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EF English First is looking for enthusiastic go-getters to join our global team in China for the experience of a lifetime. Every year, candidates with varying work and educational experiences teach English with us. We offer you the opportunity to work abroad, experience new cultures, and travel in your spare time—all while earning a full-time salary.

EF will provide you with the training and support in obtaining the qualifications you need to be a star teacher. You don’t need to have teaching experience or speak Chinese to qualify.

Take the first step and submit an application to speak with a recruiter!

Adventure Awaits Abroad

It's time to make it matter.

Package includes:

Competitive local salary

Airport pick-up upon arrival

Flight allowance

Free Mandarin Chinese lessons

Health insurance

Legal Z work visa

Free hotel for your first two weeks

21 days of paid holidays

social & cultural events

Teaching Requirements

While we welcome applicants with teaching experience, it is not a requirement for applying. You will, however, need these highlighted requirements to be issued a valid work visa. Don’t have all these documents on hand? You can apply and provide them later.

A Bachelor’s Degree

Ability to live abroad for at least one year

A TEFL Certification

No TEFL? No problem! Find out if you qualify for a FREE TEFL when you apply.

A Passport holder from:

Explore China

Working at EF English First

Classroom

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.

Technology

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.

Curriculum

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.

EF English First Teacher Community

When you join EF English First 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.

Teacher Testimonials

Matthew G.

I knew EF as a company before I even started looking for a job. You see EF schools in the UK. Having the idea of a big international company, you feel more secure & confident about all the benefits you get.

Vuyo J.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with local Chinese people, Americans, Brits, etc. It’s such a “United Nations” here in Shanghai. The cross-cultural sharing of ideas and strong work ethics has transformed me for the better.

Rob H.

It’s very rewarding to see how students change and develop over time. You can see the children grow up physically and also ability-wise. It’s really amazing to be able to journey with them and see how they get to improve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Office

Shanghai (China)

EF Education First
1st Floor, Jiu An Plaza

Shanghai, China 200040.