We are one of the largest and most respected training centers in China. Founded in 2011, i2 provides internationalized education to tens-of-thousands of students in an all-foreign-teacher environment.
Memorizing vocabulary from a dusty textbook is no way to learn a language. That’s why i2 is one of the first schools in China to adopt the most advanced teaching method in the world, Problem Based Learning. Guided by the ages and interests of children, every week you’ll get outside the classroom and take your eager young students to parks, dental clinics and banks to learn and use English in real life environments.
Our vision and mission are to empower ordinary people to become extraordinary educators for our youth, and provide ESL teachers an opportunity to gain training, benefits, global standard contracts with competitive salaries, all for simply teaching in China.
Chongqing is one of China's five National Central Cities, it serves as the economic centre of the upstream Yangtze basin. Chongqing has a significant history and culture. It is famous for Hotpot and Chongqing noddles.
Chengdu is one of the most famous and interesting places in Western China. Known as a center of urban sophistication and entertainment. Chengdu is known for its easygoing and laid-back vibe. It's also home to giant pandas and delicious food.
Qingdao is a major city in the east on China's Yellow Sea coast. It is a Western-influenced city. The German legacy can be seen in the city's European architecture, and, even more famously, in the Tsingtao Pilsner Brewery.
Guangzhou (Canton) is a world-renowned and historic city and one of the largest cities in the country. Guangzhou is at the heart of the most-populous built-up metropolitan area in mainland China. Cantonese food is very famous and popular.
Located along the southeast coast of China in Fujian Province, the island city of Xiamen is a popular tourist resort, famous for its beautiful seascape. It's also a historic city known for a gorgeous harbor surrounded by natural scenery.
The southeastern city of Shenzhen is a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China's mainland. Shenzhen was one of the fastest-growing cities in the world in the 1990s and the 2000 due to rapid foreign investment.
Guiyang is the capital of China's southwestern Guizhou province and is famous for being a huge commercial hub. Many Chinese and foreign retailing giants have major operations there. Full of ethnic diversity, cuisine and festivals.
Dubbed as the "Land of Rice and Fish" Hunan is famous throughout the country for delicious snacks. Changsha, the capital, is known as the essence of Chinese civilization, with a rich history and culture. It is the hometown of Mao Zedong.
The capital of the beautiful Yunnan, Kunming, is China's top summer resort city. With a pleasant climate all year round, the city is home to more than one third of China's ethnic minorities, and over half of the country's plant and animal species.
Meaning "Southern Peace", Nanning is the political, economic and cultural center of the Guangxi region, with a history of nearly 1,700 years. Bordering Vietnam, its beautiful subtropical scenery and culture have been attracting tourists for centuries.
Xi'an is the capital of Shanxi Province and one of the oldest cities in China, and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties. It is the starting point of the silk rorad as well.
Nanchang is the capital of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China, which is located in the hinterland of Yuzhang Plain and it has a history of more than 2,200 years. Nanchang has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons.
Haikou is situated on the northern coast of Hainan which is the capital and most populous city of Hainan province, China. As of 2018, Haikou has the second best air quality among major cities nationally, preceded only by Lhasa, Tibe.
Mianyang is the second largest prefecture-level city in Southwest China and has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Mianyang was ranked as China's third "most suitable city for living" by China Daily.
My name is Heinrich Stoltz and I come from a beautiful green country called South Africa. I have lived in different countries before I moved to China in 2015. I love the kindness of the people here and the diversity of people in Chengdu. I love my job as a teacher and teacher manager. Teaching children at I2 is really great and fun for me as I have the opportunity to teach children with different levels and different ages. Classes are so versatile and that keeps my job challenging and entertaining.The role of a teacher is very important to me as I love to see students progress and improve with every class and knowing that I am helping them shape a good future for themselves.
My name is Gideone Engelbrecht and I come from the beautiful country of South Africa. I studied paralegal law studies and business accounting at Rondebosch academy and the Paralegal school of South Africa. I have travelled to many countries and still find China is one of the most fascinating places. I love the diversity of students in i2. Every day and every class is different. I love the fact that I can teach students who are different ages and different levels, this makes teaching them interesting and always fun. My students are the most important part of my job and I teach because I love to see the progress and growth of each student I have. Working with a great campus team is what I also love at i2.
Hello, I am Tarryn. I finished the study of baby and child care in 2015 and personal security and fire protection in 2013. I like music, reading, camping, hiking and surfing. And I work as an English teacher in i2 now.
Hello my name is Crysta Smith and I am from Peoria, Illinois, USA. I have my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and my master's in Early Intervention in Autism and Sensory Impairments. I came to Qingdao, China in early August 2018. I started working for i2 at the Luxin campus. I love the atmosphere at i2 and how everyone has the same goal for the children- to grow and succeed! I enjoy working with the Chinese staff and the other foreign teachers. I enjoy coming to work each day and I get excited to see my students who are ready to learn!
Hi everyone, my name is Grace. I have a degree in English literature from the University. I have worked for i2 for a year and had brilliant time in China. In this company everyone looks out for each other and treats everyone like family. I would not exchange this experience for anything.
Hi my name is Mfundo. I completed my degree majoring in Geography at the University. I studied English as a subject from primary all the way till university and that's how I decided to study further and get my TEFL certificate to become an English teacher. I used to teach young kids, teenagers and adults at a language center just before I joined i2 and a half months ago. The journey has been amazing!
Hello! My name is Sana. I got my Bachelor's Degree in Teaching English and German in 2003 and since then I've been travelling and teaching English throughout the world. My journey at i2 started in November 16, 2016 in Nanchang (The Ferris Wheel Campus). Now I am happy to live and teach in Haikou (Hainan). I like that i2 mainly focuses on a personalized education and a teaching quality. Small class sizes (4-6 students per class) allow me to pay attention and support every single student in class. I am happy to be part of i2's professional team!
Hi, y'all! My name is Rabbitt. I majored in Theatre & Performance Studies and graduated from Kennesaw State University. I worked as an actor, singer, and drama teacher in the States. Now, I'm using my story-telling skills at i2!
Hello everyone! I am a holder of a PhD degree in linguistics and have a 12-year experience in teaching. I’m happy to be working with I2. This is a great place to fulfill your career goals.
Hi, I'm Megan. I started my i2 journey in Nanning, around 2 years ago. I graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa with a degree and post graduate diploma before completing my Tefl course and moving to China. My time with i2 really has been a journey having started as a Foreign Teacher and working my way into a my current Senior Teacher position. Having being given the opportunity to grow within my career has been a highlight for me.
Hello, my name is Suki. I’m American from New York and I’m one of the foreign teachers working at i2 International Institute of Education. I’ve always enjoyed teaching English; it’s such a wonderful and fulfilling position. Working at i2 has been a perfect fit for me because I get the chance to execute my class in the teaching style that I see fit for my cute little students. This has really benefited my teaching skills and I’ve seen wonderful results! I am truly really grateful to i2 for allowing me the opportunity to be the best teacher I can be.
Hello everyone, I’m Alex from the UK and I work for i2 in Xiamen. I have since earned my TEFL and CELTA certificates in the UK. I have taught in the UK and China and worked at i2 since 2015. Working at i2 has been a good challenge for me and I have learnt a lot since starting with the company. My colleagues in Xiamen have always been supportive, encouraging and fun to work with. We have a great team here and we know we can rely on each other to help each other out when needed. My students have made me a better teacher by challenging me to be more creative with my classes and I’m rewarded by seeing them progress and get better and better. This is what I enjoy the most about my job.
Hi, there! I am Lana from NY City. I graduated from Peking University Business School. This is my third year with I2. I am very happy to be a part of such a wonderful team.
Hello! Most people call me Lucy. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in the United States in 2008 with a degree in education, soon after began teaching English to adults and children instead. I have lived in China studying Chinese and teaching English for three years. I love my students in i2 and very glad to grow up with my i2 kids.
Hi, I'm Becca and I come from England. I have been teaching children in China for over 5 years. I've been passionate about cultivating my student's interest and dedication to learning English with i2 for the last 3 years.
I’m Wayne. I come from Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been working as a teacher in China for 18 years. Through my journey at i2 I have experienced a lot. i2 has changed my outlook on education, allowing me to develop new skills as a teacher. My experience here has challenged me in ways I never thought possible, delivering me new challenges every day.
My name is Rowan, I'm from New Zealand and have been teaching with i2 since September 2014. I like teaching young kids and making them laugh, I think if they're happy to come to class then they will always make progress. I like working at i2, the small class sizes and interesting books make for a great learning environment, and teachers have a lot of freedom to be creative and give fun classes.
Hi! My name is Nicole. I teach English for i2 education. I have a degree in photography, and I am passionate about my work and family. Moving to China, and working for i2 has changed my life.
Hello I’m Maria. I have been working as ESL teacher in China for over 3 years and joined i2 in 2018. I'm an educated, dedicated and hard working teacher with experience teaching kids and children up to 14 years old. I like encouraging my students to work on projects helping them to develop critical thinking and creative skills. I decided to be an ESL teacher because I like working with young learners and I want them to have better future where English is the language of the world. I have joined i2 because it’s child oriented, small group classes, where children aren’t your students, they are like your family.
On average, teachers will make about $37,384 USD a year. The cost of living in China is only about $13,100 USD for a very good standard of living. Other benefits include the following terms but not limited to them: 1. Legal Z work visa support 2. Flight allowance and sign-in bonus provided 3. Housing allowance provided 4. Hospitalization and accident provided 5. Chinese language courses provided 6. Performance bonuses and contract completion bonus
i2 offers a range of courses, and depending on your educational background, you might be qualified to teach: • Language (English, Spanish, French, etc.) • Sports coaching (Soccer, Basketball, Tennis) • Arts (Painting, Dancing, Drama)
Don't worry! We're here to help you every step of the way! From the moment you land, i2 will take care of you. We'll provide temporary accommodations when you first land and help you find an apartment, communicate with landlords, and sign your lease. And as part of your pay, we provide a generous housing allowance to help you pay rent.
There's no shortage of things to do while you're teaching in China with i2! Our campuses are all in cities full of great nightlife, delicious food, and fun cultural activities. You and your fellow teachers will have many opportunities to explore and enjoy China together!
If you have experience working with children, whether tutoring, teaching, coaching, or babysitting, we feel confident that you'll be able to adopt the skills necessary to instruct a successful class.
Initially you're responsible for paying for your flight to China, but i2 will provide you flight allowance for twice for 1 year full time contract. You also need to pay your working visa which happens out of China. If you need to renew it, i2 will cover those costs. You're also responsible for paying for your housing and living expenses, but we provide a monthly housing stipend and a competitive salary to enjoy day-to-day life in China.
Yes. We hire all-year round as we don’t follow the traditional school terms, so you can apply whenever you’ll be ready to work abroad.
No. It shouldn’t be too difficult to adjust. We have a community of over 5000+ foreign teachers in China to help and support each other. We have our own social network for teachers to ask questions and look for assistance. Along with that, we have organized social and cultural events for our teachers to help them meet other teachers and to understand Chinese culture.
Don’t worry. The best thing to do is apply so that we have all your details and can make sure you meet the visa requirements. Once we know that, one of our recruiters will contact you for an initial chat before moving to interview. This is the best time to ask those initial questions, others can be asked at interview.
"If you're looking to teach in China, just GO FOR IT!"