Teaching English overseas has become one of the most desirable positions today as it offers a chance to both travel and work with a relatively low cost of living. Leader TEFL service China Link ESL lists the current requirements to teach abroad.

The desirability and demand for international teaching jobs in China cannot be understated. Leading ESL recruitment firm China Link ESL receives as many as twenty-five to forty inquiries daily of English speaking teachers all over the world for possible consideration to be selected as an English teacher for Chinese students across China. Furthermore, we’re constantly asked, “what are the requirements for teaching English in China?”

The truth about teaching English in China is that it is very rewarding and offers a way to travel, work and save money due to the generous pay and affordable cost of living. China Link ESL recently published an updated list of requirements for teaching English overseas in Chinese kindergartens, primary schools, high schools, private centers, and universities.

Mandatory Requirements:
Bachelors or Masters degree
Relevant teaching experience
Native English speaker

An EFL (English as a Foreign Language) certification such as:
TEFL certification (Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
CELTA certification (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) – same as TEFL

Meeting these requirements will enable a teacher to obtain a legal one year work (Z) visa to embark on a career path in ESL teaching in China.

The process to teach abroad has never been simpler. We help facilitate paid training for all positions.

  • Find our who we are and what we stand for. Read our » Mission Statement
  • Learn about the benefits in teaching English in China. Explore our » Opportunities
  • It’s a big step and we know you have concerns. We’ll answer your » Questions
  • Hear what our teachers have to say about us. Read our » Testimonials

The company is very in touch with the community and the teachers feel like family. This is especially apparent on their Facebook page with numerous photos and videos of happy children and teachers.

Our Facebook Page has over fifty (50) public reviews. One teacher left a recent review saying, “Thanks guys! You made my dream come true!! I have been teaching in Zhenjiang now for 4 months and it is the best decision I have ever made. The people are all so lovely here and the students make this job an absolute dream.” We also encourage you to Follow Us on Instagram.

China Link ESL has made a major push in 2018 with a new website and expansion of it’s social media presence to other popular platforms such as Instagram. Their service is always 100% free for job seekers.


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Adventure awaits you in a rewarding experience of teaching English in China.