DOLE: China needs 2,000 English teachers from PH, salary at P62,000 monthly

Department of Labor and Employment announced that China will be hiring 2,000 English teachers from the Philippines in the next 2 years.

The job opportunity is based on a memorandum of understanding on the Employment of Filipino Teachers of English Language signed by both countries last April 10, 2018 in Boao, China.

The MOU signifies China’s cognizance of the qualifications and competence of Filipino teachers to work in tertiary educational institutions as teachers of the English language. It also endeavors for both countries to ensure the protection and promotion of the welfare of teachers while working onsite.

In December last year, DOLE released the joint implementing guidelines, which includes the qualifications of applicants, roles and responsibilities of both governments, and the system of deployment and acceptance these teachers.

Based on the bilateral agreement, an initial 2,000 teachers would be deployed in the next two years. Teachers will get USD1,200 (Php 62,000) monthly salary and the agreement could be renewed after two years if the need arises.


  • Must be employed by private higher education institutes in the Philippines
  • Must NOT be currently employed in public institutions in the Philippines;
  • Must have obtained a bachelor’s degree or above from normal universities or in education or English language from Philippine educational institutions accredited by the Ministry of Education of the PRoC;
  • Must have a valid certificate of registration above intermediate level and professional license issued by the Philippine Board of Licensure Examination for Professional teachers (BLEPT)
  • Has not been charged or convicted of any crime or administrative offense
  • In good health condition
  • Has no mental disease or pernicious habits such as drug addiction and excessive drinking, as certified by the Filipino teacher;
  • Other requirements mutually agreed upon by the Philippines and China.

Filipino teachers will also have to provide the following: Passport; NBI/police/Barangay clearance; authentication/notarization; birth certificate; school credentials; PhilHealth Contribution; and Pag-Ibig.

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration — Governing Placement Board (POEA-GPB) will have the responsibility in the recruitment, orientation, processing, and documentation of Filipino teachers-applicants. They will endorse a shortlist to State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) of China.

SAFEA, as the counterpart in the agreement, shall guide local administration of foreigners working in China in the approval, issuance, supervision, and quota usage of the Foreigner Work Permit (FWP) for Filipino teachers of English language.

They shall also provide the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) with the list of duly accredited TEIs and ensure strict implementation of the standard employment contract.

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