Life as a teacher in China

Teaching English in China is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique and diverse culture while building an excellent career. Working as an English teacher allows you to discover the wonderful world around you while helping others. It’s the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your expertise while acquiring new, valuable and transferable skills that will boost your future career.

Living in China

Named one of the most beautiful and fascinating countries in the world, it’s easy to see why China has such a popular TEFL job market. China is a country rich in incredible history, customs and cultures. Famous for delicious food, friendly locals and extravagant festivals, China really does have something for everyone! With the constant increase in demand for English teachers, the low cost of living and the generous salaries offered, teaching English in China offers the prefect opportunity to live comfortably while exploring such a unique and wonderful country. Living in China can offer an unforgettable experience like no other.

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Think TEFL was started by teachers, for teachers. Combining experience and expertise, Think TEFL was created to share our passion for travel and education with people around the world. With your personal and professional development in mind, it's our mission to find the right job for each individual while helping you start your journey of a lifetime. All our partner schools and education organisations are carefully selected by us in order to bring the highest level of support to all our teachers. We are dedicated to bring you only the best careers with the best companies.

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Who should apply?

Whether you are a teacher with 30 years’ experience, a professional with a keen desire to help others, or you are university graduate ready to make that big move. Contacting Think TEFL today could be just what you need to make your dreams come true. With a wide variety of jobs across China, we have a little something for everyone. 

Find out now if you meet the requirements for a teaching position in China.


Take a look at our easy six step application process and hit APPLY to start your new journey today!

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Teacher Requirements

Here at Think TEFL we believe that everyone deserves a chance at making their dreams come true. However, there are some essential requirements for teachers looking to start their new career in China. In order to ensure that we provide our partners with only the best teachers, we are looking for people with excellent communications skills and a friendly and enthusiastic personality.


There are just a few other basic requirements set by the Chinese government to obtain a work ‘Z’ visa, these are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a native-English-speaking country.

  • An up-to-date criminal background check showing you have NO criminal records.

  • 120 hour TEFL/TESOL/DELTA/CELTA certificate OR a reference letter demonstrating 2 years of teaching experience after graduating university.

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Clean Criminal Background Check

Bachelor's Degree

120 hour TEFL OR 2 Years Teaching Experience

Application Process

Feeling a little nervous? Don’t be… Think TEFL are here to support you every step of the way! From application to arrival, our experienced team will be on hand to support you through the application, interview and visa process. We know first-hand that moving to a new country can be a little confusing and daunting sometimes, so we are dedicated to help make your journey as relaxed and easy as possible. Our team will always be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have. Think TEFL are here to help you get started on your dream job today! 

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