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
I arrived in China in August 2014. I have always enjoyed running and wanted to continue this pursuit in China. Of course, air pollution is a very real problem but there are many apps that you can get on your smart phone to tell you how high the PM2.5 is. On the days when it […]
I should probably start this piece by admitting I’m a big fan of the Pogues and that one of their most famous songs is also one of my favorites: Dirty Old Town. It was written about a Northern English city called Salford, not far from where I was born and a place where I lived […]
After living and teaching English in Spain for a year, I was looking for a change. Luckily, a friend of mine who was looking for a job at home found a link to a teaching job in Beijing and before I knew it I had applied and had an interview with Aihua. After speaking with […]
Hi! My name is Max, I’ve been working for Aihua since August 2014. This post is about a message in bottle that travelled from China to the UK, but probably not in the way that you think… I was teaching a story called ‘Message in a Bottle’ and I thought a nice activity to finish […]
Moving to Beijing is a daunting task for anybody, there are any number of small anxieties which can cause you to pause and consider the magnitude of the move you’re making. One such thought that I had, was the worry that in Beijing it would be more difficult, in fact almost impossible to continue my […]
YDL – Center News Broadcast from March 2015.
GC & YZ – Center News Broadcast from April 2015.
Hey! My name is Hannah, I’ve been working for Aihua since August 2014. I have been a vegetarian for over 10 years and I’ll admit one of my main concerns about moving to China was if I was going to be able to find anything to eat, and it was the questions I was most […]
Since arriving in Beijing one cold, blustering night three months ago, I have seen temperatures pick up, cherry trees blossom and old men roll up their shirts – embracing the age-old ‘Beijing Bikini’ look. I have admired Empress Cixi’s birthday gift collection at the Summer Palace, revered in the smoky incense of the Lama temple, […]
I have been living in Beijing for coming up to five months now, and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience. I feel that I have barely scraped the tip of the iceberg of what Beijing has to offer. The city is dynamic and there is a great deal of variety here, and it caters to […]
Hi there! My name is Andrea, but most people know me by Andi. In college, I studied International Business with an emphasis on doing business in Greater China, but my love for China started long before my degree. My dad has been coming back and forth from China on business for over 25 years, […]
Hi there! I’m Nicky. I have been working for Aihua since August 2014. Before coming to Beijing I would have played a few open mikes and such around Belfast but it was rather limited. Coming to Beijing I found that it was possible to see and play live music almost every night of the […]
ZGC & SJC – Center News Broadcast from April 2015.
Aihua held its annual dinner on Tuesday the 18th of February to celebrate the New Year and welcome the new staff into its family. The dinner was held at the Dayali Hotel close to the Pingguoyuan Subway Station in Shijingshan. The food was delicious and everyone had a great time mingling and getting to know […]
At Aihua, teachers enjoy learning from their students as much as they enjoy teaching them, and every so often we get the chance to be creative and do an artsy project in class to show off our skills along with our students. Although not the only books and course taught at Aihua, the Backpack course […]
When I first came to Beijing, I expected to find a city packed with people and chocking on the pollutant fumes of its own success; in fact when I think of it like this I wonder why I came at all. However coming here has opened my eyes to the wonders of Chinese culture and […]
Moving to Beijing was a huge deal for me. Just out of university, a very socially awkward person and not the slightest clue what I was getting myself into. Three months later, here I am loving life in Beijing. I had so many worries before coming over, what will the food be like, how difficult […]
So you have packed your bags and boarded the flight. You are happy that the suitcase full of headache tablets and cold medicine seemed to slip by unnoticed. Relieved that you are no longer a walking pharmacy and comforted in the knowledge that the Beijing winter can do its worst. You have enough cold and […]
Aihua English School offers a two week training course before your first term and there are a lot of great things about this course. First of all, the course is 3-6 hours a day four days a week for two weeks. It goes over every topic you might have questions on about Aihua and their […]
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.