Verbal English with Optional PE, Sport or Performing Arts

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China > Locations across China: Full time
Date Posted
29 May 2019
Job Type
Full time
RW Education
Locations across China
2 - 3 times relative local average salary + benefi
Degree Required

Job Overview

We are offering a limited number of well paid jobs with significant benefits package. It takes approximately two to five minutes to apply using our online form, and candidates are advised to act quickly to avoid disappointment.

We are seeking graduates to deliver English speaking and listening lessons in Chinese schools, with an option to add coaching PE, Sport or Performing Arts. This is not academic, written English language – but use of practical methods such as talk and response, using pictures, body-language. It is also to help increase their vocabulary of words they could use in conversation – such as slang, common English phrases and idioms.

It is part of a Chinese University led programme (Beijing Normal University, Qufu University and Shandong University), to support better spoken English in order to improve life-chances of Chinese people in second and third level locations.

Key points

  • The level of English language of the children is low, but their intent to learn, work ethic and standards of behaviour are generally very high. You do not need high-level English language skills. It is more personality based.
  • Candidates will have some choice over which age groups they would like to teach (Age groups can vary between 5 and 18 years old)
  • This programme is focused on second level cities in China. This means Chinese cities, towns and villages across the whole of China (what we call ‘Real China’)
  • The aim is to support a government, university backed programme to give confidence to Chinese young people in spoken English language
  • Teaching timetable: approx. 20 hours per week
  • The reason for substantial Chinese investment in English speaking skills is because their exam system is focused mainly on writing, and this is because the Chinese exams (Zhongkao and Gaokao) are in the written and listening format only.

China needs a huge injection of English speakers to help develop this gap in their development, and many schools wish to 'get ahead of the game' as they anticipate speaking becoming part of future examinations.

Optional PE and Sport coaching / teaching: Many Chinese schools are increasingly placing a higher emphasis on Physical Education, and adding this element is a rewarding way to bolster experience and skills. The focus is on assisting PE teachers in lessons and/or coaching extra-curricular sport.

These posts are truly unique opportunities, and place you firmly in a different marketplace for future credibility, CV improvement and job-seeking.

What the role is not: The Verbal English programme does not expect the teaching of academic / written English language. But, please read the person specifications to get a better sense of what is required, and visit the website for more information.

Professional standards: Understanding that whilst this a great opportunity to travel, it is also a job, and professional standards associated with teaching do apply. You would be providing a valuable service, and the Chinese government would be investing heavily in you in order to improve their education system.

Travel in China: China is unique, unlike any other experience in working abroad. For the right person, this is an opportunity to gain credible professional experience and links, as well as to travel and immerse in a different culture.

There are no fees to apply for this role, or for any processes involved with recruitment. Costs are met by Chinese investment other than flight, vaccinations (and DBS certificate / TEFL certificate if you do not already have one)


Verbal English with Optional PE, Sport or Performing Arts

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  • Accommodation included
  • Food included (3 x meals per day)
  • Visa costs included
  • Flight cost reimbursement
  • Legalisation of Degree Certificate included
  • Foreign Experts Certificate issued by Chinese Government
  • Support and advice for all administrative processes
  • Initial application takes approximately two minutes - directly on our website by clicking on the apply button. We will then contact you to discuss your potential to work in China.


  • Hard work ethic
  • Warm, caring personality
  • Confidence and charisma to engage with people
  • Desire to travel
  • Some experience working with or leading young people or children in educational settings (e.g. tour guide, coach, teacher)
  • Genuine sense of curiosity
  • Desire to build on existing life-skills
  • Patient, empathetic and calm under pressure
  • Graduate with Bachelor’s Degree (any subject / any age over 18 years old)

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