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Teach in China Graduate Programme

Job description

Your safe and supported route to teaching in China

See China with your own eyes and kickstart your post-uni life alongside a group of adventurous grads through our 10-month China Teaching Experience.

China is an obvious choice for adventure-seeking grads looking for something truly different. Shrouded in mystery, it’s a country of contrasts, with no end of things to discover. From the glamour of Shanghai to the authenticity of Guizhou, it’s full of opportunities — to travel, explore and expand your horizons.

On this 10-month teaching adventure, you’ll experience modern China in all its vibrant glory. You’ll dive headfirst into the mother of all new cultures, test the boundaries of your comfort zone, and gain the kind of knowledge and confidence that’ll make you stand head and shoulders above the crowd. What’s more, you’ll do it all alongside a group of equally adventurous Travel Grads.

Your placement options

Standard option

You’ll work in a school in a big city like Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou or a smaller city like Foshan, Guiyang, Nanning.

  • School: public school
  • Position: foreign English Teacher
  • Schedule: work at one school
  • Accommodation: included
  • Salary: roughly £1000 per month
  • Extras: (reasonably priced) two-way flight reimbursement.

Shanghai option

Our Shanghai placements work a little differently. Rather than teaching at an individual partner school, you’ll be employed by a local organisation that will place you in one of its partner schools.

  • School: public or private school
  • Position: foreign English Teacher
  • Schedule: work at one or multiple schools on different days of the week
  • Accommodation: not included [will cost roughly 3500RMB/month]
  • Salary: 15,000-16,500 RMB/month (roughly £1900-£2000)


  • Reimbursement of the visa and legalisation costs.
  • (Reasonably priced) two-way flight reimbursement.

When will you go?

  • August start date (every year): Application Deadline: 30 April or whenever all 20 places are taken.
  • March start date (every year): Application Deadline: 31 October or whenever all five places are taken.

What we are looking for

  • Open-minded.
  • Undergraduate degree in subject.
  • No criminal record.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 August 2024

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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