Teach English in Yanjiao

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 among the cheapest towns in China, it still offers free housing and other bonuses.

This makes living in Yanjiao as a foreigner an enjoyable experience if you are thinking of a quiet and peaceful place not far from the capital.

Applying for English teaching jobs in Yanjiao, you get:

  • Fully equipped Western style apartment.
  • Professional assistance in finding an apartment in Yanjiao: an estate agent will share pictures of available accommodation with you and discuss details.
  • All places are located close to the school and commercial areas.
  • Teachers are offered to live in safe Yanjiao districts

Most employers cover 100% of rent, but utilities (up to $57 per month) will be on you.

What kind of accommodation should you expect?

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What is it like to live in Yanjiao?

Looking for Yanjiao English teaching jobs? Great choice: this small Hebei city is constantly growing and developing for the last few years.

Yanjiao jobs for foreigners might not be very diverse, but if you are into education, you’ll surely find something decent, because ESL teachers – both native and non-native ones are valued and needed here.

There are currently around 117 different elementary and middle schools and kindergartens, in want of English speakers willing to teach. There are a few international schools, too.

If you are not afraid of commuting and feel ready to explore life outside Yanjiao, China has lots to offer, like part-time jobs in bigger cities in the province or even positions are top schools in the capital.

Teaching English in Yanjiao

What Makes Yanjiao Unique?

  • Population: under 1 million
  • Language: Mandarin+local dialect
  • Public transport: buses, subway, taxi
  • Climate: warm temperate

Most travelers hardly ever heard of the Yanjiao city, even though it’s one of the most dynamic towns in China: its population has grown from 30,000 to 700,000 people in just 10 years.

Today many Beijing employees, who don’t possess a local hukou, can’t buy property within the capital.

They move to Yanjiao and settle there, so it’s considered one of its suburbs, situated 1 hour away.

Why coming here is a good idea?

Reduced cost of living

Many people actually prefer Yanjiao neighborhoods to the hustle and bustle of more important Chinese cities.

Currently, around 300,000 people, living in Yanjiao, commute between office and home every day.

Some of them are foreign teachers, who can benefit from cheap food and services while earning a good salary.

Prices are at least 50% lower than in the capital. You can afford a lot with $300 here, plus you can put by significant amounts every month.

Social life

Although the city is small, the Yanjiao expat community is quite developed here: you can meet people at tea houses, cinemas or on the bus to Beijing.

Foreigners sometimes organize parties and get together, so it’s easy to make new friends if you go out often enough.

There is an impressive quantity of Chinese restaurants, bars, and tea houses, but there is almost nowhere to order Western food.

Here you can try some Hebei specialties and Beijing dishes like the famous lion-shaped fish, tofu jelly or quick-boiled tripes.

Don’t forget about the delicious eight-treasure golden rice dessert and almond porridge, if you like sweet dishes.

Yanjiao climate

Hot and rainy summers, cool and snowy winters are two things, that characterize it best.

Normally the temperature goes up to 28...32 C (82...89.6 F) in July and rarely goes below 3 C (37.4 F) in January, which is the coldest month.

The air quality is not extraordinary, but quite tolerable, compared to the heart of Beijing. Air purifiers and masks are a must, especially in winter!


Although there is no particular cultural life, you still have plenty of places to go to during your free time, since the area is quite green, with river banks and parks, ideal for evening walks.

There are shops, cinemas, bars, and restaurants with modern design and traditional cuisine. Plus, teaching in Yanjiao you can take a bus and spend a weekend in the capital.

Interested in traveling? 

Take a train or a plane from Beijing and visit other parts of the country.

Unfortunately, you can’t go directly from Yanjiao, because it doesn’t have any stations.