12-Month Work Visa Teaching

Earn US$1,400+ per month teaching English in China on a work visa.

Accommodation, meals and completion bonus included.

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Get Paid to Teach & Discover China

Packing up your life and moving to China may seem crazy, but we think it’s a great way to try something new.

Whether you’re a recent university graduate with no teaching experience or a qualified teacher who just needs a change, we have positions available in hundreds of schools across China to match your skillset and experience.


Work Visa Teaching Course

What does the program look like?

Orientation (Optional)

Location: Beijing

Duration: 3 days

Get ready for life and teaching in China. This will also be a great chance to get to know the ImmerQi staff and establish communication channels.

There will also be a one day tour of the city of Beijing. Try Chinese food with a tasty welcome meal!

Teaching Placement

Locations: Across China

Duration: 2 semesters (about 9 months)

Types of schools available: Private and public schools, training centres, international schools

Age groups available: Kindergarten, primary school, middle school, high school

After the Program

Location: Use the time left on your visa to explore China & travel the rest of Asia!

Duration: Time left on visa (+/- one month)

Possibility of a full time job offer: Negotiate a new contract with your school, most schools will want to keep you on!


Why teach in China?

  • Trial your new career before you commit to it long-term
  • Test-drive your knowledge and skills in a challenging, international environment
  • Enhance your CV in China, a market all multinationals have a keen interest in
  • Build your professional network in a place that is encouraging innovation, research and entrepreneurship
  • Exposure to the Chinese business environment, business customs and culture will help with future job searches
  • Travel while teaching and immerse yourself in China's culture, food and festivities

Program Highlights

USD $450 (includes housing)

Orientation to teaching in China

10,000-20,000RMB/month salary & completion bonus

Accommodation & Meals

12 months duration

Program Intakes: January & August

TEFL certificate or 2 years teaching experience 

Native English speaker

Bachelor's Degree. 20-50 years of age

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Schools & Age Groups

China is one of the most diverse countries in the world in both culture and scenery. Every province has its own unique landmarks, speciality foods and traditions. Read up on our program location and make sure you plan lots of travel on the weekends to make the most of your time here!

Positions in Kindergarten, Primary School, Middle School, & High School.

Public Schools

Public schools in China usually don't require a fee for students to attend. There are little to no foreigners working here and English is a fairly new subject so it will be the perfect opportunity for you.

Private Schools

Private schools in China require a yearly or semester fee. Teaching English is a priority here so there are other foreigners working at the school. Many private schools also happen to be boarding schools. 

Training Centres

The training centres in China focus on intensive English tuition. Classes take place after school and on weekends. Classes are smaller and organised based on ability, not age.


International schools require a yearly/semester fee and there are other foreigners working at the school. Many also happen to be boarding schools. They use a foreign curriculum and promote international education.


Prices & Dates

Application Fee: $450 USD


Application Deadline

Program Start Date

Program Completion

Winter 2019 Intake

November 23 2018

February 11 2019

July 15 2019

Summer 2019 Intake

May 31 2018

August 26 2019

January 15 2020


Undertaking a teaching position in China is an investment in your future which requires savings to ensure you can fully enjoy your time in China.

Find out how to have a memorable and affordable experience through budgeting and funding options. If you are parent or institution we also address typical questions.


Who looks after the program?

Our team will always be here to assist you throughout your ImmerQi journey.

Ben Bray, Program Manager

Ben came to China in 2013 and taught in Sichuan through ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program and holds a TEFL.

He is from Accrington UK and is a huge rugby fan and plays for the Beijing Ardvark rugby team on weekends. He holds a Bachelor of History and lived in NZ and Australia for working holidays.

His favourite food is hotdogs (a weekly staple for him in Beijing), is a heavy metal fan and plays the drums!

Matt Piechocki, Application Specialist

Matt is from Ohio, USA and first came to China in 2013 to undertake ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program.

He holds a Bachelor of Film Studies and is a qualified TEFL teacher, he previously taught kindergarten and primary school in Guangdong and Taiwan.

He resides in Beijing and has a big interest in anything film related and speaks intermediate level Mandarin.

Lorcan O'Hara, Program Coordinator

Lorcan first came to China in 2014 to take part in ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program.

He is from Tipperary, Ireland and has a keen interest in photography and travel.

He has taught TEFL to kindergarten and primary school students in Guangzhou and Taipei.


Success Stories

Work Visa Teaching Testimonial

Nothing can compare to the feeling of walking into a classroom of 40 kids and have them cheer and all fight to hug you! I have seen some amazing sites, eaten some weird food and made friends that I know I will have for the rest of my life. China is a second home to me now, I know I will be back one day very soon!

Deneka Wesutenfeld  //  Germany

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