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Requirements to Teach English in China


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The requirements to work in China are low, a BA Degree or higher is required but you do not need any teaching experience, you can also earn a salary around 4 times the local wage in your first year.
This salary goes a long way when your rent and bills will be no more than 30% of your monthly wage.

When teaching english in China you will, in nearly all cases have far more disposable income, as well as a more enjoyable and rewarding life, compared with back home; and don't worry you won't need to speak Chinese!

Working abroad in China is a lovely experience as the people are warm, welcoming and genuine. The culture is fascinating and the experience and skills you'll learn constitute an unforgettable life experience you cannot find any other way.

Working visa requirements to Teach English



Working (Z visa) for teaching English

1. BA Degree or Higher (Essential)
2. 60/120 hour TEFL certificate (Or TESOL, CELTA etc. Can be completed in 2 days online. click here)
3. Native English Nationality (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zeland or South Africa)
4. 21 to 55 years of age
5. 2 years post-graduate work experience (In any field, ONLY for Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai - Other cities DO NOT require this)


Note: If your BA is in an education related field a TEFL is NOT required, 120 hour TEFL required for Shenzhen, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai

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Other types of working visa in China

If you're going for a non-teaching role, Director of studies or other position a different type of working visa is offered. This type of working visa can be offered by any company in China, however they need to justify why a local Chinese national could not perform the position they are hiring for. A reference letter confirming 2 or more years related work experience in a non-Chinese company is usually required for employees under 30 years old, or employees without solid related work experience.

Working (Z visa) for professional and management roles

1. BA Degree or Higher (Essential)
2. 21 to 65 years of age
3. 2 years post-graduate work experience (In the RELATED field of employment. A Reference Letter IS REQUIRED)


Note: Any nationality can get this visa, note you must have a reference letter.


No BA Degree and Misc. working visas

If you do not satisfy the above requirements it is not possible to legitimately get a working visa in China.
If you know of friends working in China without a BA or the requirements listed above, either they had a working visa years ago when the rules were less strict and have renewed it since then, Or they are working on a Business or Tourist visa.

Many teachers still do work on a tourist or business visa although it comes with small risks. Usually, employers have good relationships with local police stations if this is happening and are rarely checked. Although, if you qualify for a working visa you should always try to get one as it saves having to exit the country every 2-3 months if you're on a Business or Tourist visa.

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Important requirements to work in China

Financially, you must have around £1000/$1500 available to pay for your visas, flights and first month to live and work in China. Note that your initial costs are reimbursed to you at the end of your contract in the form of an end of contract bonus.

Key requirements

1. At least £1000GBP or $1500 available for initial flights, visas and costs to get started
2. Available for a minimum of 12-month contract
3. Adaptable/Cultural awareness recommended
4. Chatty/Confident personalities will find teaching in China easy



If you've never taught before, there's no need to worry, full training and support is offered. Many foreign teachers who've never taught before learn to teach within 1-2 weeks.




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Job 8187
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Language English Teacher in Tianhe, Guangzhou. Start immediately ¥13000CNY 14000CNY /month. Tianhe Guangzhou, China Wednesday to Sunday 40 working hours per week is including 35 teaching hours, 5 office hours per week, two day off. 1000rmb housing allowance per month is provided Training center (Children) Full time Apply

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Job 8186 High salary job in Guangzhou ,China
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Teach English in Kindergarten in Jiangnanxi, Guangzhou, start immediately ¥16000CNY 16000CNY /month. Haizhu Guangzhou, China Monday to Friday 8:10-11:50am, 13:40-16:30pm, weekends off not provided, school offers help with finding an apartment Kindergarten Full time Apply

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Job 8185 High salary job in Wuhan ,China
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Language English Teacher in Wuhan, start immediately ¥12000CNY 16000CNY /month. Wuhan, China 40 teaching hours per week, two days off; 15:00PM to 21:00PM during weekdays, 9:00AM to 18:00PM in the weekends not provided, school offers help with finding an apartment Training center (Children) Full time Apply

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Job 8184 jobs Our training center is looking for an English teacher to work in summer in Gangding, Liwan and Haizhu, Guangzhou. The position requests to teach in three branches of our train ¥13000CNY 13000CNY /month. Gangding, Liwan and Haizhu Guangzhou, China Monday to Friday: 9am-5PM, two hours break in the afternoon not provided Training center (Children) Part time Apply

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Job 8180 High salary job in Beijing ,China
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Montessori Teacher in International Kindergarten in Chaoyang, Beijing, start immediately ¥25000CNY 28000CNY /month. Chaoyang Beijing, China Tuesday to Staurday from 8:00am -17:00pm, two days off not provided, school offers help with finding an apartment Kindergarten Full time Apply

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Job 8179
Housing provided for job in Henan ,China
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Low Working Hours, teach in university in Henan, up to 9000RMB, accommodation, Z visa provided, weekends off, start in September ¥8000CNY 9000CNY /month. Zhengzhou Henan, China 18 classes(about 50 min per class) a week without office hours provided University Full time Apply

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Job 8144 High salary job in Zhejiang ,China
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ESL Language Teacher in Hangzhou,Zhejiang,start immediately ¥10000CNY 16000CNY /month. Hangzhou Zhejiang, China Working hours are about 40 each week, 8 working hours per day. Two days off per week. not provided Training center (Children) Full time Apply

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Job 8141
Housing provided for job in Hubei ,China
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Teach Science in High School in Jingmen, Hubei, start in July, 2017 ¥12000CNY 12000CNY /month. Jingmen Hubei, China Work 5 days per week from 8:00am-5:00pm with 3 hours break time, 2 days off accommodation is provided or 1500rmb monthly housing allowance provided High school Full time Apply

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