Apply to be Teacher of the Year 2018-19

‘Teacher of the Year’ is very important to HiredinChina, as we enjoy sharing the success stories of teachers who are doing the extra, the unasked and who are pushing the boundaries of English as a second language learning. We view this as greatly significant, as we hope to inspire others, allow people to synergise ideas and create a community of teachers who are proud of showing their passion for teaching through the English language. We hope, by acting as a medium, we can share success stories to encourage others and enable them to create greater benefits for their community. A ‘Teacher of the Year’ shows passion for teaching, is enthusiastic about their role and understands how important it is to do their best consistently for the benefit of their language learners.

Why Mark Thaxter 2017-2018?

Mark showed his enthusiasm for English teaching through his online content that allowed the whole globe to learn English with him. We announced Mark as English ‘Teacher of the Year’ because he created imaginative content that was both high in quality and very energetic, important for his target audience of young learners. What impressed us more, however, is how Mark used both songs and short class lessons, tailored content and even adapted his lessons in his daily class before showing them to the wider public. This showed foresight as Mark tweaked and improved his content for the benefit of the viewer. View Mark’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ Page.

Mark Thaxter Playing Guitar



You show energy and enthusiasm for teaching in China.


Your application for the award you provide must be from the 2018-2019 academic year.


Applications must be made from within Mainland China.


You provide value to second language learners over a duration, and not just a one-off event.


You can benefit any number of people.


You can teach a subject through the English language or teach English as a second language.

Apply to be Teacher of the Year Criteria Image-1

The winner of ‘Teacher of the Year’ will get a webpage showcasing their benefit to English language learners with graphical representations and written explanations of why they are ‘Teacher of the Year’. Then, we’ll share this across social media, allowing everyone to see the benefit they have added to their community. We will also if the winner has LinkedIn, provide them with a recommendation highlighting their skills and qualities towards learning English as a second language. This will be an excellent feature on anyone’s CV, especially with a webpage lasting indefinitely on our company’s website.

Why Apply?


  1. Beautifully taken photos and if possible, video content showing you in action of why you’re ‘Teacher of the Year’.
  2. A written description the provides context, explaining the reasons for your actions.
  3. A short biography of about yourself and how you became a teacher in China

Application Rules & Deadline

You can apply up to a maximum of two times and we will use your latest application for the competition. You must fully complete the application and provide as much information as possible. The application deadline is the 1st August 2019 and we will announce the winner on August 14th.

Application Form