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Here at Synergy-Recruitment we endeavour to match the best quality ESL teachers to a fantastic variety of  ESL teaching jobs in schools, language centres and online learning platforms. Whether you are a teacher looking for work or a teaching institution in need of excellent teacher we can help you! We can provide both online and face to face teachers to schools all around the world.

We can also provide top quality teacher training by our Master's qualified teacher trainers. Whatever your educational needs are we can fulfill them at the right cost.

Why go with Synergy?

  • Our team has a combined 40 year experience of teaching in China and SE Asia, so we can really relate to the candidates' fears, concerns and share our experience to make the transition smoother and as pleasant as possible

  • We strive to offer a more personal service to all our candidates compared to the average recruitment agency. Better communication, transparency and each candidate is assigned a personal recruiter that will be assigned to their profile.

  • We try and match our candidates to not only the best paying jobs, but positions that they will be happy in and able to develop and grow their teaching career.

  • Lastly we never charge any fees and never ask candidates to pay upfront for visa fees

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Star Jobs!!

Here are some of our recommended jobs, for all of current job listings please see Current Vacancies page.

Yiwu International Academy - Brand New Modern School**

Primary school departments:

6 ESL teachers. (For IC class)

1. Starting date:

from Sept. 2020


2. Teaching hours:

Workload: 20 teaching periods a week (40 minutes each period), plus 20 office hours.

Work Hours: 09:00 a.m. – 03:55 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.) with about 100 minutes lunch break


3. Before TAX Salary:

RMB 18000 – RMB 25000 monthly [Depending on experience and qualifications].

Annual Bonus: If the contract will be renewed, one extra month's worth of salary will be given.


4. Class sizes:

26-38 students per class.


5. Reimbursement:

RMB 6000 – RMB 10000 depending on actual air fare upon completion of a one-year contract.


6. Evaluation bonus:

RMB 2000-RMB 6000 depending on teaching performance each term.


7. Accommodation:

A well-furnished apartment with necessary electric appliances & internet& free Wi-Fi provided on campus, plus free electricity and water within a limited amount.


8. Paid Holidays:

Winter vacation (about one month), Christmas Day, May Day, National Day, as well as other PRC public holidays.

9. Insurance/Foreign expert permit /Residence permit:

Arranged for and paid by the school.

To apply please contact greg@synergy-recruitment.co.uk

**F/T Online Teacher - Chengdu, China**


We are currently hiring two full time teachers, for an exciting position in Chengdu, China!!

Please note this if for Native English Speakers only from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.


Salary: 18-22kRMB

Housing allowance: 1.5kRMB

Social security insurance


  • Teach at least 50 classes (25h a month), The teaching slots are in the morning. Teach according to the CLASS100 Teacher Performance Indicators.

  • Voluntarily sub classes when asked. Each month, you’re required to sub 10 classes.

  • You’re a full-time teacher, unlike home based teachers, you’re expected to teach with responsibility and professional teaching manners. You teach with the CLASS100 Teaching Performance Indicators.

  • You can teach DEMO classes upon requests

  • Work with training team provide training plans and materials for part-time teachers.

  • No more than 5% negative feedbacks monthly.

  • Cooperate with Science Class, Small Group class, Public School class teaching teams on script checking, audio recordings, training video recordings.

  • Support home based teachers on their issues and questions regarding teaching with CLASS100, provide feasible and kind suggestions in a professional way.


1. Native English Speaker with neutral accent

2. 4 year Bachelor degree in any field

3. At least 1 year teaching experience

4. Teaching qualification is preferred: TEFL, CELTA, TESOL, ESL, teaching certificate from your country.

5. Be able to apply for a visa - Synergy can assist with this

6. Non-criminal record

Please apply with your CV, recent face photo and the heading "F/T Class 100 Teacher" to greg@synergy-recruitment.co.uk

**International Centre - Kindergarten Teachers**

The Role:

  • Currently the international Kindergartens are located in Changzhou, China. Also opening in Guangzhou later this year as well as other centres in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Kuala Lumpur!!

  • The company prides itself on small class sizes to ensure their students receive quality time with their teachers, enabling them to be fully immersed in the English language and allowing teachers to give personalised and accurate feedback to parents. All centres are fully equipped with teaching resources and state of the art facilities and teachers work on rotation, being in charge of different classes throughout the day, meaning you are given sufficient amount of planning and preparation time. Children are assessed using the English EYFS framework and all teachers have a Chinese teaching assistant to help in class and during prep time. Children are mainly aged between 3-6. Teachers with a specialist interest such as PE, Art etc are highly desirable.


- Native English Speakers Only

- Bachelor's degree & PGCE or other relevant post graduate qualification

- At least 2 years teaching experience in EYFS


  1. Competitive salary based on experience.

  2. Annual bonus: up to RMB10,000 according to yearly KPI

  3. Flight tickets: a return flight ticket after joining for one year

  4. Relocation benefit: the employee is entitled to the reimbursement of the flight ticket upon arrival in China (only economy class can be reimbursed).

  5. Loyalty bonus: upon completion of employment of 2 years, RMB100 each year in addition to total annual salary, bonus and other benefits

  6. Visa is provided, with admin support given by HQ HR Department throughout the entire process

  7. Private accommodation provided

  8. Medical insurance is provided

  9. Annual leave: 15 days

  10. Paid sick leave: 3 days

  11. China national public holidays: 11 days

Apply with CV and photo to: greg@synergy-recruitment.co.uk or mark@synergy-recruitment.co.uk

Why now is the best time to relocate and find a job in China. Read our blog post here**


Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten - Shanghai

Job Description:

1. Responsible for student development in full-English immersion learning, aged 3-6.

2. Working time is from Monday to Friday,8:00am-17:30pm. (with a two hour lunch break). Normally 2 English classes or teaching activities a day, the rest of time is spent in class.

3. Attending scheduled meetings and activities where his/her presence is required.

4. The class size is maximum 20 kids, and there are four teachers in the classroom, head

teacher, assistant teacher, nanny, and the foreign teacher.



1.Competitive Monthly Salary based upon experience, education and certification. Salary to be negotiated in person.

2.Paid vacation time: Chinese official holidays and winter holidays.

3.Free apartment.

4.Support and assistance on the work visa application.

5.Providing three meals a day from Monday to Friday.

6.6000 RMB flight allowance provided after fulfilling the contract.

7. Campus has an English teacher’s office with sofas, coffee machine, pool table and

computers provided.


Job Requirements:

1. Have a good professional ethic. Be patient, responsible and have teamwork spirit.

2. Understand the psychological development characteristics of preschool children.

3. Bachelor Degree or above(preschool education or education major).

4. Two years’ preschool teaching Experience。.

5. Natives from an English speaking countries.

To apply please contact rob@synergy-recruitment.co.uk or greg@synergy-recruitment.co.uk

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Synergise Your Teaching Skills to the Perfect Position

We endeavour to match our teachers to the best positions out there, in terms of location, salary, role responsibilities & cultural expectations.

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Synchronise Your Learning Needs

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Comprehensive Global Cover

Wherever you are located in the world we can provide fully qualified & experienced teachers. We can also provide face to face teachers within the UK, China, Vietnam & Thailand

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Synergise & Synchronise leads to Success! 



Our Teachers Can Teach the Following:

- General English - all skills

- Business English (Negotiation, Meeting, Email & any other relevant Business English skills)

- Exam Preparation (IELTS, FCE, CAE, TOEIC, TOEFL)

- English for specific purposes

- GCSE English - Language & Literature

- A Level English - Language & Literature

- If a certain skill is not mentioned in this list please let us know & we can help!

We can also provide teachers for the following:

- Online platforms

- International Schools

- Language Centres

- Tertiary Education Centres

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Finding The Best ESL Teaching Positions For You

We work with a number of leading international schools, private schools, language centres and kindergartens across China, Vietnam and Thailand.

  • We can help by matching your profile to the best fit job(s)

  • Full assistance with all aspects of visa and work permit

  • Assistance and guidance in terms of preparing you for the cultural shock of moving to China

  • Guidance with finding accommodation if accommodation is not provided by the school

  • Our friendly recruitment consultants are always on hand to help you with an aspect of finding a job and relocating to China

For more information please contact greg@synergy-recruitment.co.uk

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Global Staffing Coverage For Schools

We can provide you with the best online ESL teachers no matter what your location is around the world. We can also provide f2f teachers for client based in the UK. Contact greg@synergy-recruitment.co.uk for a free consultation


ESL Teaching Positions

We cater for both face to face and online teaching positions across the globe. We have successfully placed teachers for a variety of online platforms and teaching institutions. We currently cover the UK, China, Vietnam & Thailand.

Who We Work With:


Greg M. - Managing Director

Mark F - Senior Recruiter


Greg found his passion for recruitment in the ESL world whilst working as the Director of Studies for a UK based language provider. Whilst managing the operations and recruitment of teachers for 5 different schools it gave him a keen insight into the workings of ESL recruitment.

Prior to that he worked as an ESL teacher for 15 years in many countries around the world, including Thailand, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore. Five years of those being at The British Council. Greg is qualified to Master's level when he successfully completed his Trinity Diploma in TESOL in 2019.

Please feel free to contact Greg for a friendly chat about teacher recruitment, find work as ESL teacher or furthering your ESL career at greg@synergy-recruitment.co.uk

My career started in science, and for twenty years I worked as a scientist and manager for GE Healthcare in the UK. I left GE in 2008 and moved to SE Asia to study a TEFL course and pursue a career in teaching English to learners from the ASEAN countries. After tutoring children on a one-to-one basis for two years I decided to start teaching online and utilize the skills that I had spent the last twenty or so years nurturing.

I have now branched out to ESL recruitment too and my experience in teaching has given me a keen insight as to what the challenges are that teachers face on a day to day basis.

Feel free to contact me at any time for a friendly chat about ESL teaching jobs at mark@synergy-recruitment.co.uk

Elle’s love of languages started at a young age as her family were lucky enough to live in several different countries throughout her childhood. Falling into a sales role as an adult, she was instrumental in taking a start-up business to the nationally-recognised number 1 in the industry in only 3 years, according to leading industry name, Rightmove. Selling the business and retiring to Spain opened new opportunities to return to her love of languages and passing that on through teaching, in class and online. At Synergy Recruitment, Elle is able to combine skills from both fields and help other people achieve their dreams of working with languages.

To contact Elle with any job related enquiries please email elle@synergy-recruitment.co.uk



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