• Young Learners + Adults
  • Shanghai

Online English School

We are a well established online English school aimed at helping adults acquire English. We are currently seeking full time teachers to join our fantastic teaching team in the vibrant city of Shanghai. You will be part of a team of committed teachers with support from our staff.

Our education group is one of China’s most recognized and respected brands. Since our inception in 1998, we have gone on to establish over 120 training centers throughout China and now stand at the forefront of the language training industry. We train more than 50,000 learners every year.

As an online teacher at our school in Shanghai, you will have access to a platform that allows students from all over China to come together to study and enhance their English skills. Our online teachers make the miracle of distance teaching possible, enabling students to use the English they learn in the real world. Our teachers are also required to provide students with clear and helpful feedback after each class.

Most of our students start with some English ability, with their reading and writing skills better than their listening and speaking. They are often especially lacking confidence and fluency, so it is our job to create a learning environment which is as positive and supportive as possible. Teachers should review the lesson plan before class and review any vocabulary or grammar structures that students may not be familiar with.

Teach English in Shanghai

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Shanghai is truly an international metropolis in every sense of the word. The most vibrant and progressive city in China, Shanghai is the economic and cultural center, blending an incredible mix of Eastern and Western culture. On one side of the mighty Yangtze River flowing through Shanghai is the Pu Dong district, rural farm land just 20 years ago, it is now the financial and commercial hub with skyscrapers stretching ever higher. Along the western bank of the river, the iconic Bund is a reminder of Shanghai’s colonial past featuring grand European architecture.

For those who like to shop, party and eat, Shanghai has all you could possibly want and more. But despite its cosmopolitan reputation, pockets of quaint tradition remain alive and well, dotted throughout the city. Explore countless old markets, back streets crammed with local eateries and discover incense filled temples still central to the locals’ daily life.

Beijing star

Reviews from Current and Previous ESL Teachers

My work gives me a valuable insight into the culture, and I often learn from my students as much as they learn from me. I have been a teacher for almost ten years, but I feel that my teaching is more worthwhile and more rewarding as it actually makes a huge difference here. – Paul Rudd

My name is Melissa and I have been working at the Shanghai centre since February 2012. During this time I have found them to be a great employer that provides a pleasant working environment as well as ongoing training and support for their teachers. Since moving to Shanghai from Australia over a year ago, I have experienced a completely different and unique culture. Shanghai has proven to be an incredibly exciting and fast-paced city to live, and one that I am proud to call “home”. – Melissa Black

I have been working for them since 2008 and it has been an enjoyable experience. I’m very happy to work with young professional people, who make a dynamic team united by the common goal. Different students, different viewpoints and different environment make every class special and somewhat unique. – Steve

Main Responsibilities

-Teachers are required to go through Chinese work visa process and to be based in Shanghai
-Teaching hours per week: 25 hours in average
-Willing to work irregular hours (weeknights & weekends)
-Teachers can split shifts (ex: teach a few hours in the morning and finish the remaining hours in the evening)
-Use electronic media to teach English effectively and efficiently
-Provide constructive feedback for students after the lessons
-Deliver lessons to students through our online program
-Class sizes: 1 to 1, 1 to 6, lectures
-Student ages: Adults (above 18 years old) & young learners (8 to 15 years old)
-Cooperate with Chinese staff to ensure the constructive communication and efficient operation of the centre
-Deliver classes in a professional and creative way


-Base salary: 11,500 RMB per month
-Airport pickup and 7 nights hotel reception upon arrival
-Housing allowance: 4,000 RMB per month
-Flight reimbursement on contract completion: 6,000 RMB
-11 public holidays plus 5 paid holidays
-Paid and sponsored Z work visa provided
-Medical insurance provided
-Travel allowance included with the 2nd year contract (will be increased annually)
-Career development opportunities
-Ongoing training and development workshops


-Required to be based at our Shanghai center
-Native English speaker from UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia or Ireland
-Bachelor’s degree or above
-TEFL certificate 120 hours or above or at least 2 years teaching experience required (No TEFL? – We recommend INTESOL www.GoldStarTeachers.com/INTESOL)
-Clean criminal record
-Highly responsible team player with hard working ethics

There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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