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ESL Teacher

Are you a teacher who prefers to work in a professional, established and child-focused work environment?

Carden China is seeking dedicated, dependable and flexible teachers for our Accelerated Elementary English Program.

  • Two Beijing locations: Haidian and Jingbei
  • Grades K-6 English Teacher (3 classes)
  • Up to 25 classroom hours/week
  • Average of 5 office hours/week (This time is for grading, completing evaluations, proofing students’ work, lesson/test prep, etc.)
  • Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday between the times of 7:30am-4:30pm **NOTE: During this time, if teachers do not have class or other obligations then they are free to leave the campus. Class times average between 70-90 minutes which include a 10 minute break
  • Teachers are assigned 3 classes between kindergarten and 6th grade which you will teach for the entire school year
  • No more than 20 students per primary class and 15 per kindergarten class

Since 2001, Carden China has used the Carden Method to teach English to Chinese elementary students in Beijing China. We have two campuses located in Haidian and Jingbei. Carden China teaches English to over 1000 students each year. We are “student-focused" not “business-focused”. We work side by side with Chinese teachers to ensure that each student’s learning experience is as productive and joyful as it can be. This partnership and use of the Carden Method gives our students a proven advantage in learning English over traditional ESL methods.

Posted: January 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Beijing, China
August 2019
11 months
Licensed Teacher, University Graduate, ESL Instructor, Vocational/Technical Instructor
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
USD 2400

Job Benefits

  • Base starting salary listed is after-tax and is the take-home amount.  Base starting salary may increase depending on experience and credentials.
  • Airfare reimbursement up to 7500 RMB
  • Z-visa sponsorship
  • Health Examination
  • Accident Insurance
  • Free, fully furnished double-apartment close to campus (including utilities reimbursement) OR 4000 RMB monthly housing stipend
  • Daily transportation between home and work provided and/or a commuter stipend
  • Increase in pay for teachers returning the following year
  • Over 6 weeks of paid vacation days(including 1 month during Spring Festival)  
  • Free airport pick-up upon teachers initial arrival to Beijing
  • 7-10 days of curriculum training and school orientation
  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner available at the campus cafeteria
  • An amazing teacher’s lounge with free drinks, purchasable drinks and items, workout room, pool tables, massage chairs and Wi-Fi



  • Attendance 
  • Performance
  • Re-Sign On

Qualifications and Requirements

TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours

Carden China teaches using the Carden Method®, a phonetic system based on the American pronunciation. Therefore, we only accept Native-English speakers from North America. 

  • Non-Criminal Background Check
  • Native English speaker with North American accent
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant teaching experience and references
  • Minimum age of 24
  • A commitment to teaching and learning
  • Candidates should find working with young learners a joy


NOTE: Beijing requires teachers applying for the Foreign Expert Visa to supply a Criminal Background Check with proof of no prior criminal record through your local police department or the FBI. More information on this process can be found on your state's website as well as the FBI website.

TEFL certification required