Why choose China?
From towering skyscrapers and walls of neon, to ancient temples and elegant pavilions- China has it all and is not to be missed!
Become a language assistant in China, and you will have the chance to experience first-hand one of the world’s fastest growing superpowers. Not only will experience in China stand out on your CV, but working directly with Chinese students and staff will give you a real understanding of a culture that is uniquely distinct from the western world. It has never been more important to connect with China and now is your chance.
You don't need to speak any languages to apply but you will need to have graduated from university by the time you start your assistantship.
For more information about the China programme before applying, please make sure to also read the country notes and FAQs available below.
What can I expect?
As a Language Assistant in China, you will develop practical skills in teaching English as a foreign language. You could be working in a primary or secondary school, or even a university, usually with large numbers of students. You will be expected to prepare your own lessons and lead your own classes.
To help you prepare for your role, you will be required to complete an online TEFL course and attend a pre-departure briefing at the British Council before you leave the UK. In China, you will attend a two week TEFL training course before starting at your host school.