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Join Chinaís leading education brand Joy English with 500 locations in over 100 cities across China. Fully paid training and support, long holidays, excellent work life balance & financial package, career development, sponsored work visa, no boring admin work!

Posted By: Joy English Language School <[email protected]>
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019, at 9:33 a.m.

Join China’s leading education brand Joy English with 500 locations in over 100 cities across China. Fully paid training and support, long holidays, excellent work life balance & financial package, career development, sponsored work visa, no boring admin work!

The Opportunity: 

Opportunities exist to join our academic team of 2000+ foreign teachers across our 500 locations in over 100 cities across China. Experience an amazing work life balance in a buzzing metropolis, a quiet rural setting or anything in between. After your full paid, comprehensive training you will teach our fun and engaging curriculum to highly motivated young learners using a wealth of advanced teaching tools.

You will benefit from lots of free time to enjoy your life in China with minimal office hours, short lesson prep time(due to the comprehensive curriculum and teaching tools), a comfortable teaching schedule, long paid holidays and no boring administrative responsibilities.

You will achieve very high disposable income with an excellent financial package, fully paid private accommodation and extremely low living costs. Our teachers enjoy an extremely comfortable life, typically travelling extensively while still saving a large proportion of their earnings.

You will receive a high level of support to adjust to living in China, with dedicated support staff to help you acclimatize and get oriented, regular free Chinese language lessons, sponsored social and cultural events and a wide social circle of both Western and Chinese staff.

We believe that taking excellent care of our teachers and providing them with opportunities to grow and develop is the key to a successful school. As a result we go far above and beyond the standard in China to ensure that our teachers are satisfied with their career with Joy. As a result our average length of service is typically over 3 years, which is almost unheard of in a Chinese language school.

  • Our excellent training, fully developed curriculum and great support network make us an ideal choice for new teachers

  • Our admin free schedule offers unmatched work life balance for experienced teachers tired of grinding office hours, doubling their workload

  • Our structured career development program offers a true career path and is open to all

  • Our outstanding earning potential, coupled with China's low living costs and extensive paid holiday make us a great choice for anyone

Most importantly, unlike many schools in China we always support and treat our teachers fairly and always keep our promises.


  • Joy classes all follow a structured curriculum. All materials, books, teaching guides, flashcards, props, etc. are provided at the schools. There is no need to search the internet for class ideas or materials.

  • Most of our classes use interactive smart boards, with pre-designed lesson content and fun classroom activities already built in, making lesson planning much less of a chore

  • You will receive comprehensive training on our curriculum and teaching methodology from our experienced training team

  • You will have the opportunity to observe other teacher’s classes, have assistance preparing your lessons, and practice teaching before you start your first live classes

  • Your trainers and the rest of the management team will provide a high level of feedback, coaching, and ongoing support to enable you to excel

The atmosphere here is very light-hearted and fun in the classrooms, but we are dedicated to providing the best education for our students. Joy's motto and approach to teaching is: “Learning is Fun”. We incorporate lots of activities and games while teaching English to our young students. Class sizes are small and focused to ensure our students receive a high level of individual attention.

Our curriculum and methodology achieves outstanding results for our students and we believe in building long term student teacher relationships, so you can really see the positive impact you are making with your students over the course of your career at Joy.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Starting salary between 11,000-15,000RMB (depending on experience and location - Higher starting salaries may be considered for highly experienced applicants).

  • Annual contract completion bonus (usually equivalent to 1 month’s salary or more)

  • Additional bonuses dependent on location

  • Free fully furnished private modern apartment with all utilities paid

  • Comfortable teaching schedule 20-22 hours per week is typical

  • Minimal or zero office hours and no additional admin work

  • Multiple Long holidays each year (fully or partially paid dependent on location – 30-45 days is typical)

  • Free medical and accident insurance

  • Free Chinese lessons – Free Chinese text books and subsidized HSK exam.

  • Fully sponsored legal working visa and support throughout the visa process

Career Development:

  • Our Senior Teacher Management Development Program is available across our school network.

  • Senior teachers are trained to take on additional responsibilities such as; training, curriculum development, coaching and management.

  • Opportunities to develop into management positions throughout the school network across China.

  • Additional training is provided in specialist teaching methods for VIP students, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEFL Jr. SAT, GRE exam preparation for selected teachers.

Life in China:

With 500 schools across over 100 cities in China ranging from the tropical south coast, buzzing costal metropolises, ancient central capitals like Xian and Luoyang, Sichuan province, home of the giant panda, the wide open plains of Inner Mongolia, to the ski hills and hot springs of Northeastern Heilongjiang province, home to the world famous ice and snow festival an amazing cultural journey awaits you.


Every school guarantees a supportive working environment, excellent financial freedom, a great work life balance with plenty of free time to enjoy your new adventure, while making a real difference in the lives of your students. We have built a high performing and dedicated team many of whom have chosen to make Joy and China their long term home, settling down, marrying, having children and purchasing property here. Make the right choice for your ESL career and apply now.


Job Requirements:

  • Native English speakers from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, or South Africa

  • Teaching experience is preferred but not required as full training will be given to selected candidates

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 120 Hour TESOL/TEFL (Or 2 years of teaching experience)

  • Only NATIVE English speakers should apply


Candidates may apply by emailing a cover letter, resume, college degree, TESOL/TEFL certificate and recent photo to:


[email protected]


Please include when you are available and outline any previous teaching experience you have or experience with children, as well as any questions you might have at that time.  Initial contracts are for one year.

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