The internet is full of TEFL jobs, but it’s hard to find those that offer the security and legitimacy that York English offer. When you are looking to uproot yourself half way around the world to a new country and culture, what you need is an offer of a real, full-time role with an established school that will look after you, and a community that will support you.

China is a huge and fascinating country, and moving here is one experience you will never forget. It can be exciting, nerve-wracking, an adventure and overwhelming all at once. But all of these experiences help you step out of your comfort zone and grow. We’re confident in saying that nowhere other than China, with its rich history, unique culture and language, will you experience, laugh, grow, travel and be challenged more than in this amazing country!

Your lifestyle as a teacher here with York English means you can have weekend getaways on the extremely cheap hi-speed railway, holidays to mega cities like Hong Kong or Tokyo and paradise getaways in the Philippines. These are all very real possibilities when you work at York English.

Be it with your coworkers or your housemate, expat life with us is a great way to meet like-minded people from all over the world. Here are some of the things we offer:

Here are just some of the things we offer:

  • we have a soccer team
  • a band
  • a hiking club
  • a badminton tournament
  • a pub quiz
  • poker nights
  • a recipe sharing group
  • and a vegan and vegetarian group

None of them for you? Head to the cocktail bars or the craft beer spots, hike in the mountains or tour the many temples!

Searching for more of a cultural immersion? The great thing about the York experience is the opportunity to meet and work with local people. With our Chinese staff, from the teaching assistants, the sales teams, the education department and admin staff, friendships develop across the board from language exchanges, to travel buddies, to life-long friendships.


Check out our Youtube channel for more videos on life in China