Teach English To Adults Or Kids In China,
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A completely free service to teachers, there are no costs at all and no salary deductions. Gold Star TEFL Recruitment provides an honest service to help you find a great opportunity to teach English in China, with many benefits!

Teach English in over 50 major cities, including beautiful coastal locations. Find your perfect opportunity today.

While everyone has heard of Beijing and Shanghai, China is a huge place and has many other exciting cities each with its own unique character. Our schools are located all over China so whether you prefer to teach English in China in the hustle and bustle of a modern city along the east coast, a warmer climate further south or something a bit more off the beaten track, you will be able to teach English in China at a location best suited to you.

Our Teachers Love Gold Star Because We Make Finding Your Perfect Teaching Job Easy & Painless...

How it works..

  • 1

    Submit an application

  • 2

    We send you tailored job details based on your preferences

  • 3

    Skype interview with schools you like

  • 4

    Work visa application then start work

The entire recruitment process is completely free from start to finish, we make a fee from the school so you don’t pay anything.

Professional Jobs and Vetted Schools...

  • Western management
  • Full induction and on-going support
  • Teacher training workshops and seminars
  • Cutting edge teaching materials
  • Interactive white boards in the classrooms

Generous Salary & Benefits...

  • 9,000 – 17,000 RMB (1,500 – 2,800 USD) per month depending on experience & location
  • Free accommodation: Western style, near the school
  • Flight allowance
  • Legal ‘Z’ work visa
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • On-going training and academic support
  • Promotion opportunities

Diverse Jobs To Choose From...

  • Kindergarten
  • Primary, Middle & High school
  • University
  • Private language centers
  • Adults & business English centers

100% Free Service For Teachers

We offer a completely free service from start to finish, you do not pay us anything. Ever. No salary deductions at all either. We just ask that you tell your friends about us.

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Easily Find TEFL / ESL Jobs With The Leading Schools In China

Teach English in China and immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating and fast changing countries on the planet, while at the same time making a positive difference to the lives of thousands of students. Teach English in China and begin an immensely enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese, stroll along the Great Wall of China, visit the pandas in Sichuan, soak up the sun on an east coast beach, enjoy a delicious cuisine and engage yourself in the fast paced, cosmopolitan lifestyle that is modern China. Our wide variety of high paying English teaching jobs in China offer you rewarding work and the chance to discover a fascinating culture.

With over 9 years of experience in the ESL industry and founded by a former Director of Studies, Gold Star TEFL Recruitment has close ties with all the major English schools across China. We understand fully what teachers value when looking to teach English in China and the importance of securing an ESL teaching job with a professional and trustworthy company.

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  • High paying competitive salary

  • On-going support and training

  • Comprehensive health insurance included

“There is no better time to come to China to teach English. The country offers the opportunity for a genuine cultural experience and meaningful work. “

Jim Althans (Founder)

Why Teach English In China With Our Schools?

  • Attractive salaries that allow for a very comfortable lifestyle and good savings
  • Accommodation provided – furnished, near the school
  • Supportive Western management
  • Clearly laid out contracts & legal ‘Z’ work visa
  • Flight allowance provided
  • A social circle of other foreign teachers
  • Exceptional ESL teaching materials and resources including interactive whiteboards
  • Excellent promotion opportunities to senior teacher and Director of Studies

Plus These Amazing Perks

  • Free Mandarin Chinese classes at the school
  • Make friends and have the time to explore a culture from a local perspective
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Have A Question...? Apply Now and Be Sure Ask One Of Our Experts

If you are thinking about teaching English in China you no doubt you have all kinds of questions about life in China and we’re here to answer them. We can give you expert advice on living in China, the culture, the politics, teaching, qualifications, housing, the recruitment process, learning Chinese and anything else you need to know. (Please see some common questions below)

  • Q.What are the costs of the recruitment process for me?

    A.There are no costs at all for you. The entire recruitment process is free of charge from start to finish.

  • Q.I can’t speak Chinese. Is that a problem?

    A.You can teach English in China without knowing how to speak Chinese. Students expect to get immersed in English during class and so speaking Chinese is actually discouraged in class.

  • Q.Will I have enough money to support myself?

    A.Schools offer a competitive salary that provides a good standard of living in China. Teachers generally find that their salary gives them a purchasing power in China that is much stronger than in their home country. It’s possible to live comfortably and save up to half your salary.

  • Q.How will I live?

    A.Schools will provide you with free accommodation, within a short walk from the school. All accommodation is fully furnished and to a Western standard. Alternatively, you have the option of finding your own housing and the school will provide a housing allowance.

  • Q.How will I get my visa?

    A.Your school will organise all the necessary papers needed to obtain a legal 1 year work (Z) visa for you. The papers will then be sent to you.

  • Q.Who pays for my flight?

    A.Most schools offer a flight allowance, reimbursing your flight costs up to an agreed amount over a period of time. Usually half the flight allowance is paid after 6 months of work and the other half after 12 months although some schools will pay for your flight ticket up front.

  • Q.What happens if I get sick

    A.Schools provide comprehensive health insurance coverage for you. It will cover you in event of sickness and injury.

  • Q.Will I need to get any vaccinations before coming to China?

    A.There are no mandatory vaccinations, as all schools are based in large cities. It may be a good idea to get a shot for Hepatitis A & B and discuss other suggestions with your local doctor.

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