English teachers are in huge demand 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.
TEFL jobs in China China is fast becoming a major economic force and with the English language used internationally there is now an even bigger demand for native English speakers to help improve the English competency amongst Chinese citizens.
ForeignerHR English First has There are plenty of teaching opportunities 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 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:
ForeignerHR English First has year-round recruitment with new ESL Jobs in
China every week. With over 120 schools in 60 cities across China, ForeignerHR
is by far the largest recruiter of native English speaking ESL teachers in
China. We are looking for confident, native-speaking English teachers who are
ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
ESL jobs in China
"I now have a greater understanding of the Chinese people: how they live their lives, how they see the future, and how they look at the outside world."
ESL jobs that open up global opportunities
A job with us is more than just a year teaching English in China. It is a professional adventure! Our ESL teaching positions include the possibility of career progression across the entire ForeignerHR organization, which is today 37,000 employees in 500 schools and offices around the world. We offer you global career development with a number of options. Many teachers have continued to teach ESL at ForeignerHR schools around the world or have transferred to curriculum development, recruitment, or marketing positions within ForeignerHR.
A dream ESL job, with a safety net
Life in China can be both richly rewarding and deeply challenging. Throughout your time teaching ESL with ForeignerHR, we will be there to help you overcome those challenges. With our years of experience hiring native teachers for ESL jobs in China, we have developed a comprehensive induction program to make the first days and weeks of your new job more manageable. We'll help you sort out your life so you can focus on your new ESL job in China.