York English


A sense of community is at the heart of what we do here at York English. Teaching English in China is full of friendship, social scenes and travel, with everyone sharing the adventure. With 8 schools, an office full of international teachers, a host of training days, day activities and trips organised by York, you cannot fail to meet plenty of like-minded teachers! We realise expat life becomes much more meaningful when you have a great circle of friends around you so we try our best to help you from day one.

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We work hard to create a supportive workplace with a positive atmosphere from day one. From on-going observations, workshops, training days, lesson plan feedback and quarterly reviews, not to mention the wealth of knowledge our Senior Teachers and Academic Coordinators hold, we promise to nurture your career whichever stage you are at. And it doesn’t stop there! As an official Trinity examination centre there are many career opportunities within York, be it within teaching or in our Head Office.

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When you start to teach English in China, we have a whole team of Chinese & Western staff waiting to help you throughout your journey. From visa applications to setting up bank accounts and getting your phone, we are with you every step of the way. You get a free apartment and your school has a dedicated admin so any issues you have, you don’t have to worry about the language barrier! We also offer free weekly Chinese lessons so you can truly settle in to life here in China. 



With such a high Glassdoor rating, and a 100% referral score, York English surpasses other ESL schools with the experience it offers! To read all our reviews, click here!

Let China delight your senses with its rich mix of old and new! From ancient temples to soaring skyscrapers, metropolitan cities to traditional villages, China has something for everyone. With a history dating back over 5,000 years, to one of the fastest growing economies of the 21st century, it’s no wonder it’s attracting expats by the thousands. Situated in the tropical South Eastern province of Fujian, York English is proud to showcase Fujian’s rich culture and delicious cuisine! As one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse provinces in China, Fujian also lays claim to one of the more mountainous and green areas of the country, with the best air quality. With Taiwan just across the water, Hong Kong to the South and Shanghai to the North, let Fuzhou be your gateway to Asia! What are you waiting for?

Looking for something more international? Head to Shenzhen, a city bordering Hong Kong and one of the wealthiest cities in China, or coastal Xiamen, with its colonial architecture and UNESCO World Heritage island. We are opening our very first branch in each of these metropolitan cities and are currently hiring! To apply, click here.


At York English we are a team of highly motivated, ambitious individuals with a love of learning! We offer extensive training and development that continues no matter how long you have been with us, whether you are a brand new teacher or an experienced veteran with experience both at home and overseas. Having this variety in staff experience is what we strive for. And armed with this philosophy, we go even further, actively seeking out roles within our Head Office with development potential for our employees. We have had teachers go on to work on curriculum design, developing workshops and much more. And with available funding opportunities for external courses, we take our teachers development seriously. Teaching English in China with us means a professional organisation that develops your skills, nurtures your career and offers plenty of opportunities.


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Community is at the heart of what we do here at York English, be it with our international teachers or our students. From a friendly face to welcome you and pick you up at the airport, your Academic Coordinator to show you around your local area, to a welcome meal with your whole branch, we do everything we can to make you feel welcomed and a part of our community from the get go. As well as an active social scene, there is a football team, a photography club and even fortnightly pub quiz, all organised by our international teachers. There is something for everyone when you teach English in China with York! Read more here.

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Meet Natalie, our teacher from the UK. Hear what she has to say about life with York English, expat life in Fuzhou, and future plans. Read more testimonials here, or join our monthly newsletter below to get all of our latest videos straight to your inbox!

Free Accommodation

A rent free two bedroom apartment never more than 3km from your school!

Flight reimbursement

A total of 8000 CNY, 4000 payable upon completion of six months of your contract, the other 4000 upon completion of your 12 months!

Residency Permit

We provide you with all the documents and support you need, and all visa costs are reimbursed right away by York English, which leaves you with no stress!

Quarterly bonuses

Upon meeting our basic requirements, you will be awarded a 500 CNY bonus on top of your wage each quarter. Rather than a a one-off bonus, with us your wage is always increasing!
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