The British Council is welcoming applications from experienced TEFL professionals in China who would like to become 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)

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