TEFL Teacher in China

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September 12, 2017
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Flights and accommodation paid for. Perfect opportunity for new graduates looking to explore and see the world.

Job Reference: TEFLTIAN

Location: Downtown Tianjin, China

Position: English as a Foreign Language Teacher

Language required: English

Salary: £1000 - £1750 per month

Job type: Fulltime/Part-time

Hours: 30 hours per week (min 19 hours teaching)

Holiday: 12 days paid

Accommodation: free furnished accommodation, near the school or 2,500 RMB (roughly £300) (net) housing allowance per month if you would rather find your own accommodation.

Flight allowance: 6000 RMB (roughly £700) (net) received after 1 year working with us.

Our client requires a group of highly educated English speakers for the fulfilling role of English as a Foreign Language Teacher in China. This opportunity is the perfect chance to see the world, with successful candidates receiving a full benefits package, allowing them more time and money to focus on exploring what’s around them.

For the right candidate, our client can offer a competitive salary, free accommodation or living allowance, and reimbursed flights. This leaves you with a much higher percentage of your wage than in most jobs. Your time will be split between the classroom and planning/marking, meaning that many of the hours can be tailored to your own schedule.

Our current vacancies are in Downtown Tianjin, a bustling costal city with quick transport links to Beijing. While no two postings are the same one thing is certain; they all centre around rewarding job of teaching young children. Our schools are a well-integrated part of the community, meaning Tianjin can easily become your home from home.

We understand that everyone has a different educational background and as such don’t ask for a specific degree, but rather as that applicants are educated to a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree standard or equivalent, with English as their native language. A degree in English or a teaching qualification is preferable, but not a necessity as we highly value relevant experience and enthusiasm. We do ask our applicants to hold a TEFL certificate, TESOL certificate, or equivalent. With worldwide providers, and the option to study online, these are accessible and affordable courses that provide you with the knowledge to teach English as a second language. These courses take next to no time; as little as 100 hours, which can easily be spread over as little as 1 month.

There is no requirement to be fluent in Mandarin, though we’re certain that you’ll pick up a few key phrases within the first week, as we help hundreds of English speakers make the move to China and can quickly connect you to those in the Tianjin area, so that you have a friendship group from the moment your plane touches down.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • English speaking teacher from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa (for issuance of the Z Visa - other nationalities are unable to acquire the relevant visa)
  • Internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certification or other teaching equivalents
  • About 1 year teaching or teaching related experience
  • Passion for educating young learners and a keen interest in their development
  • Valid references non-criminal background and health certificate.


Our English teachers are responsible for providing a highly engaging and effective learning experience to learners aged 3-12 year olds through the delivery of innovative and immersive English educational content. This includes ensuring measurable academic results are achieved. Most importantly, we want our learners to enjoy their time in your classroom and continue their learning within their community. As such we want our teachers to create in an inspiring and lively learning environment, delivering an outstanding service experience to learners and parents, and collaborate closely with their local teachers and progress advisers.


As well as a brilliant salary and accommodation allowance, we provide a full package of benefits as broken down below:

Fully sponsored and arranged Z work visa and Residence permit

On-going professional training and academic development

Administrative assistants available at each center to help teachers with day to day necessities, important purchases...etc

Various extracurricular activities and social activities

About the company:

Our client is an international education brand with more than 40 years of English education experience who fully advocate the idea that English multimedia teaching materials and international interactive teaching software combined to create a pure English environment, not only help children's language ability development but help to:

  • develop children's social ability
  • cultivate emotional health growth
  • create comprehension in other subjects through cross-subject skills
  • allow consideration of health and health care consciousness
  • foster respect and understanding

The City of Tianjin:

Tianjin is the ancient port city of Beijing, and is China’s third largest city with a population over 10 million people. It has a rich history and has many examples of old British and Italian architecture. The famous Italian concession area has the largest cluster of historic Italian architecture outside of Italy. Tianjin is near the coast and is located 85 miles east of Beijing; only 30 minutes by fast train! Like most Chinese cities, Tianjin is now a modern, developed city. But fortunately, this city has retained an authentic Chinese way of life. Tianjin has a reputation throughout China for being extremely friendly, very safe, and providing delicious food. It is also inexpensive.

If you are interested in this position, or know anyone who is interested please email clients@ideaboxes.co.uk with your CV and Job Reference: TEFLTIAN. Please list your teaching qualifications when first applying to save time in the interview process.

Due to high volumes of application we are currently receiving, unfortunately we are only able to contact candidates who are successful.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £1,000.00 to £1,750.00 /month

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