High Quality English Language Training in China


About Premier English

We currently have around 20 English teachers, all from outside China. Our professionalism and pride in our work means our English teaching services are in high demand here in Qingdao, China. We aim to build friendly relationships with our students and take a personal interest in their development. We aim for students to achieve a rapid advancement in overall English skill whilst enjoying the process of learning English.

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What our teachers say

Interested to hear what some of our current English teachers think about the school, teaching in China and the local area? Our teaching team consists of teachers with a range of different nationalities, backgrounds, ages and experience. The one thing they all have in common is their desire to do the best job they can.

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Top Reasons to teach at Premier English

Despite the seemingly endless choices of English schools around the world, we feel strongly that Premier English has things to offer which make us stand out and we could be the right choice for you. From lifestyle to job satisfaction and professional development, teaching jobs with Premier English have something great to offer to those ESL and TEFL teachers who have years of experience under their belt as well as those who are taking their first steps into a new English teaching career. TEFL in China with Premier English!

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Premier English is a fully licensed school

We make sure our teachers hold the correct working documents and residency permits. Our professional in-house visa experts will help you every step of the way in order to make sure you are safe and happy in your new teaching position with us.

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We are a fast-growing school with high standards. The solid reputation of our school among families and professionals in Qingdao city is based on our teachers’ professionalism and hard work. Our teachers get the opportunity to work with small groups of child, teen and adult students, providing invaluable experience and meaning there is the satisfaction in seeing students improve fast.

If you are interested in applying for a position as part of our team here in Qingdao, China, please fill out our online application form, or send us an email.

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Salary and benefits varies on a case by case basis, mainly dependant on previous experience. At Premier English, we offer a package worth 13,500 – 18,500 RMB per month. (Approximately £1,568 – £2,150 or $1965 to $2,693)

In order for you to teach English as a foreign language in China you will need at least a bachelor’s degree and a 120-hour TEFL certification.

To teach at our school in Qingdao we require all applicants to have, at least, a bachelor’s degree. In order to teach English as a foreign language in China you require a Z visa which can only be obtained by individuals with a bachelor’s degree.

The average salaries in China may seem low, however, the overall cost of living in China is very cheap in comparison to most developed Western nations.

China is very accepting and safe for teachers who come over from foreign countries to TEFL. ESL teachers are seen as important contributors as English has been deemed very important to communicate with the rest of the world where it is widely spoken.

Whilst being able to speak Chinese may be useful it is not necessary to have this skill to be able to become a teacher in China. You may have a Chinese speaking assistant to help you with any language barriers you may face but your lessons would be expected to be given all in English.

"Professionally, I feel that Premier English allowed me to develop as a teacher as I didn’t only have to follow the school’s syllabus, but could also try my own ways and techniques and see what works the best for my students"
TEFL Teacher
"Hello, my name’s Glen, I’m from the States, and for me, as far as I am concerned, as a British school, Premier English has the best work atmosphere of any place I have worked at before. I’ve made good friends here and the work-life balance is great. "
TEFL Teacher
"I've worked at Premier English for three months now, and it has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life so far. I'd never taught before but they gave me training and I've really grown to love this job. It's fun and exciting and provides interesting challenges. I'm getting to see new places and have experiences I never would have had the chance to have otherwise."
TEFL Teacher
""I’ve been with Premier English for 2 years which says a lot. From the very first moment I landed in Qingdao I’ve felt their support – they helped me with all the little things from setting up a bank account to getting my first Chinese sim card and made the transition from Europe to Asia very smooth. I’ve been learning a lot as a teacher too thanks to my colleagues and students."
TEFL Teacher
"Working for Premier English is my first teaching job following my completing a CELTA. I could not have picked a better first school. Personally I love teaching a variety of levels and lessons and the challenge of learning to teach children. The school has a good support system for new teachers and Chinese staff on hand to help when needed."
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