Teach English in Foshan – Updated 2023

The hustle and bustle of life in the giant metropolises of Guangzhou and Shenzhen is not for everyone. Some find living in a city with over 15 million inhabitants a bit overwhelming, while others simply want to live in a cheaper area to save money for traveling across Asia. If this strikes a chord with you, then deciding to teach English in Foshan could be a great move.

Foshan is a city rich in cultural heritage. It has long been considered the home of kung-fu and martial arts – you can even visit the house built by Bruce Lee’s grandfather! It also plays host to Mount Xiqiao, a long dormant volcano, which boasts a 300+ foot tall Buddha on its summit.

Foshan is a beautiful, interesting and thriving place to live. Importantly it is also significantly cheaper to live here than in the likes of Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. Its location also means that it is super convenient to travel to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and even Macau for a day, or weekend, trip. This is a great place to live for TEFL teachers who want to live in a city surrounded by traditional Chinese culture. We are especially keen to talk to teachers who can begin their career in Foshan by September 2023

Job Description

Kindergarten and Public school positions are open for application all year. Start dates are flexible. Ideally you would be in place for the beginning of the school semester in either September or February. However, we know that this is not always possible and we will always try our best to accommodate you with deferred start-dates. 

Applicants must meet the criteria for the Z-Visa, which is a requirement of the Chinese government. The salary on offer is up to ¥22,000 per month (including housing allowance), while you will also avail of almost three months holiday each year! 

Teaching in the public school system is often more relaxed than in international schools or training centers. You will only be expected to teach a maximum of 18 forty minute lessons each week, and often you will not be required to adhere to any office hours. You will also receive ongoing teacher training, Mandarin lessons and the employer organizes regular social events for their teachers.

A member of staff will also meet you at the airport and introduce you to the city.  They will also help you with opening a bank account, getting a Chinese SIM card and any other administrative tasks that there may be. 

Apply to Teach English in Foshan

If you are interested in finding out more about teaching in Foshan or applying for the position please firstly check that you are eligible for the China Z-Visa. If you meet the criteria, please email your resume to tom@esljobcenter.com, specifying your preferred location in China – you can list more than one option if you wish. 

We will review your resume and set up an interview with the employer. Following a successful interview, most candidates will have their visa approved within weeks and be ready to begin their exciting new chapter in China in less than two months!

Tom Bogues

Tom is the Director of ESL Job Center. He has been working in the TEFL industry in one form or another since 2016 and is now using that experience to match quality teachers with quality schools across China.