Teachers For Asia have worked with 1000’s of Irish, British and North American teachers for nearly 10 years now in multiple locations throughout Asia, with particular focus on China.


This is why we are with you through every key step of the adventure with support from both our teams in Europe and on the ground in China. At our TFA office, we like to say: TFA – with you every step of the way!

Why Teach English in China?


600 million people have joined China’s middle class in a short space of time. The world’s 2nd largest economy has become a leader in environmental protection, cutting edge technology and a multi-trillion dollar ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, already connecting London with China by train!


In Shanghai alone, there are currently more than 170,000 expats working in many different industries across the city. From its cosmopolitan cities connected by bullet train with incredible food, shopping and entertainment to beautiful coastal areas and rolling green mountains, it is easy to see why 21st century China is becoming the place to be. Would you like to travel and experience China while developing your professional skills for when you return home?

  • We are actively recruiting 150+ new and recent graduates from native English speaking countries to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL).
  • All successful applicants will have the support of Teachers For Asia and our TFA Quality Guaranteed client school, to obtain your Chinese Work Visa (Z Visa) before you depart.
  • Full support of Teachers For Asia staff in Asia throughout your year in China
  • Graduates of all disciplines are welcome. You do not require prior teaching experience, the skills you have gained studying for your degree are ideal.
  • Expect to make lots of new friends in your city with a lively expat social life always available!

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly Salary
  • Generous Housing allowance
  • International flight reimbursement
  • Sponsored Z work visa to meet the legal requirements of working in China
  • Collection at the airport
  • Paid accommodation upon arrival in China
  • Orientation program to help you settle in
  • Quality ongoing teacher training
  • Appraisals leading to increase in teacher grade and salary
  • Paid National holidays
  • Approx. 4 week vacation
  • Medical and accident cover

Requirements & Process

  • BA holders of any discipline can apply with or without prior teaching experience
  • You will need a minimum 120 hour TEFL certificate
  • We can advise on accredited TEFL certification with TFA Academy
  • Quick 6-8 week placement time from successful interview
  • Easy visa application with guidance from Teachers For Asia and your school
  • High quality training and orientation for all new teachers and on-going support during contract


I found Teachers For Asia to be honest, reliable, professional and most importantly extremely trustworthy. They leave nothing up to chance, they vet every school before approving them to teachers; working with TFA guarantees that that there will be no unwanted surprises when you arrive at your destination. I have now been working in Shanghai for three months and I am still in frequent contact with TFA who like to check in with me to make sure I’m settling in ok. Nicky (SHANGHAI, China)

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