Teach English in Kunming

What we offer

  • Salary starting from 9000 up to 18,000 RMB (depends on your qualification, nationality, education, skills, experience, level of English, etc.)
  • Free accommodation
  • Flight ticket reimbursement
  • Visa assistance
  • Salary increase after 1 year contract
  • At least 50% reimbursement of your costs for COVID-19 tests when coming to China
  • $450 USD contract completion bonus
  • Referral bonuses per person (if a new teacher is hired through your recommendation)
  • Pre-job training, Well-equipped classrooms, All necessary teaching materials, 24/7 phone support during your stay in China


English language fluency in speaking, reading, and writing

Energetic, outgoing, and passionate

Enjoy teaching and sharing your knowledge with others

No TEFL/TESOL or Bachelor's degree required!

More about our program

Our Hiring Process: Interview with a recruiter > Self-introduction video > Offer > Contract > Flight tickets > Visa documents > Teaching in China

Average teaching hours per week: 20-25 teaching hours & 15 office time hours

What is the job type? Kindergarten education, training centers and language schools (3-12 years old kids)

Average cost of living per month: $400-700 USD (2800 - 4900 RMB) depending on your lifestyle, accommodation is free

Start-up Cost: Flight ticket + money for the first month of living in China until you get the first salary (~$400 USD)

Flight Reimbursement: Flight ticket reimbursement after 6 months (the amount should not exceed 5000 RMB)


Even though rent is very reasonable in Kunming, China is renowned for the generosity of its employers, who tend to cover 100% of charges and offer free housing to all newcomers.

This actually lets you save from $200 to $500 per month, depending on the size of the apartment.

Another good news is that you get to choose it all by yourself!

  • Full assistance finding an apartment in Kunming: a Mandarin-speaking agent will look for a place and send you pictures of available options.
  • Unique Western-style places with necessary equipment, furniture, and enough space.
  • Peaceful and nice Kunming neighborhoods with a foreigner-friendly environment.
  • Close to commercial areas, entertainment, and work.
  • Private accommodation may get a roommate upon request.

Utilities are paid for by the foreigner teaching in Kunming but don’t worry, these charges normally don’t exceed $50.

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What is it like to live in Kunming?

The main city of the Yunnan province is not only large and economically powerful but also has lots of opportunities for expats.

Kunming jobs for foreigners are usually related to English translation or teaching and are quite numerous on the market.

Kunming English teaching jobs are offered by state schools and kindergartens, colleges, international institutions, and ESL courses.

There are around 250 different schools in the city, plus 50+ training centers, looking for new teachers – qualified specialists or fresh enthusiasts, speaking English.

Kunming international school jobs

What Makes Kunming Unique?

  • Population: 2 million
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Public transport: airport, 2 railway stations, buses, subway, taxi
  • Climate: subtropical highland

The “City of eternal spring” is probably not among the best-known places in China, but surely one of the most agreeable to live in.

The Kunming city is a great option for everyone who is passionate about the Chinese culture, language and those, who can’t stand hot summers.

Living in Kunming as a foreigner is about finding the right balance between traditional and modern things, Western and Asian styles, etc. Nothing is “too much” here.

Plus, there are lots of different career possibilities and a chance to put by some cash for the future.

Cuihu Park, Kunming, China
Kunming teaching jobs for foreigners
Kunming districts

Kunming weather

No extreme heat, no freezing wind... Never. Is that even possible?

Thanks to its situation, the city never experiences harsh winters – temperature in January rarely goes below 8 C (46 F), as well as in July it almost never is above 18 C (65 F).

The climate is rainy and humid, but quite pleasant and spring-like. Ideal for those, who love early spring, refreshing rain and flowers.

Affordable cost of living in Kunming

High-speed Internet connection is only $16 per month, a pint of beer costs $0.60, while the price of a 3-course restaurant meal is around $8 per person.

The housing can be as cheap as $200 per month, but it’s usually paid for by the employer, so you get to save extra dollars for outings and trips.

What to do?

If you enjoy the natural beauty and admire the ancient man-made architecture, then you won’t be disappointed by what this city has to offer! Visit the 1,200 y.o.

Yuantong Buddhist temple, walk through the Black Dragon pool with its picturesque ruins and secular trees.

Teaching English in Kunming, don’t miss your chance to see the Dongchuan fields and the Yuantong rice terraces, which are ideal for someone passionate about photography or painting.

They are especially beautiful in late spring and early autumn with their multicolored hills and shapes.

Dongchuan fields

Evening entertainment

We all understand, that living in a city is not the same as visiting it as a tourist: sometimes we all need a calm place to go to, especially, if you teach at a school in Kunming all day long.

If you are willing to meet someone from the expat community, go to the local Irish pub or the famous gin bar. Moondog and The Turtle are great night clubs for those, who love dancing and nightlife.

Stone forest, Kunming

The local cooking style is spicy

However, there are a few famous desserts, like the pineapple rice with raisins, coconut milk, and almonds. Don’t miss your chance to drink a cup of true Pu’Er tea, because that’s where it comes from.

If you happen to be an adventurous eater, here is a tip from the locals: try stinky tofu, traditional fermented cheese sold by street vendors in many Kunming districts! No wish to take the risk?

Then buy a piece of fried goat cheese – classic, fresh and delicious!

Stinky tofu