About the job

As an ESL teacher in an IB school in China, you will be:

  • Teaching students aged 3 – 12 enrolled in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Teaching students aged 11 – 16 enrolled in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • Teaching children from all over the world
  • Developing and refining students’ English-language skills
  • Imparting excellent academic knowledge
  • Imparting invaluable, practical life skills
  • Developing students’ social skills
  • Nurturing their emotional well-being
  • Creating knowledgeable, conscientious and well-adjusted global citizens
  • Creating fun and interesting lessons
  • Supporting and encouraging students in joining local social initiatives
  • Supporting students in turning their learnings into concrete skills they can use in the real world
  • Encouraging students to delve into the arts
  • Supporting students to nurture self-awareness
  • Supporting students to achieve their full potential


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher)
  • Teaching Licence and/or TESOL/TEFL qualifications
  • At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience
  • A passion for teaching, in general, and desire to help students develop excellent English-language skills

Desirable Qualities

  • Previous teaching experience with an international school
  • A positive energy and creativity that makes learning fun and interesting
  • Effective communication skills and the development of working relationships with colleagues, students and parents
  • A proactive and innovative problem-solving mindset
  • A desire and pride to make a real impact on student’s personal and academic growth
  • The ability to embrace failures/setbacks and view them as learning experiences

Compensation and Benefit

  • Monthly salary will be based on your specific qualification(s) and experience(s) – Salary range: from 22,000 RMB to 40,000 RMB
  • Tuition fee, free for up to two children (if in China with your family)
  • A housing bonus & home leave allowance
  • Return flight & settling-in reimbursement for coming from abroad
  • International health insurance


  • Location

    Beijing, China

  • Listing Expiry Date


  • Start Date


  • Contract Length

    24 Months

  • Position

    Certified Teacher

  • Student Level


  • Monthly Salary

    23,000 - 40,000 (Qualified Teacher)

  • Number of Vacancies


COVID-19 & China border updates

Borders in China reopened to foreigners in Summer 2020. However, with increased COVID-19 cases in Mainland China, the number of visas issued has decreased and schools are having great difficulty hiring outside of China. There are only a very limited number of schools who can obtain a PU letter and get a work visa. Contact us to see if you are applicable.

If you are already in China, your start date could be as soon as a few weeks. Salaries for teachers inside China are highly competitive so contact us for the best-paid teaching jobs in China.

If you are outside of China, your earliest start will around Summer 2021, however much will depend on the constant evolving situation. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.