What qualifications do you need to teach English in China?

There are two key qualifications you need to teach in China:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field
  • A TEFL certificate (unless you have an education or teaching degree).

You can check your full eligibility to teach in China here.

Don't have a TEFL?

If you don’t have a TEFL certificate, you can still apply with us today.

Simply choose from a range of discounted TEFL courses for teaching in China. Some private centers we work with provide a free or discounted course. So it pays to talk to us first.

You need a TEFL qualification to teach in China

You need a TEFL qualification to teach in China.

The minimum TEFL you need for China is 120 hours. It can be done entirely online, entirely face to face, or a combination of the two.

Read more about getting TEFL qualified.

Do you need to speak Mandarin to teach in China?

No, you don't. You will be speaking English 100% of the time at the school.

You're likely to pick up some survival Mandarin while you're there, including some really useful phrases that will help you outside the classroom.

Many schools offer free Mandarin lessons as part of your teaching contract.

Do you need to have experience to teach in China?

Although it helps, you don't need prior teaching experience to teach in China.

So why not apply with us today?