Teach English with Ameson Year in China

Ameson Year in China is a unique opportunity for college graduates to serve as educational ambassadors by spending an academic year teaching, living, learning and making a difference in public schools across China. This program offers the opportunity to become TEFL certified, gain professional teaching experience, learn one of the world’s most in-demand languages and make memories that will last a lifetime. Each week, approximately 20 hours are spent teaching conversational English in a classroom setting, and approximately 10 hours are spent engaged with the school community (such as holding office hours, hosting a book club, coaching a sports team or preparing lessons). The remaining time is reserved for exploring collaborative or self-directed pursuits such as language learning, travel and community engagement.


Various cities, China


Academic year, August through June


  • Native English speaker with a passport from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, completed before the start of the program (all majors welcome)
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Adaptive and culturally sensitive, and open minded
  • Positive attitude toward teaching and working with students

Application deadline


Ameson Foundation

Other details

Compensation and benefits

  • Salary of 6,000 Chinese yuan renminbi per month (about $900 USD)
  • Travel allowance of 7,500 Chinese yuan renminbi (about $1,100 USD; granted at completion of program)
  • TEFL training and certification (free 120-hour course)
  • Free housing, conveniently located close to the school
  • Support obtaining legal work and residence status (Chinese work/Z visa and residence permit)
  • Standard health insurance
  • Online Chinese language instruction
  • Airport pick-up for group orientation in Shanghai
  • Year-round support from Ameson Year in China staff in the U.S. and China
  • Regularly organized cultural immersion activities to explore your fantastic historic environment
  • Local or provincial government recognition of your contribution to China
  • Assistance in finding full-time employment opportunities after the program concludes