About our programme
China is a go-to destination for any budding professional English teacher. Whether you’re fresh out of education or a seasoned classroom leader, you’ll join a group of enthusiastic teachers ready for a unique teaching adventure.
This paid teaching internship will offer new experiences both in and out of the classroom. Enjoy the buzzing expat nightlife in Beijing with your fellow teachers, as well as the culture-steeped streets, temples and markets in China’s capital city.
Teachers are held in high regard within Chinese society. So, prepare to be saluted everywhere you go and take pictures with the locals as you walk through some of the famous street markets and traditional Chinese temples. You’ll be a celebrity within the community.
Our 120-hour express TEFL certificate will fully prepare you to teach English as a foreign language before you step foot on the plane. You’ll be picked up at the airport when you arrive and brought to your four-day teaching orientation in Beijing, giving you the chance to get comfortable settling into your new, exciting life in China.
During orientation, you’ll have the chance to meet fellow teachers, practice your teaching skills through practical workshops and learn some handy phrases in Mandarin to help you get started. Not to mention the time to enjoy some sightseeing and pick up some cultural tips for your life in China.
You’ll be more than prepared by the time you start teaching. We’ve been in your shoes and can offer some of the best professional advice to help you begin your TEFL career.
What makes this programme so amazing is the chance to experience China with like-minded teachers! Are you ready for this adventure of a lifetime?
Make your resume stand out with our China internship
Monthly allowance of RMB¥2,000 (€260)
120 Hour Premier TEFL Course
Airport pick-up & transfers
Free accommodation & meals during working hours
Ongoing in-country support
After you settle in, you will spend the semester teaching in one of our stunning placements throughout China. Locations are varied and include:
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Your teaching experience
You’ll teach face-to-face for approximately 15 hours during a five day workweek. You’ll focus on teaching your students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through English.
Your average working week will consist of an average of 35 school hours, including 20 hours of lesson planning and school activities.
Student ages range from kindergarten to university level – very exciting! Find yourself teaching in private or public schools as well as language centres. You’ll have the joy of being placed with at least one other teacher.
If you would like to be placed with a friend or partner, make sure to apply early as possible as placement together is based on availability.
Hear from our past TEFL interns
I always knew I wanted to travel but I didn’t know how to go about it, where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do. After looking into TEFL, I saw it was a great opportunity to travel. TEFL opens up so many doors in so many different countries that I would have never thought of travelling to before! I would also be able to gain experience in a career path I never looked into previously.
Best Things To Do
China is such a vast and amazing country that it can be hard to decide what exactly to do while you’re visiting. Don’t worry! We’ve put together a list of the best things to do and see in China. Walk the Great Wall of China, ride a camel in the Gobi Dessert, visit the Terracotta Warriors, visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, experience a traditional tea ceremony, etc.
China Needs TEFL Graduates
We were recently chatting with a TEFL Institute of Ireland graduate, someone who has gone on to have incredible success in the industry. A few months ago, he left a high-level management job in Beijing where he was making great money. Ultimately unhappy, he reluctantly admitted.
Tips before you move to China
China is a vast land of different languages, cultures and cuisine. It can be daunting, but uniquely satisfying to live in. To help ease yourself into life as an expat, here are a few tips.
Choose your accommodation wisely, pick weather dependent clothes and open a Chinese bank account as quickly as possible.
How it works
Outside the classroom
You won’t get bored while living in China.
Enjoy days off with groups of other teachers by enjoying some authentic Asian cuisine, exploring ancient temples, shopping in famous markets and enjoying lively nights out while experiencing the synergy of both modern and traditional Chinese culture.
Free accommodation throughout the internship, 4,500 Renminbi (RMB) flight reimbursement upon completion and free workday meals means your monthly stipend of 2,000 Renminbi (RMB) can be spent on enjoying yourself.
We have a friendly expert advisor ready to help you begin your TEFL journey. Request a call for the best advice on teaching English in China!
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