Teaching Jobs at Speakeasy Lijiang

Teaching English at Speakeasy Language Center Lijiang

We are searching for qualified English teachers who want to work in Lijiang, a small but beautiful city, where is becoming more and more international in Yunnan, China.  We believe you will get amazing work experience and make lots of friends here. Join us and share your career with people all over the world.

Teaching English in Speakeasy
Teaching English in Speakeasy

Job requirements

  • Native English speaker 
  • Experience with teaching English, TESOL or TEFL certificate is preferred
  • A bachelor's degree in any field, preference will be given to those in language or education
  • A positive attitude and teamwork spirit
  • Punctuality and responsibility in your work
  • Be available from Tuesday to Sunday (9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Beijing time)
  • A commitment of teaching at least one complete semester is required for part time teacher and one year for full time teacher


  • Teaching students including kids aged 3-15 and adults one on one or in groups
  • Preparing and delivering lessons to our students
  • Evaluating student progress and providing ongoing guidance for improvement to students
  • Attending weekly meetings

Salary and benefits

  • Flexible schedule (20 teaching hours per week, plus a weekly meeting)
  • Salary of 6,000RMB monthly for full time teacher
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa
  • 11 Chinese national holidays; one day off per week
  • Free Mandarin Chinese lessons
  • Free accommodation if you live at school’s apartment
  • Free lunch and supper if you live at school's apartment

Z-visa paperwork checklist:

  1. Your resumeor CV both in English and Chinese. Speakeasy can translate your resume into Chinese.
  2. Your passport number, overseas (outside of China) address and contact information and E-mail, plus a digital copy of your passport ID page
  3. If you have family members accompanying you, you need to provide the material to prove your relationship. Ex: marriage license or birth license. These documents must be certified by the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your home country.
  4. Your diploma & TEFL/TESOL
    • If you have two years English language teaching experience, you just need the diploma. Your diploma also should be certified by the Chinese Embassy /Consulate in your home country.
  5. Physical examination
    • We will provide you with a form you can bring to your doctor. The physical exam should be done within the three months before you apply for your visa, so this can be held off until later in the process.
  6. Non criminal record
    • This process can take up to two months. Please start on this right away, according to the procedure sent seperately.
  7. Digital passport photo (Size: 40mm×30mm)
  8. Signed copies of the Chinese and English contracts
    • We will provide you with these contracts. These contracts are the standard contracts provided by the Chinese government for all foreign teachers. This is separate from the Employment Contract that Speakeasy will make with you.

If you are interested and would like to discuss the position, don't hesitate, send your CV to arthur@ispeakeasy.org

Study Chinese

Speakeasy Language Center in Lijiang was designed as a practical, peaceful place for students to come and study languages. Located right beside the tranquil waters of Black Dragon Pond, our center offers professional teachers, quiet classrooms, and a unique curriculum for learning. If you want to learn to speak Mandarin, contact us about our programs and our current availability.