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Posted on 23rd February 2021

Teach Young Learners English in Shanghai

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Salary

    £2592 - 2813/month (¥23500 - 25500)
  • Contract Length

    12 months
  • Start date

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Job description

Fully screened schools, updated daily: ESL Job Board in China

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COVID-19 & China border updates: Schools across China reopened in June and are now holding interviews for teachers for January to July 2021 start dates. We are in contact with more and more schools that have successfully obtained PU letters (invitation letters) for teachers, needed to apply for a work visa. If you are already in China, your start date could be as soon as within a few weeks. If you are outside of China, taking into account the interview process and visa application process, your earliest start date could be around April 2021. Read more here –

ESL Jobs in Shanghai

We are currently recruiting English teachers who are energetic and passionate about teaching young learners aged 3 to 12 years old to teach at our school in Huangpu district, Shanghai. This is a great opportunity that offers continued personal professional development, real promotion and salary progression.

We are a boutique English language school for young children in downtown Shanghai. We started our school in 2013 to improve the quality of after-school education and now have a team of 14 staff and around 400 students. A couple things that set us apart are our small class sizes of 4-6 students to ensure quality English education and our close-knit team of teachers.

We use the Longman Pearson curriculum including Tot Talk, Welcome to English and Side by Side. We have a great selection of props and resources to make classes easy to deliver, useful, fun and interesting. All training will be provided upon arrival and we’ll provide all the support you’ll need to get settled in Shanghai.

In addition to English classes, we also offer STEM classes and arts and crafts. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and bubbly people for our English language school in Shanghai. Successful candidates will have a passion to see youngsters learn in a fun and friendly environment. Recent graduates or experienced teachers may apply!

Teach English in Shanghai

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Shanghai is truly an international metropolis in every sense of the word. The most vibrant and progressive city in China, Shanghai is the economic and cultural center, blending an incredible mix of Eastern and Western culture. On one side of the mighty Yangtze River flowing through Shanghai is the Pu Dong district, rural farm land just 20 years ago, it is now the financial and commercial hub with skyscrapers stretching ever higher. Along the western bank of the river, the iconic Bund is a reminder of Shanghai’s colonial past featuring grand European architecture.

For those who like to shop, party and eat, Shanghai has all you could possibly want and more. But despite its cosmopolitan reputation, pockets of quaint tradition remain alive and well, dotted throughout the city. Explore countless old markets, back streets crammed with local eateries and discover incense filled temples still central to the locals’ daily life.

Shanghai star

Main Responsibilities

-Maximum of 25 teaching hours per week
-Maximum of 40 working hours per week
-Schedule: Evenings and weekends (two weekdays off)
-Class size: average of 4 to 6 students per class
-Student’s age range: 3 to 12 years old
-Plan lessons and classroom activities
-Assist in school’s promotional events
-Attend staff meeting and teacher training


Salary & benefits

-Excellent monthly salary: 23,500 to 25,500 RMB (Depending on experience and qualifications)
-Overtime pay of 200 RMB / hour (in 2019 some teachers were able to earn 30,000 RMB after tax)
-Up to 2 weeks of hotel stay upon arrival
-Contract completion bonus: 5,000 to 10,000 RMB
-All national holidays plus 2 weeks of summer vacation (full pay)
-Legal ‘Z’ work visa provided
-Health insurance provided
-Paid company trip every year
-Professional pre-job training & on-going support
-Free online TEFL course OR free in-class TEFL course provided

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Salary

    £2592 - 2813/month (¥23500 - 25500)
  • Contract Length

    12 months

Job requirements

-Bachelor’s degree
-Native English speaker from USA or Canada preferred (candidates from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa may apply)
-2 years of post graduate working experience preferred
-TEFL certificate 120 hours or above required
-Clean criminal record check
-Fluency in oral and written English
-Professional, positive and culturally aware
-Energetic, friendly and hard-working

Please send the following to Jeannie at [email protected] or complete this form

  • Covering letter
  • Resume
  • Recent photo
  • Degree & TEFL certificates (scan)
  • Passport photo page (scan)
  • Include in the subject heading the reference number iiFESH2J

There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process

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