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Teach Preteens & Teens in Beijing

  • Teaching pre-teens and teens in Beijing

  • Create an engaging and challenging learning environment

  • Help students improve skill in areas such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking 

  • Teach with a curriculum based on National Geographic Learning series books for young learners

  • A maximum class size of 15 students 

Salary & Benefits

  • Excellent salary: up to 28,000 RMB per month (based on qualifications & experience) 

  • Monthly housing allowance 

  • Contract completion bonus

  • 6,000 RMB annual flight allowance

  • Annual Salary Increase

  • National holidays plus 14 days of paid annual leave

  • Health insurance provided 

  • Sponsored legal Z/Work visa

  • Airport pickup upon arrival

  • Free hotel during your first week at Houhai

  • Professional pre-job training with ongoing program supervision

The Job

At Houhai you’ll be teaching young learners at our modern language schools located around Beijing.  We hope you can create and develop a fun, positive, and challenging learning atmosphere to help students cultivate skill in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Our class sizes include no more than fifteen students to allow for both a good amount of classroom interaction and smooth classroom management.  Our curriculum is built around textbooks from National Geographic Learning, so they’re filled with captivating pictures, fascinating articles, and stories of exploration and adventure.  ​

Main Responsibilities

  • Maximum of 120 hours a month - 30 teaching hours per week (no office hours) 

  • Additional classes and responsibilities are available for additional compensation

  • Class size: maximum of 15 students per class

  • Student age: 5 – 16 year olds

  • Plan lessons and classroom activities

  • Weekend classes with 2 days off during the weekdays

  • Assist in school’s promotional events

  • Attend staff meetings and teacher training


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • TESOL certificate 120 hours plus preferred (No TESOL? – the school can sponsor one)

  • Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa

  • 1 year of relevant teaching experience preferred

  • Clean criminal record check

  • Professional, positive, and culturally aware

  • Energetic, friendly, and hard-working

Teaching at Houhai English


At Houhai, teachers share the same love for fun, adventure, and teaching. The school's centers and offices are designed to make the working environment relaxed and open for all to work together.

When teachers join us, we introduce them to coworkers who have already experienced life as newbies. These Houhai English Veterans will be able to answer questions and help newcomers settle in. Moreover, that's not all. Our management team, all the way up to the CEO, have their doors open to all company staff making sharing new ideas very easy. We love to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit openly and transparently! 


Our staff enjoys the intellectual stimulation of sharing ideas and learning from others. We are keen on having ideas shared, examined, evaluated, and expanded on. Now and then, we invest in teambuilding activities where teachers grab some food and drinks together, try some cool events and bond.


Training and professional growth is a big part of being a teacher at Houhai English. All new teachers will go through onboarding training. This includes induction and teaching ESL to local students using curriculum from National Geographic Learning, followed by a refresher on teaching grammar, classroom management, using classroom activities, among others.


Training doesn't stop there. There is ongoing training for all teachers. We aim to help teachers grow professionally. 


Our teachers work five days a week, including the weekend and enjoy two weekdays off. This isn't too much of an issue because your other friends and colleagues who are also teachers are most likely to share similar days off. The perks? You can visit the same places you would at the weekends but without the crowds.