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Join the best! Teacher contract renewal percentage: Over 80%

Free Upfront Flights + Full Arrival & Training Support


Why M.E.F.?:

We know what it is like being a new teacher in a new country.

The program was created mainly by Canadians (we had some help from Americans and Aussies). We have spent many years making improvements and are always proud to offer the best! We also try hard to make the cultural differences as easy as possible.

Unlike most programs you find in China, our teachers are generally happy with their schedules and there are no teachers working over 30 hours a week.

We have small groups of teachers in a number of cities, so we are able to care well for the teachers and really make sure they are comfortable. Everything from helping with the visa, to airport pickup, hotel, setting up bank accounts, city tours, food tours, full training step-by-step until the teacher feels they are ready on their own, onsite training, continued training and full support system, help with find and setting up apartments, taking transportation, getting comfortable on the job and experiencing China.

Use a proven system for high energy, fun lessons for children age 4 to 6. Most of the curriculum is ready for you and it keeps growing. Teachers are generally really happy with the curriculum and resource support.

The best training support! Before any new teacher agrees to join our team, we connect them with current teachers so that they can understand the true experience and make sure they are 100% on taking this safe journey. As we grow, we offer chances for teachers to change locations and experience different areas of China, Japan and the world.


ESL in China is the largest in the world. Join M.E.F.!

Since 1993, M.E.F. has stood for Making English Fun. We believe in a WIN-WIN-WIN situation with the teachers definitely getting one of those Wins!  We started in Japan in 1993 and now have expanded the program inside China. Our longest teacher has been with us for 12+ years.

Starting date February/March 2019



  • Up to 30 teaching hours/week
  • 5 days per week
  • Min. 1 year contracts (all contracts finish at the end of the August school year, with the possibility to renew)
  • This year 80% of our teachers renewed their contracts and want to continue teaching with M.E.F.
  • Positions starting as soon as possible (generally the visa process takes a couple months)
  • We are looking for high-energy, positive, popular, genuinely happy teachers who like to smile. ESL Teachers that can genuinely enjoy what they do and that the children will be excited to see
  • Speak with current teachers, and take the next step to an amazing experience. M.E.F. always connects potential teachers with all of the teachers in area they will be teaching in before we expect new teachers to sign a contract

Opportunities in China are endless, China is on it's way to being the world leader in many areas and it is the land of opportunity.

Not only does it have a history of 5,000 years, cheap travel, cheap eating, it will be an experience that you will appreciate for the rest of your life.

Experience new cuisine, people, adventure and the big city or tropical weather! If you have your bachelor's degree and want to experience the world, teaching in China will be an experience of a lifetime.

Join us!

Posted: September 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Chongqing, Hangzhou, Jinan, Shenyang, Rizhao, Linyi, China
June 2019
1 year minimum
Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty, University Graduate, ESL Instructor
Early Childhood, Elementary
USD 2000 - 2500

Job Benefits

Comprehensive, monthly, employment package from 13,000 to 18,000 RMB includes:

  • Salary: 13,000  to 14,500 depending on city  (Base Salary of 12,000 +1,000 per month apartment allowance)
  • Choice of Free flight to China paid upfront OR 6,000 RMB bonus after 6 months
  • Up to 1500 RMB per month offered for marketing support projects
  • Up to 3000 RMB per month for M.E.F. trainers
  • Processing Chinese Z Visa work permit
  • Airport pick up, arrival support
  • Up to 10,000 RMB Accommodation expenses Loan (cash advance for accommodation deposits, advanced months and other accommodation fees)
  • Up to one-week free hotel accommodation on arrival (until apartment is confirmed)
  • Up to 2,000 RMB reimbursement for Work Permit processing (case-by-case)
  • Paid Transportation to and from places of work (When required to be at more than one location)
  • Healthcare Coverage: 80% of insurance companies coverage fees paid for
  • 2 weeks paid vacation every year during Chinese Spring Festival, 1 week paid vacation in October, all Chinese official holidays, and 2-4 weeks unpaid holidays
  • Full training Support System
  • Free Chinese Language exchange partner program
  • City/Country Rotation options for contract renewals
  • Organized social events
  • Free TEFL Certification Course

Qualifications and Requirements

  • English must be your first language.
  • Must hold a US, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand passport
  • No criminal record
  • Tattoos (if you have any) must be able to be hidden
  • Age 22 to 34 (as per visa acceptance requirements)

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.

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