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Beijing is a metropolis like no other and taking your teacher training course here will allow you to see a side of the city that average travelers will never see. Located in the Xi Zhi Men downtown area, just a short distance from Tiananmen Square, our TEFL training center in Beijing will prepare you to work in China or anywhere else your EFL career leads you.
Should you wish to teach in Beijing, jobs are abundant and those having earned a certificate from the world’s largest TEFL course provider are guaranteed meaningful employment in Beijing and all over the country. We will use our contacts in the city to help you locate potential employers and you can also take advantage of our network of contacts throughout China.
Beijing’s estimated population, spread over fourteen districts, is thought to be over 20 million. Beijing is also China’s cultural hub. The city’s famous and lengthy history still holds influence over Beijing’s friendly locals, their rich traditions and their wonderfully delicious cuisine.
Certainly not lacking culture and history, Beijing has managed to keep sites like the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall all intact both structurally and culturally. Yet moving forward and having recently hosted the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, there is no doubting Beijing’s dominance over modern Chinese politics, culture, banking, finance and industry.
When you combine Beijing’s history and culture with ITTT’s quality training and facilities, it is easy to see the allure of taking a TEFL course here. With its size comes variety; your days in Beijing will be filled with culture and great adventure, and your nights will be filled with world-class dining and modern entertainment. From concerts and bars, to opera and martial arts, Beijing has got something to suit all interests.
In addition to certifying you as a TEFL teacher and guaranteed employment, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help you find work in Beijing or anywhere else there is a demand for qualified EFL teachers.
Apply now and you could soon be living and teaching right in the heart of bustling Beijing.
The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we are online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we will answer your questions immediately.
During our years of operating a TEFL training course in Beijing we have helped countless trainees to become English language teachers. We have also built and maintained wonderful working relationships with local schools and language centers. It is because of this proven success that we are able to guarantee job placement for our trainees after the course.
With the help of our experienced training staff, you will deliver lessons to real EFL students who do not speak English as their native language. Students are enthusiastic and come to class voluntarily, so you will have a friendly and supportive environment in which to learn the skills needed to become an effective teacher.
The center has spacious classrooms and every resource you need to successfully complete the course. Computers are available for lesson planning and we work very hard to ensure you are able to benefit from a comfortable learning environment.
Our TEFL training center is located close to a range of shops, bars and restaurants, while a 30-minute taxi ride will take you to the Sanlitun area where both foreigners and locals gather to unwind after a hard day of work or study. We also offer professionally run, affordable Mandarin language classes that can be set up individually or in a small-class format.
If you have any questions about our TEFL training center in Beijing, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.Apply Now!
Our TEFL certification center in Beijing offers two main accommodation options:
A private or shared room in a hostel (US$ 285-1,130) – We have chosen the best hostel in the area and it is only a 30-minute subway ride from our center. Staying in the dormitory room represents the cheapest option, while a private room with private bath is the most expensive. A compromise between the two is a private room with shared bath (starting at US$ 650).
Serviced apartments (US$ 1,000) – Amenities include Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air-conditioning/heating, microwave, hot water and 24-hour security.
If you have any questions concerning accommodation, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 1,090
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Beijing itself.
The balance of course fees are payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash or travelers’ check.
Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.
* If you arrive anytime on Saturday or Sunday prior to the start of the course an airport transfer will be arranged to meet you at the airport. Those not arriving on these days will be responsible for their own transportation. We will provide detailed directions to the centre.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Located 30 minutes away from the center, our official course hostel accommodation is a popular choice. We have four different room options at varying costs and all can be booked in advance of starting the course.
If you would prefer a little more comfort and privacy then we can also offer you the choice of staying in a serviced apartment. Rates are about US$ 1,000 for one month and include Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air-conditioning/heating, microwave oven, 24-hour hot water and 24-hour security.
What travel documents will I need for china?Expand
This information is specific to your country of origin but most people will need a tourist (L) visa for attending this course. For the most accurate and current information regarding travel documents for China, please contact your nearest Chinese consulate. There is also a very good chance that all the information you require (application documents, application fees, duration of processing documents), is available on the consulate’s webpage.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The first class and general orientation will take place on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided at this time. Sessions generally run between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day. In the morning the students will learn methodology and teaching techniques, while in the afternoon there will be teaching practice and feedback sessions.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
We use local Chinese students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Chinese students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to.
Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.
During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:
Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.
How will this course help me get a job after my training?Expand
Beijing is the only course in our system that guarantees job placement. We can do this in Beijing because the demand for teachers in China is so high and we have so many great contacts coming to us looking to hire our newly certified teachers.
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