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Soak up the mystical beauty of China. You'll teach English to friendly children, living alongside them and learning the local language as you go, making lifelong friends. In your free time you can explore some of the region's most special treasures such as the Terracotta Army, The Forbidden City, or walk along the Great Wall itself.


  • Make lifelong friendships
  • Immerse yourself in true Chinese culture
  • Teach English to friendly & lively children


  • Minimum age 18 years
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Location  China
Activities  Teaching English
 Visiting other schools
Transport  Pick-up from the airport
Accommodation  Shared apartment on campus

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
FREE Frontier TEFL Certificate
In-country Food on weekdays
Local orientation and training
Airport pick-up
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup




China is the fastest growing economy in the world and English teachers are very much in demand. As China's economy grows and changes from centrally-planned to market oriented, its people are eager to learn the skills necessary to be successful in a country of ever-expanding opportunities. Since the Olympic Games in 2008, there has been even greater interest in learning foreign languages.

The children are eager to learn and are a pleasure to teach. You will help improve their English skills and at the same time teach them lots about British culture, music and sports! You'll quickly make friends for life and you'll have ample opportunities to learn Chinese as you attend local festivals and explore this fascinating country with your local hosts. The demand for English teachers from English-speaking nations is extremely high.

Your help can give children a sense of confidence, encourage their enthusiasm and ambition, and improve their opportunities for the future. To teach, you will need to be patient, flexible, a confident communicator and able to use your initiative and imagination. Lessons will be fun and interactive, developing the children's confidence and conversational skills.


From kindergarten to college, the Frontier-China teaching project offers immense help to the impoverished children who wish to learn English. Following the local school timetables, you will be at the school five days a week, teaching between two and four hours a day. The evenings and weekends are yours to spend as you like, and the local area offers a variety of activities for all tastes.


Upon your arrival, you will be collected from the airport by in country staff before begining your introduction week. Please arrive on the Sunday.


Your apartment accommodation on a school campus during your placement is extremely comfortable: all rooms have a bathroom, TV, phone, and heating/air-conditioning. Some may even have their own computer with internet access!


You will be provided with three meals a day during the week, offering you a great opportunity to experience the delicious local cuisine. At the weekends you will be responsible for your own food, giving you the chance to explore the local restaurants and markets.

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You'll find plenty to do whilst on your teaching project in China. The region is a pleasant mix of both the old and the new, and throughout its tree-lined streets you'll find ancient, weather-worn temples alongside modern bars and street cafes. Should you wish, we can organise tours of the region for you including a range of adventure and cultural activities. If you prefer to explore these sites for yourself, our field staff can offer valuable insider tips and lots of guidance.


2 weeks £ 595

3 weeks £ 695

4 weeks £ 844

5 weeks £ 949

6 weeks £ 1,200

7 weeks £ 1,325

8 weeks £ 1,450

9 weeks £ 1,575

10 weeks £ 1,700


Please arrive on a Sunday.

There are no teaching activities on the following days due to national holidays:

27th January- 2nd February: Chinese New Year and Spring Festival

11th February: Lantern Festival

4th-5th April: Ching Ming Festival

1st May- Labour day

29th-30th May: Dragon Boat Festival

15th September: Mid-Autumn Festival

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th October: National Day Holiday


Two week minimum


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier T-shirt (UK only)


  • Food during the week
  • Accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • Airport pick-up
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup


Nearest airport(s): Guilin (KWL)



Flights are not included in our project costs. However, Frontier have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with Frontier. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.


For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.


You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.

Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this project, or to register your interest, just click on the orange "Apply Now!" button at the top of the menu. Fill out and submit a short application form and then one of our advisors will give you a call back to answer any questions and to progress your application if you wish to continue.

There is no obligation when making an application, and you do not need to pay anything at this point.