EF English First in Guangzhou

Program Highlights

-Professional, modern schools with excellent teaching resources
-Excellent salary: up to 15,000 RMB (approx. 2,100 USD) per month
-No previous teaching experience required
-On-going training + support
-Year round start dates

ESL Jobs in Guangzhou

We are currently recruiting dynamic English teachers to teach adult students at our flagship language schools in Guangzhou. Candidates will use a variety of teaching approaches along with their creativity and energy and a wide range of teaching materials and technology to engage students in a truly memorable and effective learning experience.

You do not need prior experience teaching as we offer a comprehensive training program and even offer a free TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course which covers the foundations of teaching methodologies and prepares you for the classroom. If you have fluent English, a patient personality, are able to create a fun learning environment and you have a genuine interest in improving the language skills of our students, then we have a position for you.

The Schools

English First (EF) is truly global company, established in 1965 and now with over 500 centers around the world. EF opened its first school in China in 2001 and has since established itself as the market leader for private language learning with over 300 schools, employing over a thousand teachers.

The Students

You will be teaching students aged from 18 years and older. These days learning English is an essential part of many careers for Chinese people, so your students will be motivated to learn and eager to improve their English. You will be teaching levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced, which allows for a lot of variety in the topics and teaching styles. You will focus on developing the students’ communicative abilities through a variety of controlled practice exercises as well as providing plenty of opportunities for high student talk time through role plays, discussions and pair work.

Course Materials

Popular with students and teachers alike, EF course books have been developed by a dedicated team of linguistic and educational experts. Course books are accompanied by a wide range of supplementary materials. All schools have interactive white boards, connected to the internet and loaded with multimedia resources which add an exciting new dimension to how you can teach.

Teach English in Guangzhou

Guangzhou, a prosperous metropolis full of vigor, is the capital city of Guangdong province located along the south coastline of China. Being an excellent port on the Pearl River navigable to the South China Sea, and with fast accessibility to Hong Kong and Macau, Guangzhou serves as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural center in the Guangdong area.
Guangzhou is considered as the paradise for food-lovers in south China. Guangzhou dish represents well the Guangdong cuisine, which is one among the most famous eight cuisines in China. A large amount of time-honored restaurants and quality new restaurants serve various authentic Guangzhou dishes, snacks, and drinks. Explore a modern, developing city with an exciting mix of restaurants, bars, shopping as well as tradition elements.
Guangzhou star

Main Responsibilities

-Teachers work 5 days / 40 hours a week with 2 consecutive days off
-20 to 25 hours per week are spent teaching
-Remaining time is used to plan lessons, spend time with students and other admin duties

Compensation Package

-Excellent salary: 13,000 to 15,000 RMB (approx. 1,800 to 2,100 USD) per month
-8,000 RMB annual flight allowance
-Sponsored legal Z work visa
-12,000 RMB salary advance available
-Health insurance
-10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays
-Airport pick-up upon arrival
-Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First
-ESL certification programs including Cambridge TKT, Trinity CertTESOL, Trinity DipTESOL and Trinity DELTM
-Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
-Weekly EF sponsored social events
-Teacher advantages discount scheme
-Job rotation scheme


-Bachelor’s degree
-Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Ireland
-No previous teaching experience required as we provide full training
-TEFL certificate preferred but not essential (we will pay for a TEFL course if you do not have one)
-Ability to live abroad for at least 1 year
-Ability to obtain a clean criminal background check
-Open minded, patient, energetic, and culturally sensitive

There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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