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EF English First

Have an amazing adventure while earning a full-time salary

EF English First is the world’s leading privately owned education company. With 200+ schools in 60+ cities in China, you are spoiled for choice to teach, travel and transform lives! So if you prefer the fast-paced city life like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we probably have the position for you.

You don’t need to have any previous teaching experience or speak the local language. Full training and support will be provided helping you build transferable skills and creating a lifetime of memories.

4 Reasons You'll Love Teaching English with EF English First

  • International community of staff and teachers from around the world
  • Arrival support and orientation
  • We provide training and professional development
  • Teachers are the core of what we do in EF

Experience the Freedom of Teaching with EF

Explore, Travel, and Grow! Teach in China! No Experience Needed! Full Support & Free Flights!

Join EF English First to teach in China! Where you can earn money, save, travel across Asia and within China in your free time while developing yourself personally and professionally through the support of EF’s global network and training.

In EF, we offer a plethora of career paths to choose from, providing ample opportunities for growth and advancement. Adventure awaits abroad. Join us!

What will you get?

  • Competitive salary + performance bonus after 6 months
  •  21 days paid holiday + Flight allowance
  • International health insurance co-paid with the employee
  • EF organized social and culture activities + FREE Mandarin Chinese lessons
  • Free Flight to China + Airport pick-up assistance upon arrival
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa + Free hotel for first 2 weeks
  • TEFL certificate (EF will sponsor)
  • Skill development & Career Advancement*

(*EF offers Distance Learning Courses for new teachers; Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) in Early Childhood Education for experienced teachers and Management distance learning courses or the DELTM for managers)

Key responsibilities:

  • Teach English to kids aged 3-18
  • Lesson planning and delivery
  • Leverage EF’s award-winning multi-media tech & curriculum in the classroom
  • Evaluate students and guide improvement
  • Participate in engaging social activities with kids


  • A passport & bachelor’s degree
  • ESL certification* (*EF can sponsor. You don’t need any teaching experience, although it’s always welcome! You just need to be willing to learn and grow, and EF will help with the rest!)
  • Clear background check

Why EF?

  • Teachers are the core of what we do in EF
  • Global presence in 50+ countries
  • 26 years in China with 200+ schools in 60+ cities
  • Largest privately owned education company in the world, and a sponsor of 7 Olympic games

Make it matter. Be part of our international team and make an impact!

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