Teach English in China

Teach English (TEFL) in China  

A great opportunity to teach internationally and experience a fascinating culture in a well-supported, structured environment. All you need is a Bachelors degree! 

Edvectus has partnered with two large school groups in China to bring teaching opportunities to current and aspiring TEFL (English Foreign Language) teachers.  

We have a choice of two good options for teachers with a degree and TEFL certificate: 

The Teaching Experience

Option 1 - Monday-Friday Daytime

You will be teaching in a private school or state school in China during reguilar school hours (eg 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday) with only 18 teaching contact hours. The locations will be in Southern China, in the Guangdong province. Class sizes range from 15 to 35. 

Pay, Benefits and Support- Option 1

  • Regular Monday-Friday term-time working hours
  • Insurance 
  • Legal working visa
  • Housing provided near to school
  • Airport pickup
  • Flight provided
  • Free Chinese language classes
  • Holiday bonus

Salary range is RMB13,000 to RMB20,000 per month depending on qualifications and experience.

Option 2 - Wed-Friday afternoons and weekends

You will be teaching small classes of about 10 children. You will have a Chinese teaching assistant and training, lesson plans, and teaching materials are provided for you. The curriculum is dynamic and includes music, art, science, drama, world culture and more so it is both interesting to teach and interesting to learn.  You will have a specially designed classroom with an interactive whiteboard that is in a central city location.

Work hours are approximately 32 hours per week, including 16 hours of ‘office hours’ and 16 teaching hours. A typical work schedule is:

  • Wednesday & Friday 3:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday 4:30pm-8:30pm
  • Sat & Sun 9:00am-7:00pm

Leaving 2 full days off as well as all weekday mornings free to pursue your own interests and explore your new environment.

Pay, Benefits and Support - Option 2

Contract Length: 1 year renewable

Salary: RMB12,500 – RMB18,000 per month after tax, including housing allowance (effective Jan. 2017) 

Flights: Initial air ticket is reimbursed at the end of a successful contract

Relocation Assistance: Teachers are met at the airport and transported to their temporary accommodation (hotel) which is provided by the school. Depending on the situation and location, teachers can live in school-provided accommodation in lieu of a housing allowance, or the teacher can find their own accommodation, with or without the help of the school,  and keep the housing allowance.  Housing will cost appx RMB2000 to 5000 per month, and the housing allowance is between RMB 2000 and 4000 per month depending on location.

Holidays: 11 paid national holidays. Unpaid time off can be requested in the first year and paid leave is offered in second and subsequent years.

Training and orientation: Initial orientation and training are provided to all teachers. Curriculum materials, purpose built classrooms, interactive whiteboards and software are also provided.

Career advancement:  Teachers can be promoted to various posts including School Instructor, School Liaison, Curriculum Researcher, Recruiter, Trainer, Training Supervisor and Teaching Supervisor in both full time and part-time roles.


Teachers must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • English first-language speakers from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland or South Africa.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field from one of the countries above
  • TEFL certificate of 120 hours. Candidates who do not hold an appropriate TEFL certification must complete the course online 120 hours and will be reimbursed.  They must complete the course specified by the school.
  • Newly qualified teachers, teaching friends and new University graduates are welcome.

 How to Apply

Send your CV/resume to TEFL@Edvectus.com you will receive an immediate email back


Edvectus will schedule a final interview with a School representative in China who can answer any further questions you have about living and working in China and at the school.

If your job offer is accepted, Edvectus and the school will provide you with a visa and further information to help you on your way. Simple!

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