Recommended TEFL Job Beijing, China

Opportunities to teach English in Beijing, China have emerged with a highly reputable university, which for over 70 years has turned out tens of thousands of graduates with high levels of proficiency in foreign languages. Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) is a key university affiliated to the Ministry of Education (MOE) and offers the largest number of language learning programmes and other interdisciplinary studies in China. BFSU has a number of teaching English as a foreign language positions in Beijing, providing professional development training and academic support. As an employee at a state school in Beijing, teachers will work at a primary (or secondary) state school 5 days a week, primarily teaching children aged between four and thirteen years old, although depending on the school you could also be middle school students aged between twelve and fifteen years old. Teaching young learners is lots of fun and incredibly rewarding as you can see rapid improvement in your students. Class sizes at the state schools will be approximately 40 children and you teach 30 lessons of around 45 minutes each per week.

Job Details

  • One year contract – giving you peace of mind and stability
  • Competitive salary – double the amount some other schools in China offer. Living costs in country are fairly low, so you will have a large disposable income, allowing you to explore or to save
  • Flight reimbursement – RMB 4,000 can be claimed after 8 months in service; another RMB 4000 after one year in service
  • Health insurance
  • Chinese national holidays (e.g. Chinese New Year) plus 20 days annual leave (per school’s arrangement)
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Hotel accommodation upon arrival until you find an apartment
  • Assistance finding accommodation close to the school you are teaching at
  • Z-visa (working visa) application support
  • Chinese (Mandarin) lessons provided in country
  • End of teaching contract bonus
  • In-country support throughout your stay in China


  • Native English speaker from UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
  • Bachelor’s degree holder
  • Applicants must be aged between 24-65 years old (males) and 24-55 years old (females)
  • Minimum 120-hour TEFL certificate
  • Pass a police check (ACRO, Disclosure Scotland or equivalent)

In-country support

This is available throughout your entire contract and is only a phone call away. TEFL Org have a representative based in China, they are there to ensure there is help and support should the teachers have any problems in China. This is a unique benefit and makes this an ideal option for a first time teacher as it is similar to an internship except you get paid.


This is what BFSU teacher Massimo had to say: Being an English teacher in China is extremely rewarding, the students come to class everyday eager and ready to learn.

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Job at a glance

Location: Beijing, Nanjing and Suzhou Contract Length: one year contract Job Type: Paid Pay: RMB 12,000 (approx. 1,270 GBP) + benefits per month

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