We send groups of teachers to China at two separate times in the year; Autumn and Spring. The Autumn cohort typically travels around late August or early September, with the Spring group travelling in February. Final year students wishing to apply for the autumn intake must have received their Bachelor degree certificates by mid-July in order to give us sufficient time to process their visa application. For new graduates that won't have their certificates by then, we'd be happy to accept your application for the Spring intake. All of our teaching contracts are for one year.


Submit Application

Your application should include a copy of an up to date CV, as well as a brief cover letter detailing why you would like to pursue a teaching position in China.



Eoin or Jason will conduct a short 15-20 minute interview to get a better idea of your motivations for wishing to teach in China. If we are satisfied that your qualifications, experience and attitude are a good match, you will be offered a teaching position at the end of the interview.


Pay Deposit

A €100/£85 deposit will be required to secure a place on our programme. This is necessary for us to begin processing the documentation needed to secure the Chinese working visa. You will also receive access to the online TEFL course. Please see more information below on the fees.


Submit Remaining Documentation

​You will need to submit scanned, colour copies of the following documents:


  • Bachelor Degree Certificate

  • Certificate of no criminal record (this can be obtained for free from your local police/Garda station. It can take up to two weeks to receive so in order to expedite the process, you should consider applying for one as soon as you submit your application to Larus)

  • Passport-style photo (photos must conform to UK passport photo regulations


Please note that all documents must be scanned. Photographs of documents cannot be accepted


Apply for visa

Once we have completed the verification process for your documentation, you will receive an invitation letter from your school via email. This letter will allow you to apply for your working visa. For UK applicants, please note that an appointment is necessary in the Chinese Embassy to make a visa application, so you will need to make this appointment as soon as you get your invitation letter. No appointment is necessary in the Chinese Embassy in Ireland.  


Collect Visa

The last step is simply to attend the Chinese Embassy for the collection of your working visa. It usually takes up to 5 working days for the Embassy to process the visa once the application and invitation letter are submitted. 


Book Flights

As soon as you receive your visa, you are then free to book your flights (please retain all receipts for reimbursement). 

Due to recent efforts by the Chinese authorities to ensure the quality of foreign language teachers, the process to secure the working visa has become much more stringent than in recent years. To this end, applicants’ documents must now undergo a three step process, namely notarization, authentication and legalization. This is effectively what is covered by our administration fee.


Upon successful acceptance to our programme, new teachers will be required to pay a €250/£215 administration fee for the processing of their documentation. This can be paid via an initial €100/£85 deposit upon a successful interview, with the balance being paid before mid-July, or all at once. Please note that we will not be able to begin processing your documentation until the deposit has been paid. Specifically, this €250/£215 fee covers:


  • Notarization: both your degree certificate and police certificate must be notarized. This is carried out by a notary public (usually a solicitor)

  • Authentication: These documents will then need to be authenticated to ensure their authenticity. This is done by the relevant government department; The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Ireland, and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK

  • Legalization: This is the final step in this part of the process and is done by the Chinese Embassy

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