ESL Instructor

ESL Instructor

Teach kids, save money. and experience real mainland China!


Seeking your next big adventure?  Or if you just want a change of pace.  English First Hefei will offer you the opportunity of a lifetime to add a new chapter to your story, improve your classroom capabilities, and even save some money.


EF is a global enterprise that has been in the business of education for 50 years.  Founded on the premise of opening the world through education, we have grown into the largest English language training school on Earth, operating in 52 countries worldwide including China- our biggest market.


English First Hefei is now interviewing full-time teachers to sign up with us for 1 year.

EF Hefei has been operating successfully for over 11 years now. We teach students of all ages. We have courses ranging from kindergarten English to Professional Business English.

During our tenure, a number of teachers have successfully finished and extended their contracts. At the minute, we have 30 foreign teachers and more than 30 local teachers. Several of our foreign teachers have extended their contracts and are in their second, third or even fourth year with the school. We continue to expand our operations due to demand and now have four functioning centers.  Promotional opportunities for qualified and proven candidates are for the taking.  All centers are equipped with interactive whiteboards (IWB) in all classrooms and extensive resource compilations.

Our school offers return flights to China, accommodation, a competitive salary as well as free weekly Chinese lessons and training workshops to ensure continuing professional development.  At English First Hefei, it is our prerogative to ensure all of our teachers are constantly improving their classroom skills using the most up to date methodologies.

Hefei, Capital of Anhui Province, is what's known as a 'small Chinese city' but it has a population over 6 million people and is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The locals are extremely friendly and it's an ideal place to learn Chinese. The eating culture here is what many people find most attractive about the city. Busy local restaurants with huge varieties of dishes can be found absolutely everywhere and are often open till the early hours of the morning. The city has also been provided with a growing variety of Western amenities as well. You'll never be short of invitations to dinner and visits to KTV (karaoke). The school is situated in the city centre. It is a busy and friendly environment. The cost of living in Hefei is comparatively cheap when comparing it to more international cities like Shanghai.  The accommodation provided by the school is a short walk away in a leafy neighborhood with parks and lakes. As for traveling, Hefei is situated near the Yellow Mountains, other major cities such as Nanjing is only 50 minutes away and Shanghai about 3 hours away by bullet train. To learn more, check out the recent program the BBC did on Hefei


Here are some quotes about Hefei from a few of our current teachers.


“Hefei is a shining example of the ‘East meets West’ dynamic; a place in which any expat can learn a lot about the world and themselves.”

~ Garris Armstrong


“Hefei has allowed me to experience something completely new, but also feel as if I have a second home in Asia. A big city with a country heart.”

~David Payne


“People are really friendly here.”

~Anezka Cisarova


“An increasingly international city with a flowery center.”

~Patrick Dooley


“An ideal setting to meet some new people in a metropolitan environment.”

~Adam Jaouad



If you would like to know more please visit our website at, check us on Facebook (name: efhefei), or email me at [email protected] if you are interested in a teaching position.  If you would like to ask any questions of our current or past teachers about life in China or English First Hefei as an employer, please contact me for their contact details.

What we offer

Our benefits package is one of the best in the city of Hefei:


○ 9000 RMB plus generous bonus system


○Official work Z-Visa


○Roundtrip airfare


○Paid vacation in addition to public Chinese holidays

○ Extremely Generous Performance Bonus and Student Retention Bonus potentially resulting in 34000RMB over a 12 month period.

○Extensive Insurance package provided by EF Global

○Rent-free accommodation

○Free Chinese lessons                                                                                   

○Weekly workshops to continually foster professional development

○10% Pay Increase for teachers staying a second year


○Many opportunities for promotion for qualified, hardworking candidates


○Training and funding to take the Cambridge University Teaching Knowledge Test Young Learner Module within your first month of arriving


○Academic Scholarship opportunities for teachers wishing to stay with us for additional years

What we want

○Teaching certificate (TEFL, CELTA etc.) preferred
○University Degree (B.A or equivalent)
○Teaching Experience preferred

You need to have the requirements below:

English Level
New Zealander
Northern Irish
South African
Can Legally Work in Country

AND one of the following sets to apply:

Years Teaching Exp.
TEFL Certificate
TEFL/TESOL Certificate
Uni Cert.
TEFL Cert.
Passport Photo Page
Personal Photo

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