What we offer

  • High salary (you get a personal offer after the interview with our recruiter)
  • Free accommodation
  • Visa assistance
  • At least 11 paid vacation days per school year
  • Flight ticket reimbursement
  • Contract completion bonus after 1 year
  • Referral bonuses (if a new teacher is hired through your recommendation)
  • Help with a bank account, paying bills, health insurance, medical care
  • Well-equipped classrooms, all necessary teaching materials
  • 24/7 phone support during your stay in China


  • English language fluency in speaking, reading, and writing
  • Willingness to stay with the school for 1 year
  • Passion for teaching, indulgence, genuine interest for Chinese culture and an open mind
  • Friendly personality, easy-going, culturally aware, passionate about teaching

About us

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

Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Weihai, Taizhou, Foshan, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nantong, Nanjing, Dalian, Hainan province, and many more cities have open vacancies now!

Apply today and start your teaching career in China!

Our program review

In this interview, Filip from Serbia, an ESL teacher from Work and Live in China shares his story. He tells us how he got into the TEFL industry, what challenges he's faced, and what he likes most about TEFL teaching in China.

Our step-by-step hiring process



Set up the time with our recruiter and pass a Skype interview for a teaching job


When looking for a job, a selfintroduction video will help us to get you the best offer


After contacting local schools we will give you salary and benefits offer


Once you accept our offer, we sign the contract to guarantee you a job in China


Our recruiters help you to find a reliable and cheap flight ticket to China


We provide all the instructions for you to prepare documents in your country


Upon arrival to China everyone has to pass a 2-weeks quarantine


Move in to your free apartment and start teaching English!

How the program starts

Watch our teachers' reviews

Here's what our teachers say about applying for a job with Work and Live in China.

United Kingdom

Harry, United Kingdom, Work and Live in China
Hello everyone!
The experience in China has been fantastic so far, I like the culture, the people and lots of opportunities to travel. Currently, I am teaching in Xuzhou, it is a very traditional city with beautiful parks and nature. The guys at Work and Live in China provided me with a non-stop support through all the process from visa to apartment rent. Coming here is definitely worth it!

United Kingdom

Tom Rawson from United Kingdom
Before I finish my degree
I decided to see the world and experience different cultures, and I thought living in China would be a great way to try that for several reasons: great economy and development, culture, people and salaries. Work and Live in China made it easy to apply and come here, and everything has been great so far. There are a lot of travelling opportunities as well, so come and enjoy!

Our teachers and students