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Teach With A TEFL Certificate and Experience China


Welcome to TEFLACE, the Premier Teacher Recruitment Agency, offering TEFL Courses and Job placement in Asia. We are a dedicated team of recruiters looking for potential English Teachers for placements in and specialise in the booming teaching market of China. 

If you are a native English speaker with a degree and an adventurous spirit and TEFL certified, you could be teaching the English language or teaching business English in an Asian city in about three months, no classroom experience necessary. We also offer an online TEFL certification course for would-be teachers coming to Asia and is tailored to meet the requirements for a Chinese working visa. 


Typical Teaching Job contracts pay £1700 - £2300 ($2200 - $2976) per month after tax, you may be surprised at how profitable it can be to teach in Asia.


Furnished accommodation is usually provided by your school rent-free. That's another outgoing expense you won't have to worry about.


Paid holidays so you can travel China or even South East Asia and beyond.


With most bills including electricity heating and no council tax to pay you can save considerable amounts of money.


One of the easiest ways to gain valuable work experience on your CV whilst travelling and getting paid for it with your TEFL.

Return Flight

Return flights are included on completion of a typical ten month contract.


TEFLIn recent years, China has become the primary destination for full time TEFL ESL teachers. However, policies change frequently for who can come and teach. The requirements below are necessary to obtain a “Z Visa” (working visa) which you need to teach in China. The process to apply for this visa can take up to 3 months, so you must organise your time. We at TEFLACE can assist you every step of the way at no cost. 

In line with Chinese government requirements for issuing a work ‘z’ visa and Foreign Expert Permit, applicants should meet the following minimum requirements in order to secure a full-time, well paid teaching role:

  • Be a native-level English speaker
  • Have a passport from a native English speaking country: USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand)
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree, or be graduating in the next 12 months
  • Have an English teaching qualification, such as TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (This can be completed subsequent to application. Note that some schools will pay for a ‘TEFL in China’ course)
  • Have a passion and enthusiasm to teach and experience life within a very different culture
  • Enjoy working with non-native English speakers
  • Have good written and spoken English and excellent interpersonal skills, be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and be reliable and flexible.

In addition to being a native English speaker you will need:

A TEFL certification (120+ hours). Some schools will still accept a 100-hour certificate, but 1st-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai require at least 120-hours of TEFL training. We recommend this comprehensive TEFL Course to meet current visa requirements.

Step Two

We will find you some recent job openings that should fit your needs.

Step Three

We arrange an interview online with any potential employers you are interested in.

Step Four

If you are both happy then you can sign a contract with the school for the position. We can mediate in any matters that you may have.

Step Five

We will help you prepare everything for the work visa and get ready for your new life as an ESL teacher! We will be there alongside you throughout the whole process.

Types of schools and cities

TEFLWe work with our preferred partner schools to offer the best TEFL teaching positions across China. We have built up solid relationships with these establishments so you can be clear before you leave about exactly where you will be teaching and what to expect. 

Government schools

All agreements usually provide:

  • Free accommodation and return flights paid for at end of the contract.
  • Food provided when at work.
  • Either primary, middle or high school.
  • From 20 – 25 teaching hours per week from Monday to Friday.
  • Working as part of the English department to help students raise their oral English levels.
  • Salary from £1400 – £1800 per month.
  • All Chinese national holidays paid.
  • Positions available in February and September.


  • Teaching English to children from age 3 – 5 years.
  • Short, lively lessons of 20 minutes each.
  • 20 teaching hours per week from Monday to Friday.
  • Salary from £1400 – £1800 per month.
  • All Chinese national holidays paid.
  • Positions available in February and September.

Private Language training centers

  • Small class sizes with age ranging from children to adults.
  • Advanced teaching environments.
  • 20 – 25 Teaching hours, usually evenings and weekends.
  • Salary from £1700 – £2300 per month.
  • Positions available all year round. Perfect for those who graduate later in the year.

About Our TEFL Certificate


Many TEFL course providers are operating in the UK, and it is challenging to choose the correct course. We at TEFLACE have been ESL teachers for more than 30 years, so we know the industry like no others. We have been in the classrooms that you will go into and teach you what is essential to learn before you begin your teaching adventure.

With our TEFL course, you can take tremendous confidence into the classroom from day 1. We are also a dedicated recruiter for teaching positions in the booming Chinese market place. After completing your TEFL course with TEFLACE, we can assist you in finding a highly paid teaching job and be with you all the way through the application process at no cost.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

Laozi 老子
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