ESL Teaching Jobs in China

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Early 2021 Positions Now Available. Many With Free Flights

We’re looking for amazing ESL teachers to join us to teach English to Kids & Teens, adults or online in many cities across China. An ESL teaching job is a great way to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime teaching career abroad. We’re offering you the opportunity to live and work abroad, experience new places & cultures, travel in your spare time, and earn a full-time salary.

While ESL experience is welcome, you do not need to have any ESL or even teaching experience to apply for this job. EF will provide you with training and support to obtain the qualifications you need. We will even pay for your flight to select locations in China.

EF has over 300 schools across China with a teacher community of more than 2,000 ESL teachers. Apply NOW to join our ESL community in China soon!

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Package includes:

Competitive local salary

Airport pick-up assistance 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

ESL 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 an ESL teaching 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

If you don’t have a TEFL certificate we will sponsor you for a 120-hour TEFL, free of charge.

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Teaching ESL at EF


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.


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.


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.

Career Paths

EF ESL Teacher Community

When you join EF 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.

ESL 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. 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


Shanghai (China)

EF Education First
1st Floor, Jiu An Plaza

Shanghai, China 200040.