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Teach English in China

TEFL Course, Guaranteed Job, 24/7 Support and Beijing Summer Camp!

September & March start date

Welcome graduates!

Our Teach English in China Programme is our most popular course! Placements typically start with our Beijing Summer Camp which takes place during the last two weeks of August, then you will start with your school in September. We want you to be earning enough to save, travel and spend money as you please whilst here, so all of our placements offer a great salary and benefits:

What's Included

  • Part-time salary and hours - Averaging 8000-10,000 RMB per month for 10-25 hours per week

  • Full-time salary and hours - 15,000 RMB minimum per month+ bonuses for 30-40 hours per week

  • Free accommodation included with part-time option

  • 4-6 WEEKS winter vacation in January! + 2 month summer break.

  • Flight reimbursement (both ways)

  • Visa reimbursement (depending on location)

All Applicants will be given the choice of the following cities to teach in: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Foshan, Jinan, Nanjing. 

What else?

  • Pre-departure online TEFL course along with a three day classroom based course in Beijing

  • A free Beijing Summer Camp with accommodation and food supplied

  • Organised trip to historical landmarks in Beijing

  • 24/7 guidance and support through out the whole process and once in China

  • Assistance with criminal record check, visa process and authentication of documents

  • A guaranteed paid placement teaching English in China with an approved school

  • The Fewer Things Survival Guide to China

  • Private group chat with all applicants


Our team will be with you from the start of your application process all the way down to booking the best flight. We ourselves used to be teachers in China. We want you to have access to this way of life through a much easier path than we had.

The teaching is exciting, engaging and leaves you wondering why you didn't apply sooner, you will be placed in a well established modern-day school with a light work load. We cater the experience as close to your needs as possible, so let us know if you are looking to boost your teaching experience, add to your CV or looking to tick off as many things on your bucket list as possible.


Have a look below at the package and how to apply.

How It Works

If this sounds like something you're interested in, there's a few things we need to know before we can start the application process:

  • Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any discipline) 

  • Do you have a TEFL certificate or equivalent?      Don't worry if you haven't, keep reading!

  • Are you able to a pass a criminal record check? 

  • Are you in good health?

  • Are you enthusiastic, outgoing and ready to make a change? 

All of the above are essential to your application, if you have a TEFL qualification, great! However, if you do not have one, don't panic. As part of our 'Teach English in China' programme you will complete an online TEFL course before you depart. For anyone in their last year of university and feeling a bit overwhelmed with the potential work load, the course is short and simple, It will take you no more than one week to complete.

The application process starts after a short interview with a member of The Fewer Things team, this will be carried out by either phone or Skype. This is to get to know you and why you want to teach in China! We want to ensure everyone who applies gets exactly what they're looking for, so honesty is the best policy in this laid back interview.

From here on in you will be preparing for your move to China! 

Enrolment & Programme Fee's

Please read the following information carefully.

The Fewer Things asks all successful 'Teach English in China' applicants to pay a support-fee of £500 which can be paid in two instalments, first payment being £250 to secure your place on the programme and to start the placement process. The remaining £250 is required when the application period has closed and you are ready to start your online TEFL Course. Please check the live conversion rate if this is different to your local currency at​, which changes daily.


What's Included?

  • Fully accredited 120 hour TEFL course - Which you can use anywhere in the world

  • A free Beijing Summer Camp with accommodation and food supplied

  • Organised trip to historical landmarks in Beijing

  • Full guidance and support through out the whole process and once in China

  • Assistance with criminal record check, visa process and authentication of documents

  • A guaranteed paid placement teaching English in China with an approved school

  • The Fewer Things Survival Guide to China

  • Private group chat with all applicants 

Please note: The Beijing Summer Camp only comes with this package if you are applying for our September start date.

Already have a TEFL?

Please tell us if you are already qualified, we can fast track your application and the support fee will be considerably lower. If you're an experienced and already qualified teacher we can connect you with some higher salary positions. Please note; if you do already have a TEFL and are looking to come out to China as soon as possible, you may not get to take part in our Beijing Summer Camp, but you will receive an induction week from your school/university. Applicants can also benefit from getting part or full reimbursement for their TEFL course. For your TEFL certificate to be accepted by employers in China it must be for a minimum of 120 hours and the certificate must not read the words 'online' anywhere.

Full-time Applicants

To all of our full time applicants please be aware that the free accommodation does not come with this package as the salary is considerably higher. You are able to negotiate with different estate agents and possibly get them to agree to reducing the initial upfront cost. Typical housing cost in China is lower than in the UK so you will be looking around 2500-3500 RMB for a house share or 4000-5000 RMB for a place of your own. Full time applicants will stay in a hotel provided by their school for around one week while they look for accommodation, you will be assigned a coordinator who will help you look for your new place. Full time applicants receive some excellent benefits: Semester bonus, free health insurance, transportation allowance and free mandarin classes.

Other financials

Other financial aspects have to be taken in to account when accepting your offer onto the programme such as initial visa, criminal record check, document authentication, flight and insurance costs along with spending money and a potential medical from your local doctor which states you are fit and well to work in China (depending on city you choose). We estimate the average total spend to be around £1500-1900, in order to keep costs down we work with STA Travel to ensure you can get the best deals on your flights and insurance. All of the placements offer a reimbursement for your flights, both to and from China. Some schools will help with visa cost. The application process over all will take around 6 months or longer depending on when you apply, so there is plenty of time to save and the cost will be spread out over a long period.

Friends & Couples

What better way to come on a crazy adventure to China than signing up with your other half or group of friends, please let us know when applying if you are part of a group or couple. We can place you together in the same school/city and you can start your new adventure together!

Winter Break

Once you are in China, you will get a number of holidays which will allow you to travel around Asia. The most notable one is the winter vacation at the start of January which all teachers benefit from. This break is usually 4 weeks but could stretch to 6 depending on which city you are based in. When the time is near, we will give you tips and advice on which countries and places we think you should check out. We will point you in the right direction when booking flights to make sure you get the most out of your money.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in China is considerably lower than what you would expect in your home country. Here is a quick run down of what to expect:

  • Average Part-Time Salary - 8000+ RMB per month (£900+ / $1150+)

  • Average Full-Time salary - 15,000 RMB per month (£1700 / $2200)

  • Average Living Cost - 5000 RMB per month (£550 / $650)

  • Average Accommodation Cost - FREE with Part-Time Option 

  • Full-Time Option Accommodation Cost  - 4000-5000 RMB per month

You can expect to save 4000/5000 RMB per month during your placement. You can also gain extra income by private tutoring, which is something we will explain how to do once in China. You can earn 400/500 RMB per hour! 


We pride our selves on our reviews here at The Fewer Things and are proud to show them off! Hit the link below to check out the reviews from some of our applicants over the years on Go Overseas!

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