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Jump into a New Adventure with First Leap in China!

First Leap

Contract Length: 12 months minimum | Location: China

Wed 25 January 2017

First Leap was founded in 2009 as an afterschool English training company for children aged from 2 up to 15 years old. Now we have already had 20 centers in Beijing and over 100 centers across 30 cities nationwide. Currently we have over 300 international teachers working for First Leap. We partnered with Tomorrow Advancing Life, a registered company with the New York Stock Exchange.

Content Language Integrated Learning, is our education methodology. We have our own R&D dept. which is responsible for researching, developing and designing our own curriculum. Our in house curriculum blends Chinese learning styles, western education and emersion learning. We teach English through subjects (Art, Music, Science, Drama, World Culture, Global Leadership, Book Reading, Logical Thinking, and Virtual P.E.) these are the nine subjects we teach. In this case, our students are able to not only learn new words, but use them in engaging and fun ways.

Welcome Package:

  • Airplane ticket provided to China
  • Settle-in allowance (6000 RMB)
  • TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification expenses covered (up to 3000 RMB)
  • Health Insurance 

Monthly Salary package:

  • 1874 – 2624 USD after-tax (12,500-17,500 RMB after-tax)
  • Airfare bonus: 8,000 RMB (after contract fulfillment)
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa
  • Incentive Bonuses for extra work and excellent performance 
  • All Chinese public holidays, plus paid sick leaves 
  • Ongoing team-building activities organized by First Leap

Fast-Track Program (for excellent teachers):

  • Salary Raise (500-1,000 RMB) after six months fulfillment
  • Salary Raise (at least 2,000 RMB) for contract renewal

Paid On-going Training System:

  • Junior Training (before induction)
  • Extended Junior Training
  • Academic Training
  • Senior Training (provided within 6 months)

Well-established Career Path:

Future Leader Boot Camp is dedicated to promoting teacher to be Researcher, Trainer, Assessor, Regional Supervisor or International Teacher Academic Director

Settle In Service:

  • Arrival Assistance: Airport pick up, Accommodation provided for first 10 days
  • Living Assistance: setting up SIM card, bank account, transportation card, apartment rental, etc.

Who We Are:

  • Founded in 2009 in Beijing, China,
  • Business Unit of Tomorrow Advancing Life, a registered company with NYSE
  • Nearly 100 teaching centers across 30 cities nationwide
  • Over 300 international teachers, plus over 1000 local teachers
  • Hiring year round
  • Content Language Integrated Learning through subjects such as: Art, Music, Science, Drama, World Culture, Global Leadership, Book Reading, Logical Thinking, and Virtual P.E.
  • Over 30 cities to choose from: Beijing, Nanjing, Shenyang, Chongqing, Hefei, Changzhou, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Nanchang, Hohhot, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Zhenjiang, Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Wuxi, Sanya, Anshan, Suzhou, Dalian, Zhuhai, Datong, Linyi, Taizhou, Liaoyang, Yangzhou, Qingdao, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Huzhou

How We Work:

  • Ten days paid professional training with accommodation provided in Beijing 
  • 32 working hours per week in total: 5 working days (16 teaching hours plus 16 office hours)
  • Small class size: no more than 14 students
  • Teaching package: flip chart, lesson plan, excellent activity materials, etc.
  • Advanced teaching facilities: Office workspace with a work computer and free internet access for each international teacher; projectors, smart white boards, air conditioner and air purifier are equipped with each classroom; app, JMB tools for communication
  • Bilingual local teacher assistant
  • Support and communication between teachers and centers


Job Requirements

  • Native English Speakers: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland
  • Education Background: BA or above (majors in Education, Linguistics, or English given top priority)
  • Internationally recognized TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate preferred; official teaching license recognized by home country highly preferred
  • Teaching experience preferred, especially in early childhood or younger kids
  • Passion for First Leap and for working with young children is essential
  • At least one-year commitment; longer dedication highly preferred



  • Welcome Package (coming ticket provided + financial assistance 6000 rmb + health insurance)
  • Monthly salary: 1874 – 2624 USD after-tax (12,500-17,500 RMB after-tax)
  • Airfare bonus: 8,000 RMB (after contract fulfillment)
  • Sponsored legal Z work visa



Application Instructions:

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae, scanned copies of Passport, Degree, Teaching Certificate, Recent photo and any other related documents to 

Please mention TEFL EXPRESS in your application.


Contract Start Date: Anytime throughout the year

Contract length: 12 months minimum

Headquartered in London, UK and serving teachers internationally, TEFL Express is a TEFL course provider that specializes in helping aspiring and current teachers access the exciting world of teaching English as a foreign language.

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