When I first started looking for the right opportunity to teach in China, I was quite daunted by the process; it was not as easy as I expected. There are so many companies offering positions but finding the right one was my priority. A huge amount of research was done before I uploaded my CV onto my chosen recruitment sites. I was looking for a company that took my application seriously.

I was fortunate enough to find www.the-online-teacher.co.uk and got acquainted with James and Danny. They were professional, diligent and, most importantly, effective. They knew exactly what I was looking for and kept to their word. A week after my interview they managed to secure the perfect school for me, situated in the beautiful and fascinating city of Chengdu. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Before I could really take it all in, I was on a plane and making my way to China!

Leaving one’s home and country is a big deal especially if you’re going to a place where the culture and lifestyle is so far removed from your own. Being so far from home, friends and family was something I had to prepare for, both mentally and physically. But prepared I was, mentally, physically and emotionally! I couldn’t wait to start.

Upon my arrival in Chengdu the Head of Department at my school had arranged to meet me at the airport and the rest was pure happiness😊!!!


It’s now been three months since my move and I have never been happier. The Online Teacher has made my dreams come true. I loooove the school that I am employed at, I have made friends from different parts of the world, I’ve tried hiking for the first time, visited a local village (wow!!) and most importantly the highlight of my stay so far was adopting a rescue pup from a slaughter house. I look forward to making new memories as I go along the way!!

A huge thank you to James and the team for the hard work and effort that they put into finding me my dream job. I highly recommend The Online Teacher. If you are ready for an exciting opportunity to travel, teach and have the experience of a lifetime, you’ll be in very good hands!


-Karen Pillay