ESL / English Teacher

We’re now interviewing amazing people just like you to join us in Shanghai, Beijing, and 60+ cities across China. Teach English at one of our kids and teens, adult, or online schools, and you will earn a great salary and competitive benefits package. Meet people from all over the world, develop your career abroad in education, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Teaching overseas with EF English First:

  • Teach adults, children or online at one of our 300+ schools
  • Receive a full-time salary and a great employment package
  • Gain exposure to career paths within the company that could lead to opportunities in teacher management, training, academic course development and more
  • Teach abroad for as long as you’d like – teaching contracts start at one year with option to renew
  • Join a supportive teaching community of over 2,000 teachers across China
Upfront paid flights to many locations for a limited time only.

Full support from application to arrival:
  • Experienced recruiter guiding you through the process
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa
  • Comprehensive onboarding to assist your acclimation
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks in China
Comprehensive salary package including:
  • Competitive local salary (dependent on experience)
  • Performance bonus after 6 months (for teachers who work at our Kids & Teens schools)
  • Monthly flight allowance plus upfront flights for many locations
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa
  • Salary advance available (upon arrival in China)
  • Health insurance
  • 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
  • Sponsored accreditations including Trinity CertTESOL, Cambridge TKT, Trinity DipTESOL and DELTM
  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons (knowledge of Chinese language is not required for position)
  • Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events
  • Teacher advantages discount program
  • Job rotation program
We would love to meet you, if you:
  • Have a bachelor’s degree (any major accepted)
  • Are adventurous and open-minded
  • Yearn to live abroad for at least a year
  • Are a passport holder from: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa (due to visa regulations)


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EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.


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