Top 12 Chinese Companies to Teach English Online

Do you desire to travel? Have you been thinking about coming to China to teach English for years?

So we have good news for you. China is a perfect country for fresh graduates of all majors, and new, experienced and licensed educators who have been looking for travel and career development opportunities. Since China has a large population eager to learn English. And the Chinese pay great attention to English learning in their education systems.

 As long as you meet the basic requirements for teaching in China, you will be lucky. In China, many companies are actively looking for a large number of English teacher candidates to help them fill vacant positions. A high-paying new job opportunity (and travel adventure) is approaching you.


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Top Chinese companies to teach English in China

In fact, here are 12 of our favorite ones. Go ahead and set aside a few hours on the weekend, because we guarantee that you will want to apply for all these positions.

 1. DaDaABC

DaDaABC is found in April 2013 and based in Shanghai, China. DaDaABC is an online one-on-one English education platform for Chinese children between 4 to 16 years old. Normally their teachers work for 3 hours and up to 20 hours per week. And most teachers have 15 hours per week. The previous experience of teaching children is not necessary but preferred. However, the ESL certificate and a bachelor's degree are now necessary. Peak teaching time is from 7 pm to 8:30 pm (Beijing time) Monday to Friday, more on weekends. DadaABC's hourly salary is about $ 20, but depending on the bonus, you can earn up to $ 25 or as low as $ 15. To start to make an application to DaDaAB.

 2. First Leap

First Leap English, established in Beijing in 2008, is flourishing and expanding across China. First Leap was created to provide much-needed quality after-school English training for children aged 1.5 – 15 years old. The first team of Leap teachers will only continue to grow. All English-speaking professional graduates have a lot of room to teach for a year (or even longer) throughout China.

First Leap ’s teachers ’salaries are considerable, their hourly rate is about $21. And they plus additional benefits such as free airfare, medical insurance, and settlement allowance. There is no specific teaching experience, but a teaching certificate is a must. To start to make an application to First Leap

 3. Lime English

Lime English is an online English teaching company based in Beijing, China. They focused on improving students reading and writing skills in particular. The students are mostly children from 5-12 years old. They have class from 7pm – 9:30pm Beijing time. And they offer flexible scheduling and pay $16 – $25 USD per hour with bonuses. They want native speakers with a BA degree and K – 12 teaching experience (a TESL certificate is preferred but not necessary). To start to make application to Lime English.

 4. Talk915

Talk9115 was established in 2012. They are looking for native English or have a neutral native accent English teachers. The prefer experienced teachers and teaching certificate is a must. And the students are from 3-18 years old. And they pay $5-8 per 25mins class. The peak teaching time is  5 pm-11 pm (Beijing Time), and sometimes on weekends as well. You can use either QQ or the teaching platform provided by the company. There is very little preparation since they have their own teaching materials. To start to make an application to Talk915.


31abc is an innovative English teaching company that is established in Shanghai, China. Their students mostly are from 4-12 years old and class sizes are small from 1 to 3 students. They aim at helping students to become effective English communicators. They want to create a dynamic, interesting, and interactive learning experience for their students. They offer a fixed schedule as you will have the same class 3 times per week. Teachers must be native speakers (they prefer the North American accent) and a BA degree/TESL certificate is not necessary but preferred. They do prefer teachers with rich experiences. Peak teaching time is from 6 pm – 10 pm Beijing time and they require at least 9 hours per week. 31ABC pays a base rate of $20 USD per hour but they offer bonuses for performance and for teaching a lot of classes. To start to make an application to 31abc.

 6. Likeshuo

Likeshuo is affiliated with Meten and based in Shenzhen, China. They teach Chinese children aged 5-17 years old and adults as well. They want native speaking teachers who have a bachelor’s degree or above and are able to teach over 20 hours per week. The hourly rate is from $10-$22 for adults. For teaching children, teachers must be willing to use props during your lessons so make sure that you have some available before starting the interview process. They provide their own software teaching platform that runs on Windows and Internet Explorer. They prefer native English teachers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and other countries that are considered to be native. To start to make an application to Likeshuo.


 7. 51Talk

51Talk, the premier online English school in China, specializes in providing quality English online training by facilitating collaborative cultural exchanges between its teachers and students. 51Talk is one of the largest online English education company in China, their goal is to help China speak with the world. They are founded in 2011 and now have 1001-5000 employees. The hourly rate is from $7-11. They teach kids and adults with their own material. Native English speakers are preferred but not necessarily because they have a different type of education projects. They are almost always looking for new teachers and as long as you are fluent in English and have the proper accent then you should apply. They need at least 25 teaching hours a month and a college degree is preferred. And they offer both one-to-one and group lessons. 

 8. Vipkid

VIPKid is a large online K12 education company founded in 2013. The teaching platform and materials are fully provided. They are mainly looking for North American teachers, so peak working hours are early mornings and weekend evenings in North American time zones. They pay between $14 -$22 per hour but your final salary depends on bonuses and incentives.

 9. Gogokid

Gogokid is a Chinese company mainly teaching kids aged 4-12. Their classes are 1 to 1 and 25 minutes long. They are looking for Canadian and American teachers with a bachelor's degree, teaching certificates and experience are preferred, but not necessary. Gogokid pays $14 – $25 USD per hour plus a bonus based on qualifications, attendance, and performance.

 10. Disney English

Disney English is a Chinese educational company with many schools nationwide. Disney English is committed to empowering children to interact across borders and cultures by achieving English language fluency. And right now It appears that they are only hiring native English speakers to work in China as a full-time teacher. You must have completed a bachelor's degree or above and the monthly salary is around $3000.

 11. Landi

Landi English is developed with an immersive teaching system, based on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), aiming to positively transform Chinese students’ English learning patterns with content language learning, from kindergarten to high school level. By adopting the student-centered teaching method Peer Study throughout the whole teaching system, Landi has revolutionized real-time online courses from traditional one on one to one on more. Landi is looking for native speakers with a bachelor’s degrees or above and a teaching certificate, and their salary is pretty good between $18 – $25 per hour. Each 25-minute class is one-on-one or up to 2 students. You have to work over 10 hours per week from 6:30 pm-9 pm Beijing time (GMT+8).


 12. Magic Ear

MagicEars is a Chinese online English education platform founded in 2016, and they’re looking for online ESL teachers to teach Chinese kids from 5-12 years old in 1 4 group classes. They usually hire native speakers, especially Americans and Canadians, teaching experience, and ESL industry certificates are preferred but not necessary. Teaching materials and paid training are provided, teachers get paid $22~26/hr on average.

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