Teach English in China with Aihua International Education

Teaching English in China is an unforgettable experience if you join the right school who can support and inspire you. Aihua English is an English school dedicated to creating a fun learning environment for its students. Since 2002, our passion has been not only to nurture talented young children in the local community, but to also create a safe and positive working environment for aspiring teachers wanting to experience an exciting new world.

When Dr. David Cotter came to China from Ireland in 2002, he discovered an exciting place that was almost like another planet. There were many English language schools, but very few with foreign teachers. The few teachers he did meet were unhappy with their jobs and felt lied to by their employers. They were on the wrong visa and working excessive hours for low wages.

So here was the vision:

• Build a successful school committed to improving the reputation of the English learning profession.
• Create opportunities for foreign teachers to discover Beijing safely and legally.

16 years later, Aihua has improved the English ability of thousands of students and has hired hundreds of talented individuals to teach English in China legitimately while learning to become a first rate teacher.

At Aihua, we don’t see education as the filling of a bucket, but instead as the lighting of a fire. Our students don’t learn English in order to just pass examinations, but instead to communicate in a friendly and interesting way.

Teaching English in China will be one of the best things you will ever do but you will still have challenging days. We have both foreign and Chinese management and operate with an open door policy where staff can easily communicate with us if they have any questions or suggestions.

Transparency is important to us as we know this helps new candidates research our school and see what it’s like to live in Beijing. Feel free to read our foreign teacher blog posts to follow how others found their experience teaching English in China with Aihua English.

If you think you could be the next great Aihua teacher, please contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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We are now hiring foreign teachers for the spring term 2019!

Contact us to take the first step on an amazing adventure, and a rewarding career.

Teach English in China with Aihua – Latest Blog Posts

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Living in Rongjingcheng, by Jan Lutter

Rongjingcheng is a take away from the rest of Beijing, so close to the main attractions of the Summer Palace and Tiananmen Square, but minus all the costs from staying near the inner city! Everything that you may miss from home is right here, 10 minute bike ride away is the local mall Wanda Plaza […]

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I Found a New China, I Found a New Home, by Abigail Scott

I Found a New China (South African cockney rhyming slang word which means ‘good mate’ or ‘good friend’), I Found a New Home! If you’re anything like me, then teaching in China, or anywhere in the world that’s not ‘home,’ is what you need to do next. My move to China marks my first travel […]

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Working with Children Every Day, by Emma O’Sullivan

Working with children every day is by no means a walk in the park, however, neither is a trudge through a fire swamp! It takes a lot of energy and enthusiasm but it can be really rewarding. When the kids react to your energy and start to get excited about learning and participating in class […]

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Learning Chinese, by Rory Spittle

Learning Chinese in China is one of the most rewarding things that you can do. At first it seems impossible, incredibly difficult as you are obsessively comparing the language structure to English. Then something clicks. You forget about the constant comparisons as you are actively trying to engage in conversations with locals. There are laughs […]

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Living in the “Shan”, by Victoria MacFarlane

What an incredible 7 months it’s been. Back home in England I had lived in a small village my whole life, which had its advantages in offering a quiet and scenic backdrop to my childhood, but the move to Beijing has been liberating and vastly different. Here in Beijing, I live in Shijingshan District (simplified […]

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Golden Week, by John Iuga

Would you like a legally enforced week off from work? Then come and work in China during the the National Day Holiday. October 1st is the day China commemorates the founding of the PRC and has done so every year since 1950. The holiday itself is actually only three days, but somehow the government rearranges […]

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Jump outside your comfort zone!! No regrets!!, by Shane McCormack

So, my name is Shane and I am living in Beijing for more than two months now. I come from a small village in Tipperary, Ireland with a population of 150 people, so when I chose to come to Beijing my biggest fear was the population and how I was going to cope. Beijing’s has […]

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Ah, She’ll Never Come Home., by Aoife Quigley

These were the words echoed around the restaurant where I used to work. I graduated in 2017 with a BA in Irish and English. I’ll admit, Irish may have been a naïve choice for someone who was told that “she’s only fit for export” since the tender age of 13. I knew as soon as […]

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Beijing is a Great Home Base!, by Nicholas Flesch

Nestled in the northeast of China is a quaint little known hamlet called Beijing. It has a charmingly small population of 22 million people. Yet this little destination is quickly growing in popularity, and for good reason: through a fantastically fortunate stroke of luck all railroads lead to Beijing. This fact, in turn, makes this […]

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Sports in Beijing!, by Matthew Jones

It is easy to watch or play almost any sport you can think of in Beijing, or indeed any major city in China. Speaking for myself, I have been practicing Krav Maga (read: taking beatings), an Israeli martial art, for over a year now. Taught both in Chinese and English, it also serves as a […]

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Life in Beijing…, by Buffy Arbman

It’s funny how life goes on. I’m coming up on the end of my second year in China with Aihua, and I suddenly realized that after a while anything can begin to feel normal. It’s been an interesting and fun 2 years, and the absolute BEST experience I could ever have taken a chance on. […]

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The City that Never Sleeps, by Dominic De Couto

If I were up in space, Beijing is the city that I would like to watch. When the sun-light goes to sleep, Beijing sparks it’s own light that creates a magic that is mesmerizing. Buildings that sleep in the day, come alive, like stars at night. Immersive light shows that exhale life from the ground […]

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Home can be closer than you think, by Charles Wolbers

Going to live and work abroad in a different culture provides you with a very unique and wonderful opportunity. It’s also challenging as well. When I talk to my friends back home, they wonder how a person who loves American sports as much as I do could possibly leave all that behind and travel to […]

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Dogs in Beijing, by Skye Burns

When it comes to travelling here in Beijing China, keeping record of the experiences one has and the sights one sees can be of upmost importance. Everywhere we are encapsulated by cameras and moments being captured through cameras. I for one am a sucker for snapping pictures in general, but most of all; as many […]

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A nice cup of coffee, by John Iuga

Before I arrived in Beijing I had never drunk a full cup of coffee; tasted it of course, but never completed a full mug of the brown stuff. To some people this comes as a shock – given my Italian heritage and the associated stereotype. However, being wary of the effects of the energy drinks […]

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Easter in China, by Aoife Quigley

From the earliest times, people in Ireland have marked the start of spring. They celebrated that the land had once again become fertile, birds began to lay eggs again and baby animals were born. When Christianity was introduced to Ireland, around the time St Patrick lived, many of these customs became connected with the resurrection […]

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Welcome to your new home!

Have a closer look at the school’s living arrangement in this video! The video introduces the arrival procedure as well as the apartment arrangement for the school’s foreign teachers.

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Christmas in Beijing, by Kaia Murray

Christmas is a time most of us spend with family. The thought of spending the holiday season away from home can therefore be a bit daunting. Fortunately, with a little ingenuity and flexibility, it’s entirely possible to create a festive atmosphere here in Beijing. In China, Christmas is acknowledged in the same way that Valentine’s […]

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Fun bits of Chinese culture, by Rachel Goodwin

I have been in China for a year and a half now and one thing I still cannot get my head around is Chinese culture. It is absolutely fascinating and I feel like I am always learning new things. They have so many little things and superstitions that some would think are crazy but I […]

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Learning Chinese, by Luke Edwards

I`m coming up to 7 months being in China. It`s been an incredible experience thus far, I`ve met lots of interesting people, made life-long friends and seen so much of what China has to offer. One thing that was on my mind before coming here was the language barrier. I asked myself, `How will I […]


Teaching English in China is an unforgettable experience if you join the right school who can support and inspire you.
Competative salary and new adventures await you at Aihua English in Beijing.