• China
    • Shanghai
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Elementary

Program Details

  • Native English speaker
  • Bachelor's Degree in any subject
  • Clear criminal background check
  • 120-hour TEFL preferred
  • Passion for teaching
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Elementary
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


Salary / Benefits
3 Months paid probation
After-tax salary of 26,500 - 33,000 RMB per month (3000- 3500 USD) DOE. Higher pay during the summer and winter and plenty of opportunity to work overtime.
Overtime pay of 200-250RMB/hour (30 USD).
Paid Holidays: All Chinese holidays plus an additional week of for Chinese New Year and one week in the summer.
Contract-end Bonus of 5,000 - 15,000 RMB .
Paid company trip team building every year.
Accident Insurance provided.
Ongoing professional development and teacher training.
Full arrival support and on-boarding - Housing, bank, sim card, etc.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities
Apr 24, 2023
Mar 13, 2023
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About Program

Teach ESL in Shanghai - Small class sizes of only six students - Salary of up to 33,000 RMB/month.

Flying English School is a boutique English language school for young children in downtown Shanghai. The school was founded in early 2015 by two mothers, a former chemical engineer/entrepreneur and a young business consultant, who were both unhappy with the quality of after-school education in Shanghai. They teamed up with an education consultant and decided to improve the way students were taught.

In addition to English (ESL & Language Arts) classes, we also offer STEM classes and arts and crafts. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and ambitious people for our English language centers in Shanghai. The successful candidate will have a passion to see children (ages 4-12) learn in a fun and friendly environment. Beginners and experienced teachers may apply!

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Program Highlights

  • Can consider applicants both inside and outside of China
  • Small class sizes of 4-6 students
  • 18-25 teaching hours a week
  • Annual Teambuilding Trip
  • Monthly Covid bonus of 3500 RMB

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Yes, I recommend this program

Truly the best employer I've been with

I'm in my 3rd contract with Flying English, and it's been amazing to be a part of this family. Everyone here is treated with respect, and our opinions are valued. The management here supports us greatly in training, teaching-related matters, and things outside of school, such as sending us supplies and helping with personal matters, ensuring we're all well taken care of during the lockdowns.

From managing the day-to-day, to issues from the covid pandemic, I think their actions speak volumes with regard to their teaching/management philosophy, which translates to improved quality of teaching for the students and a great experience for the teachers. Like many others entering a new country and field, I believe a bad first experience will turn the passion for teaching sour, while a good experience in contrast would provide the energy and fuel to continue forward. And Flying English definitely belongs in the latter half here. My overall experience here is nothing short of excellent, and I highly recommend this school, especially for those looking for new beginnings teaching English in Shanghai.

  • Excellent relationship between teachers, management and staff
  • Great training and support for both teaching related and personal matters
  • Room to achieve good balance between work and life
34 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best first job

I enjoyed the TEFL course a lot. I met great friends, learnt a lot which I was able to easily put into practice once I had a job. I was able to find a job immediately after finishing the course. I still have all the materials which have been useful throughout the two plus years I ended up staying in Shanghai. The course leaders were friendly and available to answer any questions I had regarding Shanghai, teaching or the course itself. I’d definitely recommend to any friends that were thinking of coming to Shanghai in the future.

80 people found this review helpful.
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Great place to work in an amazing city!

This is a great company that offers competitive pay,but best of all a warm,familial working environment.Most of the staff are friends and there is a small divide between Chinese and foreign staff.There is also great support from the owners both professionally and personally, as they understand the difficulties of being a foreigner.The class sizes are small and you have the opportunity to work with the same students for quite some time.You also have the opportunity to have variety in terms of different classes so that you aren't teaching the same 2 lessons over and over again.I know some folks who work in schools where they feel like mindless robots, and this is not the case at Flying English.I'm personally very satisfied with the work load and the autonomy given.I get to infuse my personal teaching style,which can make it great fun.I Really enjoyed my time here.

78 people found this review helpful.
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Flying English Flew Away With Our Hearts

When we first came to China, we weren't planning on staying in Shanghai for more than a month. Two years later, we're still in Shanghai working at Flying English and about to sign a contract for a third year.
The school is very small, now with only one location. The owners literally sit a few meters away and are very open and friendly. They go out of their way to make us feel comfortable and have gone above and beyond helping us navigate the difficulties of settling down in a new country and new culture.
The classes are great, too. Classes are kept small, so you really get the chance to get to know and bond with the students. It's been great to watch so many develop their English and go from barely knowing anything to having full conversations. We get a lot of freedom with how we teach, and as long as you cover the basics you can tailor the classes to what the students need and to your own teaching style.
Overall, I would recommend Flying English to anyone who wants to actually teach and do more than just be a pretty foreign face. It's a great school in a great city!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
When we first got to Shanghai, we rented an Airbnb. Our hostess took us out for hotpot, where we got to taste goose liver, tripe, and pigs brains. The pig brains were actually pretty good!
82 people found this review helpful.
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Great school / wonderful place to work at / my experience

I love working in Flying English. The working environment is very positive and friendly. My co-workers are very helpful and nice to me. They are inspiring and hard-working people. If you like to be in an international team and love teaching language, then this might be the place to start. And you can explore Shanghai , China and Asian where the foods are delicous and full of adventures.
They have developed a pretty good program for the kids. The teaching material has been taught to many kids and proved that it is quite effective. If the students follow the program from an early age, they could be an advance speaker in English. There will be a full training course before taking over the classes. My mentors are great! They are very nice people and help me a lot along the way.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Before I work in Flying English, I thought children should play and have fun in their early age. After I saw so many lovely and smart kids in our shcool. It changed my view of pre-shcool education. Children can be creative and learn lots of thing at the same time. It depends on the teachers teaching style. It really gets me rethink about what's the best way to teach and what expereince a teacher can bring to a kid.
79 people found this review helpful.
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I've been working at Flying English for a year and I love here. When I first came here, I was worried that I could not do well and my colleagues would not get along well. But when I came here, I found that there was a good working atmosphere and everyone was friendly, just like a big family. In this year, I learned a lot, whether it is the ability to solve problems, or self-improvement. The school ofren organizes activities where people hang out together. I believe Flying English will get better and better in the future!

79 people found this review helpful.
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Teach at Flying English

I’ve been working at Flying English Center for a year. It has been an interesting and challenging experience for me. My main job is to improve the teaching system and train new teachers. Even though I had taught Children English for almost 7 years before working here, it’s still a very challenging job for me. Fortunately, the people at school are all super helpful and everyone here takes education very seriously. They are very eager to learn and improve their teaching skills. Throughout the training process, I have received constant feedback from all of the teachers. It's great to work with a group of people that we can learn from each other.
As teachers, at Flying English, we are always encouraged to be creative with our class. Finding the best and most suitable way to teach different classes is one of the most exciting parts of the job. Teachers share new activities and offer suggestions to make classes more effective and efficient. School has never stopped trying to provide a better environment for teachers to develop, especially for new teachers. If you want to become a real teacher and meet great people, I highly reccommend this school.

83 people found this review helpful.
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work at flying english

l joined Flying English two years ago and l want to recommond this school for everyone.When I first joined Flying English it was a bit confusing for me. We only had a staff of 7, so it was challenging to have a lot of different responsibilites. After my training I have learned how to solve the problems I have encountered at work every day (for example, liaising with parents and teachers). Since then, I've also been promoted and have seen the staff grow from 7 to 30 plus!They will give everyone training to improve their ability. We also have a lot of festival, eg. hallloween/christmas.Everyone will very excited to decorate our school.And then we can play with each other,also can have fun. l am very glad to meet this school and my partner.We are family.

79 people found this review helpful.

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