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Work, travel, and live like a local in China!

Ready to have the experience of living and working in Asia? International Language Programs (that's us) can get you set up to apply with your Chinese employer to teach English professionally at schools in southern China.

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To apply, you must be a native English speaker and have one of two things:

1. A Bachelor's in English or Education
2. A Bachelor's in any emphasis along with either a TEFL certificate or 2 years teaching experience

Applicants should demonstrate good social skills, willingness to work with a foreign employer, and the desire to serve children.


5-month contracts (late January to late June) or (late August to late January)
10-month contracts available (late January until late January with about 2 months off in the summer) or (late August until late June). 
10-day vacation option for Christmas/New Year


Your employer covers the costs of:

  1. Roundtrip airfare to China
  2. Housing
  3. Meals
  4. Salary of $1500-$1800 USD per month (depending on qualifications, paid in local currency)


The Teaching Experience 

Teachers use a teaching methodology for teaching English developed by the late Dr. Trevor McKee, Ph.D., professor of Human Development and Psycholinguistics at Brigham Young University. Prior to departure, you will complete a qualifying training session with ILP on teaching using this methodology. Applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds have become very effective teachers in a short time, even without prior experience.

Teachers will work 22-25 hours per week as well as take time to prepare (training workshops, lesson planning, staff meetings, etc).

Chinese language skills are not required! In ILP classes, children learn English similarly to how they acquired their native language, through experience and interaction with a fluent, loving adult. Since teachers speak only in English while teaching, you do not need to be able to speak Chinese.

English will help the children in China receive numerous educational and professional opportunities as they grow. A Chinese English speaker is often hired at three times the salary of other applicants with otherwise equal credentials. But more importantly, each child will build a loving relationship with an American teacher. The good which could come from this interaction is immeasurable.

Living in China 

One of the great things about the ILP program is that you will live with and teach at a school with other American teachers. Participants come from schools like Brigham Young University, BYU-I, University of Utah, Utah State, Weber State, Arizona State University, and many others throughout Utah and the United States and Canada.

The best way to experience a foreign culture is to contribute to it rather than by simply observing and touring it. There are however opportunities for teachers to travel on weekends, holidays, and designated school vacation days. Teachers are responsible for all of their own vacation arrangements and costs.

Teachers live in southern China, in the Guangzhou area.


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Apply Online 

Get started by clicking that green button below and submitting your online application. Once that is received, your ILP Representative will contact you to chat about what's next. If you have any questions before you apply, just email us: proteaching@ilp.org

We can accept applications no earlier than 1 year in advance, and highly recommend starting the application about 6 months prior to the semester you wish to go in order to get a better chance at an opening.


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