How to Apply

If you want to apply to the Teach English in China programme, you are strongly advised to contact Professor Phil Thomas. You can call Professor Thomas on +44 (0)7531789984 or email

To apply you will need to fill out the application form below and attach the following to it:

  • Your CV
  • Two letters of reference
  • A digital photo
  • A copy of the last page of your passport
  • A copy of your degree certificate (or transcript of previous marks if graduating this year)

Application Form and CV Template

Please download the Application Form Template

Please download the CV Template

The form and other documents should be emailed to

What Happens Next?

Once you’ve applied you will probably have a telephone interview, conducted by Professor Thomas, prior to being accepted on the programme.

If successful, your details will then be sent to the CEAIE or Ms Lany at the International Exchange Centre in Hunan and an appropriate school will then be found. You may be invited to have a Skype interview with China staff.

For visa purposes, you may need to provide a health certificate for the Chinese authorities indicating that you are fit. You may also be required to take an HIV test, you will receive more information about this on the acceptance of your application as provincial authorities have different health requirements..