Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the best time to apply for a teaching job at TLC International School?

TLC International School will receive and review applications at any time. Most employment decisions are made in the Spring for the following school year.

Q: Where can I apply for a teaching position at TLC International School?

Teachers can apply by sending a resume to

Q:  What is the process of applying for a job? 

Applicants begin the process by sending a resume, either through the “contact us” page of the website or through Depending on qualifications, an application will then be sent electronically for the applicant to complete and return to the HR Coordinator.

Q: Can I become a teacher at TLC International School if I have a bachelor’s degree that is not in education?

TLC International School requires all core teachers to have a bachelor’s degree. Education majors are strongly preferred but not required.

Q: Can I become a teacher at TLC International School immediately after I finish my Bachelor’s Degree in Education?

TLC International School will hire teachers immediately after finishing a Bachelor’s degree, although some experience is preferred. We prefer that teachers have completed student teaching and have classroom teaching experience.

Q: What is the benefit package for teachers?

In addition to a salary provided based on a pre-determined pay scale, TLC International School offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Housing Allowance
  • Airfare (a designated dollar amount) per contract
  • TLC International School tuition discount for dependents
  • Medical coverage for expenses in Chinese hospitals

Q: Are reference letters required?

TLC International School requires three references from each applicant. These references and contact information will be listed on the application. After the application has been submitted, TLC International School will email your references a form to fill out and submit to our HR Coordinator.

Q: How long is the typical teacher contract?

New teachers are required to sign a two-year contract.

Q: Do I need to be part of a teaching couple to apply?

No, there are financial benefits for teaching couples, but single teachers are welcome. TLC International School will help single teachers find a roommate, if desired.