China has been rapidly becoming one of the most popular and attractive destinations
for international teachers.

A marvelous country to live and explore

A marvelous country to live and explore

One of the most fascinating countries in the world, China is gigantic, dynamic, and wildly different than almost every country on the planet. Living in China as a teacher is a marvelous experience that comes along with so many opportunities. You will be able to deep-dive into Chinese culture and history of thousands of years.

Some expats love the lifestyle in China enough to stay here so many years.

Generous salary and very low cost of living

Generous salary and very low cost of living

Depending on the experience and location, teachers may expect to make anywhere from $ 1,800 to $ 2,800 per month, which has nearly three times the local purchasing power that it would have in the U.S.

While salaries for English teachers in China are increasing rapidly, living costs are far lower than the USA. Your income will be a lot more than enough to live very comfortably and even to save some money in China.

Great respect and demand for teachers

Great respect and demand for teachers

China needs thousands of English teachers as language schools struggle to keep up with the growing demand for English education.

Parents are very particular about their children’s English teachers in China and native speaker Teachers are highly preferred by Chinese parents.

Chinese children are brought up to be courteous and respectful to their teachers. Therefore, teachers have the highest level of public respect in China.




  • Native English speaker
  • Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, South Africa or New Zealand
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Min. 120 Hour TEFL/TESOL Certification
  • Age between 22-55 at the time of application
  • The ability to obtain a clear background check
  • Ability to live abroad for at least one year

You may opt out the TEFL course if you;

  • already hold a degree in education,


  • can provide confirmed full-time teaching experience of min 2 years.
Fees & Costs

Fees & Costs

This is a 100 % FREE program.

Our partner schools in China sponsor GEC program fees, therefore, our Teach in China program is free of charge.

Personal costs

TEFL certificate course
Some schools may sponsor your TEFL program as well. Please ask.
$ 250 – 600
Visa costs (appx.)
Will be reimbursed upon completion of contract.
$ 800
Flight ticket ( appx)
Will be reimbursed upon completion of contract.
Pocket money to start-up in China
Many of our schools may offer loans to GEC teachers to start-up in China.


  • Placement at a reputable Chinese school or university
  • Starting salary of $1,800 to $2,800, based on qualifications. (Your salary increases throughout your contract)
  • Rent-free furnished apartment OR housing allowance
  • Airfare reimbursement
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
  • Guidance and assistance for legal Z working visa and residence permit
  • 24-hour in-country support by GEC staff
  • 7-15 days off per semester during school and national holidays
  • Pre-departure orientation


GEC accepts applications for China all-year-round.

Considering the time needed to obtain a Z working visa and complete your TEFL certification course, we recommend you to apply GEC 4-6 months in advance of your desired start date.



How much do teachers in overseas make a year?
  1. Complete the online application form to provide details about your personal and professional profile.
  2. Once your application is evaluated and accepted, you will be invited to participate in a telephone or Skype interview to discuss your application and your compatibility with our programs.
  3. We share your information with our Chinese partners. We notify you the schools interested in hiring you or speaking with you by phone or Skype about a teaching position.
  4. We assist you for a legal Z working visa and residence permit application.
  5. We provide you a pre-departure orientation and help you with travel arrangements.
  6. Once you arrive in China, we will meet you at the airport and help you arrange temporary housing and meet your school manager.


GEC has a large network of Chinese partner schools. With GEC, you can teach English in most of the major cities and popular locations of China.

Beijing Guangzhou Shenzhen
Yangzhou Nanjing Shanghai
Hangzhou Chengdu Xi’an
English teacher in abroad

Your program fees are sponsored by GEC partner schools in China.

Start your application today and begin your life changing experience.

Need a certificate to teach?

No worries!

GEC will help you get an online TEFL certificate with international accreditation.