Visiting China soon? Start here

Visiting China soon? Start here

Recruitment agencies for teaching in China


Are you looking for a recruiter to help you find a teaching job in China?

One of the best ways you can find a teaching job in China is by working with a reputable recruiter.

A recruiter can help you find the ideal school and position based on your needs. They can also help you with housing and the visa requirements for China, as well as answer any questions you have along the way.

Looking for recruitment agencies that offer non-teaching jobs? Visit this page instead.

Recruiters, add your business to this directory for free. Simply send us your details.


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China-Australia Mind Education

China-Australia Mind Education Group carefully screens its partner schools to ensure teachers will be entering into a safe, secure, and comfortable teaching environment, where all their professional and private needs will be met.

+86 18600397913

China By Teaching

China By Teaching is the brainchild of a group of expat teachers living and working in China, who first arrived with an abundance of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn everything there was to know about teaching in this enigmatic country.


We coordinate job placements for western university graduates who are interested in living and working in China as a native English speaking teacher. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our passionate team of coordinators is great at what we do – matching great teachers with top teaching opportunities and job programs throughout China.

+1 866 572 9992

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edcentric teaching

Based in Changsha, Hunan, edcentric teaching specialises in providing high quality internships for foreigners looking to teach in China. We pride ourselves on our vast network of contacts and our superior ability to place interns in a wide array of schools and kindergartens around China.

Elite Recruitment and Education

Why teach English in China? For the unrivaled skill-building opportunities! Teaching English in China with Elite Recruitment and Education will give you strong skills that will help you in a teaching or administrative career in education, but they’ll also be transferable to other careers.


Footprints Recruiting

Operating out of beautiful Vancouver, Canada, Footprints Recruiting has been helping teachers to find their dream positions abroad since 2001. With over 10,000 happy teachers placed in schools in the Middle East, Asia and around the world, we are experts in matching our candidates with the best opportunities.

+1 8886773166


Gold Star TEFL Recruitment

Gold Star TEFL Recruitment is a TEFL teacher recruitment agency, specializing in assisting English teachers with finding the best teaching jobs in China and other Asian countries. Founded in 2009, we strongly believe in providing an honest, professional and supremely effective job placement service for our teachers.


Hello Teacher!

We specialize in placing Australians and New Zealanders in public and private schools all over China. Based in Melbourne, Australia, you can rest assured knowing you have local support with international expertise. Even if you’ve just graduated from university, we can help you find a great teaching job in China.

+61 426 905 015

Horizon ESL

Our goal is to find reputable schools in which to place quality native English speaking teachers. Our business model is designed and shaped to build long-term relationships with both schools and teachers, allowing us to deliver only the highest quality service.

+86 24 2322 2399

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Ignite Recruitment

Ignite Recruitment has over four years’ experience when recruiting. Ignite as a whole have been recruiting for nearly 12 years now. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service offering. Both candidates and clients are treated alike, and all our consultants understand people are the core of our business.

+86 159 1050 0177


InterGreat Education Group is a leading international education service provider with over 15 years of experience. Unlike other placement companies, we have real offices, in the UK and across China. As this is a government-sponsored programme, it is a funded opportunity with no additional fees and no tricks.

+44 0203 856 8180


New Peak Recruitment

New Peak Recruitment specializes in supporting foreign teachers who want to apply for teaching jobs in China. We have not only language teaching positions, but also many other subjects including math, biology, geography, physics, chemistry, economics, fine art, drama, and history.

+86 (024) 3133 3068

Noon Elite Recruitment

Our UK based company of ex TEFL teacher agents work with you to find you the very best positions in all of China. We have connections across thousands of Chinese employers in hundreds of locations and we find candidates safe, top tier employers in the best locations


On the Mark TEFL

On the Mark has placed hundreds of individuals in English teaching positions throughout China, Hong Kong and beyond. We bring to you the best ESL jobs for those looking to teach English abroad in leading public and private schools and internationally recognized educational institutions.

+1 469 730 6383

Opportunity China

Opportunity China is a gateway for educators, English teachers, university lecturers and graduates to find exciting and enriching opportunities in China. We pride ourselves on offering a professional and personalised service to all candidates, right from their initial application through to beginning their dream opportunity in China.


Pioneer & Beyond

The Chinese culture and the passion for teaching English are at the top of our agenda at Pioneer & Beyond. We believe in a world where everyone should get access to opportunities, no matter the geographic limits. As a result, we offer support from the initial interview until the time of their stay in China.

+44 (0) 17 33 70 2717


Reach To Teach

We have placed thousands of native English teachers in ESL teaching jobs and volunteer positions in destinations all over the world. Our extensive experience with placing teachers in government teaching programs and private language schools allows us to give simple answers to your questions and help you make informed decisions.

+1 2014674612



With over 30 years of recruitment experience, Saxoncourt Recruitment prides itself on the specialized niche approach to recruitment. With a variety of teaching, academic and management roles across Asia, Saxoncourt Recruitment is the best choice for securing employment within the EFL industry in China.

+886 223119858

Seadragon Education (SDE)

We strive to outdo ourselves, year after year, to give you the best experience you can have while teaching and living in China. There are plenty of opportunities with SDE and no matter what you decide to do, one thing is for certain – your once-in-a-lifetime experience begins right here!

+86 0755 8860 9201

Shanghai Meiji

Shanghai Meiji is one of the biggest human resource centres for foreigners in Shanghai, China. We specialize in assisting foreign teachers and interns in pursuing their teaching career in China.

+86 21 5835 1226


Success in Education (SIE) prides itself on being one of the most transparent companies in the TEFL industry with over 16 years of experience in hiring, training, sponsoring, and supporting thousands of teachers across China.

+86 755 8654 8356

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Teach English Global

Teach English Global is an education recruitment company that was founded by teachers, for teachers. Our aim is simple – we want to help teachers from all backgrounds, with different levels of experience, find the best English teaching opportunities available to them in China!

Teach English in China

Teach English In China is an award-winning provider of English teaching placements and homestays across China, offering placements in cities including Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai.

+44 2038442992

Teach ESL China

Our team at Teach ESL China has previous experience teaching in China. Our main goal is to make sure that you have a fun, lucrative, and safe year abroad and that you love it so much, that it will be a tough decision at the end of the year whether to go back home.

Teach & Play

We find you jobs that make your China experience better. We aren’t a school, we work with them – and we only work with the best. Want to work on the beach? Want to earn a high salary? Want a free PGCE? We’ll make it happen.


We have been helping candidates find the perfect English teaching placement in China for over 20 years. TeachDiscoverChina (TDC) is an integral platform of Sichuan Education Association of International Exchange (SEAIE), working with some of the best schools in the province.

+86 (0) 28 6270 2490


We provide access to vetted job openings, school databases, original articles and industry insights. Our in-house recruitment team is dedicated to delivering outstanding job placement services to every qualified applicant.

+86 400 119 8902

Totally Teach

Due to being expats ourselves, we understand that moving to and living in China can be a culture shock! We know the country, the market and the challenges. We can help with any questions you have while you are here.


World International Education (WIE)

World International Education (WIE) is a professional ESL teacher recruiting agency based in Guangzhou, established in 2006. All of our teachers have work Z visas and are working legally in China. We assist you with all government paperwork including invitation letters, medical tests, immigration, police registration, foreign expert certifications, etc.

+86 20 38320536

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Don’t forget your TEFL

Don’t forget, most teaching jobs in China require a TEFL certificate, unless your degree is in education.

Most recruiters and schools require a minimum course duration of 120 hours.

Visit our TEFL Store where you can compare the best courses for a great price.

Information for teacher recruitment agencies

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Directory listing

If your organization specializes in China teacher recruitment, then you can list it in our directory.

A free directory listing includes your:

  • Business description (under 50 words)
  • Logo
  • Website (no follow), email address and phone number

paid directory listing includes all of the above, plus:

  • An additional listing right at the top of the page
  • Website (do follow link)
  • Option to include more info, images and social links

If you would like to add, update or remove your China teacher recruitment agency, please contact us.

Job board

We also have a China job board for all kinds of jobs in China, including teaching jobs.

There’s no cost to recruiters or candidates. Simply register and list your jobs for free.

Page last updated October 29, 2023.


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