Shanghai TEFL Internship

Company : ESLstarter
Duration: 4 months to 6 months
Approx Costs: 0 to 0 £ Pound (UK)

Be part of an amazing experience and teach in Shanghai with this reputable, immersive program that gets you to the heart of life in China.

Explore China helps you discover more about China's unique culture and gain international TEFL experience.


Why Apply

  • Gain classroom experience - you will be working with Young Learners (4 - 12 year olds)
  • Make connections - in a rewarding, supportive environment and build lasting friendships with your students
  • Share your culture - tell your students about who you are and where you come from!
  • Support on hand - 24/7 experienced, local support team allowing you complete peace of mind during your stay in China
  • Happy community - enjoy continuous training, teaching tips and social events



  • RMB 5,000 p / month stipend (enough for a good lifestyle in China)
  • Free accommodation RMB 2,000 flight bonus (paid on program completion)
  • Letter of recommendation Support with Visa process
  • Shanghai city tour
  • Airport meet & greet 
  • Help to set up a local bank account
  • Free Lonely Planet E Guide to China
  • Enjoy a full orientation in Shanghai where you will meet the local team
  • Receive expert support and training in preperation for interviews and demos which MOST Chinese schools require
  • After interview / demo, the matching process takes places and you will be assigned an approved school
  • Receive ongoing training, professional feedback and full support throughout your stay



  • Fluent English speaker 
  • No previous teaching experience needed
  • TEFL certificate (if you don't have TEFL right now, you can still apply and get the TEFL later)
  • Positive attitude and willingness to engage with a new culture
  • No degree required


Start Dates

You can arrive in Shanghai any month - we are hiring year round! Let us know when works for you and we will do the rest. Your program is for 5 months from whichever month you choose to arrive.

We look forward to welcoming you to China!

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