High School
Art teacher


Yantian /Nanshan District, Shenzhen City


Start date: ASAP


Shenzhen City  Full-time Teaching Job in International School 
(Art teacher for High school)
-Work visa
-Bachelor degree or above
-TEFL/TESOL Certificate
-At least 2 years related teaching experience 
Job details: 
-Location: Nanshan District,Shenzhen City
-Start date:  ASAP     
-Vacancies: 8
-Current FTs: 20
-Course:  A-level and IGCSE
-Class size: 25 
-Weekly teaching hours: 20 periods/week
-Work schedule:  8:00-18:00
-Weekly days off: Saturday & Sunday 
-Monthly salary:
Other subject:26-32K before tax12 months, depending on teaching experience and qualification)
- Free apartment:one bedroom and one living room near campus provided
-Free meals (Chinese Food) on working days;
-Air ticket allowance: up to 8,000 RMB
-Contract Renewal Bonus: 1 month of salary will be paid upon renewal of the two-year contract
-Summer Holidays: 4 weeks pay full
-Winter holidays:4 weeks pay full
-Christmas holiday:1 week pay full 
-Medical and Accident Insurance


Shenzhen City Guide

It’s almost impossible to imagine that the vibrant metropolis of Shenzhen was just a sleepy little village merely four decades ago. Today, it is one of the most exciting and rewarding TEFL destinations in all of China, a city that offers all the pros of a Tier 1 city (including high wages and excellent amenities) yet with the bonus of a more relaxing lifestyle, great air-quality, and amazing location. Built on the bay that separates Hong Kong from mainland China, Shenzhen benefits from its coastal location in several ways. And so will you, if you’re planning to teach English here!

Revered for its inexpensive shopping, mild climate, and variety of attractions both for weekend retreats and longer trips, Shenzhen ticks the boxes of all those who want to experience living in China but prefer to not do so in Beijing or Shanghai. If you’re a travel addict who loves a warm and sunny climate and wants to experience life in China’s richest city (hello, Special Economic Zone!) then Shenzhen will have you packing your bag and applying for that Z Visa in an instant.

Shenzhen as a TEFL destination – What’s life like for an ex-pat?

Easy-breezy ex-pat life is what Shenzhen does best, given the sheer number of ex-pats and non-locals living in the city. An abundance of green spaces, great public transport, a host of activities, and nearby attractions combine to offer a rather enviable lifestyle. Enjoy the quieter life in the outer suburbs or get stuck into the dynamic life of the city center.

In Shenzhen, the choice is all yours.

Climate in Shenzhen

When it comes to teaching English in China, life doesn’t much better than in Shenzhen. With mild winters, hot summers, and impressive air quality, the city suits outdoor lovers to a tee. Humidity can hit 90% in summer and you will have some scorchers, yet the lack of great smog and cool sea breeze mitigates conditions here, especially when compared to nearby Hong Kong.

Cost of living in Shenzhen

It may be the richest and one of the fastest-growing cities in China, yet the cost of living here hasn’t increased at the same rate as in Beijing or Shanghai. Coupled with a great demand for TEFL teachers, it means that Shenzhen can offer a very profitable English-teaching lifestyle to boot, as long as you’re a clever ex-pat. Only marginally more expensive than Guangzhou but offering arguably a much nicer setting, Shenzhen is that ‘compromise’ destination that suits travel junkies to a T. Add to that the proximity of Hong Kong (one of the cheapest Asian travel hubs of all) and all that extra saving can be put to good use. Just be mindful that Western goods here (including meals) are priced higher than in Beijing/Shanghai because competition is not as fierce. Live like a Westerner in Shenzhen and you’ll quickly see your good wages disappear.

Entertainment & outdoor activities in Shenzhen

The rise and rise of Shenzhen have happened on all fronts with the city boasting endless dining, clubbing, and entertainment options. Shopping is, of course, entertainment #1, but if you’re a huge fan of splurging on frivolities, you’ll find an abundance of ex-pat social groups organizing activities as per interest, be it jogging, photography, the arts, and whatnot. An exciting nightlife, lovely beaches nearby, a trendy art scene, and an international fusion of cultures mean there is always something going on in Shenzhen.

Heading out of the city is dead easy, be it for a day of sun-soaking on Dameisha Beach (or one of the other 22 beaches the city boasts) to stretch your legs in Lianhuashan Park (ideal for jogging) or take an easier waterfront walk interrupted with a bout of fab shopping in Shenzhen Bay Park. Given the outstanding hilly topography of this region, there are endless chances for invigorating hikes in nature.

Dealing with the language/cultural barrier

Shenzhen is the true melting pot of China, the affluence attracting Chinese nationals from every corner of the globe as well as a healthy number of ex-pats (not to mention shopping-mad tourists). The local culture has been heavily influenced by outside forces and that’s due to the city being relatively new as well. Few locals in Shenzhen have deep ancestral roots in the city so TEFL teachers arriving don’t usually feel like they’re barging into a very traditional community, no matter where in the city they live.

Mandarin and Cantonese are both spoken in Shenzhen but, unlike Guangzhou (which really requires a basic understanding of Cantonese to communicate) you’ll get by with little knowledge of the language at first as many people speak English. Everyone also seems to be particularly helpful to newcomers here, probably because everyone remembers what it was like when they first moved there. Overall, this city is an excellent choice for first-time TEFL teachers looking for a ‘softer’ landing in China.