Teach English in China

With the fastest growing economy in the world and an education system that encourages economic and cultural development, there is no shortage of opportunities to come to China to teach English. You don’t have to be studying to be a teacher or a qualified teacher to take advantage of this opportunity! High school students can come over and teach in their gap year between school and college, teachers looking for international experience can come, and new grads can use this as an opportunity to gain experience while traveling and enjoying a rich and diverse culture. Yes, you can get paid to teach English in China, while enjoying the traveling and learning opportunities we have to offer.

Coming to China to teach abroad is a fantastic opportunity. You’ll have a chance to make a difference for your students, learn the world’s most spoken language and experience all the wonders China has to offer. Depending on your stage in your studies and life, we have a number of opportunities you can choose from!

Teach in your Gap Year
Paid Teaching Internships
Full-time Teaching
  • Spend your gap year abroad in China and combine paid work, with learning, adventure, travel, and fun! Come between high school and college, or when taking a break from your studies. Take the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the world, get to know yourself better and make friends from across the globe. Teaching abroad in China is a unique opportunity to work and travel in a culturally rich country while deciding on your future. While you are here, you’ll be able to take part in immersive Mandarin Chinese classes that will enable you to speak the most spoken language in the world; this is your chance to see and experience China as a local.Go Abroad China is here to help you arrange an incredible gap year in China, from your visa, accommodation, and travel to a paid placement. Join other gap year students in the opportunity of a lifetime, while working and traveling. Better yet, you’ll make new friends for life.
You don’t have to be a teacher or hold a degree to take part in a teaching internship in China. Anyone, with any background, can come (even if you aren’t a native English speaker). To take part in a teaching internship, you will need a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate (also known as TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Go Abroad China is here to help you organize your TEFL Certificate so you can teach abroad in China. We will also help you find a paid teaching internship position, organize your accommodation and arrange all the little details that will make your time in China special. When you come to China with GAC you get to work, live and travel while we look after the details for you.   Internship Program Information
If you are a qualified graduate with English as one of your majors, have valid passport for a native English speaking country and at least two years of teaching experience, you can come to China as a full-time English teacher. Go Abroad China will be able to help you find a paid teaching position, gain employer sponsorship for your work visa (a Z visa) and arrange your time in China, from meals and accommodation to immersive Chinese language classes and travel opportunities. International teaching experience can make a positive impact on your resume, opening doors for your future teaching career. Some schools require you to be TEFL certified. This qualification enables you to teach in exotic locations across the globe. GAC can help you study for this qualification while you are here in China.

Apply today for the opportunity to learn, teach and grow in an incredible setting.


Why teach in China

Although you may like the options you see above; you may still be unsure if China is the destination for you. Here are a few reasons you should come to China to teach:

  • The demand for English teachers is growing exponentially, and with no shortage of opportunities, you are guaranteed placement.
  • China has a rich culture and diversity. Few other countries can offer the history, culture, and experiences that you’ll have in China. Better yet, you’ll get to experience it all like a local.
  • Chinese students love learning. English classes may offer students a chance to relax a little, and you’ll get to have fun with them while teaching them the second most spoken language in the world.
  • Acquire a new language that can open up opportunities, easily. Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world and is easier to learn when you are immersed in it. Your Teaching package will come with the opportunity to take lessons, to practice throughout your stay and to go home with impressive new language skills.
  • There’s always someone looking after you. Whether it’s the GAC team or your teaching mentor, you’ll always have support while you are with us.

Transferring to an international university in another country can be a complicated process. Making sure you have everything sorted, from choosing the right place to study to transferring credits, organizing visas and getting around can do your head in. Go Abroad China is here to make the process as smooth as possible; we’ll handle all the details and ensure your stay in China is memorable for the right reasons! GAC can make sure you get into your choice of university, organize all the details for you, help you with your visa and arrange the little extras that make the experience worthwhile! GAC arranges affordable, accredited and quality Chinese language programs. We’ve placed thousands of happy students and would love to do the same for you.

Why Choose GAC?

Transferring to an international university in another country can be a complicated process. Making sure you have everything sorted, from choosing the right place to study to transferring credits, organizing visas and getting around can do your head in. Go Abroad China is here to make the process as smooth as possible; we’ll handle all the details and ensure your stay in China is memorable for the right reasons! GAC can make sure you get into the university of your choice, organize all the details for you, help you with your visa and arrange the little extras that make the experience worthwhile! GAC arranges affordable, accredited and quality Chinese language programs. We’ve placed thousands of happy students and would love to do the same for you. With GAC you get:

University Placement

All Course Materials

Visa Support

Orientation and Welcome Support and Activities


Networking Opportunities

Airport Transfers

Cultural and Outdoor Experiences

Certificate and Course Credits

24/7 Support Hotline

Program Highlights

Go Abroad China organizes tailored Chinese teaching and learning experiences based on your needs, goals, and interests. Your program will include:

  • Language classes tailored to your level of Mandarin proficiency, from absolute beginner all the way through to advanced lessons and an intensive Mandarin program
  • Free cultural or language-based electives to choose from
  • A language exchange program with a native Chinese speaker - one of the best ways to grasp the Chinese language is to talk to Chinese people in everyday conversations
  • A teaching placement, whether it’s for a gap year, full-time teaching abroad or a teaching internship in China.
  • Free guided city tours, outings, and other activities
  • Accommodation in a private or shared apartment with a Chinese roommate, or homestay


Go Abroad China offers excellent value for money.

Our standard packages have more inclusions than our competitors,
and we fully tailor your experience to match your needs.


Why come to China to Learn Chinese?

Here are reasons why you should learn Mandarin Chinese, and more so, why you should come to China to learn it:

Experience one of the world’s oldest civilizations juxtaposed with modern living; get immersed in the rich sights, sounds and flavors of China, they’re unique!

Challenge yourself and grow; develop critical thinking and confidence, learn to adapt, get to know yourself better, and develop skills that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.

Learn to speak the world’s most spoken language faster than you ever could by learning at home (and get in loads of practice with the locals while you’re here).

Add an experience to your résumé that will make you stand out from the crowd. Both college and employers value the characteristics you have and develop as an international student and intern.

See some of the world’s oldest buildings, meet endangered pandas, explore the vast regional areas of China that range from mountains to deserts, and get the chance to see record breaking bridges and futuristic architecture.

Make new friends for life that live all over the world (you may even have opportunities to visit them in their countries later on!).

Gain global perspectives from the world’s largest exporter, get to understand international trade and how to do it well.

Many companies across the globe, especially multinational corporations either have a presence in China or do business with China. The demand for English/Mandarin Chinese speakers is high, but the number of people who are fluent in both is low. This opens up amazing opportunities for your future!

Get an internationally recognized credit for Mandarin

Learn Chinese in a culturally immersive program that is internationally recognized, which will open doors for your future career. Live, learn, laugh and experience Chinese in this immersive cultural experience that will leave you feeling like a new person.


What’s Included?

Accelerate your fluency in Mandarin with our popular internationally recognized Summer Mandarin Language Programs. Our study abroad programs have been developed to include all the extras you need to have a comfortable, safe and enjoyable time in China, from day-to-day support through to visa help, accommodation, medical aid, cultural and sightseeing activities, and more (all included in our standard package at no additional cost).

Pre-arrival support & Visa
Our program coordinators are here to assist you in any way possible throughout the application process to help you get the ball rolling. We will work closely with you to plan a tailored program that meets their needs. Once your program has been finalized, we'll supply you with all the documents needed for their Visa application. We also help you get set-up for living in China. Once you arrive, we supply airport transfers to get you safely from the airport to their accommodation and show you around.
Chinese Language Classes
Chinese language classes are the primary focus of our China immersion program. Our programs have been developed to help you learn as fast and effectively as possible, so by the time you leave, you’ve improved your proficiency and can carry out a simple conversation in Chinese, and have a sound understanding of the Chinese culture. The course usually includes 20 hours of language classes each week and cover the intricacies of speaking, writing and reading. All GAC Language and Internship programs include the courses, textbooks, and electives chosen with no out of pocket study expenses.
Dates and fees
Programs can start at any time and run throughout the year, inquire now to find out what programs are available for your preferred dates. Fees will be based on the final package components selected. We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss dates, promotions, full, and partial sponsorship opportunities.
City Tours and Excursions
We organize trips to famous and fascinating historical sites such as The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and many more. In addition to these tourist sites, we organize trips to Chinese schools, universities, business enterprises and the countryside to let students enjoy all the aspects of the region they are staying in. Social activities are also included, enabling students to get to know their fellow participants and make friends for life.
We offer three different housing accommodation options. The accommodation fee is already included in the program cost and is guaranteed for the duration of the student’s stay in China.
Our programs are available at a number of Chinese Cities and are run in conjunction with China's Top Universities. The most popular destinations are Beijing and Shanghai, however, other cities also have much to offer. Talk to our coordinators about where you would like to stay while you are here.
Safety and support
We understand your concern for your safety while in China and we take this very seriously. Our team have many years’ experience in working with and supporting you. Safety and security form part of our policies and we provide full support throughout the program (24/7); including travel and living arrangements, visa documentation, pre-departure guide, airport transfers, orientation, study materials, familiarizing you with your university or language school and surroundings, and bilingual program coordinators.
Our service package covers all the day-to-day needs from visa support documentation to insurances and medical aid membership. We understand you need to know you will be safe and looked after while here and that should anything happen, they will have the best medical care. Our team work hard to ensure that these situations do not arise and ensure we understand any health requirements you may have before you arrive. We work hard to ensure all our policies are up to the expected standards. You can be assured that we'll look after you.
Welcome and Orientation
To ensure that students and parents understand how the program works, what they can expect, so you understand the rules, regulations, city hazards, school rules and receive a cultural briefing, we organize orientation sessions. A parent session is available prior to students departing, while students take part in a group orientation once they arrive in China. Students will also be supplied with a welcome pack with necessary information and goodies they need for their stay.
Volunteer Opportunities
To enhance your learning experience in China, we have a selection of community projects and volunteering opportunities available. These include helping out at a local hospice, orphanages or poorer schools that need additional support.
Workshops and Seminars
Interactive workshops, group seminars, and discussions are included in the package. These workshops and seminars have been developed to help our participants get well-acquainted life in China, things to expect, components of Chinese culture such as music, art, shows or performances, traditional food, calligraphy, Tai Chi and more.
Language Exchange Program
Living in China is a great way to speed up your learning experience, enabling you to engage with roommates and neighbors, develop great new friendships and learn outside the classroom. Our programs include the opportunity for language exchange with a native Mandarin speaker to help accelerate your learning experience through practice.

Why Choose Go Abroad China's Chinese Programs ?

Internationally Recognized Language Programs

GAC partner with the top universities in China to provide you with internationally recognized language classes that accelerate your mastery of the Chinese language. Learn together with fellow students, business people and expats from across the world. Classes can be supplemented with one-on-one tutoring or additional small group classes. Students can choose a standard 20-hour study week or an intensive 30-hour study week. Classes are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who are bilingual, comprehensively trained, and who have years of Chinese teaching experience.

A Choice of Destinations

GAC offer programs in a number of Chinese cities, giving you the chance to choose the type of experience you would like. Join us in Beijing or Shanghai for the hustle and bustle of a modern city, or go for something quieter in Nanjing, Dalian is great for those that love history while Hangzhou is perfect for those who love natural beauty. We have something for everyone.

Experience all China has to Offer

GAC programs include a range of activities to keep you busy exploring and getting to know new people. From visits to the top historical landmarks such as The Great Wall, The Forbidden City or The Pagoda, to social activities and adventure outings such as hiking or rock climbing. Experience the culture through cultural activities such as calligraphy, Kung Fu, Thai Chi or local cooking classes (and more). Meet the locals and practice your Mandarin while you live amongst them, and while you’re at it you may just get to learn the local lingo!

Comprehensive packages that are value for money

Our packages include many of the extras our competitors charge extra for. Your packages include everything you need to enjoy your stay and feel hassle-free; from pre-departure support to visa documentation, insurance and medical aid, orientation, social and cultural activities and more.

Around the clock support

The GAC team are here to support you throughout your experience, from helping you through your application to 24/7 daily support during your stay here in China and even once you’re home through our Alumni team. Our goal is to ensure that we’ve taken care of everything so you have a hassle-free stay.

Customize your experience

As one of the few comprehensive China program providers, we can mix and match the main components of our programs to tailor your stay to match your interests, goals and studies. Combine language studies with additional classes at university, add additional Mandarin classes to extend your learning, take an internship, see China by adding in some extra trips or make a meaningful contribution by volunteering. Come any time of year for any duration, we’ll make it work for you!

Four Easy Steps to Internship in China


Step one: Apply online

Once you have an idea about where, when and for how long you want to Internship in China, complete our online application form to get the ball rolling.


Step two: Assessment

To make sure we know what you want from your Chinese learning experience – why you want to study abroad, what you want to achieve, where and for how long you’d like to stay – we’ll organize a 15 minute Skype interview with you. From this, we can make sure we tailor the right Learn Chinese Package for you. We’ll also know if this is the right program for you. Within two to three days after the interview, the coordinator will be in touch by email to let you know if your application has been successful. If so, we’ll send you a formal offer.


Step three: Confirmation

To confirm your placement in our program, you’ll need to reply to our letter of offer and pay your agreed deposit. Once this has been done, we’ll send you all the documents you need: your contract and all the required documents for your study visa application as well as your pre-departure package. The pre-departure package contains all the information you’ll need regarding your trip including where you’ll stay.


Step Four: Start your Chinese study experience

Once your flights have been booked, let us know your arrival details (date and time, flight number) so that we can organize airport pick-up. We’ll be excited to welcome you to our program in person!

Our support doesn’t end when you arrive. We are as dedicated to ensuring you have around the clock support for the duration of your stay as we do in getting you here. Your journey will include your paid internship, accommodation, language courses, cultural experiences, tours, and networking.

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Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

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What are you waiting for? Apply online now!

Come to China for your internship. You’ll get to learn Chinese the fastest way possible. Have all your needs taken care of, broaden your horizons, be more independent, and make friends for life!


Promotions & Financial Aid

We want everyone to have the chance to live and study in China; to make this possible we have a range of financial options available to support students who cannot afford full fees. Contact us today to discuss promotions, full and partial sponsorship opportunities.

Our prices range from US$3,280 to US$11,480 depending on your accommodation and length of stay.

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