Teach Kids in China with EF

Teaching kids in China

Teach kids in China and enjoy a fun and rewarding experience that you will never forget. As a teacher, you will get the opportunity to make an impact on both your students’ lives and your own. With many schools in major cities to choose from, you can teach, travel and enjoy an awesome new job overseas.

No working experience needed

You don’t need prior working experience to teach kids in China with EF. You just need to be willing to learn and we’ll help with the rest. If you apply now for a position at one of our Kids and Teens schools outside of Shanghai, we’ll even pay for your flight to China. Speak to a recruiter for more details.

Teaching Kids & Teens

As a Kids and Teens teacher, you will teach students aged from 3 – 18. Your students are enthusiastic and fun-loving, full of energy and ready to learn. As a teacher, you need to come to class prepared and ready to have fun. It’s your responsibility to plan engaging classes full of games and learning activities.

A job that matters

Not only will you get to have fun with your students, but you will also get to know them and watch them learn and grow. Your students will vary in language ability and personality. There is no feeling quite like helping a shy student become a confident speaker or a confident young adult converse fluently in English.

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Free TEFL certification
Teaching kids English with EF

Your salary & benefits package

  • Competitive monthly package, based on qualifications.

  • 8,000 RMB annual flight allowance.

  • Sponsored legal Z work visa.

  • 12,000 RMB salary advance available.

  • Health insurance.

  • 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays.

  • Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First.

  • Professional Development Certification Programs including Cambridge TKT, CertPT and Trinity DELTM.

  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons.

  • Job rotation scheme.

  • Airport pick-up support upon arrival.

Job responsibilities

  • Work abroad to teach kids in China aged 3 – 18 in groups of up to 16 students.

  • Planning and delivering lessons to children.

  • Using electronic media and EF-developed courseware to teach efficiently and effectively.

  • Evaluating student progress and providing ongoing guidance for improvement to both students and their parents.

  • Assigning and evaluating out-of-class exercises.

  • Participating in social activities with students organised by your school.


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.

job requirements

"It’s great to work somewhere like EF. Being a teacher can be busy and fast paced, but also fun. On my days off, there's always something to see and do. China is full of surprises that I know I wouldn't find anywhere else. My colleagues have really made me feel at home here. I don't plan on leaving anytime soon."

English teacher at Beijing Kids center

Senior Teacher, Beijing Kids Center

What will you get from this experience?

Take the challenge and teach kids in China for an unforgettable international experience. You'll leave wiser, more skilled and more confident in your abilities and skills. The energy, passion and desire of the kids to learn from you is uplifting. You will be inspired to take your teaching to the next level and may even decide to stay longer than a year! Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to grow others, and grow yourself along the way!

What is the curriculum and age range to teach kids&teens in China with EF?

  1. Our curriculum ranges by age group. We offer a range of courses developed in-house by our own education technology department. Our kids are grouped by age ranges that align, with their public, primary, secondary school and beyond 3-6, 7-9, 10-14 and 15-18. We will provide you with all the training & technology you need to be able to teach kids of all age ranges with our award-winning curriculum and a supportive network.

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