Get sponsored to become a certified English teacher while exploring the world with EF English First.

Now interviewing - Get sponsored to become a certified English teacher as you explore the world. Have an awesome experience on a full-time salary (complete with a comprehensive benefits package) while adding new job skills and sponsored accreditations to your CV. Meet people from all over the world and experience a fantastic life overseas. No previous experience is required. Upfront paid flights available for a limited time.

Use our state-of-the-art technology to delight your studentsLife clubs provide students with real challenges to practice their EnglishBring your talents to our English Environment ActivitiesSmall class sizes give you the opportunity to know your studentsIt’s less of a classroom and more of an activity center in our schoolsGet to know your students in our free talk settingsLove what you do with EF English FirstTeach students your hidden passion outside the classroomTeach anywhere in China with EF and love what you doWith over 300 locations across China.  We have the perfect position for youJoin our community of over 2000 teachersRelax with our full support from application to arrival

“EF English First, a division of EF Education First, is the world's leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across China, so if you prefer the fast-paced city life of cities like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we have the position for you.”


Teach, travel, earn and learn in china while developing your career in education.

We’re looking for amazing English teachers to join us in Shanghai, Beijing, and many other cities across China. Teach English at one of our kids and teens, adult, or online schools, and you will get a great salary and competitive benefits package. Meet people from all over the world, develop your career abroad in education, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.      


• Teach adults, children or online at one of our 200+ schools

• Receive a competitive salary and a great employment package

• Gain exposure to career paths with the company that could lead to opportunities in teaching management, training and academic course development and more

• Teach abroad for as long as you’d like to – teaching contracts start at one year, with option to renew for a longer term

• Join a supportive teaching community of over 2,000 teachers across China


TEFL Teachers in China

Join a supportive community of EF staff and teachers from day one. We’re here to provide the support you need every step of the way, from preparing your legal work visa to airport pickup. Although you do not need to speak Chinese to live and work as a teacher in China, you will have the chance to take free Chinese classes with EF local staff, while you will also be invited to join our regular social and cultural events. There’s so much to experience when you live abroad, and EF English First will help you make the most of this great opportunity.      


• Competitive local salary (exact salary is dependent on your qualifications and experience and will be discussed during interview)

• Performance bonus after 6 months (for teachers who work at our Kids & Teens schools)

• Monthly flight allowance plus upfront flights for many locations

• Sponsored legal Z work visa

• Salary advance available

• 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

• Sponsored accreditations including Trinity CertTESOL, Cambridge TKT, Trinity DipTESOL and DELTM

• Free Chinese lessons

• Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events

• Teacher advantages discount program

• Job rotation program

TEFL Teachers in chinaJOB REQUIREMENTS        

• A Bachelor’s Degree (any major accepted)

• A TEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorship available)

• Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa

• The ability to obtain a clear background check  

• Ability to live abroad for at least one year

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