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Giraffe English Shanghai: ESL Teacher for 4 to 12 year olds

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China > Shanghai: Full time
Date Posted
5 June 2020
Job Type
Full time
Giraffe English Shanghai
17,000 – 21,000 RMB per month
Degree Required

Job Overview

Giraffe English teaches students 3 to 12 years old, and given the age of our students, our mission extends beyond teaching English. We at Giraffe believe that we must not only be effective teachers of English, but work to help create an environment where students can wo The Giraffe English brand has already been well established in its native Taiwan for over 30 years, boasting over 700 schools. Giraffe English Shanghai opened in 2009 as the first Giraffe English in Mainland China.
Giraffe offers intensive personal training for newly hired teachers that lasts up to 3 months depending on the progress of the teacher. You will never be thrown into a classroom without adequate preparation. Even after the first 3 months, we continue to offer trainings for teachers who want to continue to improve their abilities in the classroom.


- Excellent salary: 17,000 – 21,000 RMB per month (based on qualifications and teaching ability)
- 1-way flight reimbursement to Shanghai
- 2 weeks hotel accommodation upon arrival
- Legal Z work visa provided
- Visa document reimbursement
- Health insurance provided
- Contract completion bonus of up to one month’s salary
- 30 days national and school holidays annually
- 5 days paid personal leave annually plus unpaid personal leave available


- Bachelors Degree
- Native English Speaker
- Enjoy working with children
- Open to new experiences
- TEFL Level 5 certification
- You are not required to speak Chinese

*To meet China’s visa regulations applicants must be citizens from the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.

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Adventure Starts Here!
Are you looking to drop your boring 9-5 routine and find a career on the road? Wish you could travel more and save money while doing it? At Giraffe we offer an opportunity to start your adventure abroad and make a positive impact on kids' lives at the same time. This is an opportunity for passionate adaptable people that want to have fun while working.

Community Starts Here!
Over our past 10 years in Shanghai, we have developed a community atmosphere amongst our staff. With teachers from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, & the US we have become a diverse family and made lifelong friends. Living in Shanghai means there's always something fun to do and working at Giraffe means you always have people to do it with. We love to travel! With a relaxed working schedule, you will have plenty of time to live out your dream vacations.

Teaching Starts Here!
Whether you have years of experience or this is your first time teaching we can help you develop professionally. When you first join the Giraffe team we get you up to speed with a personalized training process that is designed to get you comfortable with the curriculum before taking your own classes. We also offer ongoing training to help you develop into the best teacher you can be.
In addition to our primary classroom-based courses, we have created other courses like Speak Up, Write On, and Inspired Learning. These courses focuses on public speaking, drama, creative writing, and other real-world English experiences. Whatever your interests are as a teacher, Giraffe can offer you the opportunity to use your creativity in a productive way.

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Giraffe English Shanghai: ESL Teacher for 4 to 12 year olds

Teaching English in China


  • Salary
  • Visa
  • Travel: 1-way flight reimbursement to Shanghai


  • Level 5 TEFL certificate
  • Fluent in English: Citizens from the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
  • Bachelor’s Degree

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