Gold Star TEFL Recruitment: Live and Teach in China

Video and Photos

Shanghai, Pearl of the Orient TV tower viewed from the Jinmao Tower.


The best jobs with the best schools across China

We are looking for qualified teachers with the passion and talent to deliver exceptional English education at leading schools across China. Our high academic standards and enjoyable learning environment have established our schools as the very best in the industry. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to work in an established school as part of a supportive teaching team where you creativity will be valued and you teaching will really make a difference to students’ lives.

Gold Star
We are English owned and managed, based in China and have over 10 years experience in the TEFL industry. We are an independent recruitment agent so you benefit from impartial, unbiased job advice and have access to the best and most recent jobs from a variety of English schools across China.

There are no costs whatsoever for the entire recruitment process.

  • no fee
  • tailored to your preferences
  • quick response
  • works with a range of schools including major companies
  • schools are also screened for quality

Questions & Answers


based on 17 reviews
  • Benefits 9
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 7.8
  • Facilities 8.8
  • Safety 9.4
Showing 16 - 17 of 17
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Give Gold Star a Gold Star!

Having made the decision to teach English in China, I began to look through various job boards to get some idea of what was out there. I am so glad I followed a link to Gold Star's website, as I can't imagine anyone being more helpful or making the process any easier! Before I'd even finished my TEFL course Jim was happy to have a detailed conversation about what I was looking for and where in China I would like to work. He asked me to send my paperwork, such as CV and photograph, and he passed these on to schools that matched my criteria. This was such a great help! Within a week I'd been contacted by schools with positions open, in exactly the locations that I was hoping to work. Jim remained in constant contact throughout the visa application and signing of contracts and was always available with help and advice. I anticipated some difficulty because I had not quite finished my TEFL course and my degree certificate had not yet been posted to me. However, Jim was on hand once again to speak to my TEFL tutor and negotiate the sending of transcripts rather than my actual degree certificate.
Since I have been in China, I have found everything to my satisfaction. The housing I have been provided with is fantastic! I have a large room with en suite bathroom and my own balcony! All modern comforts such as fridge, washing machine, shower, western toilet and western mattress are provided and the staff at my school are always on hand to help find anything else I require. The courses I teach at EF are great fun and well structured - with loads of ideas for activities and materials provided. I love working here so much, I've just signed a contract for a second year! I really can't fault my experience in any way! If you are thinking about applying for a position advertised on Gold Star, the advice I'd give is DO IT!! I guarantee you wont regret it! :)

Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Recruitment Program

I found Jim with GoldStar TEFL recruitment after months of looking for teaching positions with other companies. As soon as I became in contact with Jim, the process of finding the perfect school and city in China became smooth and uncomplicated. He instantly connected me with schools that fit not only my teaching criteria, but also fit me as an individual. Jim helped me set up interviews and continued looking for schools that suited me while I talked with and considered my options. The process did not take very long because I quickly found the school that I was meant to be at. In addition to helping me find my school, Jim continued to keep in contact helping calm my nerves of moving to China through sharing his own experiences of teaching in China. Even since I have been here, Jim continues to check in to see how I am adjusting to life in China. I am incredibly blessed to have worked with Jim and GoldStar!