English Teacher (ESL) - Lenz English - China

Lenz English focuses on three different employment areas: (1) private Lenzkids language centers; (2) public primary and middle schools; and (3) universities. Applying for work with Lenz English gives you the opportunity to work in a teaching setting you prefer.

The base position offered is employment at Lenzkids with the additional work in public schools, universities, or both, according to your personal preference and the class schedule. The description and responsibilities for each role are detailed below.

(1) Employment at Lenzkids

Lenzkids is a training school that has been open since 2014. Students attending the school range in age from 3-15 years. In this role, you will engage in oral English lessons with the students, enhancing their learning in a fun environment. You will be provided with a curriculum based on a series of English-learning textbooks and you will be assisted in the classroom by our experienced Chinese English teachers. You will regularly see the same classes every week, which will give you the opportunity to really get to know and bond with your students. The maximum class size is 12 students but frequently less.

(2) Employment in Public Primary and Middle Schools

In this role, teachers will engage in oral English teaching and curriculum creation at public schools located in Jinan. This role will include work in primary and middle schools, and the children will range in age from 6-15 years. Your role will involve enhancing students’ learning experiences in English, and providing the opportunity for students to practice their English skills in a fun environment. You may also work closely with the school to enhance English teaching training. Depending on the program and your preference, you can be located at one school, or you may rotate through a number of schools.

(3) Employment in Universities

In this role, teachers will be responsible for oral English classes at a university. The students will range in age from 18-24 years, and will have a level in English ranging from upper beginner to upper intermediate, depending on their university course. Your role will involve building students’ confidence in using oral English, teaching students about Western culture, and helping students improve their pronunciation and fluency. The university can provide you with topics to follow, and you will be required to create an oral English exam during the semester.

Posted: February 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Jinan , China
March 2018
1 Year
Licensed Teacher, University Graduate, ESL Instructor
All Levels
USD 1850 - 2310

Job Benefits

  • A salary of 12 000 – 15 000 RMB per month (pre-tax)
  • Free single apartment, located near Lenzkids
  • Personal accident and medical insurance
  • Paid transport for work
  • Assistance in obtaining a Chinese SIM card and bank account.

Qualifications & Requirements

TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours, TESL/TEFL Certificate, TESL/TEFL Diploma Level

Candidates should be friendly and understanding of Chinese culture; be prepared to abide by Chinese law and regulations whilst working in China; and meet the basic requirements for a Chinese work visa, which includes being in good health, having a clean criminal record, and possessing a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Additionally, candidates should

  • Be a native speaker of English and a citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, or the USA;
  • Preferably possess a teacher’s qualification certificate, valid from one of the above-mentioned countries, or an English language teaching certificate such as TEFL, TESL, TESOL, TKT, CELTA, etc.;
  • Preferably have at least two years of relative teaching experience; and
  • Be under 55 years old*

*Not applicable for very experienced teachers

TEFL certification required

About China

One of the world's most powerful nations, China's cultural contributions have influenced history and human development for thousands of years. Teach Away offers ESL teaching jobs in reputable language schools as well as licensed teaching jobs across China.

Standard Chinese
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons
Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)