ESL / English Teacher: Experience career growth and development


Advance your career in education with EF English First. With us, you will have the opportunity to take accredited international ESL certifications that will help you build your resume and develop your skills as you grow and develop your career. You'll also gain experience using the latest learning technology in our state of the art learning environments. Our teaching community of over 2,000 full time staff in China has access to a career path that can lead to a broad range of job growth possibilities, from education management to product development.

EF English First is now hiring teachers to teach English abroad in China:

  • Teach adults, children or online at one of our 200+ schools across China

  • Receive competitive benefits and a great employment package

  • Gain exposure to career paths with the company that could lead to opportunities in teaching management, training and academic course development and more

  • Teach abroad for as long as you'd like it to - teaching contracts start at one year, with option to renew for a longer term

  • Join a supportive teaching community of over 2,000 teachers across China


  • A Bachelor's Degree

  • A TEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorship available)

  • Must be able to obtain a clear background check

  • The ability to live abroad for at least one year

  • To be considered for this role, applicants must be citizens from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa to meet China's visa regulations.


  • Competitive local salary

  • Performance bonus after 6 months up to 1,950 RMB per month for teachers who work at our Kids & Teens schools

  • 667 RMB monthly flight allowance

  • In addition, free fights for successful Kids & Teens applicants

  • Sponsored legal Z work visa

  • 10,000 RMB salary advance available

  • Health insurance

  • 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays

  • Airport pick-up upon arrival

  • Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First

  • ESL certification program including Cambridge TKT, Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL and Cambridge IDLTM

  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons

  • Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events

  • Teacher advantages discount scheme

  • Job rotation scheme


  • EF English First, a division of EF Education First, is the world's leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across China, so if you prefer the fast paced city life of cities like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we have the position for you. We have both Kids & Teens schools and Adult schools in over 60 Cities across China.

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