In accordance with the Central Parties’ policy of education reform in China, an increasing emphasis is being placed on English instruction at every level in schools throughout the country. As a result, there is a large requirement for overseas teachers to help schools provide quality instruction.

To meet this demand, the China Institute of Educational International Exchange (CIEI) has partnered with RHT Education (RHT) in providing a government approved and supported teacher placement program with full management services designed for overseas teachers.

About Us

CIEI is a unit of the Chinese Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) under the direction of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is responsible for conducting international educational exchanges and cooperation. RHT is China’s leading provider of international educational programs.

CIEI and RHT operate programs with North America, the UK, Australia, and mainland Europe, focusing on professional placements and high-end support services.

The Program

The ‘Teach in China Program’ brings experienced teachers to China and provides them with a secure platform from which to gain international teaching experience. The program includes;

Contracts and placements with approved elementary, middle and high schools
Accommodation and lifestyle support services
Fully provided curriculum and periodic professional development sessions
Structured teaching team with a mix of experienced and newly qualified teachers

The program itself is divided into three phases, all administered by CIEI and RHT.

Phase 1- Recruitment (January to May)

The recruitment phase focuses on each candidate’s suitability. A series of interviews will assess the candidate’s abilities and gauge which positions would be most suitable.

Phase 2- Preparation (June to August)

After a contract has been offered and signed by all parties preparation will commence. Preparation is split into two parts; the visa process, and placement orientation.

Visa process
Teachers will be provided with all the required visa documentation and instructions. After the visa has been approved and all pre-departure checks have been completed, the teacher will be ready to fly to China.
On arrival in China teachers will be greeted at the airport and taken to the training centre. There they will receive training and orientation. This comprehensively details the program’s mechanisms and includes advice on living in China, some survival Chinese, and an overview of the courses they will be teaching.

Phase 3- Teaching (Commence 1st September)

After the orientation teachers will be placed in their schools. Teachers will deliver no more than twenty hours a week, and as part of the project CIEI and RHT provide mentoring workshops and personal development training for all teachers.

The mentoring sessions take place every two weeks and each ‘cell’ comprises of six newly-qualified teachers and one senior teacher. Senior teachers share their experiences, give advice from to the newly-qualified teachers and plan their next teaching phase. Although there is a focus on professional development the sessions provide a support network.

Larger scale events are held periodically where a multitude of ‘cells’ from around a city/province will congregate to learn new skills from experienced lecturers. These are often combined with a cultural event such as Chinese New Year or Christmas.

Placements usually are for two years with the option to renew available; however shorter placements are available as well.


The ‘Teach in China Program’ has been designed to maximise the benefits for its participants. Here are just a few:

Add international work experience to your resume.
Experience your vocation through a new lens.
Get paid well to live, travel and work in China.
Get paid well to live, travel and work in China.
Become part of an international working community.
Graduate programs seek applicants with ‘real world experience’.
Learn Chinese language and about authentic China.
Contribute as a philanthropist by improving students’ English skills.
Increase your independence with a built-in safety net.

Aside from career benefits, teachers can travel extensively both in China and Asia during the lengthy teaching breaks throughout the year. Flights and tours can be arranged through CIEI and RHT to ensure that participant’s experience all of the many attractions in China safely and securely.


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