You will have a dedicated support team, enjoy free Chinese lessons and cultural activities, as well as having the amazing opportunity to build your TEFL career in vibrant destinations throughout China!
One-way flight provided upfront for recent graduates.
You can experience China through an award winning program that directly employs hundreds of English language instructors across China.
The SDE program specializes in placing recent college graduates within China's best public and private schools.
Do you dream of making a difference in an exotic, far-off land? Now is the perfect time to explore China's vibrant cities and culture as you embark on an unforgettable international educational journey.
Whether you want to travel, try a career change, gain international experience or build connections for your future life, China is an exciting destination full of opportunity and you can be assured of the warmest of welcomes!
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Discover more about life in China with SDE!
What is an opportunity to teach in China with SDE?
As well as touching the lives of your students and giving them a bright future through English education, you can enjoy an excellent benefits package which will allow you to live well in China, pay off student loans and save money.
CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED TEACHING ENVIRONMENT - over 750 jobs including Kindergarten teachers, language center teachers, public school teachers, senior subject and subject teachers.
A SUPPORTIVE TEAM WHO WILL ENGAGE WITH YOU - helping you to find the perfect role
PAID UPFRONT FLIGHT TO CHINA or a flight allowance of RMB 5000 in month one of teaching
UP TO RMB 15,000 MONTHLY SALARY - your salary will go a long way in China as living costs are low compared with Western countries
HOUSING ALLOWANCE OF RMB 3,000 P / MONTH - live near to other foreign teachers and explore China's dynamic cities, sumptuous food and welcoming people
TEACH 18 - 20 HOURS PER WEEK - choose the contract and schedule that is right for you
WINTER OR SUMMER VACATION - one contract period includes half month salary and one month full housing allowance
AIRPORT PICK UP - a local team member will be there to meet you on arrival. You'll also receive help with bank card, phone card, and apartment rental assistance
LEGAL Z VISA SUPPORT - from an experienced support staff who will make the visa process as straightforward and pain free as possible!
WEEKLY CHINESE LESSONS - brush up on your Mandarin language skills and impress the locals!
SPONSORED CULTURAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES - get to know the real China with lots of social events and meet ups
FULL TRAINING AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDED - you'll learn the ropes and find out everything you need to know to make your stay in China an unforgettable experience
ONLINE TEFL REIMBURSEMENT and other great perks including contract renewal bonus, 4 nights free hotel accommodation on arrival, start up loans of up to CNY 5000 and opportunities for additional part time work
Locations for teaching in China.
The SDE program is supported by the Shenzhen Municipal Government and also has established teaching hubs throughout China. So, there are 100s of great teaching opportunities in the following locations:
Shenzhen, including Futian, Luohu and Nanshan
Guangzhou (KG positions)
Zhongshan (KG positions)
Huizhou (KG positions)
Your dedicated support team will discuss your options with you and help you secure the location you want.
Teach English in a fast paced Chinese city!
If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!
Fluent English speaker
Bachelor's degree in any discipline
Complete online training
Clean criminal record
Loves working with people, exploring new cultures and positive outlook
Becoming an SDE Teacher has given me the chance to travel and be part of a culture that's vastly different from my own. My school has been wonderful, and they really care.”