Gold Star TEFL Recruitment
We are now recruiting energetic, passionate young learner English language teachers. Our high academic standards and enjoyable learning environment have established us as the number one language school in Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Changle, Xiamen and Minhou. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to work in an established school with exceptional resources and a supportive teaching team.
Our school was started in 2003 with the aim of doing ESL differently than other schools in China. The quality of the education we provide matters. We aim to provide students with creative, engaging, and educational lessons that will allow them to develop their language skills in a safe and supportive environment. Due to continued success we now have a total of 10 schools (and 5 more opening in this summer) all with modern facilities and cutting edge teaching resources.
We offer courses to students of all ages, with the majority being young learners from 3 to 16 years old. Our commitment to education extends into high-level of support we provide for our teachers and staff. From a supportive community to welcome new teachers, to comprehensive initial training and on-going professional development, we are here to make sure that our teachers have the resources, training, and support to succeed in the classroom.
We have small class sizes so you can build a rapport with your students, every class has a Teaching Assistant to help you and the students and we provide everything you need to create fun and interactive lessons.
We also believe in having a work life balance. On average our teachers are in the classroom for around 16 hours each week. Which leaves you with lots of time for exploring the city and surrounding countryside, learning Chinese, playing sports, going to the gym and immersing yourself in Chinese culture.
“My time at the school is one I will always remember very fondly. Taking the plunge and moving far from home is a challenge to say the least. Particularly for a first-time ESL Teacher this support is absolutely indispensable and, even for those who have taught before or have previously lived in China, not enough can be said about the help, advice and useful services the school offers. This support allows you to focus on teaching well.” – Matt
Teach English in Fuzhou
Most people haven’t heard of Fuzhou, but why would you? After all it’s only a city of some 7 million people! Fuzhou is a ‘small’ Chinese city, and capital of Fujian province. It’s a coastal city with sub-tropical climate, surrounded by mountains and in 2016 was ranked 7th in China for air quality.
It has existed as a settlement for around 2,000 years and has played an important role in Chinese history- being one of the main trading ports with the West. Much of this history remains in the city, particular examples of Qing and Ming dynasty architecture.
Teach English in Shenzhen
Shenzhen is located in the southern portion of the Guangdong Province, on the eastern shore of the Pearl River Delta. Neighboring the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong (located just south of Shenzhen), Shenzhen’s location gives it a geographical advantage for economic development. In 1980, the first Special Economic Zone of China was built in Shenzhen. From then on, Shenzhen become a highlighted city of China, one known for its rapid economic growth.
Teach English in Xiamen
Located at the southeast coast of China, Xiamen is a tourist city of Fujian Province famous for its attractive seascape. The name of ‘Xiamen’ was consequently given, which means ‘a gate of China’. As one of the forerunners of the special economic zones of China, Xiamen mainly consisting of Xiamen Island, Gulangyu Island, the north bank area of the Jiulong River and Tong’an County, is connected with the mainland by the Xiamen Bridge. The city is well known for its beautiful natural scenery, fresh air and the clean environment.
Teach English in Changle
Changle is located in eastern Fujian province, China. This is a small city just outside of Fuzhou, around 45mins away by car. While small, the city has a lot going for it: close to the beach, clean air and enough of the essentials nearby (Starbucks, etc). Changle faces the East China Sea and is connected to Mawei district by the Min River. Due to an increase in businesses, the province is now one of the richest provinces in China.
Teach English in Minhou
Minhou is a small, peaceful city just outside of Fuzhou in warm, south-eastern China. This small, peaceful city by the Min river. With a population of under 300,000 this mountainous county has incredible views. Minhou is surrounded by mountains and offers a variety of beautiful parks meaning that it is easy to get out of the city and into nature. You’re also just a short trip away from the big city of Fuzhou. Despite being a smaller city, Minhou has a lot to offer. There are even some western flavours (yes, there’s a Starbucks here) but it’s overwhelmingly an authentic Chinese experience!
Salary and benefits
12,000 – 15,500 RMB / month in Shenzhen
10,000 – 13,500 RMB / month in Xiamen
12,000 – 14,500 RMB / month in Changle
12,000 – 14,500 RMB / month in Minhou
Salaries depend on expereince.
+ Extra 250 RMB per month for teachers with a CELTA or CertTESOL (i.e. an in-person course with 6+ hours of observed teaching)
+ Free accommodation: Western style, furnished, near the school OR 2,000 RMB monthly allowance for Fuzhou, Changle, Minhou, 3,000 RMB for Xiamen, 4,000 RMB for Shenzhen
+ Flight allowance: 8,000 RMB (paid half after 6 months, half after 12 months)
+ 5,000 RMB optional start up loan
+ Legal ‘Z’ work visa provided (school covers the cost of all visa paperwork required)
+ 2 weeks paid holidays per year plus all Chinese public holidays, Christmas
+ Free Mandarin Chinese classes
+ Teachers are eligible for salary increases every 3 months plus extra bonuses
+ If you join for a second year, salaries increase by 1,000 RMB and continue to rise
+ Medical insurance provided
+ Airport pick up
+ 2 weeks paid training at the start of your contract
+ On-going professional training, staff caring and academic support
+ Promotion opportunities
• Minimum 120 hour TEFL certificate (No TEFL? – We recommend INTESOL)
• Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Ireland
• Clean, criminal background record
• Experience teaching young learners preferred but not required
• Plenty of passion and energy
• Maximum of 16 hours teaching per week
• Lesson planning and admin duties
• Carry out teaching related responsibilities including, but not limited to demonstration classes and conversation clubs
• Attend centre social events
How to apply
• Covering letter
• Recent photo
• Degree & TEFL certificates (scan)
• Passport photo page (scan)
• Availability to start work
• Include the reference no. EBYK10T
There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process. We are looking forward to hearing from you.