Choose from 60+ cities - Legal Z visa - Package up to 16,400rmb - Upfront paid flights

Choose from 60+ cities - Legal Z visa - Package up to 16,400rmb - Upfront paid flights

Teach ANYWHERE in China. 60+ cities, 300+ schools, 14 ESL accreditations, upfront paid flights, and more.


As an EF English First teacher you will

  • Teach adults, children or online at one of our 300+ 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 it 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 



About us

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 pace of cities like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we have the position for you. 


  • Official language training supplier to 6 Olympic games (including Tokyo 2020)
  • Winner of the highest employee satisfaction award by China Business Journal 2015
  • National Five Star Gold Teacher Team Award from
  • Recipient of the China Charity Festival's Innovative Charity Award
  • Holder of 2 Guinness World Records
What we offer

Package up to 16,400rmb includes:

  • Competitive local salary (dependent on experience)
  • Performance bonus after 6 months up to 1,950 RMB per month for teachers who work at our Kids & Teens schools
  • 667 RMB monthly flight allowance plus upfront flights for many locations
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa
  • 10,000 RMB 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 Mandarin Chinese lessons
  • Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events
  • Teacher advantages discount program
  • Job rotation program
What we want

We would love to meet you, if you:

  • Have a bachelor's degree (any major accepted)
  • Want to live abroad for at least one year
  • Are adventurous and open-minded
  • Have a clear background
  • Have a TEFL certification (You don't? Don't worry, we offer free sponsorship)
  • Are a passport holder from: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa (due to visa regulations)

You need to have the requirements below:

English Level
New Zealander

AND one of the following sets to apply:

TEFL Certificate
TEFL/TESOL Certificate
Uni Cert.
TEFL Cert.
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