Teaching Jobs in China

Early Years Teacher, - Haikou, China
  • Start: 2024-25 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:2024-03-31
Chinese Principal, - Beijing, China
  • Start: 2024-25 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:2024-03-31
Homeroom Teacher, - Hong Kong, China
  • Start: 2024-25 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
Bursar, - Sichuan, china
  • Start: 2024-25 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:2024-04-30
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International School Jobs in China

international school jobs china

Most of the international schools in China are to be found in large cities such Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Qingdao. There are more teaching jobs in Shanghai and Beijing than in other Chinese cities. While some schools offer full K-12 provision, others only offer primary or secondary. Whereas the majority of international schools are fully accredited and deliver an internationally recognised curriculum such as US Common Core, International Baccalaureate, British Columbia or the National Curriculum for England, some offer bilingual English/Chinese education based on China’s national curriculum. Whatever grade or curriculum you teach, you should be able to find suitable teaching jobs in China international schools.

Teaching Jobs in China International Schools


How to Find Teaching Jobs in China International Schools

Teaching Jobs in China International Schools

Most international schools in China have adopted the Western academic calendar. Instead of a winter break starting in December, some schools will have a long break at Chinese New Year (or Spring Festival), between January February. There will often be two intakes for hiring, one in September and another one in February. The hiring process for international school jobs in China will start in October or November the previous year. Not all positions are open to expats and many management and support roles are will be filled locally. The most commonly posted vacancies for expats include early years, primary, and secondary teaching openings, principal and coordinator positions, SEN and learning support roles, as well school counsellor and teacher librarian vacancies. Whilst the language of instruction in most international schools in China will be English, there are also plenty of opportunities to teach Spanish in China. A teacher’s licence, PGCE, QTS or similar is normally required for teaching jobs in China international schools.


20 thoughts on “Teaching Jobs in China

  1. Need help finding teaching jobs in China? Post a comment here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    WISH Team
  2. I will be 59 when I finish my current contract, are there any quality options for ESL in China?

    Lisa. Thank you for your enquiry. Although some recruiters cite age restrictions for obtaining a work visa in China, our experience suggests there are still opportunities for teaching at accredited international schools. Please note: Worldwide International Schools Hub is not a recruitment agency. Please do not send us your CV or personal documents. All jobs listed on our site include links to the school website and employment page so that you can apply directly to the school. Good luck with your job search! WISH Team.

  3. In Kenya and seriously need to teach Mathematics, Economics and Business from February next year. is it possible

    Charles. Thank you for your enquiry. Yes of course. Please search through the job listings on our site from around October onward to find the international schools and teaching jobs in China with start dates in the spring. You can then apply directly to the school. Good luck! WISH Team.

  4. I am interested in teaching English in China. I am 43 years old and I am married. I have a diploma in Education specialized in English and I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in English. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated. Good day.

    Cathrine Tsitsi Mhlanga
  5. Hi
    I am 36 years of age male physical education teacher like to relocate in China. I have 10 years of experience and presently working in one of the international school at Kingdom of Bahrain.

    Navneesh Wasan
  6. Im looking for kindergarten teacher job i have 10 years experience of teaching im looking forward to get job

    Rahila durrani
  7. I am a Mathematics teacher, specializing in the teaching of Checkpoint and IGCSE curriculum. I have track records of success and being an effective part of a winning team. I have interest in teaching in a Cambridge curriculum school in China. +2348033894302

  8. Music Teacher here. Have been in the field for more than 10 years both local and abroad. Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Music Education, Concentrated in Voice and Choral Conducting. Also with experience in Musical Theater and Stage Production. Available anytime. Try me

  9. I am a physical education facilitator, experienced in myp n pyp. I have been coaching and teaching for 19 years. Looking for working in new context.

    Imtiaz Ahmad
  10. I am a high school math teacher , working in USA. i am looking for teaching position in China. i worked in Eritrea, North East Africa and India for 8 years.

    Sunkaranam .Vijay
  11. Hi
    I am looking to work at an International school in China. I am an American female, have a BA Degree and TEFL Certification. Please email me at :crow8888@yahoo.com

    Rebecca Crowe
  12. I am very much interested in locating myself in China. I have been teaching IGCSE, AS/A levels mathematics for about 15 years and 3 years in government school.

    Collin Tamangen
  13. Hi I have a bachelor degree in education I’m 26 and would like to teach at an international school in Suzhou next year I’m currently teaching at a training center in changzhou how do I apply

    Nelly Nogula
  14. I am eager and l wish to teach in China, l am a Junior primary school teacher with wide experience in co-curricular activities such as chess, golf, soccer , volleyball , music and swimming. +264814456752, email address is vittshili20@gmail.com.

    Vitalis Tshili
  15. I have been graduated master degree of physical education and i have several sport coaching diploma too.
    (boxing.kickboxing.wusho and bodybuilding)
    With experience in elementary and high school
    Im looking to find teaching job in china
    I wish i can success
    My email

  16. Hi, I am seeking employment abroad as an ESL teacher. I have all credentials for teaching aboard. My contact details
    Skype : Shanel Marimuthu

    Shanni Marimuthu

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