EF English First

EF English First

Teaching English abroad has never been easier! We offer full arrival support including: hotel accomodations for your first 2 weeks, your valid, legal work visa and a strong community of over 2,000 teachers to help you every step of the way.  Right now, we are offering upfront, paid flights to many locations in China. 

Fill your pocket and your soul with a postion in over 60 cities across this fascinating nation.

Upfront paid flights to many locations across China for a limited time only.       

We’re looking for amazing English teachers to join us in Shanghai, Beijing, and many other cities across China. Teach English at one of our kids and teens, adult, or online schools, and you will get a great salary and competitive benefits package. Meet people from all over the world, develop your career abroad in education, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.       


At EF English First, you’ll be provided with the educational resources to become the best teacher you can be. Our new and colorful classrooms offer state-of-the-art technology including touch screen TVs, interactive whiteboards and iPads, while our small class sizes allow you to really get to know your students. We also offer a world-class English as a Second language (ESL) teacher development program with certification courses exclusively for our teachers. Should you wish to advance your career with us, you will have the chance to move into teacher management within 2 years.


Join a supportive community of EF staff and teachers from day one. We’re here to provide the support you need every step of the way, from preparing your legal work visa to airport pickup. Although you do not need to speak Chinese to live and work as a teacher in China, you will have the chance to take free Chinese classes with EF local staff, while you will also be invited to join our regular social and cultural events. There’s so much to experience when you live abroad, and EF English First will help you make the most of this great opportunity.       


• Competitive local salary (exact salary is dependent on your qualifications and experience and will be discussed during interview)
• Performance bonus after 6 months (for teachers who work at our Kids & Teens schools)
• Monthly flight allowance plus upfront flights for many locations
• Sponsored legal Z work visa
• Salary advance available
• Health insurance
• 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
• Airport pick-up upon arrival
• Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First
• ESL certification program available, including Trinity CertTESOL, Cambridge TKT, Trinity DipTESOL and Cambridge IDLTM
• Free Chinese lessons
• Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events
• Teacher advantages discount program
• Job rotation program


• A Bachelor’s Degree
• A TEFL Certification (Foundation TEFL sponsorship available)
• Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa
• The ability to obtain a clear background check   Ability to live abroad for at least one year


EF English First, a division of EF Education First, is the world's leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across China, so if you prefer the fast paced city life of cities like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we have the position for you.

Costs / Pay

* Receive a monthly, comprehensive employment package up to 16,400rmb!

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EF English First Reviews

Changed My Life

Moving to China in my mid-twenties honestly changed my life. I started with and have stayed with EF since then, and feel really lucky I've gotten to grow with the company. It's not easy to explain all the reasons I love China, but I know that I love EF because of the people I work with and the fact that we are always evolving to provide better courses to our students. We also have team-building meals A LOT. I know that I could make more money elsewhere, but the stability and opportunity I've had in EF, plus small perks has kept me happy. I've lived in two different cities, and traveled to a half dozen more and there is still a lot to explore with the country and with the job.

By: Heather
Nationality: USA
Age: 30

EF Review

It wasn't hard choosing this company other others. My main concern was a having a legal Chinese work visa, hotel accommodation, training, and support during my first few months in China. The rest was easy, because EF made this experience both easy and enjoyable. They were upfront about expectations, and delivered what they promised. Now, 2 years later I'm still here in a new positon, a prime example of their professional development options. Thank you EF.

By: Juliet Wells
Nationality: America
Age: 29

Kids & Teens Teacher

I've been with EF for a little over 2 years now. The company is well established; you can always expect to get paid on time, teaching content is created in-house, and there are opportunities for development if you actively seek it. It's a great opportunity to work with people from all over the world.

By: Jana
Nationality: American
Age: 26

How two years turned into four.

After I had completed my first year of teaching in China with a small company, I knew that I wanted to come back and do more. I thought I might come back for two more years. I wanted to make sure to have some growth and not just burn another year. Don't get me wrong. I love teaching, but I wasn't interested in being *just* another English teacher in China. That's what drew me towards EF. I knew that the only chance I had of career growth and development while also teaching in China was going to be with a big company rather than some struggling half-ass kindergarten.

I was right. I was sponsored for my TEFL and got a TKT qualification in my first year. At 1.5 years I was promoted to another part of the company. It's now been 4 years. Even though I know that my time in China is coming to a close, I am looking at job prospects back home knowing that I made the best of it.

By: Zachary
Nationality: USA
Age: 29

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