Currently, more than 100,000 ESL Teacher (English as a Second Language) are needed across China. Due to the HUGE market demand, the country is in desperate need of thousands of college graduates from English speaking countries. With just a passport and a bachelor’s degree, you have the opportunity to experience a completely new culture, vacation for months out of the year, and get paid well to do it. No previous teaching or Chinese experience is required.
Founded 20 years ago, SDE Seadragon Education is sponsored by the Chinese government to find, train, hire, and support world travelers looking to teach English abroad. We directly employ hundreds of teachers each year in cities across China to teach in public schools, kindergartens, and training centers while engaging socially with our amazing community of educators from all over the world. Visa sponsorship, flight reimbursement, professional development, housing assistance, and cultural immersion courses are just a few of the benefits working for SDE brings to the table.
Take a minute to browse our website or YouTube channel for more information and hear from a few of our many ESL teacher. Feel free to leave your contact info in the box to the right. A member of our global recruitment team will reach out to help you take the first step of your China adventure.
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Why SeaDragon Education?
Experienced ESL Company
Founded in 1999, Seadragon Education has over 19 years experience in the international education field and over 7 years experience recruiting, training and managing foreign teachers. Given our extensive experience, our team is capable of delivering professional service and guide you through the entire process of teaching in China.
Teachers Support System
A critical factor that sets our company apart is our support system. From the second you talk with someone from SDE, throughout your time working for us, we have a team to support you. Need visa assistance? We have a team for that. Think your teaching skills need a little brushing up? We have a team for that. Need to get a new apartment or help with some translations? We have got a team to help you with that, too, and more!
Many Teaching Options
What age group do you like to teach? Do you want to take part in the Chinese school system or perhaps to help students with their after-school studies? Would you rather have your weekend on Tuesday and Wednesday or Saturday and Sunday? We have so many different types of Chinese schools to choose from; it is easy to find just the right fit for you.
Strong ESL Teaching Community
Living abroad can be isolating. If you teach in China with SDE will be joining a team of over 500 fellow expats from 7 different countries to expand their personal and professional network. Each week we have teacher trainings and Chinese lessons for teacher to get together. We also organize company events and smaller events such as pub quizzes, bar crawls, hikes and much more.
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An update on schools: We are working closely with Futian and Bao’an Education Bureau. Our first priority is to keep all of our current teachers safe. If you are in China then please follow the guidelines. If you are elsewhere then follow the guidelines of the country you are in.
We hope second semester will begin as soon as possible. Currently after communication with the Education Bureau we are looking at starting either in the middle of March or towards the end. At present we don’t have a fixed date.
If you are currently a teacher with us then your specialist should have reached out to you. Every teacher is in a unique position. Some teachers will have began teaching online and started working, but some may have not. We are aware of everyone’s concerns in regards to salary. Again we ask you to communicate with your specialist about this. It maybe the case that the second semester extends into the summer and teachers can make up hours. Or that we work some weekends to make up for lost time. The Education Bureau will determine the outcome of this, not Seadragon Education or the Schools.
We hope to see you all very soon. Most importantly keep safe. Firstly, your family and friends need you and secondly, as educators, your students need you.
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Why Choose Us For Your Teaching English Job
We have an array of Teaching English jobs for you to choose from. So in short we can help your find the best TEFL Job in China. We work closely to make sure you obtain a zvisa in your home country. We work closely to make sure you are placed in a Chinese School that suits you. Before you choose the best Teaching English Job please look through our TEFL Job site and see what we have to offer.
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