Teach English in Wuhan

Benefits and requirements

    • Education:
      No bachelor degree required but will be a benefit to get a higher salary
    • TEFL Certification:
      TEFL/TESOL Certification is preferred but not necessary since we provide a free certificate (online or offline at your choice) when you arrive and start your work at a school
    • Other requirements:
      - English language fluency in speaking, reading, and writing

      - Willingness to stay with the school for 12 or 15 months
      - Passion for teaching, indulgence, genuine interest for Chinese culture and an open mind
    • Peak Hiring Months:
    • Types of Jobs:
      International kindergartens, language centers, kindergartens, and training centers
    • Citizenship Requirements: 
      Citizenship from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa typically required. We also hire non-native English speakers with fluent English from other countries.
    • Typical Hiring Process:
      Interview by Skype, Self-introduction video, CV
    • Average teaching hours per week:
      20-25 teaching hours & 15 prep time hours
    • Types of Students:
      Kindergarten education, school children, private students
    • Cost of Living per Month:
      $400-700 USD (2800 - 4900 RMB) depending on your lifestyle, accommodation is free
    • Additional benefits and perks:
      5000 RMB contract completion bonus,
      Airport pickup, Overtime pay, Referral bonuses per person (if a new teacher is hired through your recommendation), Help with a bank account, taxes, paying bills, officials and doctors, Pre-job training, Salary increase + yearly bonuses for teachers who stay with the employer, Well-equipped classrooms, All necessary teaching materials, 24/7 phone support during your stay in China
    • Monthly Pay:
      Salary from 9000 up to 16,000 RMB (depends on your qualification, education, skills, , experience, level of English, etc.)
    • Start-up Cost:
      Flight ticket + money for the first month of living in China until you get the first salary (~$400 USD)
    • Potential to Save or Break-even:
      Typical monthly savings range from $600 - 1100 USD/Month depending on your lifestyle
    • Accommodation Benefits:
      We provide free accommodation to all our teachers (usually very close to the place of work)
    • Flight Reimbursement:
      Flight ticket reimbursement after 6 months (the amount should not exceed 3000 RMB)
    • Vacation - Paid 2 weeks & sick days, national holidays, including Chinese New Year
    • Visas:
      Z Visa is the legal work visa to teach in China, however, teachers may work on other visas depending on their qualification. 



Being a foreigner in Wuhan means to have access to benefits like free lunches and housing.

Even though rent is really not expensive here and you can easily find an apartment for $150 or $290 per month, it’s good to know, that your school is ready to cover these expenses and save you extra money.

Yes, both international and public school jobs in Wuhan will offer free private accommodation, but you will still have to pay your bills (around $40 monthly).

  • Beautiful and cozy Western-style apartment with furniture and equipment.
  • Not far from the school, the city center and shops. All teachers live in safe districts.
  • You can decide while you are still in your home country and get to move in upon arrival. A Chinese estate agent will send you pictures and discuss details.
  • The school will take care of the paperwork and other issues.

What kind of accommodation should you expect?

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What is it like to live in Wuhan?

The “Chinese Chicago”, located in the Hubei province, is number 8 on the list of the biggest cities in the country.

Being an important transport hub, the Wuhan city is also a financial and high-tech center, offering diverse possibilities to newcomers both in terms of culture and employment.

There are lots of jobs in Wuhan for foreigners, especially if you are looking for something in education. In total there are over 260 different institutions in the city, including public schools and colleges.

Currently, there are as many as 100 international centers and places, where they specialize in language teaching.

It’s relatively easy to find something on the market of Wuhan English teaching jobs both for qualified educators and inexperienced ones!

What Makes Wuhan Unique?

  • Language: Mandarin+local dialects
  • Population: more than 10,6 million
  • Public transport: international airport, 3 major railway stations, subway (3 lines), buses and taxis
  • Climate: humid subtropical

The millennial city is especially attractive to those, who wish to learn the language and explore the authentic Chinese culture, which is more traditional here, than in big coastal cities.

Wuhan English teaching jobs
Living in Wuhan
Wuhan, China

Here is why it is popular among foreigners:

Wuhan weather

In winter temperature rarely goes below 0 C (32 F), so the season is not extremely cold or snowy. Summers are muggy and the heat is sometimes annoying (up to 33 C or 91 F), but that’s what it’s like in the South-East.

The city is considered one of the “3 furnaces” of China, so air conditioning is vital as well as air purifiers! Autumns are usually drier than springs and summers, September has the minimum days of rainfall.


Being a metropolis, the city has lots to offer. Entertainment is not all about sightseeing, although this place is rich in history and beautiful sites like the emblematic Yellow Crane Tower, the Guiyuan Buddhist temple or the Provincial Museum.

Visit the Happy Valley amusement park or go out to meet with the Wuhan expat community at a bar or a tea house (this drink is very popular here – people often have tea during lunch and at 4 pm).

Nightlife and themed pubs are Wuhan’s special, so your evenings and Friday nights won’t be boring!

Yellow Crane tower

Cost of living in Wuhan

Everything is pretty affordable if you are a foreigner because prices tend to be very low: $2.44 – $7.5 for a restaurant meal, $0.74 for 0.5 liters (16 fl oz) of local beer. A monthly pass for buses/subway is only $22 and fitness clubs charge around $47.5 per month.

Have you eaten?

Local cuisine is a mix of three Chinese traditions, which include Shanghai cooking.

It’s delicious and nutritious, so we absolutely recommend you to try local specialties like chili-spiced pigeons, tang-bao soup buns and doupi (mushrooms, eggs, beans, beef and rice wrapped in soy skin).

Teaching English at a Chinese school you will be likely to receive snacks from your students, which is a sign of respect and admiration, plus you’ll get to try some more traditional snacks.

Life outside the classroom

The best thing you can do in your free time is learning Chinese, making new friends among locals and traveling! You will have weekends, holidays and personal days off to do that.

Don’t forget that as long as you stay in Wuhan, China is easily accessible via trains and domestic flights, which are not very expensive: a plane ticket to Beijing is $44, a bullet train to Shanghai is $46.5, taking only around 6 hours to get there.

Living in Wuhan, China