from: UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand

Company benefits: • Competitive local salary • Flight allowance (monthly) • Flight to China (select cities) • Performance bonus after 6 months • Legal Z work visa • Health insurance • 21 days of paid holidays • Airport pick-up upon arrival • Free hotel for your first two weeks at EF English First • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons • Sponsored accreditations including Cambridge TKT, Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL and DELTM. • EF social and cultural events • Job rotation scheme

Learn more about English First

We are EF English First

Our focus is local English language training courses. The goal is the same at all of our schools: providing excellent teaching in an immersive environment.

Adventure Awaits Teach English Abroad

EF English First is looking for enthusiastic go-getters to join us in China for the experience of a lifetime. Every year, hundreds of graduates from all kinds of backgrounds and majors join us to start exciting jobs teaching English. We’re offering you the opportunity to live and work abroad, experience new places, new cultures, travel in your spare time, and earn a full-time salary.

You do not need to have any teaching experience or speak Chinese. EF will provide you with training and support in obtaining the qualifications you need for this job. We will even pay for your flight to China if you join us in one of our selected locations.

All you have to do is take the first step and submit an application!