As an ESL teacher, your focus will be teaching and practising oral English with young learners in a class size of maximum 10 students.

The students are ranged in age from 3 to 18 who are energetic, enthusiastic but well-disciplined. They are looking to have fun and learn English. You will need to be equally as energetic and enthusiastic, use fun games, songs, dances or free flowing conversations to get students engaged with the aim of developing students’ interest in language learning and building up the students’ abilities to use English in real life.

The students are divided into different classes according to their age and English level. The basic English level classes are usually supported by a Mandarin speaking teaching assistant in the classroom helping organize the class.

Structured teaching material and lesson plans are provided to assist the teacher's lesson preparation and delivery.



Depending on your location, salary may vary between 144,000-216,000 RMB (approx. £17 ~ 25k*) per annum, including basic salary, class fees and bonus.


Minimum 53 Academic Hours(ACH) per month; again, depending on your location, any extra teaching hour will be paid at a rate between 80-90 RMB / ACH.

* 1 ACH = 45 minutes

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  • First year flight allowance of up to 10,000 RMB.

  • 'Help Buy' scheme for first outbound flight ticket.

  • Sponsored legal Z work visa.

  • Airport pick-up upon arrival.

  • First month free accommodation.

  • Up to 10 days paid annual leave*, plus 11 Chinese national holidays and 1 paid leave for Christmas day. Maximum 30 unpaid holidays per year, additional 5 days annual leave in the second year of service.

  • Insurance provided, yearly health check-up.

  • Organised company events and trips

  • Promotion opportunities.

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  • Fully Supported from our office in London to company headquarters and local teaching centres in China.

  • Work visa application and relocation process assistance provided.

  • Systematic teaching material and easy to adopt lesson plans that ensure classes are fun, interesting and productive.

  • Robust teaching training including assistance obtaining a TEFL certification.

  • Free Mandarin lessons.

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  • Bachelor’s degree or above

  • 2+ years full time working experience in any industry

  • Native English speakers

  • A TEFL Certification is preferable (Company in-house TEFL sponsorship available)

  • Energetic and enjoy working with children

  • Friendly, patient and responsible, with good communication skills

  • Willing to work and live in China for at least one year