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!
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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.
To teach English in Shanghai is to live in the epicenter of modern day China and to be a part of the animate growth and dynamic energy of a city racing to the future. Shanghai is the place to be for high paying teaching jobs and the chance to build valuable experience while having the time of your life.
There is a famous saying in China: 上有天堂 下有苏杭, “Above, there is heaven. Below there is Hangzhou and Suzhou.” Regarded as one of the two paradises on earth by the Chinese people, Hangzhou offers an ideal destination for anyone seeking to live and teach in China.
Guangzhou is considered as the paradise for food-lovers in south China. Guangzhou dish represents well the Guangdong (Cantonese) Cuisine, which is one among the most famous eight cuisines in China.
Shenzhen is one of China’s largest and most exciting cities, located in southern China, just a 30 minute train ride from Hong Kong. With a hot, pleasant climate, an eclectic mix of people from around China and the world, Shenzhen has developed into a city with dynamic energy and plenty of ESL teaching jobs. Shenzhen boasts a varied cuisine, a lively nightlife, exciting art scene and easily accessible beaches.
Teach English in Beijing and immerse yourself in the traditions of ancient China while also being a part of the exciting changes of a city on the cutting edge of modern culture. The capital of The People’s Republic of China with a population of over 11 million, Beijing is the cultural, political and educational center of China. Teaching jobs in Beijing remain some of the most sought after thanks to an abundance of culture and history together with a truly modern city with a vibrant arts, fashion and entertainment scene.
Suzhou is a renowned cultural, historic and tourist city, located just 25 minutes north of Shanghai on the fast train. Written historical records indicate that Suzhou has a history of over 4000 years and the city is now best known around China for its unique and plentiful gardens and its many streams and canals, which have earned it the nickname “Venice of the East”.
Our Teachers Love Gold Star Because We Make Finding Your Perfect Teaching Job Easy & Painless...
"All I did was apply to Gold Star online. By the next morning, they had already responded to my email. After a short skype meeting, I had two English teaching interviews scheduled via Skype within a week. It was fast & very exciting!"
Mary McGowen, Disney Engish, Beijing
"After finishing my TESOL/TEFL course I was excited to start my journey. However, many agencies I applied to offered a poor quality service. I was glad to find Gold Star. They were quick with answering all my questions while also helping me find the right school and perfect location that met my exact needs that I was looking for as a teacher overseas."
Zhara Fernandez, Best Learning, Beijing
"When searching for teaching jobs overseas, it's hard to come across a company that responds as quick as Gold Star does to all your questions. Gold Star has been a safety net throughout a very challenging and scary 18 months for me, so I owe them a great deal. I honestly consider them friends."
Sean Healy, Director of Studies, EF Dalian
How it works..
Submit an application
We send you tailored job details based on your preferences
Skype interview with schools you like
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...
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...
- Primary, Middle & High school
- Private language centers
- Adults & business English centers
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.
Trusted By Leading Schools...
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
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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