Graduate jobs in China

Graduate jobs in China

You’ve been studying hard for 3 or 4 years, so what now? Why not start a new adventure and Work in China. Graduate jobs in China are in high demand and can seem complicated, but we’ve got you covered to start your teaching career in China. EF English First has been in China for 20 years, so you can be sure of a safe, hassle-free, legal transition. With over 300 schools and a teacher network of over 2000 teachers, a new life abroad is only a few clicks away.

The World is Waiting for You

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It can be difficult to know what to do after graduation. Should you travel or jump straight onto the career ladder? Teaching in China can provide you with the opportunity to do both. You can earn while you travel in your free time, or work towards professional qualifications that could lead to a career in teaching. Graduate Jobs in China offer all types of amazing opportunities and experiences, both now and in the future. Who knows, you might even come back speaking another language. It all starts with an application.

Teacher support from EF English First

Teaching at EF English First

At EF English First, you’ll be provided with all the support you need to get started in your new graduate job to teach in China. Don’t worry if you don’t have any teaching experience yet. We’re passionate about training and development, so we’ll give you the training and the tools. You don’t even need to be able to speak a second language. All you need is the enthusiasm to learn and we’ll help you to become the best teacher you can be.

Your new classroom will be colorful and state-of-the-art. You’ll have interactive whiteboards, iPads and internet access – as well as books and flashcards to help you teach. As you develop at EF, you’ll also get the chance to join our teacher development program to help you move into more senior positions.


A Bachelor’s Degree

Passport holder from:

A clear background check

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.

What we offer

We want to make things as simple as possible to teach abroad. That's why, when you teach with us, we take care of everything, so that you can focus on teaching.

Competitive local salary

Flight allowance


21 days of paid holidays

Health insurance

Legal Z work visa

Free hotel for your first two weeks

Airport pick-up upon arrival

Free Mandarin Chinese lessons

EF social and cultural events

"After graduating, I wasn't sure what to do. I had done a few job searches and had a few interviews, but nothing really stood out as a job that I'd love. I was introduced to EF by a friend who had just started teaching in China. After spending some time on the website and talking to my friend, it seemed like a cool job and the start of a new adventure. It has been a great year so far and I'm looking forward to a few more."

Teacher, Beijing Adult Center

TEFL Certification

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, but is often used to describe the basic-level certification qualifying someone to teach ESL.

You will need a TEFL before you arrive to teach English at EF.

TEFL certification

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