ESL Teacher – China, London

Accommodation allowance up to £450 per month

Posted 7 months ago | ref: 213134

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Protocol are delighted to be working in partnership with a large established education provider, operating across the whole of China. In China, it is valued highly that all children are able to speak English and for this reason, schools bring on board ESL tutors to support this aim. Every year, hundreds of English speaking graduates enjoy a unique opportunity to travel whilst having guaranteed and pleasurable employment and we are looking to support this again this year.

We are looking to appoint a number of tutors to start working in their preferred area of China, starting early 2021 with a staggered start throughout next year for up to 12 months.

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week spread over 5 days.

The candidate…

Have you recently finished University, receiving a bachelor’s degree or above, and are looking for the opportunity to explore away from home while earning? This is a fantastic opportunity to teach young students to speak English while exploring China in your free time. You must be disciplined to work hard and engage with students despite there being a language barrier. You must be confident to travel to an unknown destination and committed to give your all to help develop your students.

How it works…

You will arrange and pay for your flight to your assigned Provence of China. The cost of the flight will be reimbursed to you in 2 stages – after your first semester and on the completion of your contract. There will be support available to you through your peers within the working environment to assist with housing, language communication, and teaching. You will also receive support in order to obtain residence registration with the local police, banking, the Chinese emergency services, and navigating around the local area by taxi or public transport.


We ask that you have the means to book your own flights to and from your placement. Your flight to China is reimbursed after your first semester of teaching and your flight home is reimbursed on completion of the contract… everything else is taken care of! Our client will arrange a working visa, residential permit visa, TEFL certificate, notarisation, authentication, legalisation of ACRO, medical insurance and if needed, you will receive a medical test upon arrival in China. All accommodation will be arranged prior to you flying out and if you are required to quarantine in line with Chinese legislation in regard to Covid-19, your meals and accommodation throughout this time will be paid for by your employer as well.

For more information on this role please submit your CV with a cover letter. Alternatively please email for an informal discussion about this role. 

The legal bit

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.