Opportunity China is a gateway for English teachers, university lecturers, students and au pairs to find exciting and enriching opportunities in China.

Working only with trusted partner schools and education institutions, we’re here to offer personalised advice and resources throughout the process, whether you’re an experienced teaching professional, a first time teacher or are taking a gap year.

We pride ourselves on offering a professional and personalised service to all candidates, right from their initial application through to beginning their dream opportunity in China.

We spoke to some of our teachers about their experiences of living and working in China in the hope the information would be useful to you if you’re considering this career step.

  • I am happy to have discovered Opportunity China after all the other ‘alternative’ experiences… I’ll be sure to recommend OC to my friends and acquaintances!

    Edgar Barreto, Foshan, 2015
  • Thank you so much for all your help, it has really been fantastic and thank you for giving me this opportunity!

    Abi Burton, Shenyang, 2015
  • I want to thank you for all the work you did to find me this job. I don’t know that I could have done it without you.

    David Rhoads, Chengdu, 2015
  • I would like to thank Opportunity China for your assistance during the past couple of months, I truly appreciate it – you have made the application process so much easier for me.

    Tsvetelina Bakalova, Beijing, 2015
  • Our feedback is glowing about Opportunity China. Can’t fault it. The fact that we’re dealing with native English speakers, and we can communicate freely and frankly is great. All candidates that I talk to have very positive experiences with Opportunity China – unlike many other recruitment services. Very happy.

    EF Education Centre Manager, Shenyang
  • Thank you for all of your help Opportunity China! The school seems to be good, working conditions and environment are great and I feel appreciated.

    Ana Arazola, Hangzhou, 2014

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Teacher Experiences

"I like to think my year here has taught me among other thing how to be flexible. I have also picked up a small amount of Mandarin, which I’m sure will look good on my CV." by Tom York
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"I developed language and people skills; after experiencing a different culture I can empathise with a wider variety of people." by Fiona Harris
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"If you want to take a year off out of your daily grind back home and come to a place where you can completely change your life then come to China!" by Art Benoit
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"Seeing my students make progress has been extremely rewarding; watching a four-year-old write her name for the first time, and sharing the excitement with a student scoring well enough in an English exam to obtain a place at a US university have been just a few of the highlights of my time here. " by James Hale
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"I love working in Chengdu! I think the atmosphere in and around the city is really relaxed compared to other places in china. It’s quite an easy city to navigate and spend time wondering around immersing yourself in the culture
" by Sarah Robinson
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