Teach General English to adult learners at our premier schools in Hangzhou, Beijing & Qingdao. Several other cities are available so if you have a particular location in mind, let us know when you apply. Applicants for these roles need at least two years prior ESL teaching experience in addition to a TEFL or CELTA qualification.

Teacher Benefits

  • Monthly Package CNY20,000 ($2,900 approx) Beijing
  • Signing Bonus CNY15,000 ($2,180 approx) Beijing
  • Monthly Package up to CNY18,000 ($2,735) All other cities
  • Housing allowance included
  • 10,000 CNY flight reimbursement
  • Monthly bonus scheme
  • Contract completion bonus
  • 20 + days of paid vacation
  • Full working visa provided
  • Free hotel accommodation upon arrival
  • Mandarin Chinese lessons for beginners
  • Career progression and management opportunities


Teachers for Asia has played a life-changing role in helping me find employment in China. I am teaching at a public school here in Hangzhou. I am enormously grateful to their excellent team for guiding me through the rough waters of job interviews, immigration and settling into the new culture.
Gerhard (Hangzhou)

Hangzhou, Beijing & Qingdao

istock_000013674805smallHangzhou is known as one of China’s most beautiful cities as well as one of the friendliest. The West Lake area in the city is a world heritage site and it merely forms part of many of the green, lush open spaces that there are to enjoy. There is a subtropical climate here with four distinct seasons. When not exploring the surrounding lakes and mountains in the area there are dozens of theaters, bars and clubs that make up much of the city’s famous nightlife. We highly recommend Shengli River Food Street for foodies and you can expect to find world class shopping across the city. Like many of China’s cities the public transport is exceptional both locally but also in terms of it’s connection to over 20 Chinese cities. The shortest travel time between Hangzhou and Shanghai is an incredible 45 minutes by bullet train covering a distance of 200km.

For a little further insight to living and working in Qingdao, you can check-out the articles in the related posts section below and for Beijing, why not take a look at another of our recommended TEFL teaching positions, TEFL Teaching Positions in Guangzhou & Beijing.

Professional adult English

Teach in a fun, dynamic and state of the art working environment with excellent modern teaching facilities, including advanced classroom IT equipment. You will teach adult students (18+) at this school, seeking to improve their English proficiency for career development and university admission. Teachers only work with small class sizes from as little as 3 students up to approximately 8. This means you can focus purely on enjoying your teaching rather than classroom management. Lesson planning is minimal.

You will teach approximately 6 contact hours in a working day with an hour off for lunch and just 1 hour of lesson planning. All teachers have 2 consecutive days off each week. As students attend classes outside of work or university hours, Saturdays and Sundays are usually the busiest days at school. This is the norm for the vast majority of schools catering for English language tuition.

At the school, the staff are both international teachers and helpful Chinese support staff who will be there to assist you throughout your contract. When you start work at your new school you will complete one week of training with incoming teachers after a few days of observing the classes of some of the teachers already here.

Places are limited each month. Apply now and David or Michael will be in touch by email to arrange a brief call with you to chat about your interest in TEFL teaching and a bit more about the placement process in general. In the meantime you can find lots of great info in our China ApplicationsCandidate Resources and News sections.

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