Giraffe English

Giraffe English was established in Taiwan in 1986. Currently Giraffe English boasts over 700 schools across Taiwan, and in 2009 Giraffe opened its first doors in Shanghai.

Now, Giraffe has expanded to over 140 schools across Mainland China with Shanghai being the flagship school for Mainland China. The Shanghai flagship school continually strives to incorporate new educational and management concepts.

Giraffe English teaches students 3 to 12 years old, and given the age of our students, our mission extends beyond teaching English. We at Giraffe believe that we must not only be effective teachers of English, but work to help create an environment where students can work and learn collaboratively.


Teaching at Giraffe

With our regular curriculum, we teach children aged 3 to 12 years old. Our young learners focus on speaking and as the students’ progress into different levels, they are introduced to reading and writing. Our courses are designed to cater to each students needs as well as establish confidence in their English speaking ability.

Speak Up is an advanced level course for students that are looking to challenge themselves and their ability to think critically. We currently have three courses that we are offering through Speak Up- Performance Show, Public Speaking, and Debate. Each course is specially designed to give our students to not only work on their English speaking ability, but also learn specialized and valuable skills that we hope will aid them for their academic future.

Inspiring learning enables learners to be exposed to speaking, writing, music, acting and other real world English experiences. This allows them to not only have a greater understanding of the language but also provide them with the platform to practice more natural, well rounded everyday English while incorporating fun, learner centered material.


ESL Teacher Jobs

Giraffe has teaching positions available in cities all over China. We are dedicated to making your teaching experience as pleasant as possible by offering competitive salaries, legal working visas, and opportunities for career progression. We look forward to having you on our team!


  • Starting salary up to 20,000 RMB
  • Health Insurance
  • Legal working visa
  • Chinese lessons
  • 12,000 RMB salary advance available
  • Real possibility to receive a raise within the first year
  • Contract completion bonus of up to one month’s pay
  • One-way flight provided for overseas applicants
  • Paid leave varies based on Chinese holidays
  • Unpaid personal leave is also available
  • Continuous living support from our dedicated support team
  • Airport pickup, hotel stay for first two weeks, assistance finding housing
  • Opportunities for career progression

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Native English Speaker
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Open to new experiences
  • TEFL certification
  • You are not required to speak Chinese
  • To meet China’s visa regulations applicants must be citizens from the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach students between 3-12 years old
  • Create and deliver lessons
  • Participate in teacher trainings
  • Use Giraffe curriculum and teaching resources in the classroom

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