While not as famous as the mega Chinese cities of Shanghai or Beijing, Fuzhou is a hidden gem on the Minjiang river. Lush and green, with long, hot and sunny summers, it is certain to charm you with its mix of East and West. Famous for its historical architecture, large parks and a vibrant art scene, Fuzhou is where our largest community of international teachers reside.

Perhaps surprisingly for most people, Fuzhou has roughly the same population as Hong Kong. It is the perfect destination to get a feel for real China and learn Mandarin but still live in a metropolitan city. As a very affordable city, you can experience the delicious local and Western cuisine with restaurants on every corner, and travel far and wide with Fuzhou’s international airport or two major railway stations linking the rest of China with hi-speed trains.

Fuzhou, pronounced Foo-Jo, has a history dating back over 2,200 years. It sits in a basin between groups of mountain ranges, plenty of hiking opportunities! It is also famous for the cleanest air in China, thanks in part to the electric bikes that are common throughout the city. Fuzhou and Fujian Province are known for their tea culture, and there is no better place to experience vast tea plantations than in the nearby Wuyishan scenic area.

We currently have 9 branches here in Fuzhou, which offers a large community and social events from the get-go.


  • Working Hours: 35 hours per week (Wednesday – Sunday). This includes office and teaching hours
  • Student Age range: 3-16 years old
  • Class Size: 16 children max. for juniors, 12 max. for kindergarten
  • Class Length: 1 hour for kindergarten, 1.5 for junior plus


  • Starting Salary of 10,000 RMB – 12,000 RMB per month depending on experience. Plus CELTA holders will receive an extra 250 RMB per month.
  • Free city centre apartment OR a 2,000 RMB housing allowance should you wish to find your own place.
  • 8000 RMB flight allowance
  • Fully funded working visa
  • 47 days paid holiday in your first year (Chinese national holidays + 2 weeks)
  • Quarterly merit-based raise of 500 RMB
  • Free Chinese lessons
  • 3000 RMB end of 12-month contract bonus
  • Basic medical insurance
  • 10 days fully paid sick leave
  • Paid overtime
  • Ongoing training & professional development
  • Company trips paid in half by us


  • Native English speaker
  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • TEFL Certificate or higher (completed, in the process of, or about to begin)
  • Passport holder of one of the following countries: UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand
  • Can commit to a 12-month contract