What our teachers say

Mark, our ESL teacher from United Kingdom
MarkUnited Kingdom
Work and Live in China has a lots of schools and kindergartens to choose from, in almost any province and city around China, and they vary greatly in quality. Before coming to China I had a lot of doubts about salary, accommodation, support upon arrival, or being alone in an unfamiliar culture and environment. And I was happy I chose to work with Work and Live in China, they do a great job helping with every step of coming to China - from Visa to ESL teacher training and onboardings to prepare you for teaching. Keep it up, guys, you are awesome!
English teachers jobs in Shenzhen
KyleSouth Africa
I had a great time working in China for a year in Guangzhou middle school. It is a great way to experience a country and the people who live there without the tourist treatment. The company streamlines the visa process and are very professional. The work is not that easy at first, you have to keep up with teaching material, prepare lessons, check homework, attend trainings and coachings for ESL teachers. But eventually you get used to all the routines and start enjoying this wonderful country. Just come and try!
Rachel teaching English in China kindergarten
RachelUSA
Whether you're a first-time teacher or have 20 years experience, this company will most certainly provide you with great career opportunities unlike any other education company in China.
Sergey teaching kids in school
SergeyPoland
Thanks, guys for picking me up at the airport and finding a job. Grateful for keeping in touch at any time and helping when it's needed. The environment at school is warm. People here are very kind. Everything went smoothly.
William teaching a class in China
WilliamUSA
I have never seen myself as someone standing in front of 30 students and teaching English. But at the time I stepped up into this new career opportunity when I lost my job in the US, I did not know how amazing this experience would be. I love being in China. This is such a pivotal time in this country's future, and being here to feel the change is unmatchable.
People in China are very friendly
OliverNorway
It’s great to work with Work and Live in China. Being a teacher can be busy and fast-paced, but also fun. On my days off, there's always something to see and do in Shanghai. The cultural diversity is stunning, and kids I teach are so much fun that I never regret coming here. Thank you guys for everything!
James teaching English in China kindergarten
JamesSouth Africa
The agency is very upfront and honest about things. If they know something, they will tell you. China might not be a paradise to live, there are a lot of cultural peculiarities, and it is challenging - moving to an Asian country for a year where you don’t have family or close friends. Luckily, Work and Live in China do everything they can to make you comfortable. Good job!
Mia, our ESL teacher from South Africa
MiaSouth Africa
You may have a positive impression about China or may not, but it’s unforgettable. It’s nothing like any other countries I travelled to. Work and Live in China is a great company to enter into China with because it takes so many worries away. If you are looking to move up or start teaching English as a second language, I would recommend them.
Kyle with kids in schoolyard
KevinCanada
I have never worked as a teacher, but at some point, I thought “Why not trying? Maybe this is something I will enjoy”. I knew it would be hard at first, with no experience, degree, certification, but I was eager and determined, and that’s the trick. You don’t need to be high-qualified teacher with 5+ years of experience to start teaching in China. Everyone can find a decent job, and Work and live in China helped me to find one. You can climb the ladder of success with hands in your pocket. Same with ESL teaching. It’s hard, but it’s worth it. Getting used to technical problems can be trying, but the students are usually worth it, as many of them will grow to be fast friends of yours and regulars. It's a job that requires dedication as well as getting up early, since most of the best hours to work are between 6-11am. I am thankful to Work and Live in China fr all the support and guidance they gave me.
Jasmine teaching kinds English in Hong Kong
JasmineBrazil
Hey. How is it going? I'm Jasmine. I have been teaching English in China for nearly two years. China is awesome! People are very friendly. I have never ever thought that I would someday be in China teaching little Chinese kids. So I am very happy with my life at the moment. Thank you guys for everything.
Teaching English in Xuzhou kindergarten
EmmaUSA
Overall my experience with Work and Live in China was phenomenal. Would definitely recommend. I made so many wonderful new friends from around the world - that alone was such an amazing experience and gift.
Julia, our Work and Live in China teacher for kids
JuliaRussia
I'm a teacher in a training center. I got my job before coming to China. Work here is really pleasant. I work in Suzhou. Living here is much cheaper than in big cities, like Shanghai and Beijing. This city is very beautiful. I’ve got many friends here. Thanks!
Linda teaching kids in kindergarten, China
LindaSouth Africa
What I liked about Work and Live in China when I was considering dozens of recruiting agencies is that they provide a full package of services and you literally just purchase a flight ticket, which is anyway compensated with salary and bonuses. The customer services is good, always in touch, very competent and skilled recruiters who live in China and know everything behind the scenes. I would recommend them for sure.
Teaching kids in Xuzhou, China
AmyUSA
When I decided I want to teach abroad, China was something so distant and unclear to me. Where am I going to live? What am I going to eat? What about friends and other foreigners? Do I have to learn Chinese? What if I don’t make enough money to live there? Work and Live in China simply dispelled my doubts. I am happy with the teaching position I got here, and the job package is great - you get free housing, flight allowance, visa compensation, subway card, bank account, they help you with all the paperwork to prepare for coming to China, train you ESL teaching peculiarities in China. I’m having a great time in Shanghai, and plan to stay for the second year.
JeremyCanada
Work and Live in China provides many opportunities for people who come to teach in China - you just have to be proactive. There are many teacher events that you can participate in, and even organize if you have an idea! There are opportunities to obtain higher certifications and career advancement too. You're always paid on time and if you use your days off wisely and around the national holidays, you're able to take 3 or 4 vacations per year!
Brian, our ESL teacher from United Kingdom
BrianUnited Kingdom
Teaching English in China was an amazing experience. An opportunity to be immersed in a new language, culture, and be out of your comfort zone. It is something I will be able to take with me for the rest of my life. The children become such a big part of your life and show you how to slow down the pace of your life and remember to enjoy your life at the same time.
Teach English in China programs
MichaelCanada
I chose Work and Live in China because one of my friends who worked in Suzhou at that time recommended their service. I was new to "world traveling" and I wanted to be certain that I would be safe and able to support myself. I heard horror stories about visas not being legal, people not getting paid and having to work longer than agreed upon hours. Everything Work and Live in China stated in the contract was carried out with no issues. I was beyond grateful for my placement in Hangzhou, the center in which I worked, the colleagues I worked with and the students I interacted with.
Liam teaching kids in kindergarten
LiamSweden
I find nothing more amazing than the team that is put together by this company. I've met people who have spent their whole lives traveling the world, others who haven't been outside of their home state or country until one day packed up and moved to China. The result of all this, is this crazy, beautiful, mix of people that all want a little more out of life, and most importantly, is a group that can be put in any sticky situation possible, and solve it in no time laughing the entire way.

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