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!
We are now hiring foreign teachers for the autumn term 2020!
Teach English in China with Aihua – Latest Blog Posts
The first thing you may notice when you land in Beijing is just how much of everything there is. How many buildings there are. How many people there are. How many little convenience stores there are. To be sure, there is a lot of everything in China. One thing you’ll see a lot of are […]
Once all the administrative stuff is sorted out in the first couple of days after landing you begin Introductory Training. Aihua English provides a two-week training course before you begin working and I must say it was very beneficial in many ways. The wonderful trainers provide information on every possible question you could have about […]
Golden week gave me my first opportunity to travel outside of Beijing. I had six days off, so I made plans to go camping at the Great Wall with other foreign teachers and explore Shanghai on my own. As it was a national holiday, most of China was on vacation too. Travel guides discourage people […]
Throw that word around in the west and you might get a few distasteful looks at best, at worst you might get someone telling you that you’re being rude and to not say such things (with a few expletives of course). But here in the middle kingdom, that’s what you are and whenever you think […]
When I decided to move to Beijing, I expected to do a year, maybe two and try my luck elsewhere. However, as year three unfolds, I’m beginning to see myself here for at least a few more years. I feel as though I’ve lived more in the last two years than I had in the […]
To those thinking about moving to China for the first time, the idea of leaving everything you know is a daunting one to say the least. At home, we’re often living in a bubble without even knowing it. Being able to rely on a network of family and friends for support, or even just having […]
Before arriving in Beijing, I rarely had encounters with children outside my own family. In terms of ESL teaching experience, I had only ever worked with adults, and even my TEFL training only briefly mentioned the difference between teaching young children and older children. The prospect of teaching children as young as 3 years old […]
Before working at Aihua I didn’t have any real teaching experience with young kids. I’d taught adults and teenagers, but young kids were never really my area of expertise. At Aihua, foreign teachers can have classes of kids ranging from 3-13 years old, and I’ll admit when getting my schedule, I was silently praying to […]
Beijing, the Capital of the People’s Republic of China. The world’s third most populated city, a city that never sleeps. The home to parts of one of the world’s greatest wonders, The Great Wall of China. A city that is famous for The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and many more. One […]
Making friends with the locals in China is a whole different creature than it is back home. You have to approach someone, open your mouth and have words come out. Ok, so that may seem to be a gross oversimplification but it isn’t. Making friends in China might even be easier than you will find […]
So, you’ve finally made it to China after months of preparation. You’ve moved into your new apartment, started to settle into your new routine, but you feel like something is missing. You imagined you’d be completely immersed in Chinese culture, struggling to make sense of the language and traditions; yet you continuously find yourself in […]
Moving to China requires a huge leap of faith, for many reasons. You’ll be far away from home, there’s a significant language barrier, and you may lack initial social support. Everyone has questions about life in China, but if you’re anything like me, there was one esspecially important question: where am I supposed to get […]
Shane McCormack (Ireland) Brittany Joubert (South Africa) Rory Spittle (Australia) Rochelle Beiersdorfer (U.S.) Antoinette Schoeman (South Africa)
Taking the plunge is an expression that can mean different things to people throughout their lives. When I was young, it meant jumping 5 feet into a cold lake with my friends. When I got a bit older, it meant driving 70 miles from my quiet English home to a busy student campus in Cardiff. […]
“Get out and be a part of the creative life here in Beijing,” one of the voices in my head thundered. It was easy to find someplace to have my voice heard. I grabbed my guitar and my guts and took Paddy O’Shea’s open mic night by storm. Okay, maybe that is a tad too-strong […]
There is a reason why a common expression in English is to tell someone they’re speaking Chinese when you can’t understand them: because there is absolutely no way to understand Chinese. It is so vastly different from any western language that the only thing you can do when a Chinese person speaks to you is […]
Laughter is a universal language, a great equalizer and the best type of medicine. I mean, come on, who doesn’t love to laugh!? We all love to laugh! The endorphin rush feels great and it can transcend differences and bring people together, regardless of language or cultural barriers. In China, Xiang Sheng (Crosstalk) is the […]
Shijingshan or as it’s affectionately known “the Shan”, is a district of Beijing in the West part of the city. To the West you can see the low mountains that overlook the city and to the East the bustling city of Beijing. If you have a northern view you can see the Ba Jiao amusement […]
The last few days of Winter vacation could not have gone quick enough. The break was much needed, however the buzz and excitement to get back to teaching was overwhelming. The thought of seeing my students, fellow colleagues and new staff members was such a thrill. The Welcome Back meeting, an occasion whereby all the […]
This year marks the fourth Christmas I’ve spent away from home, and my first in Beijing. I wasn’t expecting any kind of festive experience, so imagine my happy surprise when walking around in Wangfujing and Xidan, shops blaring Jingle Bells and Rudolph, some interesting Christmas trees all around, and a few really beautiful window displays. […]
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.