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High Paying Young Learners and Adults ESL Teaching Jobs Across China

Published: 7 Jul, 2020
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Gold Star TEFL Recruitment

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China, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and 26 other cities
Full time

Job title

English Language Teacher

Job description

Reference no.: GSEB7Y

Positions available teaching all ages

Interviewing: Now

Positions: 30

Start date: Year round

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: Schools across China have now mostly reopened and are holding interviews for July to December start dates. If you are already in China, your start date could be as soon as within a few weeks. If you are outside of China, taking into account the interview process, visa application process, your earliest start date could be around October, provided travel restrictions have been lifted. For more information please read our article here -

We are looking for motivated and inspiring English teachers with a creative flair and a thirst for adventure.Our high academic standards and fun learning environment have established our schools as the very best in China. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to work with a friendly teaching team where you creativity will be valued and you teaching will really make a difference to students’ lives.

All schools have been screened in depth by us and offer a professional work environment and legal work visas. We have been working with most of the schools for many years now and can put you in touch with current teachers.

Right now we have openings with the leading schools in China, from kindergartens to primary, middle and high schools, universities and private language centers including Wall Street English, English First and many more. We provide detailed job descriptions, city guides and interviews with current teachers for each position.

All the schools provide exceptional teaching materials, the latest educational technology with interactive white boards and have friendly teaching teams, supportive management, and offer a generous compensation package. In short, they are fantastic schools to work for and are waiting to speak to you now.

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We have positions teaching kindergarten kids, young learners aged 7 to 12, teenagers, university students or adult students. Whatever your preference for age group, we have suitable options for you to consider. We also have positions at schools that teach all ages groups, which is a good way to build a greater variety of teaching experiences.

With private school positions, class sizes are kept small to an average of 8-12 students which allows for noticeable progress to be made and also makes classroom management that much easier. For public school jobs class sizes are typically larger with between 20 to 30 students per class, although you will have a Chinese teaching assistant to help with giving instructions and running activities.

Right now interviews are being held for teaching positions in over 30 major cities across China. Teach along the vibrant east coast in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shenzhen for example or head west to Chongqing or even up north to the Inner Mongolian cities of Baotou or Hohhot. The choice is yours, we will send you detailed job descriptions, city information and compensation packages once we receive your application.

Main Responsibilities
• Maximum of 24 hours teaching per week
• Lesson planning
• Assist in the placement testing and interviewing of new students
• Carry out teaching related responsibilities including, but not limited to demonstration classes and conversation clubs
• Attend centre social events

Salary and benefits

Excellent salary: 11,000 to 28,000 RMB per month (approx. 1,500 to 4,000 USD per month) depending on qualifications, experience and school location

+ Housing allowance or free accommodation (western style, near the school)
+ Flight allowance
+ Legal ‘Z’ work visa
+ 11 days public holidays plus 10 days extra holidays
+ Airport pick-up and full induction program
+ Health insurance
+ Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
+ Staff trips and events
+ On-going training and academic support
+ Promotion opportunities


• Bachelor’s degree
• TEFL certificate preferred (No TEFL? – We recommend INTESOL
• Native English speaker and passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa (Due to visa application requirements)
• Teaching experience preferred
• Plenty of passion and energy

How to apply

Please send the following to Annie at or complete our form here :

• Covering letter
• Resume
• Recent, smart photo
• Passport photo page (scan)
• Degree & TEFL certificates (scan)
• Preference for teaching locations (if any)
• Quote reference # GSEB3Y in the email subject

There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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