The British Council is welcoming applications from experienced TEFL professionals in China for roles as full-time or freelance IELTS Speaking Examiners.

Minimum Professional Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or above
  • A qualification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • At least 3 years’ full-time experience teaching EFL to students aged 16 or over (or the equivalent in part-time teaching experience)
  • Demonstrable professional attributes and interpersonal skills

IELTS Speaking Examiners must be expert users of English (the equivalent of an IELTS Band 9 in Speaking and a minimum of Band 8 in Reading, Listening and Writing)

Other Requirements (freelance position)

  • A suitable homeworking environment
  • Available for work for at least one weekend day most weeks
  • The right to work in China without the need for a company-sponsored work permit (e.g. Chinese national or Green Card holder)

Other Requirement (full-time position)

  • Currently living in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Chongqing (or willing to move to one of those cities from current location in China)


For more details of the full-time position, please review the job advert here (after logging into our careers site) or contact

For more details of the freelance position and to receive an application form, please contact