Application Procedure

ISAC Teach in China Program hires foreign teachers according to the public school calendar. Most positions are available for the February (Winter term) and August (Fall term) of each year. There are also some sporadic openings during each term.

Below is the deadline for the two main intakes; we advice all applicants to leave sufficient time for visa application. Applicants must get their criminal check and diploma authenticated by Chinese embassy/consulate. The visa application process usually takes about 4-6 weeks. Please check Document List for more information.

  • Winter Term Intake Application Deadline: January 31st, 2020
  • Fall Term Intake Application Deadline: Aug 31st, 2020
  • Sporadic Position: Check latest vacancy


Application Procedure Step By Step

No. Procedure
1 Check ISAC Teach in China Program and current Job Vacancy. If interested, submit an application via ISAC website.
2 Within two business days, qualified applicants will be invited to have a first round interview with ISAC (10-15 mins; please read Q&A)
3 Applicant has a second round interview with your interested universities/schools faculty
4 Applicant provides all supporting documents including diploma, TESOL, CELTA etc. to the school and ISAC
5 Applicants receive a contract (sample contract) for visa application purpose
6 Apply and obtain a work visa at a Chinese consulate/embassy in your home country or the country you are working in
7 Attend ISAC Program Orientation (optional) in Hangzhou. Accommodation and Meals provided.
8 Start working at your host university/school; check out teachers’ story; Read ISAC Handbook; and sample school guidebook