tefl in chinaThere is a huge demand for teaching English in China and while it’s simple to find work it’s not quite as easy to find good work where your employer will stick to the contract.

There is plenty of TEFL work to be found in public schools and there is an ever-increasing huge demand for teachers in private language schools. Work in private schools and universities require teachers to be experienced and qualified to teach in public schools in their home country. While universities do not pay very well, a position as a lecturer means you will typically only work 10-16 contact hours and accommodation is usually provided on campus.

There are plenty of opportunities to teach English in China but the important thing is that you research any school you are thinking of accepting a position at. Try to speak to foreign staff who work/have worked there and see what they have to say.

We have a wealth of blog posts detailing what life as an EFL teacher in China is like, with a general guide, and other posts covering everything from the cuisine to how to get a visa in the country.  We also have stories from our graduates who have travelled across to China to teach.  We hope that these posts help you decide whether China is the right destination for you.

Only those who have enrolled on a TEFL Org course can apply for these EFL teaching  positions in China.  If you haven’t enrolled on one of our courses, take a look at our recommended TEFL Jobs in China:



Only TEFL Org UK students & graduates can apply for these TEFL jobs in China. Not TEFL Org UK qualified yet? Take one of our accredited TEFL courses in the UK or online.

TEFL Teacher Needed

Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Posted: 20 hours ago
Founded in 1956, this organisation is located in Los Angeles , USA, and has their own kindergarten in the United States, China and Taiwan.
Position Filled

EFL Teacher Wanted

Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

Posted: 4 days ago
Being committed to providing a completely immersive English learning experience, with over 30 years experience, they have a rich and compelling teaching system that appeals to learners of all ages.
Position Filled

Teach English in Public Schools

China

Posted: 5 days ago
ESL teachers required to work in Kindergartens, they have 4 popular cities to choose from: Beijing, Zhuji, Hangzhou or Suzhou!
Position Filled

Teach All Ages

China

Posted: 5 days ago
Opportunities to teach English to any age group, lots of room to progress in your role
Position Filled

Full-Time ESL Role

Taicang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Posted: 7 days ago
This ESL role provides more teaching age options to your preference, available from 10 years old to adults teaching. The job is located in Taicang in Suzhou, close to Shanghai, a beautiful city with lower living cost.
Position Filled

Teach Adults/Teenagers

China

Posted: 6 days ago
Roles available in multiple cities, join them now and find something to suit you!
Position Filled

ESL Teaching

China

Posted: 7 days ago
Lucrative ESL role available for TEFL teachers - join now!
Position Filled

Kindergarten Teaching Positions

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Posted: 1 week ago
Immediate start with ongoing positions available. New Teachers are Welcome!
Position Filled

English Teacher

Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Posted: 1 week ago
They are looking for ESL teachers for an international kindergarten in Chengdu, China, urgently. Part time and Full time positions open.
Position Filled

Lucrative ESL Role

Wuhan, Hubei, China

Posted: 2 weeks ago
Take the leap and join this famous bilingual education primary school located in Wuhan, Hubei province of China.
Position Filled

Work for this Language Company

Various Cities in China

Posted: 1 week ago
Professional and reliable people are perfect for this role
Position Filled

College Oral English Teacher

Xiangtan, Hunan, China

Posted: 2 weeks ago
Lying in the heart of the mountainous Hunan province, this is a relatively new college that provides vocational training to over 12,000 college students.
Position Filled

TEFL Qualified Teacher

Beijing, China

Posted: 1 week ago
Learning a language is one of the ways through which culture affects a child development - each student not only has the opportunity to study in a fun and immersive English environment, stimulating their interest in learning; the school also focuses on the logic, cultural nuances, and thinking methods behind the language.
Position Filled

Kindagarten EFL Teachers Wanted

Wuhan, China

Posted: 2 weeks ago
If you are looking for working abroad, immersing yourself in the Chinese culture and earning money alongside, this might be the perfect role for you!
Position Filled

Language School ESL Teacher

Wuhan, Hubei, China

Posted: 2 weeks ago
Start working in China in this challenging yet rewarding job.
Position Filled

Language School English Teacher

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Posted: 2 weeks ago
English teaching opportunities provided in Guangzhou in the south of China. Work close the coastal city, competitive salary, only 25 teaching periods per week, allowing you enjoy the seafood and natural scenery.
Position Filled

ESL Teachers for Primary and Kindergarten Vacancies

Guangzhou, China

Posted: 3 weeks ago
Guangzhou, China is the third largest city in China. It is very famous for its cuisine and hot weather! Guangzhou is also the main hub of flying to south east Asia
Position Filled

Teach Adult Learners

Beijing, China

Posted: 3 weeks ago
TEFL teachers needed for this company, they're hiring all year round and are bound to have a role that suits what you're looking for!
Position Filled

Recruiting English Teachers

Beijing, China

Posted: 3 weeks ago
This school is looking for professional, reliable, English language teachers who will teach English to children China
Position Filled
Full Time

ESL Teacher for Younger Learners

China

Posted: 4 weeks ago
This is a British educational consultancy company, offering teach abroad opportunities in China.
Position Filled
Full Time

EFL Teaching Assistant

China

Posted: 4 weeks ago
This role is feasible for those who have a confident and forward personality and, of course, a high standard of spoken English. 
Position Filled
Full Time

Full Time English Teacher

Wuhan city, Hubei province, China

Posted: 4 weeks ago
20 teachers are waned to join this school in the fall, this is the perfect opportunity for TEFL qualified teachers!
Position Filled
Full Time

Lucrative Role

China

Posted: 1 month ago
Teach English in China, experience a different career and life
Position Filled
Full Time

A-Level English Physics Teacher

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Posted: 1 month ago
They take efforts to promote curriculum reform, and actively explore school-based national curriculum, moral education activity courses, as well as primary and secondary schools of a new model for innovation in education
Position Filled

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