Decided teaching in China is for you? Great! It’s important you’re ready for this brilliant opportunity.
There are various requirements you need to teach in China. For example, a bachelor’s degree is essential. Make sure you’ve completed your degree, or you’re in your last semester, before you apply with us.
The recruitment process is fairly straightforward. If you’re eligible for a teaching position, we’ll contact you to arrange an interview on Skype or over the phone. Successful candidates will then progress to the next stage with a representative in China.
Based on your preferences (like location and type of school) you’ll be provided with a teaching contract. This is the agreement between you and the school in China (i.e. your employer).
You need a special visa to teach in China and we’ll help facilitate that for you. The visa process can take a few months which is why you should, ideally, apply at least three months before you start teaching.
We can also help recommend the best time to go and the best things to bring to China. It’s all part of the Hello Teacher! service.
Requirements to teach English in China
What are the requirements to teach English in China?
Generally speaking, you must meet the following requirements to teach in China:
You’re a native English speaker from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand
Our recruitment process
How do you get a job teaching English in China?
Do our quick eligibility test to check that you can teach in China.
Complete the application form in just a few minutes.
In the application, you’ll need to upload...
Your China teaching contract
What is a teaching contract?
This is the written agreement between you and the school. The term of the contract is usually one year.
At the end of the year, you can choose to renew your contract, finish up and return home, or chat to us about o...
Getting a Z visa to teach in China
Steps for getting a visa to teach in China
You need to get a work visa (known as the Z visa) to allow you to legally teach in China. The process is relatively straightforward but it can take time.
Once you've accepted a job offer and signed...
When to go to China
When is the best time to teach in China? The short answer is when you’re ready!
The long answer goes something like this:
At the start of a semester
There are standard semesters in China which apply to all elementary schools, middle sc...
What to bring to China
Only a decade or so ago, there were numerous Western items that you simply couldn't get in China. How times have changed!
China is modernizing at such a fast rate that Western items are no longer hard to find. A number of large multinational s...