Teach English in Hangzhou

Those who teach English in Hangzhou find themselves in a city that offers something a little different to the usual in China. The city has a rich history of playing home to the literary and artistic elite since the 9th century. The city maintains this artistic vibe today, with museums, temples and performance spaces spread across its landscape. It is also home to some of China’s biggest film studios. It is not uncommon for foreigners here to be asked to be an extra in the latest blockbuster being produced in and around the city!

Aside from that, the city is just a great place to live. West Lake is the central feature. It is a beautiful green area where many meet, picnic or just amble with no direction. In addition to this you have the prized Hefang Street – the center of ancient Hangzhou where you can walk and shop in the same place that the citizens of the Southern Song Dynasty did almost 1000 years ago!

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 Hangzhou

If you are interested in finding out more about teaching in Hangzhouor 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.