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China Exchange and Teaching Programme

What is CET Programme?

CET programme is an educational and cultural enrichment programme organised in partnership with universities in The United Kingdom. The goal is to enhance foreign language and subject teaching in schools whilst enriching the participant’s cultural experience and knowledge about both countries.

The programme is run in cooperation with universities in The United Kingdom and more than 150 participant organisations and schools in China. An internship programme is also included for graduates who would like to experience China’s rich history and culture.

CET Programme is an initiative to contribute to the growing demand of enhanced education in China at the local level. The programme also supports the projects of the education bureau to further develop teaching as an integral part of cultural exchange and global understanding. Graduates from the UK are able to participate in the programme in different positions depending on experience and qualifications.

What positions are available in the programme?

Almost 70% percent of the available positions will be as Foreign Teachers of English and the rest will be Foreign Subject Teachers (Science, Art, Music, Drama, Dance, P.E./Sports, Hospitality Management, and Culinary Arts) and as required, Language Teachers for German, Spanish, and Russian. 


Interns will serve as stand-in teachers and when required assisting teachers at various levels and in different subjects. They will gain all-around experience liaising with the Training and Organisational Development Department in the preparation and implementation of lessons, including instructional materials design and documentation. 

Join us and be a part of the best educational and cultural enrichment programme in China.

Participant positions:

·         Foreign English Teacher

·         Foreign Subject Teachers

·         Foreign Language Teachers  

·         Teacher Interns

Below are the general responsibilities of programme participants. More specific duties will be explained according to individual contracts.


  • Actively participate in all activities of CET programme

  • Plan, prepare and facilitate lessons

  • Create, develop and maintain appropriate teaching plans, exams and materials

  • Assess students’ progress, provide feedback and keep records

  • Maximum teaching hours: 20 per week

  • Participate in school and programme meetings and activities

  • Flexible to teach different levels

  • Manage a class of more than thirty students

  • Attend and participate in training programs required by the programme and school

  • Submit lesson plans to the school and programme manager during each semester


·         Professional resume with cover letter

·         Bachelor’s degree or higher*

·         Passport (validity must be at least 12 months)

·         TESOL, TEFL, CELTA and other relevant teaching certificates (120 hours and above)

·         Disclosure Certificate*

·         At least 2 years teaching experience (does not apply for internship)

·         Reference or recommendation letter (should state teaching experience if applicable)

·         Fully completed application form

·         2x2 inch photo

*Must be notarised by the Chinese embassy or consulate.


What the programme offers:

·         Monthly basic salary is dependent on qualifications, experience, working hours

    and school location.

·         Free accommodation (excluding utility bills) with cooking facilities and bathroom.

·         Comprehensive medical and accident insurance while you are in the programme.

·         11 days public holiday per year, plus school breaks.

·         Reimbursed fees for residence permit and obligatory medical check-up.

·         Free teacher-training within the programme and your school.

·         TEFL in China course available for free (conditions apply).

·         Opportunities for promotion and career progression.

·         On-going team-building activities in the programme and your school.

·         RMB 5,000 airfare allowance paid upon completion of your contract.


How to apply:




Contact us

To join the programme and for enquiries, please send an e-mail to:

The Programme Director
China Exchange and Teaching Programme

27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 7024040466

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 09:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


For applications and enquiries:

E-mail your CV with cover letter to The Programme Director at