About the job

Join a dynamic IB school and be part of an exciting, forward-thinking education system that creates tomorrow’s thinkers and leaders

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

  • Contribute to the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is designed for students aged 3 – 12 years old
  • The PYP nurtures and encourages students to think independently and to take a proactive approach to their studies. As an assistant EAL teacher, you’ll help shape and nurture their academic, social, and emotional progress
  • Help students create their own identity, within a global setting – help them burst out of their bubble and feel connected to the rest of the world


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Relevant teaching qualification (ie. teaching licence from your home country)
  • At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience
  • A passion for teaching
  • A desire to make a real impact on students’ personal and academic growth
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, students and parents

Desirable Qualities

  • Previous teaching experience with an international school
  • The ability to embrace setbacks as learning curves
  • A positive and infectious energy
  • The ability to collaborate and work effectively with others
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • A proactive and innovative solution-finding mindset

Compensation and Benefit

  • Monthly salary a. Licensed Teacher – Based on the qualification, degree and experience, candidate’s

Gross monthly salary: 22,000-40,000 RMB. Based on experience degree and other qualifications

  • Accommodation allowance (housing stipend)
  • Return flight reimbursement (for overseas recruitment)
  • Settling-in allowance (overseas recruitment)
  • Home leave allowance
  • International health insurance
  • Tuition fee, free for up to two children
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development
  • Paid holidays & leave



  • Location

    Kunming, China

  • Listing Expiry Date


  • Start Date


  • Contract Length

    24 Months

  • Position

    Certified Teacher

  • Student Level


  • 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.