Teach English with our partner public schools in modern and sunny Shenzhen, located right next door to Hong Kong, starting in spring 2018. Together with our Chinese education partners in the city, we place and manage a large number of teachers in Shenzhen each year who are placed at schools throughout the city. All newly arriving teachers complete training and orientation together.

Teacher Benefits

  • Monthly Package CNY10,000 – CNY15,000 (US$1,500 – US$2,300 approx)
  • Package includes monthly accommodation allowance
  • Cost of flights covered
  • 2 FREE meals per day at school
  • US and UK management team
  • Excellent vacation period allowing time to travel and explore Asia
  • Save money each month throughout your contract with a very low cost of living
  • Monday – Friday schedule
  • Airport collection and comprehensive arrival orientation
  • FREE Chinese Mandarin lessons
  • Kung Fu and Tai Chi classes available
  • Networking and Social Events
  • Accident and Emergency Insurance
  • 6-10 month contract


My experience with Teachers For Asia can definitely be described as wonderful. It took them only a week to arrange a Skype interview, provide me with all the information and get me on my way to my new adventure in China. Everyone at TFA is professional and prompt and I feel comfortable asking them for guidance should a sticky situation arise. I would definitely recommend TFA to my friends.
Jani (SHENZHEN, China)

Life in Shenzhen

tfa-03Shenzhen is one of our most popular locations for teaching overseas with its ultra modern city skyline combined with lots of clean, green space, and is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of Asia! We have placed over 90 teachers to date with regular visits from a member of our senior TFA team each year. As well as TEFL teaching positions, we also have a range of subject teaching positions in Shenzhen for qualified teachers.

There is a vibrant expat community in the city where English is widely spoken. Many of our teachers are already teaching in Shenzhen from our previous intake and many others have extended their contracts. This city has amazing nightlife, an endless array of restaurants, shopping, modern and cheap transportation as well as regular cultural and sporting events.

Shenzhen is located on the coast with a subtropical climate and great beaches. There are miles of seaside cycling and walking paths located around this green city, connected to Hong Kong via a short subway ride!

More about this exciting programme

This programme is similar to other government sponsored public school teaching programmes in East Asia but with some exciting add-ons. Subject to interview you can be made a prompt job offer and have a contract to review within just a few days. A superb monthly package is available with our schools and we expect all vacancies to be filled by May-June 2019.

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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