FALL 2020 UPDATE
We are actively hiring teachers in and outside of China, to arrive as soon as their visa is processed. UK and Irish applicants can now apply for their visas at the Chinese consulate. Check in with us often to find out if your country has been added to the list.
WE'VE DONE IT, AND WE LOVED IT!
We're always excited about a new teacher starting this journey! With that, we know it's easy to get caught up in the big picture - How to get placed in the best locations, placed the fastest, and make the most money!
We're here to keep you grounded. Yes, it's extremely exciting, but there are some give and takes and we want to make sure that we're providing our teachers with realistic expectations. After all, this is a big life change and you don't want anything unexpected thrown your way!
We love what we do and our amazing team of Teacher Representatives is ready to help you each step of the way.
We'll help you understand your job options and maximize the benefits.
Full visa support from start to finish is provided by our team.
We have the best network of teachers in China to support and welcome you!
WHAT OUR TEACHERS SAY
We always value our teachers feedback and we love hearing from them! Read their stories here and follow their journeys along with us.
Your experience matters to us and we want to make sure your time in China is as stress free and positive as possible.
"All I would say is go for it. It feels like we have found a life hack out here - I teach 8 hours a week and get paid as much as I did working 55+ hours back home. Not considering I have my apartment paid for, 2 meals a day at school and I buy dinner each night at my favourite local restaurant for 10 RMB! The streets are clean, food is tasty and everyone is so welcoming and friendly - You won't regret it!"
WHO CAN QUALIFY
Z Visa requirements are set in place by the Chinese government and are strictly enforced. If an applicant does not meet all requirements, they can not be considered for a teaching position.
A Bachelor Degree or higher is required to qualify for a Z Visa. Some positions, such as subject teaching and international schools may require a teaching degree or specialized certificate.
Applicants from 7 countries qualify for the Z Visa. Your passport must be from one of the following countries: USA, Canada, UK, United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, or Australia.
TEFL OR 2 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
A 120 Hour TEFL/TESOL certificate is required if an applicant can provide proof of having 2 years forma, full time teaching experience. Online certificates are accepted.
CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK/MEDICAL CHECK
Applicants must show both a clean criminal record and a clean bill of health in order to pass the Z Visa requirements. A medical exam must be passed on arrival in China.
FIND YOUR NEXT POSITION
China offers a diverse range of teaching opportunities, based on experience and your main goal for your year abroad. Learn about the types of jobs available and their requirements and benefits here.