Meten English

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Meten English, also known as Meten Education Group was founded in 2006 and is the leading language training institute for adult students learning English, with domestic headquarters in Beijing and Shenzhen as well as 24 other major cities in China and offices in New York and Los Angeles. We provide various programs including Meten general English, Meten Standardized Test Preparations, Meten Overseas Services, Meten Preparatory Academy (G7 – 12) and Meten VIP Online.

With over 100 learning centers in 26 cities across China, Meten now staffs a team of over 3000 professionals in ESL teaching, education research and development, marketing and tutoring services.

Meten aims to bring together global resources to empower more Chinese learners with English skills so that their international education goals are met and more Chinese dreams are fulfilled.

ESL English Teaching Jobs with Meten English China

If you are looking for a chance to teach communicative English to motivated adult students in one of China’s major cities where every day at work will bring exciting challenging then we have just the job for you.

Each Meten English center is equipped with state of the art equipments, which include a coffee bar, theatre, library, lab area with many computers with internet access and comfortable, spacious classrooms that allow students to study in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

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Students are typically 20 to 35 years old professionals, well educated and from a wide variety of backgrounds. There are some ambitious high school students ages 16-18, who are motivated to learn English and recognise it as a skill essential for their academic and career development. Levels range from beginner right through to advanced and all students are clearly placement tested to ensure they are studying alongside students of the same abilities.


Meten English China

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Locations in China

Meten English China

  • Wuxi

  • Kunshan

  • Nantong

  • Nanjing

  • Ningbo

  • Chongqing

  • Beijing

  • Shenzhen

  • Guangzhou

  • Shenyang

  • Suzhou

  • Mianyang

  • Shaoxing

  • Xiamen

  • Quanzhou

  • Huizhou

  • Dongguan

  • Hefei

  • Foshan

  • Zhongshan

  • Jiangmen

  • Shunde

  • Wuhan

  • Kunming

  • Nanchang

  • Changsha

  • Xi’an

  • Chengdu



  • Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Ireland
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 120 hour TEFL certificate
  • 2 years of teaching experience preferred
  • Outgoing, dedicated, professional

Main Responsibilities

  • Teach a variety of English classes to a range of abilities
  • Use your creative skills to develop classes and other events
  • Ensure students learn in an engaging manner
  • Attendance and participation of weekly meeting / training sessions
  • A desire for self development and career progression in a fast growing and dynamic team

Salary & Compensation Packages

Meten English China

25 teaching hours + 10 office hours per week

12,500 – 18, 000 RMB per month for Beijing, Guangzhou & Shenzhen

12,000 – 16,000 RMB per month for other locations (depends on teaching experience)

Housing allowance of 1,500 – 3,000 RMB depending on the city

12 days Chinese National holidays + 10 days of annual leave

Flight allowance: 8,000 – 10RMB (4000 RMB on arrival, remaining on contract completion)

2,500 RMB quarterly performance bonus

7 days paid hotel accommodation upon arrival

Full accident and health insurance provided

Free mandarin lesson

Full attendance bonus

On-going training and professional development

Career development opportunities in teaching, course development, regional trainer

Talking to Teachers

“The best thing about teaching English is seeing people actually ‘get something out’ of your lessons. When I feel at the end of the lesson that their knowledge has grown, and I hear that they are speaking and talking in English with each other, it’s actually great, and makes me smile.

It’s great too to see the shy and reserved ones join in on role plays and start to grow in confidence to speak to you/others in their 2nd language.”

Nicola Holt, Meten English, Suzhou, China
“For a start, you can cover a much wider range of topics in class. I have quite a few students who are involved in international business and they need, and want, to learn a lot of idiomatic English so that can be a lot of fun too. One of the main benefits is that adult students are highly motivated.

The course books are well written and the Teachers’ Books give a lot of guidance in how to deliver each class. However, there is also an online ESL Library which provides a lot of good material and, of course, there is the internet.”

Simon Moore, Meten English, Shenzhen, China
“It was Gold Star who were first to contact me and shortly after my resume was sent they quickly arranged an interview with a prospective employer. The interview was successful and the position matched my requirements so I accepted the job. Not only is Gold Star proactive in finding appropriate teaching positions but clearly they have close relationships and subsequent influence with employers in China.

I am now working for Meten in Shenzhen and it feels like I have made a good choice. The school is very modern and professionally run, so I am sure that I will enjoy my time here. Thanks very much for your help in locating this opportunity for me.”

Philip Levine, Meten English, Shenzhen, China


There are no costs at all for you. The entire recruitment process is free of charge.

Students expect to get immersed in English during class and so speaking Chinese is actually discouraged in class. So not speaking Chinese is not a problem regarding the job.

Your school will organise all the necessary papers needed to obtain a legal 1 year work (Z) visa for you. This process can take between 4 to 8 weeks and the school will help you through the process.

Your initial contract is 12 months. Many teachers choose to stay for one or more years.

Meten English provides comprehensive medical insurance coverage for you. It will cover you in event of sickness and injury.

Salary is paid on a monthly basis, paid in local currency, Chinese RMB. Pay day is once a month. Once you have your Chinese bank account open, Meten will deposit your check directly into your account. You will receive assistance from a staff member in opening a bank account and applying for a debit card.

Yes. It is possible to exchange and transfer money to bank accounts around the world. Check with your bank to find out what their policies are regarding international transfers and fees. Many people find Western Union or PayPal to be the easiest way to send money.

Average class sizes are 2 – 4 students for private classes and larger groups of 10 for the Activity Course and 1 for the VIP Classes.

There is a professional, smart-casual dress code that teachers are expected to comply with.

Yes. Many. General Meten English policy is to promote from within. The details will be supplied to you during your teacher training week.

A member of our staff will help you look for housing and will connect you with an agent. Apartment rent is paid 3 months at a time, up front and prior to moving in.

The formal training period is during the first week – by no later than the end of 2-3 weeks you will be on a full teaching schedule. To assist you during your first couple of weeks, you will begin by observing other teachers during many of their classes.

There is a teachers’ room in each center which has computers for internet access.

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