Who we are

Mission Statement

At China by Teaching, our mission is to connect passionate educators with rewarding teaching jobs across China. Recognising the considerable awards that teaching in China can bring, we understand the concerns that may accompany such a significant move. Our commitment is to alleviate these worries by carefully matching deserving candidates with schools that prioritise fairness, offer enriching opportunities, and provide competitive salaries. We strive to make teaching in China a fulfilling and seamless experience, unlocking possibilities that go beyond geographical boundaries. Our mission is to create a global community of educators who are ready for a new career adventure while fostering mutual growth and success abroad.

Our Values

At China by Teaching, our fundamental values shape our unwavering commitment to connecting teachers with enriching opportunities in China. As dedicated educators, we seamlessly blend ethical principles with sound business practices, ensuring a seamless and reputable teaching experience. We prioritise forging partnerships with reputable schools, whether well-established or emerging, to provide you with unparalleled peace of mind.

In navigating the dynamic educational landscape, our values serve as our compass. While personal dynamics can vary, our assurance includes timely payments and steadfast contract adherence from partner schools. We actively steer clear of institutions that fall short of our ethical benchmarks, underscoring our commitment to integrity and excellence. Teaching by China transcends being just a platform; it’s a pledge to support your professional journey, rooted in integrity, and dedicated to excellence in education, right here in China.

Who we serve

At Teaching by China, we serve as a valuable repository of information for those embarking on their journey to teach in China for the first time. Having lived and breathed this experience, we comprehend both the rewards and complexities associated with teaching in China, be it in a bilingual kindergarten or a top-tier international school.

For first-time candidates venturing into China, we provide essential information to facilitate a smooth transition into the teaching landscape. Simultaneously, we extend opportunities for teachers already in China, aiding them in advancing their careers. These educators, well-acquainted with the local landscape and industry nuances, gain clarity about their career paths. They recognise the reputable school brands we represent and the substantial offerings these institutions provide.

Our Evolution 

In our initial stages, the company primarily catered to ESL teachers and individuals aspiring to work in kindergartens and Training Centres in China. However, as the popularity of our website soared and prestigious schools like Harrow, Yew Chung International Schools, Dulwich Colleges, and ISA in Guangzhou came on board, CBT has naturally shifted its focus towards International and Bilingual schools. Nevertheless, we haven’t lost sight of our origins, and a significant aspect of our mission is still dedicated to placing teachers, both new and experienced, in kindergartens.

Company Story

China by Teaching was founded by David O’Conor back in 2019, as he tells it:

“In 2016, my journey in China began as a teacher, weaving through public schools and kindergartens until I found myself at the helm of a Bilingual Kindergarten and later an International Kindergarten in bustling Beijing. My experiences were diverse – from shaping young minds in the classroom to steering the ship as a principal. It was during my leadership roles that I recognized a significant gap in the recruitment process.”

In the realm of management, he encountered numerous recruiters merely forwarding CVs without a genuine understanding of the candidates they represented. Many lacked the insight to dig into CVs and identify the best matches, creating a disconnection between talented educators and schools. 

The inadequacies he observed were glaring:

  1. Limited understanding of the Chinese school industry for foreigners.
  2. Ignorance about the challenges of being a foreigner working in China.
  3. Lack of comprehension of the working culture and its impact on professional life.
  4. Absence of experience working in international schools.
  5. Unscrupulous or unethical practices.
  6. Focused on securing jobs without offering valuable career advice.

“Amidst these challenges, I saw an opportunity to make a difference. I envisioned a platform that would bridge the gap, not just connecting teachers with schools, but doing so with a profound understanding of both sides. Thus, Teaching by China was born.”

Our platform stands out because it goes beyond the conventional approach to recruitment. With firsthand experience as both a teacher and a principal, David brings a unique perspective that considers the intricacies of teaching, school management, and the nuances of working in a foreign land. We prioritise not just placing candidates in jobs but fostering long-term career paths.

Teaching by China isn’t just a recruitment platform; it’s a guiding light for those seeking opportunities in the vibrant tapestry of China’s education landscape. I am grateful for the chance to collaborate with exceptional schools that offer immense opportunities, ensuring that educators find not just jobs but fulfilling careers that extend beyond the horizon.


Contact us today and trust us to guide you safely…all the way to China.