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Teach in China with EPS (English Program Sichuan)

English Program Sichuan has been approved by the Ministry of Education for China and therefore a great deal of emphasis has been placed on its successful administration.

As a result, teachers can expect a secure teaching placement with high levels of support from local program coordinators in Sichuan.

Teaching in China on the EPS Program offers an exciting insight into public school teaching in one of China’s most beautiful and dramatic regions.

Participants will teach English as a Second Language to local students and assist in teacher and curriculum development in a public-sector kindergarten, primary, secondary, high school, college or university as part of a government drive to raise English levels across the region.

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We are now hiring English Second Language teachers for the EPS Program with arrival dates in China of February and August.


  • RMB 7,000 - RMB 18,000 monthly salary*
  • Government sponsored program
  • Airport pick up
  • Weekly 16 - 20 teaching hours
  • Accommodation provided or housing allowance
  • Air-ticket reimbursement RMB 8,000 / year
  • Half paid winter-break
  • All public holidays
  • 24/7 support team to assist you in China
  • High quality TEFL certificate provided to you
  • Z visa sponsorship, including visa fee reimbursement
  • 10 or 11 month contract

*This is enough for a very comfortable lifestyle in Sichuan province as cost of living is relatively low compared with other parts of China


  • Start: February or August
  • Finish: 10 / 11 month contract as from above start date options

​Interview process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted by email to arrange a Skype interview.


Applicants should be fluent English speakers and have as follows:

  • Bachelors degree in any subject
  • Nationality of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa (due to visa requirements)
  • TEFL / TESOL or CELTA certificate 100+ hours (candidates can still apply with this qualification pending) - get a special discount on your TEFL course here

Locations available

Throughout Sichuan province at public sector schools from kindergarten up to college & university level including locations:

Chengdu, Guangyuan, Nanchong, Bazhong, Dazhou, Ya’an, Deyang, Suining, Guang’an, Meishan, Ziyang, Leshan, Neijiang, Zigong, Yibin & many more!

Requests about preferred student age range can usually be accommodated.

About this program

In order to improve the teaching of English Language throughout Sichuan province, the Ministry of Education for China has authorized a public sector teaching program in this region.

The wider aim of the program is to promote English education in Sichuan province, develop cultural understanding and better prepare young learners in south west China for academic and social advancement through English education.

Destination Sichuan

Welcome to Sichuan – a land of creaking wooden pagodas, ancient monasteries, giant glacial mountains, rolling grasslands, fertile valleys, fiery cuisine and hearty locals!

This feels like undiscovered China, a place you can you join Tibetans as they pay homage to the holy nature reserve of Yading, reflect in moody temples that guard the jagged mountain peaks and get up close and personal with some of China’s most famous and fluffy residents, at the Giant Panda ecology park in Chengdu!

Beyond Sichuan’s sophisticated capital city of Chengdu, the black tile roofs and narrow streets of Langzhong offer a fascinating glimpse into fast disappearing old China. You can get further off the beaten track in spectacular Ganzi, gateway to Tibet, and busy market town set amongst a dramatic background of snowswept mountains.

Wherever you are in Sichuan, try the local hotpot - a fiery affair with seasoned meat, lots of fresh vegetables and some seriously spicy chillis!

The Sichuanese are famed for their hospitality... Expect rock-star reverence wherever you go!

Why English Program Sichuan?

  • Enjoy an unrivalled level of in-country support from experienced staff
  • Learn the latest TEFL teaching methodologies 
  • No teaching experience is necessary to join this program
  • Government school teaching program with good working conditions and lots of career professional development
  • Generous vacation allowing plenty of time to explore this beautiful region of China!

Why apply through ESLstarter?

  • 100s of teachers placed in China every year
  • We will not take any of your salary
  • Over 11 years of recruitment experience for international TEFL jobs
  • We will work with you directly through the application and visa processs
  • Dedicated support staff comprising of former TEFL teachers
  • Join our Facebook communities & connect with lots of other ESLstarter teachers before you go!
  • We’re pretty sure you won’t find more teacher Testimonials anywhere else!

FAQs about Teaching English in Sichuan with English Program Sichuan (EPS)

What is English Program Sichuan (EPS)?

English Program Sichuan (EPS) is an approved teaching program by the Ministry of Education in China. It offers secure teaching placements with extensive support for English teachers in the Sichuan region. EPS participants play a crucial role in enhancing English language education in public schools.

What can I expect when teaching in Sichuan with EPS?

When you teach in Sichuan through the EPS Program, you'll have the opportunity to work in public-sector kindergartens, primary, secondary, high schools, colleges, or universities. Your role includes teaching English as a Second Language and contributing to teacher and curriculum development, all aimed at improving English levels in the region.

What are the start and finish dates for teaching with EPS?

You can start your teaching journey with EPS in either February or August, and your contract will typically last for 10 or 11 months from your chosen start date.

In which locations within Sichuan can I teach with EPS?

EPS offers teaching positions throughout Sichuan province, including cities such as Chengdu, Guangyuan, Nanchong, Bazhong, Dazhou, Ya’an, and many more. We can often accommodate requests for preferred student age ranges.

What is the objective of the EPS Program in Sichuan?

The Ministry of Education for China has authorized the EPS Program to enhance English language education in Sichuan province. The program aims to promote English education, foster cultural understanding, and prepare young learners in southwest China for academic and social advancement through English education.

What makes Sichuan a unique destination for teaching English?

Sichuan is known for its picturesque landscapes, rich culture, and delicious cuisine. It offers a chance to explore ancient monasteries, giant mountains, lush valleys, and vibrant markets. You can also visit the Giant Panda ecology park in Chengdu. Sichuanese hospitality is renowned, making it an incredible place to teach and live.

Why choose English Program Sichuan for teaching in China?

When you choose English Program Sichuan (EPS) for teaching in China, you can expect outstanding in-country support provided by a team of experienced staff. This support ensures that you have the assistance you need throughout your teaching journey. Additionally, EPS offers you the chance to stay updated with the latest TEFL teaching methodologies, making your teaching experience even more effective and enriching. One of the remarkable aspects of EPS is that no prior teaching experience is required. This program is designed to accommodate both experienced educators and those who are new to teaching, fostering a diverse and inclusive teaching environment. Furthermore, EPS operates within government schools, providing teachers with excellent working conditions and numerous professional development opportunities. Moreover, teaching with EPS allows you to enjoy generous vacation time, which provides ample opportunities to explore the captivating region of Sichuan. This province boasts breathtaking landscapes, cultural treasures, and culinary delights, making it an ideal destination for both teaching and personal exploration.

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