Teach Children with Keyword Education

Keyword Education is one of the fastest growing education providers in China. With over 6000 students and 200 teachers across Shenzhen, Keyword is dedicated to delivering high quality ESL education to young learners between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Our goal is to inspire China's next generation to have a high level of English fluency and an understanding of Western culture.

Package Details

Working hours: There is a 40 hour working schedule, with 2 days off per week. You will be contracted to                                   15 class hours per week.

Salary: 16000 rmb basic salary + class fee bonus (Most teachers make 2000 - 4000 rmb bonus per month)


             *There is a 3 month probationary period where the basic salary will be 15000 rmb per month

Other Benefits:

  • Paid flight ticket to China

  • Sponsored legal Z work visa 

  • Insurance provided 

  • 5 paid annual leave days plus 12 national holidays 

  • Three months free accommodation on arrival 

  • Promotion opportunities 

  • Professional training: conducted by knowledgeable and experienced teachers

  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons

About the Job

Teaching children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old, lessons are focused on creating a fun and interactive learning environment. This means playing games and reading stories to capture the children's imagination and inspire them to learn English. The curriculum is based around course materials from Longman publishing house.

A high quality curriculum and course materials are the foundation of Keyword Education, and this gives teachers the opportunity to focus their time and energy on interacting with the children and instilling in them a passion for learning English that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. 

About Shenzhen


Shenzhen is a large city in southern China, located right on the border of Hong Kong. It is a modern metropolis with a population of 12 million. With its palm tree-lined streets and huge shopping malls, Shenzhen is quite distinctive from other Chinese cities. It is a vibrant technology hub and best known as the 'silicon valley of China'.

Shenzhen has 3 CBDs: Futian, Luohu and Nanshan. Each has large shopping and entertainment complexes, as well as skyscrapers and office buildings. Amongst these are 'urban villages': local neighborhoods where you can grab a cheap bowl of noodles or get your hair cut for 20 rmb. This mix of the modern and traditional gives Shenzhen a charming 'East meets West' feel, similar to Hong Kong.

Shenzhen's tropical climate is a big draw, with pleasantly mild winters and hot summers, and almost year-round sunshine. The city also has the best air quality index of any large Chinese city.

Working Enviroment

Keyword Education centres are designed to be an optimal learning environment. As well as comfortable furniture and teaching aids, each classroom has design features to captivate the children's imagination.



  • From a native speaking country (USA, UK, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.

  • A bachelor's degree in any subject


Those without previous teaching experience are welcome to apply, as all new teachers will undergo a comprehensive training period.


Please note that Chinese working visa regulations state that teachers must have either 2 years of working experience OR a TEFL certificate. If you have no prior experience then you will need a 120 hour TEFL certificate.

*Although this position requires a degree, we have other jobs available for people without a bachelor's, so send us an application and we'll get back to you.

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