The China Teaching Experience
work experience
Expires18 days

Teach English

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

COVID-19 notice - our Autumn intake is still going ahead as planned this year. We have also added a flexible element to the start date of the programme, for added reassurance. We will get you started on your online TEFL qualification now, and you can come out to China at any time over the next three -15 months, whenever the time feels right.

The China Teaching Experience is looking for motivated, passionate and outgoing individuals to join our growing team of applicants out in China, where you will receive a great salary, paid vacation time, and an experience like no other!

Placement Benefits:

  • Oral English teacher, at a kindergarten, school or university, in any of 15 provinces across China.
  • 10-12 month salaried placement, with start dates in both February and August each year. Opportunity to stay longer if you wish!
  • Free accommodation (and usually utilities) for the entire year.
  • One month (roughly) paid travel time in January/February. Applicants often take this opportunity to travel around China or South East Asia.
  • Free 120 Hour TEFL qualification, and 10-day training camp in Beijing, preparing you fully for the year ahead.
  • Your flights (departure and return) are refunded on the completion of your contract.
  • Be part of a growing community of applicants, with an unrivalled support system.

Joining Our Community

Here at The China Teaching Experience, we believe in working together. Over the past 5 years, we have supported over 300 applicants in getting to China and having the time of their lives! With China Teaching Experience, you will receive both group and 1-on-1 support, on a level you won’t quite expect! This is the key to our company culture! You will also be able to speak with past and current applicants for advice, hints and tips across all aspects of things, including teaching, general life in China, travel possibilities, and so on. You can follow our Instagram (@thechinateachingexpereience) or head to the applicant instagrams page of our site ( )to get a feel for what life in China is going to be like!

120 Hour TEFL and Beijing Summer Camp

The overwhelming majority of our applicants come to China with absolutely no teaching experience. That is absolutely fine! You will enjoy a 10 day summer camp in China (usually Beijing), where you will gain valuable teaching experience, which will fully prepare you for the year ahead. Further info about the induction camp can be seen here:


Applicants also receive access to an extensive Lesson Plan Library, filled with years of teaching resources, on a broad range of subjects, prior to heading out to China. This will help you feel confident about the teaching side of things. Some applicants use these plans in their own lessons, while others use them as a point of reference when creating their own.


China - We have partner schools all over the country; in the big cities (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing etc), in the smaller cities (Changsha, Jinan, Foshan etc), and in the more remote regions (Qiannan, Xiqiao etc). You are given the opportunity to aim your application towards the type of region that suits you best.

Travel and Holidays

Teaching and living in China for a year is a great way to travel and explore wonderful countries that many people can only dream of! In addition to all usual short public holidays, our August-Start applicants receive roughly 4 weeks paid vacation time over the Chinese New Year holiday (mid Jan to mid Feb). This is an ideal opportunity to travel South East Asia, with wonderfully easy access to the likes of Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, South Korea and The Philippines.

Contracts and Working Hours

Our applicants work fixed term 10-12 month contracts. Most applicants work only about 15-20 hours per week. Some applicants work 25-40. You can aim your application at whichever of the two would make you the happiest!


Your salary can vary dependent on your contract, working hours, and location. Average salary tends to be between 7500 and 10,000 yuan per month (about 830-1130 pounds), with free accommodation (and usually utilities). We do also have applicants earning around 20,000RMB per month, but they work significantly more hours and get far less holidays. You can live comfortably off about 400 pounds per month in China!

Moving to China is a big decision. Why not speak to a couple of the 120 applicants we’ve currently got in China? We will arrange that for you no worries. Just simply drop us an email!

We’d like to thank you for your interest in what we do here at China Teaching Experience, and we look forward to hearing from you soon! Life is short, we’ve got to push boundaries, grab opportunities, and challenge ourselves! How else are we to know what’s out there, or what we’re capable of?

Start date: August 2021.

What we are looking for


You must have a degree certificate by 31 August 2021. You must be fluent in English. No teaching experience however is required. The free TEFL course will supply you with the necessary skills and qualifications that you need to become a successful English teacher in China.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Up to £25,000

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Full-time · Part-time

How to apply

Please read the entire website, including the financial considerations section of the FAQ tab, before applying.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 8 July 2021

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

Expires18 days

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