Working at Aihua International Eduction, Beijing

Do you want to work with kids in a fun and personable school?

Teaching English in China is an unforgettable experience if you join the right school who can support and inspire you. Aihua English is a school dedicated to creating a fun learning environment for its students. Since 2002, the have been committed to nurture talented young children in the local community, and also to create a positive working environment for aspiring teachers wanting to experience China.

At Aihua, the approach to teaching English is not just about passing examinations but instead to encourage communication and engagement through English, in a friendly and interesting way. There are both foreign and Chinese management at Aihua that foster a supportive and enjoyable school in which to teach. Teachers For Asia has worked with Aihua for over 7 years. Our teachers consistently have an excellent experience at the school.

When you arrive at Beijing airport you will be warmly welcomed by the school principal or one of the friendly Chinese support staff. You will be taken to your new apartment in Beijing, given a tour around the area, given lots of practical information to help you settle in as well as getting set-up with your new bank account and local SIM card.

All of Aihua’s seven locations in Beijing are in the west side of the city and just a short trip to many nearby parks and popular hill walking trails. For lovers of art, history and culture – The Great Wall, The Forbidden CIty, The Summer Palace, Ming Tombs and many more sights and museums await. The food scene in Beijing has to be experienced at least once in your life. You can explore Beijing’s countless Hutongs for cool hipster cafes, magic opportunities for photography and maybe a craft brewery or two!

Beijing is a special city and in addition to its endless array of places to see, just soaking up the atmosphere of a local park in the morning and seeing citizens practicing Tai Chi is quite an experience. This is an ideal location from where to travel on your time off or at the end of your contract, with some of the money you will have saved here as the cost of living is so cheap. Many of our teachers have explored locations from Hong Kong to Tokyo, taking advantage of cheap flights and some have even returned home to Europe via the Trans-Mongolian Railway!

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Salary & Benefits

  • Monthly salary 10,000 RMB (after tax)
  • Free apartment provided
  • Introductory Training Bonus 5,000 RMB (two weeks after training)
  • Holiday Bonus 4,000 RMB (halfway through contract)
  • Contract Completion Bonus 10,000 RMB (end of contract)
  • Flight allowance 8,000 RMB
  • Aihua will pay for the cost of your visa application and documents
  • Approximately 20-25 teaching hours per week
  • Two weeks paid holiday + 12 days public holiday
  • Full medical insurance
  • Chinese language classes taught by professional Chinese teacher

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Requirements & Interview Process

  • Usually a 1-2 step interview process between TFA and the friendly principal at Aihua, Fredrik.
  • Placements are available in August & February each year
  • Easy visa application with guidance from Aihua and TFA
  • Applicants with and without experience can apply
  • BA Degree required and a 120-hour TEFL certificate

What makes Aihua different?

  • Big focus on social events for foreign teachers – cultural activities, sports and even beer tasting!
  • Low teaching hours each week, usually around 20 hours
  • Class sizes are small, as little as 8 students per group
  • Overtime is available (and optional)
  • Structured career progression, possible to move into a senior role after 12 months
  • Not many English schools in China provide your apartment for you
  • Aihua is a small and personable place to work with 7 schools in Beijing
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Chinese lessons taught in a classroom environment (not online!)
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Discounted TEFL Certificate

If you are successful in securing a teaching position with Aihua English, you will be able to avail of a substantial discount on a 120-hour accredited TEFL course through TFA Academy, if you do not already hold a TEFL qualification.

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I have been working in Beijing for the past six months, and because of TFA the whole procedure was very easy. TFA walked me through the interview and visa process and they gave me lots of helpful advice for what to expect of China. Their service was always there to answer any questions I had and they did so in a timely manner. I would recommend TFA to anyone looking for a teaching position in South Korea or China.

Heather (BEIJING, China)