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Our Hangzhou course is the home of ITTT in eastern China, the capital city of Zhejiang province and less than 120 miles from Shanghai. Prosperous and modern, yet historically important, Hangzhou is one of Ancient China’s seven capitals.
Our wonderful host school is expanding rapidly and as a result, routinely looking for teachers to fill its ever-growing demand for new staff members. This, combined with the low cost of the course, makes Hangzhou an incredibly affordable and stable option for beginning your teacher training adventure.
The course in Hangzhou even offers free meals. That’s right; we’re one of the only teacher training centers to offer delicious meals in the cost of accommodation. With three meals Monday through Friday, and lunch and dinner over the weekends, you’ll never go hungry and you’ll save a ton of money on food costs.
Taking a trip to nearby Shanghai is an adventure. Experience the power of the express bullet train that will take you between the cities in 80 minutes (US$ 10). Cheaper still, are the numerous other modes of transport that will move along at a more leisurely pace.
If you love shopping or just exploring local bazaars, you’ll love Hangzhou’s shopping outlets. From department stores selling Versace and Gucci to Shanghai’s elite, to the more affordable prices on gifts and trinkets found in the city’s night markets, Hangzhou has something for everyone’s pocketbook. Famous for tea and silk products, the city’s retail outlets deserve their world-class reputation.
If it’s nightlife you crave, Hangzhou will fill your soul. Start your nights by experiencing the local social scene in friendly bars like Hong Feng Jui Ba, famous for its western-styled happy hour, and end your nights dancing in one of the city’s stylish clubs. While the younger crowd seems to dominate most of Nanshan Road’s pubs, Hangzhou’s nightlife venues are populated with locals of all ages.
In addition to certifying you as a TEFL teacher, we’ll also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help you find work in Shanghai 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 Hangzhou.
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’re online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we’ll answer your questions immediately.
Please note that due to recent regulation changes only native speakers of English can work legally as teachers in China, though there are no nationality restrictions for attending the course in Shanghai.
Our TEFL training centre in Hangzhou enjoys a superb location amongst a backdrop of green hills, canals, walkways and bridges. This superb setting provides countless opportunities for exploring the area without the big-city hustle and bustle that is synonymous with many other parts of the country.
However, you will still find all the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a big city in Xiao Shan and Shanghai which are located nearby.
Our TEFL training is delivered in an elite, English immersion school that has a diverse teaching staff from at least 15 different nations. This unique mix of cultures and backgrounds creates a perfect learning environment for both trainees and students. The school is also a great place to start your new career in the classroom as it provides many opportunities for employment once you have completed the course.
The immersion school is located on the fifth floor of the library building within a TV university campus. Our classrooms and office provide a pleasant view of the surrounding area, as well as a large, comfortable space that is perfect for reading, studying and mixing with our Chinese students. Exploring the local neighbourhood and interacting with our teachers and students will give you a fascinating insight into living, studying and working in this amazing country.
Hangzhou provides the following highlights:
If you have any questions about our TEFL training course in Hangzhou, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.Apply Now!
The TEFL course accommodation is located three subway stops from the training centre near People’s Square. Accommodation is very reasonably priced with single, twin and dormitory options available. A shared fridge is provided as are laundry facilities.
More upscale options are also available but these need to be booked two weeks before the start of the course.
*A minimum of three people need to choose this option and there is limited availability
Please note that there is no obligation to use the accommodation provided by the TEFL training centre and we are more than happy to assist you should you choose to stay elsewhere. If you require an airport pick-up, please contact the centre. The pick-up service is free of charge for arrivals between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 890
(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 Hangzhou itself.
The balance of course fees is payable via credit card before, or on the first day of the course. Bank transfers are also accepted but must be completed at least two weeks before the first day of the course. Participants with checking accounts in the US may pay by personal check, but payments must be cleared within two weeks of the course’s start date.
The price includes tuition, materials and certification, as well as course moderation and accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.
You may partake of meals at our host school in Hangzhou free of charge in exchange for attending their English Corner once a week. If you are unable to fulfill this requirement, meals are charged at 7 Yuan per meal.
Three meals a day are served from Monday to Friday and lunch and dinner is served on Saturday and Sunday. The food includes a variety of good quality Chinese food and some western food. Cooking your own food on campus may not be feasible but you are welcome to find food in the neighborhoods surrounding the center and your accommodation.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
Residential Apartments (private: US$ 200, shared US$ 130): Each apartment is fully furnished and consists of two or three bedrooms, a living room, TV, internet access, closets, a standard kitchenette and shared bathroom with western toilet.
For our July and August courses, only a limited number of single rooms are available, if you would like to have a single room please book early as rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. During other seasons (from September to June), single rooms are always available.
Please note that couples who are taking the same course together are given the option for shared accommodation at all times.
Accommodation is available from the Sunday afternoon before the course begins, until the last Friday of the course.
What travel documents will I need for china?Expand
Please note that you must have your passport with you for registration with us and our host school on the Sunday of your arrival.
If you do not already have a Chinese visa you can apply for a Tourist (L) visa in order to attend the course. You can obtain a Tourist (L) visa from your local consulate or a travel agent. In order to obtain a visa you will need the following documents prepared:
Please note that we recommend you apply for a visa after you have secured your place on the course.
What is the course schedule?Expand
Class time is generally 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. from Monday to Friday, with mid morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. Trainees will be scheduled for observed teaching practice on or off-site depending on students’ circumstances. Chinese students are usually very well behaved in the classroom and are interested and excited about learning English with a foreigner. Class sizes range from 10 to 25. Trainees will teach lessons of 30 to 50 minutes according to the student’s timetable. You will be observed by a trainer and given feedback on your performance.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
We offer English classes for Chinese students who are interested in improving their English language abilities. 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 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
We average groups of six to ten trainees; however, the number usually goes up during the summer months. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.
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. You should also bring your laptop for lesson preparation, a watch or cell phone to time yourself when teaching and a MP3/4/IPod or any other device to record a 10-15 minute audio for one student when teaching one-on-one sessions. You will also need a flash drive (USB disk) to have materials printed for your lessons.
As part of the course requirements you will need to prepare materials. Stationary items like colored felt-tipped pens etc would be useful. These are easily available locally.
We 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.
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