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Requirements to Teach English in China


We make Teaching English in China easy, even if you've never worked overseas before.

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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