ESL Teaching Jobs - China

SouthEast China - Guangzhou Area, China (中国) Full Time

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Byron Recruiting is seeking qualified and experienced ESL / EAL teachers for a number of teaching jobs in SouthEast China. We are looking for English Language Teachers for every age group / level, including kindergarten, primary, middle school, secondary and college as well as for a number of language training centers. We are also seeking teachers with ESL leadership experience.

We have new ESL jobs starting every month in 2019.


  • Must be a Native English speaker from the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two years of working experience (not necessarily in teaching)
  • New Teachers welcome
  • A TEFL or TESOL certificate (or equivalent)

Job description:

We are seeking ESL / EAL Teachers to instruct and support Second Language Learners for schools in the Guangzhou area and Wuhan region of China. A curriculum and all text books will be provided by the school but teachers are encouraged to bring their own flare and approach in order to effectively deliver each days lesson and to make meaningful connections with their students. Working hours will be between 33 and 40 hours per week (18 teaching contact hours + office time), Monday to Friday. Class time is typically between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. with up to 2 hours for lunch. A typical day includes 3 to 5 classes.

A variety of schools in locations such as Wuhan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Huizhou, Foshan, Guizhou Province and Hunan province require teachers at the moment. We will help you find the best ESL teaching opportunity based on your experience / qualifications, desired location and the current needs of each school / location.

Salary and benefit package:

  • A competitive salary of 14,000 RMB to 24,000 RMB per month
  • Accommodation or housing allowance
  • A reimbursement of 5,000 RMB for flight tickets
  • A reimbursement of 2,000 RMB for authentication of university degree and non-criminal background check
  • A subsidy of 3,000 RMB for either summer or winter vacation
  • Allowance of 750 RMB for first arrival hotel stay
  • Accident insurance
  • Work visa support
  • First arrival support (airport pick-up, opening a local bank account,etc)
  • Orientation training
  • Professional Wellness Support team in place to aid and advise teachers as needed
  • Language lessons if desired
  • 11 National holidays

Additional Advantages:

Our client has dedicated Wellness Support Teams in place to support every aspect of your employment in China. They employ foreign managers and teaching mentors in order to create a smooth, happy work / life balance and to ensure quality teaching and job satisfaction. 

Each teacher is assigned a dedicated recruiter, visa handler, and specialist. These team members are responsible for teachers' hiring, visa handling, and work and life in China respectively. 

Throughout your time in China, our client will organize cultural actives and events as a way for you to learn more about the culture and history of China while meeting and getting to know other teachers in your area.

Native English Speakers who do not hold a valid TEFL Certificate can also secure a teaching job in the 7,500 - 8,500 RMB range.

The school will pay for your TEFL Certificate - you can get paid, gain valuable in-class teaching experience and up-grade your qualifications all at the same time!

About Guangzhou:

Guangzhou is a large city located in the Guangdong Province in Southern China, just north of Hong Kong and on the Pear River. With is location in the south, the climate is usually hot and humid. Winters are mild, with very few days of frost or snow. Summers can be hot, but regular rain keeps the temperature pleasant.

Guangzhou has impressive skylines that are dotted with modern and unique art architectural buildings such as the 'Double Pebble' or the Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House, the Guangdong Museum and it's box like shape and the hourglass silhouette of the Canton TV Tower.

The city offers a rich cultural history and boasts the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, a temple complex going back to 1894. The area is renowned for it's exceptional cuisine and as host to China's oldest annual fair, the Canton Fair.

Guangzhou offers a blend of it's history and ancient culture with a modern infrastructure and booming economy attracting professionals and businesses from around the world. Combined with it's temperate climate, Guangzhou is an ideal place to live and work.

Teaching opportunities include but are not limited to the Guangzhou area. We have ESL teaching opportunities in a number of cities and provinces in Southern China.

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