ESL Abroad in China

TEFL by day, camp counselor by night. Adventure China is the most unique way to teach english abroad.

Have a TEFL or TESOL certification? Use it to do something different this summer. You'll teach English in China during your days, and spend your evenings in China's great outdoors.


  • An official TEFL/TESOL certificate.
  • An ability to plan lessons & a confidence in teaching the English language.


Bonus Qualification

There's no official bonus qualification. If you have an official TEFL/TESOL certificate, you'll be a great fit as an ESL camp counselor with Adventure China. During the day, you'll teach campers in a classroom setting.

Don't have a TEFL/TESOL certificate? Check out our TEFL alternative roles.

Why should I teach English at camp?

Teaching English at camp is an unparalleled experience of self-development and exploration. By day, you'll be a TEFL instructor, shaping language skills. Come evening, immerse yourself in the vibrant camp life. It's a unique opportunity to contribute to campers' growth while enjoying your own journey of personal and professional development.

What does an ESL summer camp counselor do?

Chinese camps are keen to hire international staff who can help their campers improve their English skills through exposure. You will:

  • Help campers to develop their English language skills.
  • Create & implement lessons to introduce children to a new vocabulary.
  • Spend time in classroom & outdoor settings, incorporating new ways to develop campers' knowledge of the English language.

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Be a camp counselor

Your role as a camp counselor involves taking your group of children around camp and leading & assisting their participation in a range of activities.

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