Teach and travel in this dynamic country which has experienced tremendous social and economical growth over the past 30 years. From the gleaming glass and steel skyscrapers in Beijing, the pulsing nightlife of Shanghai, to the stunning beauty of Jiu Zhai Gou and the rural monasteries nestled high up in the mountains of Wu Tai Shan, China caters to all tastes.
Our 6 month Teach in China program is a great option for TEFLers without a university degree and teaching experience. Upon completing our 120 Hour Online TEFL course (to be booked separately), you’ll be able to jet out to Chengdu to join other intern teachers from around the world. In Chengdu, you’ll take part in an Orientation which will include useful information on teaching in China, cultural classes, mandarin lessons, cultural excursion, visiting Pandas and much more.
After completing the Orientation program, you will be placed in a teaching position where you will develop and hone your skills in a real classroom. As an intern, you will receive a monthly stipend and an end of program flight bonus.
You will be met at the Chengdu airport and taken to your accommodations to settle in. You will be staying with other teaching interns from around the world, all of whom will be completing the Orientation program with you.
You will also be provided with a local SIM card, along with assistance with opening a local bank account.
Once settled in, you will begin your one week Orientation program with other TEFL certified interns. This is a great time to explore the area with fellow teachers, check out some of the culture Chengdu has to offer (temples, hutongs, art districts etc), and sample some of the many fabulous cuisines available!
The Orientation includes a welcome dinner and an introduction to your internship program in China. You will spend the rest of the time covering practical living and teaching in China tips, cultural topics and issues, Mandarin lessons, a tour through Chengdu, and a free day to explore the city with your new friends.
At the end of your Orientation, your placement partner will come to pick you up and bring you back to the school you will be teaching in for the next 4 or 4.5 months. The schools are all public schools. Your time will be spent preparing lessons, checking homework, counseling students, taking part in school functions, and conducting classes (generally interns will hold 15 hours of classes per week).
Besides completing a 120 Hour TEFL pre-internship, all participants will receive a completion certificate and a letter of recommendation outlining the training received, and the teaching experience accumulated. This will go a long way when applying for future teaching positions anywhere in the world! Many of our graduates choose to travel throughout SE Asia after completing their internship program, while others decide to stay in China and start a full-time teaching position.
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