China English Teacher Job Listings

Online

Your number one tool for find a teaching job in China? You guessed it: The Internet. One simple search engine query will return so many results that you’ll be busy for hours.

Don’t forget to use Craigslist. Believe it or not, they have a presence in China and their job listings are great. See the "Jobs > Education" link.

Job Boards

Some Westerners who land in China without pre-arranged jobs post notices on university bulletin boards offering their teaching services. This isn’t a real efficient way to find work.

Word of Mouth

A great source of information about English schools is word of mouth. One of the best ways to find teaching jobs is from Westerners who previously have taught in China. They can tell you who is hiring, what kind of pay and benefits can be expected, and the inside scoop on visa and hiring requirements.


In a country where red tape is often the norm, solid advice from a fellow countryman is often the best short cut to a job.

Sending Organizations

Sending organizations are recommended for people who want to have a teaching job before they get on the plane to China. Applicants must be willing to commit to teaching for at least one year. These agencies screen, interview, and hire prospective applicants on behalf of schools in China. Compensation
varies widely depending on the school, but typically includes a competitive salary, room, board, health insurance, and round-trip airfare.

More Options

Appalachians Abroad at Marshall University
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Colorado China Council
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The Mennonite Partners in China
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WorldTeach

WorldTeach is a non-profit organization that recruits volunteers to teach English in China. This program is intended for people 21-65 years of age, and who have a Bachelor’s degree.
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