EFL teaching positions with English First (EF) in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cities across China

An opportunity to teach English in cities across China has emerged with EF (English First) – a world leader in international education for nearly 50 years. English First has a number of EFL teaching positions across China with professional development training opportunities and academic support. As an English First teacher, you will be teaching kids, teens and adults. Teaching young learners involves: teaching 3-17 year olds, classes with 3-6 year olds have a teaching assistant to help, high-energy & lots of fun and incredibly rewarding as you can see rapid improvement in your students. Teaching Adults involve: students aged 18+, more relaxed & conversational classes, teach workshop classes (25 students) to 1-to-1 classes and students can be university students or business people. EF teachers are offered a very attractive employment package including a number of benefits.

Job Details

Total packages up to 16,400RMB per month
• Basic Salary of 13,000 – 15,000 RMB based on experience and qualifications
• 8000 RMB annual flight allowance
• Performance bonus after 6 months up to 1,950 RMB for teachers who work at our Kids & Teens schools
• Sponsored legal Z work visa
• 10,000 RMB salary advance available as relocation assistance
• Health insurance
• 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
• Airport pick-up upon arrival
• Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First
• ESL certification program including Cambridge TKT, Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL and Trinity DELTM
• Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
• Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events
• Employee discount scheme
• Job rotation scheme


  • Passport holder from the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • applicants must be aged between 22 and 55 years old
  • minimum 120-hour TEFL certificate
  • pass a police check (ACRO, DBS or similar)


This is what an EF teacher had to say:

“At EF, we tend to share the same sense of adventure and community. We talk about new places to visit and things to do. Being a teacher is not a desk job. It’s hectic and can be hard work, but also fun. There’s something that surprises me every day working in China that I know I wouldn’t find anywhere else.”

Emma Taylor
Senior Teacher, Beijing Kids Center

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Job at a glance

Location: Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen and other cities across China
Contract Length: varying contract lengths
Job Type: Paid
Pay: 13,000-15,000RMB/month (approx. £1,500-£1,750)

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