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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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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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 […]

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Living in Rongjingcheng, by Faye Rodger

Rewind 10 months ago I landed in Beijing with a some expectations. As one of the most populated cities in the world, I half expected the streets to be shoulder to shoulder with people and every building to be a sky scrapper. To my surprise, this wasn’t the case. Of course the streets are busy, […]

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Western food in Beijing, By Buffy Arbman

Eating in Beijing is a wonderful experience. There is a large range of foods and styles to choose from, including southern and northern inspired Chinese dishes, dishes from specific provinces, as well as other Asian based cooking styles – who can go past a delicious Mongolian hot-pot, or a Korean BBQ restaurant? But after a […]

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From Ballinasloe to Beijing, By Irene Dolan

So I am living in Beijing for nearly four months now, and it’s been some journey! I come from a very small town in Ireland so moving to Beijing was a big step. I finished studying Social Care in 2016 and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I decided one […]

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If I were a city, I’d be Beijing, by Aoife Quigley

I come from a small town in County Wexford, Ireland where there’s maybe 10,000 people. Even Ireland only has a grand total of 8 million. Moving to Beijing, a city, with over 24 million, was a daunting experience. How was Mary down the road going to know my business here? I had recently graduated University […]

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Oases of Calm in Beijing, by Matthew Jones

Out of all the cities I have lived and worked in, Beijing has proven itself to be the most interesting and – at times – most surprising. Of course, the language is fascinating (as is the culture), the food is delicious, the city is enormous, and more. However, the most surprising thing about Beijing (and […]

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Living in Beijing, by Klaudia Long

Each time a family member or friend asks me about the strangest aspect of Beijing, I always say the attention from the locals. Sure, I could say the bathrooms, but I like to keep it positive and telling people that I’m basically famous with strangers taking pictures of me tends to get a laugh or […]

Teach English in China - Megan Lucas

Riding the bus, by Megan Lucas

Riding the bus is a very daunting experience in a foreign country. It is especially scary in a country that doesn’t speak English. Riding the bus in China for the first time is next level stuff. If you do not have a basic understanding of ‘transportation’ Chinese then you’d best do a little research before […]

Teach English in China - Andrew Cooper

Being a foreigner in Beijing, by Andrew Cooper

With its vast population, pirate accents and passionate love for karaoke, Beijing may seem an overwhelmingly alien place at first. However, in the same way that people back home have come to view hot dog stuffed crust pizzas as a socially acceptable thing, time and familiarity eventually accustom you to the quirks of being a […]

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Chinese people, by Tom Bruce

Interactions with Chinese traveling or even living abroad can often be an unpleasant experience. Chinese tourists are increasingly notorious for their rude behavior and even outrageous actions when traveling. Those that have settled in cities from Sydney to Vancouver are often little better and are equally notorious for their rude behavior and extravagant displays of […]

Teach English in China - Campbell Wang

Beijing Duck, by Campbell Wang

Beijing duck can be bought in most restaurants but it is worth paying that little bit more if you really want the best experience. I have tried the cheapest, which costs around £4 for roast duck on the bone. I have also bought duck for around £20 which is much better quality. The cheapest has […]

Teach English in China - David Ruane

Biking in Beijing, by David Ruane

I love bikes, and had cycled everywhere at home in Dublin, so one of the first things I did in Beijing was to buy a bike. I did almost have second thoughts; the traffic here is wild. As far as I can tell the rules of the road are 1) don’t get hit and 2) […]

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Working with Chinese Children, by Sinead Hegarty

Having never worked with very young children before it was certainly daunting walking into my first classroom. I expected chaos: children climbing the walls, tearing each other to pieces. They were, after all, only four years old. What greeted me instead was a group of well-behaved children, albeit a little scared and teary. I could […]

Teach English in China - Rachel Goodwin

My year in China, by Rachel Goodwin

I have been in China at Aihua for a year now and I am staying even longer. China was never on the top of my bucket list so I don’t know exactly what made me decide to come. But I am so thankful I did. Throughout my year here I have learned so much about […]

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My year in China, by Lucille Van Niekerk

A month into my Chinese adventure I wrote a piece about my experiences at the time. I am coming to the end of my year contract and guess what, I am staying. It would generally be a safe assumption to make that for most people when they start something new and like it they experience […]

Teach English in China - Tayla Collins

Getting Lost in Beijing, by Tayla Collins

While touring Beijing it’s very easy to find the tourist attractions, but once you get inside it can be a bit difficult to find your way around because you don’t know which exact building you’re looking for, or the English signs are directly translated so they aren’t helpful. This can be a terrific way to […]

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Learning Chinese, by Nicholas Flesch

Many people come to China because they’re interested in learning the language. Chinese, to a foreigner, is a mysterious but fascinating thing. Are characters words, letters, or neither? How do you know what sound is associated with a given character? What’s the deal with ‘tones’? Whilst detailed answers to these questions can be found on […]


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.