Become The Best Candidate To Teach In China
Sophia founded Top Notch ESL in 2009 with the vision of offering foreigners a safe and reliable outlet to find teaching jobs in China. She enjoys reading books, going to the beach, and playing with her daughter. Sophia is a passionate person and loves to see foreigners come to her home country and truly experience all it has to offer.
Kevin first came to Top Notch ESL as an English Teacher in one of our Kindergartens in 2014. He has since transitioned in to a webmaster and recruiting role. Kevin moved to Beijing to be with his girlfriend, Tiffany, and loves going on trips all over China with her. He also enjoys playing League of Legends in his free time.
I'm a fellow expat who chose China for my career path back in 2008. I enjoy good conversations (one of the reasons I love my job – meeting many interesting people), learning languages, trips to exotic new destinations, and I can definitely appreciate a good read. I enjoy helping and talking to foreigners who want to explore and get to know Chinese culture better, as well as interacting with my Chinese colleagues and learning more about China. Like any other young person, I like hiking, sports, and going to the movies.
Mary was born in Hebei, China and likes reading, traveling, making friends, and helping people who need assistance. She often tells new potential teachers, "It will honestly be my pleasure to help you find a super job in China. I am always available for any questions that you have about China or teaching in China. So please feel free to ask me!"
Derlin is our Training Center Placement Director. She assists you with your placement at a school. From Hebei province, Derlin likes reading, traveling and meeting new people. She has been with us here at Top Notch ESL for many years and has always done a great job. It would be her pleasure to find you a suitable job here in China!
Annie is our Kindergarten Placement Director. She will be assisting you with being placed in your job. She is also our Trainer for incoming teachers. Coming from Hebei province, she moved to Beijing nine years ago. Annie likes singing, watching movies, and traveling. She is more than happy to help you with any questions you may have about teaching abroad in China.
Betty is one of our Recruiting Specialists. She is the go-to-girl for many things. She will be assisting you with apartment hunting, showing you around, and taking you to the hospital if you ever get sick. She is also a serious movie buff, so naturally she has an extensive collection of DVDs that she loves to watch at her home with friends.
I'm Sherry and have worked at Top Notch ESL since March of 2018. I consider it a privilege to be a part of this team and get to work with such cool people. I believe the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today, and that the key to success is to put your heart, mind and soul into even the smallest things. Books and music have always been my passion so I'd love to learn about your favorite music!
I started working for Top Notch ESL in the fall of 2018 and was a teacher in China for 5 years as well as a musician. I traveled around China playing gigs with my band and recording our album. I also met my wife while in China. If you need any tips about China or want to talk about music, send me a message!
Hello my new friends! My name is Vivian and I work in the visa department at Top Notch ESL. I love my job and will do my best to help you with all of your visa questions and issues! Working and traveling are two major parts of my life at the moment. I believe if we see more, we will know a lot more about life.
Karen is a Visa Representative with us here at Top Notch ESL. She oversees all visa matters in our office. So when you have any questions or concerns about any and all things visa related, Karen is the person to go to! She is also a food connoisseur and loves to try new foods. Karen would love to tell you about the food you will come across in China!
Tia is from Inner Mongolia and joined the Top Notch ESL family in June of 2018. In her spare time, she likes to read novels as she believes reading can help increase her knowledge. She also likes listening to pop music, traveling, and making new friends. Feel free to ask her any questions you have about teaching in China!
Helene was born in Tangshan, China and likes her job in the visa department at Top Notch ESL because she can meet many interesting people as well as learn English. She likes traveling, playing sports, and Chinese history and culture. Feel free to ask her anything you want in regards to Chinese culture!
Ruth was born in Chongqing, China. She believes that everyone is sent by God and loves hotpot, fruit, traveling, English, reading, music, quiet moments, and taking scenic photos and sharing them. Ruth joined Top Notch ESL in July of 2017 and enjoys talking and messaging with potential teachers abroad and helping them find the best teaching job that suits their needs in China.
Kate works in the visa department at Top Notch ESL and has helped many foreign teachers successfully get their China visa issues sorted out. If you have any visa questions, you can contact her at any time. She is very easy to talk with. She likes running and watching TV shows. She seems like a quiet girl, but also can be very humorous.