China Au Pair

2 – 6 Month Au Pair or Teaching Program in China

Au Pair Program Highlight: 

  • 8-24 weeks Program Duration in Shanghai and Beijing
  • Monthly Program Start Dates
  • All accommodation and meals included
  • 1,000 RMB / month allowance
  • Up to 6,000 RMB completion bonus
  • 20 hours’ group Chinese language lessons at a local licensed Mandarin language school

TEFL Au Pair China Program offers young people from around the world an affordable way to get TEFL certified, gain practical teaching experience and a unique, close-up look at Chinese life and culture. Participants can experience the real China by immersing themselves in local culture while they live with a local Chinese family, and form a lifelong bond with their host family and siblings.

The program offers a monthly allowance and completion bonus, Mandarin lessons with qualified teachers, monthly cultural activities.

This program is perfect for those who are looking for an affordable way (The cost of living in China is relatively cheap to Western countries, and require very little outlay from the Au Pair to join the program) to immerse themselves in Chinese culture, have a passion for teaching or childcare, and want to improve their Mandarin language skills.

Program Requirements:

  • A native English speaker or proficient in English
  • At least a high school graduate
  • A 120 hour TEFL certification
  • Participants must be aged between 18 – 29
  • No criminal record
  • Positive, loves children, open to other cultures, passionate, flexible, assertive, willing to adapt to new situations, cheerful, understanding and tolerant

Program Orientation: 

Following airport pick-up and transfer, participants will spend their first night in a 3-star hotel in their placement city. The following day they will be picked up and taken to the office where the orientation will be delivered. Orientation includes do’s and don’ts in China, how to be a responsible traveler, etiquette in China, health and safety, how to use public transport, preparing them for being an Au Pair at their host family, establishing communication channels and practical living tips for using ATMs, transport, phones, etc. Plus, they will also receive a welcome pack (metro card, sim card, mandarin phrase book), and Peking Duck welcome lunch, and finally drop off to their host family.

Short Term Teaching

Teaching Program Highlight: 

  • 4 to 4.5 month contract
  • Feb & Aug start date each year
  • All accommodation and meals included
  • 6,500 RMB / month allowance
  • 6,500 RMB completion bonus
  • Airport pick up 
  • Placement drop off

The school placements will occur in the following locations: North (Beijing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia and surrounding areas), Central (Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan and surrounding areas) and South (Guangdong and surrounding areas). For this program, teachers will be assigned to an individual school and not placed with a group i.e. there can be single placements.

Teachers work a total of 40 working hours a week at the school:
This includes face-to-face teaching time, lesson preparation, meetings, extracurricular activities, etc. In the majority of cases, 20-25 hours of face-to-face teaching should be delivered to the students every week.
Students ages are:
Kindergarten (3-6 years old)
Primary (6-12 years old)
Middle (12-18 years old)

The Teacher is required to teach according to the timetable of the School 5 days per week. The Teacher should accept there may be teaching on weekends and nights. Meanwhile, 2 days off / week must be provided to Teacher (not necessarily consecutive days)

Program Requirements:

  • A native English speaker
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A 120 hour TEFL certificate
  • Participants must be aged between 20 – 50
  • No criminal record
  • Positive, loves children, open to other cultures, passionate, flexible, assertive, willing to adapt to new situations, cheerful, understanding and tolerant

Documents Required for Application & Visa

  • Authenticated Bachelors Degree
    Electronic copy of Bachelors Degree authenticated by the Chinese Embassy in their home country. Bring original stamped copy to China.
  • Doctor’s letter
    Electronic copy of a letter from Doctor confirming teacher’s general health (an additional comprehensive medical examination will be undertaken in China, paid by the school). Bring original stamped copy to China.
  • Criminal Check
    Copy of background check confirming no criminal record or offences also needs to be authenticated, following the same procedure as above.