Paid TEFL Internships in China (Hunan) - Travel, Teach, Earn - Premier TEFL

TEFL Internship in China

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing China’s exquisite culture.

Start: February, August

4.5 months

Monthly allowance of RMB¥2,000 (US$315/€260/£230)

120 hour TEFL Course

70+ page Grammar eBook

In-depth Lesson Planning Guide

Flight reimbursement of RMB¥4,500 (US$710/€590/£515)

Airport pick-up & transfers

Orientation week


3 meals a day

Mandarin lessons 2 hours a week

Cultural excursions

Visa assistance

Ongoing in-country support

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TEFL Internship in China

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing China’s exquisite culture.


Want to roll around with giant pandas in China? If yes, this internship is definitely for you.

The giant panda population is great and the expat nightlife is just as good!

Bring your hiking boots to Hunan province, Mount Yuelu and Changsha Nanjiao Park are just two reasons why it’s China’s most captivating region.

Next semester, launch your international TEFL career with our paid internship in one of the largest, most enigmatic south-central Chinese provinces!

Our 120 hour TEFL course will make sure you hit the classroom full of confidence.

On arrival, you will be picked up at the airport before being transferred to your orientation venue and enjoying a free welcome dinner with your fellow TEFL teachers.

This one-week orientation is your chance to prepare yourself for the placement. Thanks to local knowledge, professional support and 24/7 guidance, you can brush up on cultural do’s and don’ts in China plus enjoy a spot of sightseeing!

Our TEFL courses What makes this program more amazing is that the Chinese government is sponsoring your place!

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Group size: 100+

Internship requirements

  • Aged between 18 – 40
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Completed High School
  • TEFL qualified (included)
  • To be physically and mentally fit
  • To be adaptable and flexible
  • To be culturally sensitive and respectful

Note: Non-native English speakers are welcome to apply if degree qualified and experienced in teaching.

Samantha — I would love to teach again in the future. I am so grateful for this opportunity.
Ana — Students view me as a model and living proof that if you study hard, you can achieve everything.
Georgia — Don’t be afraid to give it your all and apply for the internship.
Victoria — I believe travel educates you more than any degree or qualification can.

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.

Your English teaching adventure made simple. There’s no two ways about it, we love teaching English abroad! Passion for what we do at Premier TEFL is in abundance. Every. Single. Day.

And, from all of our combined experience, we know that embarking on a TEFL adventure is simply life-changing. We can’t wait to support you to get started…

Getting there

On arrival at Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX), you’ll enjoy airport pickup from our in-country team.

What do you need to organise?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way)
  • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
  • Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement
  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
  • Budget: Spending money for your six weeks plus excursions etc.
  • Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your government sponsored visa
  • Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

Your teaching experience

Placements vary from primary to university level in a selection of the best  schools in the province. Couples and friends are more than welcome to apply to this program, as there will be at least 2 foreign teachers per school in the majority of cases.

Through 15 hours of face-to-face teaching in an actual classroom setting per week, you will be aiming to improve your students’ listening and speaking skills. You don’t have to worry about being on your own over there; the schools will assign an in-country liaison to provide assistance and support.

And while you’re teaching students to be more confident in using spoken English, there’s also the opportunity for you to learn something as well – you’ll enjoy two hours of Mandarin lessons per week!


You will spend the next few months gaining hands-on teaching experience in Hunan’s capital, Changsha.

Outside the classroom

For life outside of the classroom, you have the opportunity to discover real Chinese hospitality in the heart of south central China.

First stop on your Hunan bucket list has to be Orange Island, reachable by metro from the city centre and found in the middle of Xiang River. Stroll around and try one of the freshly grown oranges; don’t miss the weekly fireworks display on Saturdays.

With waterfalls and rolling grasslands plus famous mountains including Mt. Hengshan (one of china’s five sacred mountains), you will never be short of places to explore. Pay homage to the holy nature reserve and reflect in ancient monasteries.

You can’t visit China without participating in the camaraderie of a Chinese tea ceremony; long pots are common and often used in performances across the region in busy tea houses.

Try soaking up the history of the Qing Dynasty, or see a perfectly preserved corpse from the Mawangdui Han Tomb at Hunan’s popular museum.

Enjoy all seasons in Changsha, surround yourself with beautiful cherry blossoms in spring and experience their world famous lantern festival. Bask in summer sunshine on weekends off and come winter, enjoy a walk in the snow covered Yuelu Academy Park.

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With 2,000 Renminbi (RMB) monthly allowance, 4,500 Renminbi (RMB) flight reimbursement upon completion, free accommodation throughout the internship plus free workday meals, you are pretty much set to enjoy your time and be comfortable while traveling in your spare time.

Don’t forget you’ll receive your deposit back during orientation and this extra 2,000 Renminbi (RMB) will go a long way towards your first month’s spending.