Upfront paid  flights to many locations across China for a limited time only.

We’re looking for amazing English teachers to join us in Shanghai, Beijing, and many other cities across China. Teach English at one of our kids and teens, adult, or online schools, and you will get 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.


  • Teach adults, children or online at one of our 300+ schools fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology
  • Experience small class sizes and really get to know your students
  • Receive a competitive salary and a great employment package complete with medical coverage
  • Take part in our world-class English as Second Language (ESL) teacher development certification program
  • Teach abroad for as long as you’d like it to – teaching contracts start at one year, with the option to renew for a longer term


From day one, we provide the support you need every step of the way by:

  • preparing your legal work visa
  • providing airport pickup
  • offering free Chinese lessons (note: you do not need to speak Chinese to live and work as a teacher in China)
  • organizing free regularly scheduled social and cultural events

There’s so much to experience when you live abroad, and EF English First will help you make the most of this great opportunity.

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  •  Competitive local salary (exact salary is dependent on your qualifications and experience and will be discussed during interview)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sponsored accreditations including Trinity CertTESOL, Cambridge TKT, Trinity DipTESOL and DELTM
  • Free Chinese lessons
  • Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events
  • Teacher advantages discount program
  • Job rotation program


  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • A TEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorship available)
  • Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa
  • The ability to obtain a clear background check
  • Ability to live abroad for at least one year

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About EF English First

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.