TEFL jobs in China
Want to roll around with giant pandas in China? If yes, this job is definitely for you.
The giant panda population is excellent, and the expat nightlife is just as good!
Bring your hiking boots to China, Mount Yuelu and Changsha Nanjiao Park are just two reasons why China is one of the most captivating countries in the world.
Our 120 hour TEFL course will make sure you hit the classroom full of confidence.
What makes this job more surprising is that you have such a big choice of areas around China to teach!
TEFL experience requirements
- Native English speaker
- Passport holder from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
- Successful completion of a bachelors degree or higher
- 120 Hour Premier TEFL course + 30 Hour Teaching English Online Course (included)
- Have a hard work ethic, enthusiasm, flexibility and an open mind to a new culture!
How it works?
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to complete. Once you submit all your documents and get accepted, you’ll be on your way to China!
Also be aware of the following
- The visa process will be a lot easier if the TEFL certificate states the 120 hours on
the actual document. If it does not, there are ways around it, but certificates with 120-
Hours said on them seem to pass through much more straightforward.
- The passport should be valid for at least six months. But as it may take longer to renew a
visa in China it’s best to get that done before leaving.
- Degrees need to be notarised at the Chinese embassy in the home country of the
applicant. This can be expensive and time-consuming, so it should be done far in
- All documents should be in colour. Black and white papers are not accepted.
What do you need to organize?
- International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way)
- Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
- Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement
- Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
- Budget: Spending money for when you’re getting settled in & excursions
- Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel before you go!
Your teaching experience
You will typically teach 20 hours a week, with an additional five office
hours. As the busiest teaching times in China are the weekend, teachers will teach for five
consecutive days and have two straight days off between Monday and Friday.
Classes will range from very young learners (3-6) to young learners (7-12), to teens and
occasionally adult classes. But the bulk of the types will be between the ages of 3-12
For the very young learner’s classes are 45 – 60 minutes, while the young learners have 90
Minute classes. The average number of students is 10-12 in each class.
There will also be a local TA (teaching assistant) in each class to assist you with setting up
activities, disciplining badly behaved students and checking student books.
With over 15 locations around China, you’ll be spoilt for choice when applying for this job. There’ll be a full list of places on your application form.