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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Street BBQs in Beijing, by Andrew Cooper

Honey glazed chicken on a stick! Cumin spiced lamb on a stick! Bread. On a stick! These are some of the delights available to you at one of Beijing’s millions of street food carts that occupy pavements and block cycle lanes at this time of year. Whether it’s a backstreet or a major junction, anywhere […]

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Making Chinese friends, by Peter Campion

As an immigrant in China, it is often easier to gravitate towards peers who find themselves equally new to this land. The immigrant community in Beijing is vast and vibrant, and there are frequently events allowing you to meet new people. However, there is one significant issue with this network – it’s transient. The immigrant […]

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Parks in Beijing, by Haley Muth

It’s early in the morning and already the park next to my apartment is filled with old folks practicing Tai Chi and stretching. There are tens of them, all moving in time with each other, as I am making my short commute to the area where I take Chinese classes. Around lunchtime I go to […]

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How big is Beijing?, by Patrick Watters

Before I moved to Beijing eight months ago, I was told that you could live in this city for many years without experiencing or seeing all that the city has to offer. After living here for some time now I firmly believe this to be true. When friends and family ask me what Beijing is […]

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Easter in China, by Sorcha M. Smith

I’m not a very religious person and in the last few years (especially living in China) my sweet tooth has dwindled. At home, religious holidays were used more of an excuse to cook at dish and bring it to the rotating household that we used as a little family gathering. Our family has members worldwide […]

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Laoshi Life, by Rachel Reger

Every so often, a bad “Beijing day” happens to every foreigner in Beijing. It’s on these days that I have to remind myself why I’m in Beijing. While there’s many amazing reasons why I’ve stayed two years so far, two reasons usually stay at the top of the list – quality of life on an […]

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The Beijing music scene, By Gareth Wandless

Being a musician and music fan, living in Manchester and London over the last 12 years, how was Beijing going to live up to my hunger for music? I had researched on the internet after deciding to take up the position at Aihua but I could not see a great deal of prospect in the […]

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My Experiences in Beijing, by Shauna Giblin

Beijing, where do I begin. I came to you looking for something that was missing in my life instead I found the real me or a version of me that I didn’t realize existed. My friend told me that the city has a way of making you grow up. I mean I’m 25 years old […]

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Busy in Beijing, by Rory McGillycuddy

Arrival There I sat on a crowded, stuffy plane flying over Dubai and I thought to myself “What am I doing flying to Beijing” “Will I enjoy it?”, What if something goes wrong? What do I do then? Blah blah blah blah. Naturally, these are some of the questions you`ll find yourself mulling over during […]

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Chinese food, by Francis Dorfling

This was one of my biggest concerns when I decided to come to China. I LOVE food, cooking it and definitely eating it, but what would I eat in China? Did you know that Chinese food has 5 Key Flavours that must be balanced according to Traditional Chinese Medicine — sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and […]

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Chinese impressions, by Rachel Goodwin

The biggest piece of advice I could give someone coming to china is to come with no expectations. While I’ve been here I’ve learned that people watch too much tv and expect to come to this fictional place because that’s what they’ve seen. It’s safe to say if that’s the reason you’re coming you will […]

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Ordering coffee, by Andrew Cooper

When I first arrived in Beijing, the very first place I went (and the very first thing I bought) was Starbucks, for a coffee. Not exactly immersing myself in the local culture, I know, but sometimes you just need that reassuring cup of warm, caffeinated sludge to remind you that familiar comforts are available even […]

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Lesson planning, by Henriëtta Koortzen

It is 1:00am. You have a full day of teaching tomorrow and you are still up. Why? Is it all the excitement of knowing that you will be living in one of the greatest cities in the world for the next year? Or is it nervousness keeping you up because it is your first time […]

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Teaching young kids in Beijing, by Francis Dorfling

When I think of these words “Teaching young kids in Beijing” it brings one word to mind JOY. This is something you need to experience for yourself to fully understand. I’ve been teaching young kids in Beijing for one year now and it has been the best year of my life. For some young learners, […]

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Ordering food in Beijing, by Anne Kleimenhagen

Upon arrival in Beijing, there were many things that seemed daunting; calling a cab, buying clothes, and even teaching. The one thing that did not register as being overly difficult was something I had taken for granted up until this point in my life: ordering food. Usually, eating out consisted of grabbing the same menu […]

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Chatting with Chinese people, by John Mulligan

Prior to moving to China it is safe to say I had very little interaction with Chinese people. Coming from a small rural town in the west of Ireland I had little idea of what to expect from the culture and the people itself. A quick Google search before setting out for pastures new left […]

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The Beauty of Beijing, by Carol Whelen

“How will you cope living in such a crowded city?” “Are you going to be ok in the smog?” “How are you going to cope living day to day without knowing the language?” These were the main concerns from my family and friends when I said I was moving to Beijing for a year. Having […]

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Hiking in Beijing, by Matthew Harhai

I never dreamed that I would visit a wonder of the world three times in one month. I did just this in October. It’s quite easy to catch a bus out of Beijing to many of the different sections of the Great Wall. There are several tour companies that cater to those without cars. If […]

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How to love China, by Juliene Terblanche

When you come to China, it’s not just a matter of simply arriving in a new country, it’s more like entering a whole new world; a fascinating, inspiring and mesmerizing new world. I would advise anyone and everyone to experience China for themselves and I am confident most people will love it. I say this […]


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.