Work and Live in China is a teacher recruitment agency, specializing in assisting English speakers with finding the best teaching jobs in China.

We believe in providing an honest, professional and supremely effective job placement service for our teachers. Since 2013 we have helped hundreds of teachers to find ESL jobs in China and aim at finding the best suitable position according to your preference or location and salary.

We provide programs for native and non-native speakers in any part of China with a great opportunity to travel, to experience local culture and to get well-paid.

With the large database of private and public schools, kindergartens and training courses in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Tianjin, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, and other cities we can find you a perfect position according to your preferences and skills.

We make a fee from schools, which means we are able to offer a completely free service to teachers. There are no fees whatsoever and absolutely no salary deductions.

Meet our team

Ligen Wang

Founder & Manager

I was born in China. I studied at BLCU university in Beijing and majored in English Linguistics. While I was studying I was working at an online English school for a while. Not long after that I started working as a manager at Work and Live in China. I have never been this satisfied working for any other company. I really like to meet new people, especially people from all over the world. In my spare time, I like playing football. Also, I enjoy playing poker with my friends.

Jiang Li


I am Chinese and was born in China. I’m living in Beijing at the moment and I’m happy to be a part of team “Work and Live in China”. I enjoy my job. I can broaden my horizons and travel a lot. Traveling - is my passion. I love an active lifestyle. I have a love for sports, especially climbing. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym. Sometimes I draw pictures to relax. I’m open-minded, cheerful and enjoy meeting new people.


Webmaster and Optimizer

I’d been studying in China for 5 years. I’d been working as a coach at an English training center in Shanghai for almost 4 years. It got really boring as a daily routine. Then I stumbled upon a job offer at an international company “Work and Live in China”. Without any hesitation, I sent them a resume and got this job. It was absolutely new to me. I find a real opportunity to improve myself here. I’m fluent in Chinese, English, and Spanish. I have a passion for running and reading books.


Marketing & Public Relations

I started working here not so long ago, but I can honestly say I get a wonderful feeling providing hundreds of opportunities to people worldwide, who are looking for a job as a teacher abroad and want to visit China. I truly believe we give this incredible push for people to decide to come to China and explore its culture. I am passionate about all in marketing and social media. I also like football and play in a local team,


Recruitment Consultant

China has always been my personal must-be-done goal. I'd been teaching English here for a few years. I really enjoyed it a lot, especially those extra privileges like beautiful landscapes, skyscrapers, local food, and national celebrations. One fine day I ran into the available position of a support team manager at "Work and Live in China". It sounded quite huge for me. I made up my mind to change my job and to be a part of this cool team. I like learning Spanish, going to the movies, working out and traveling.

Amy Lee

Recruitment Consultant

Ni hao! My name is Amy Lee, I am Chinese and currently live in Shenzhen. I have started working as a recruitment consultant about 3 years ago, and became part of Work and Live in China team 1 year ago. I help English speakers and education institutions in China meet each other and find a perfect job for the teacher. I really like working with people, and English has been my second language since childhood, so this is a perfect job for me and an opportunity to help hundreds of people discover China and its beauty.


Meeting you

Meeting at the airport upon arrival in China and accompanying you

SIM card

We provide you with a local sim card so you can always be in touch

Bank account

Help to open a bank account and a debit card upon arrival to China

The necessary teaching material

You will be provided with all necessary teaching materials.

Selection of vacancies

The largest selection of opportunities in various China cities.

Free accomodation

You are provided with free comfortable accommodation both in big and small cities.

24/7 phone line

Our team always stays in touch when you are in China. Feel free to contact us at any time when it's needed.

Contract completion bonus

7000 - 10000 RMB ($1000-1500) contract completion bonus by the end of a year program.

Travel plan consultancy

For local traveling, we organize a travel plane around China for you to visit beautiful destinations

Have you always dreamed of living and traveling around China? Don't have teaching experience or a degree but still want to apply for a job? You are at the right place!

We offer English teaching positions in different cities of China and can find just the right one for you, for free.