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Due to the huge numbers of people learning the English language right across this vast country, China is now one of the most popular destinations for EFL teachers worldwide. Thanks to its great location on China’s southern coast, the city of Zhuhai is also becoming one of the most popular venues for completing a TEFL certification course anywhere in the country. Like much of China, the city is rapidly modernizing and offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience both the country’s long history and exciting future.
Located within easy reach of Hong Kong and Macao, and boasting a beautiful coastline, Zhuhai is quite possibly China’s most popular tourist resort. Known as the Chinese Riviera and having been the recipient of numerous awards for its clean natural environment and high living standards, it is no surprise that Zhuhai attracts millions of national and international visitors year round. The mix of a great location with countless natural and man-made attractions to enjoy, plus a seemingly endless number of post-course job opportunities, makes our TEFL training center in Zhuhai one of our most popular.
In addition to certifying you as a TEFL teacher, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help you find work in Zhuhai or anywhere else there is a demand for qualified EFL teachers.
Apply now, and you could soon be living, teaching and zipping around Zhuhai.
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
Our TEFL training center in Zhuhai is a modern facility that is well equipped with all the materials and resources you need to successfully complete the course. The center also has several spacious classrooms that offer the perfect environment for practicing your teaching skills under the expert supervision of our professional teacher trainers. These observed teaching practice sessions are often the highlight of the course for many trainees, as the students are all genuine English language learners who attend our center simply to improve their language skills.
Onsite we provide a small amount of complimentary snack items, whilst in and around the center you will find a variety of local shops and a large supermarket where you can stock up on groceries. Additionally, we can also offer the voluntary option of three meals a day at no extra cost to any trainee who chooses to volunteer for our Discussion Corner sessions. This option simply involves leading conversational English sessions with a group of local adult students.
If you have any questions concerning our TEFL training center in Zhuhai, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us
Our TEFL training center in the city of Zhuhai can provide very affordable accommodation that is both clean and comfortable. Our recommended option consists of a local apartment that is shared between two or three trainees. Every trainee will have their own private bedroom that is air-conditioned and adequately furnished, whilst the living areas are shared with your fellow residents. Although the apartments include most items you will need during your stay, we recommend you bring your own flat sheet and towels.
All our shared apartments are located within a short distance of the training center. In the surrounding neighborhood you will also find plenty of local shops and restaurants where you can sample a wide variety of local cuisine. As these apartments are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend you book as early as possible to guarantee a room for the duration of your training course.
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What does the tuition for the program include?Expand
This amount includes tuition, course materials, certification and moderation fees.
How do I pay for the course?Expand
By this stage, you should already have paid the $600 deposit online by credit card or via bank transfer.
You have the following options for final payment of tuition and accommodation fee:
Please note that the bank details for payment of your deposit and for final course payment are different. The final payment should be made at the course location.
Please note that there is a withdrawal limit of 1000 to 2000 RMB per day per time imposed by banks, for withdrawal of cash from ATM machines. So if you plan to make payment in cash on arrival - please carry US Dollars which are easily convertible. If you rely on ATM withdrawals you would need 10 days to withdraw the required cash in RMB. As we require you to make payment for the course on arrival this is not feasible. Also – there are transaction fees levied for withdrawals. Though these are nominal, you will save money if you carry cash.
What kind of visa should I get? How do I obtain it and what do I need to know for the application?Expand
You need a Chinese visa for attending this course (one of the Tourist Visa (L), Business Visa (F), or short-time training visa(x) will be acceptable). You could obtain it from your local consulate or a travel agent. You could find your local consulate’s website through Google by typing in “Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in xxxxx” for example. As all the Chinese consulates state on their websites that “All regulations and costs are subject to change without notice”, so there might be some new rules came out without notice, However, in general at the moment, for obtaining a Tourist visa you will need following documents :
How many students on average are in the program?Expand
Small groups of 6 -- 10 is the usual size however the number may go up in summer. 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.
What are the teaching practice students and classes like?Expand
We offer English classes for Chinese students who are interested in improving their English language abilities. 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. They’re interested and excited about learning English with a foreigner. Class sizes range from 10 to 25. Trainees will be teaching lessons of 30 to 50 minutes according to class availability.
What is the program accommodation like, when can I check in?Expand
Our TEFL certification course center in Zhuhai will provide you with clean, comfortable and surprisingly affordable accommodation for the duration of your stay.
A typical apartment houses 2-3 residents, each with their own private bedroom. Rooms are air-conditioned, adequately furnished and you will have access to hot water. Apartments are very close to the school and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Restaurants, shops and other entertainment venues are never far away.
Most bedding is provided but please bring your own mattress cover and towels. The apartments are also equipped with a washing machine and refrigerator. You will need to hang your clothes after washing and spinning. If you want to iron your clothes, you need to either bring your own iron or purchase one upon arrival.
There is no internet access in your apartment, we are sorry for the inconvenience, but you could use computer in the computer hall in the centre.
The check in will be from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday prior to the starting of the course. Please go to The reception on the 2nd floor .You will be assisted with your name tages and keys upon arrival.
The School will closes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, so please ensure that you arrive on time. Exceptions are made for late arrivals but fees will charged to make sure that you can check in to your apartments. In case of an emergency, please email us to make special arrangements.
If you plan to arrive in Zhuhai ahead of time, your room may not be available. In this case, you could go to the Motel 168 Hotel(莫泰168酒店) nearby our school costs around 170-250RMB per night (note this hotel accepts cash in local currency only), OR the nearby 2000 Year’s Hotel (a 4 start hotel), which has room rates ranging from US$50-60 per night. We can help you book a room, please just email us. For other arrangements, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not simply show up unannounced and expect to be accommodated. Or if you travel with your partner or family members, they may not be accommodated in the school’s accommodation, you could choose to stay in a hotel mentioned above or we can help you find an apartment to rent in a housing agency.
Our courses usually run back to back so the course accommodation may not be available prior to the check in date.
Our courses run back to back. We will need to clean the room and prepare for the next group as soon as you finish. Therefore, trainees are required to check out the room by 3 PM on the last day of the course.
Where do I eat on and off campus?Expand
As part of GLV’s total immersion English program, meals are provided free to trainees who eat and chat with the students.
We request you to mingle with the Chinese students during your meals at the school cafeteria. Interacting with the students gives them more contact with Westerners, and allows you to learn more about Chinese people and their rich culture. This experience will stand you in good stead when you start working in China. Please note that the school maintains a strict English-only speaking environment. (FYI: Food in GLV is clean. Three meals are provided from Monday to Friday, and lunches are served on Saturday and Sunday). Meals are served at specific timings.
How much money should I bring with me for the course to pay for living expenses?Expand
During the four-week course you should have about $350 - $700 USD to cover general living expenses, such as food if you don’t like to have meals in GLV and transportation, depending on your spending habits. Currency exchange can be easily done at any local bank. You are on your own on the weekends and will be informed, if there are any activities sponsored by GLV. Trainees can attend these activities for free.
Introduction of ZhuhaiExpand
Note: Please print out the following address in Chinese to show a taxi driver to help you to get to school.
Address in Chinese: 地址：中国广东省珠海市香洲区柠溪路香洲文化广场B区二楼，平和英语
TEFL International Zhuhai, China is located in this fairly new city developed on the Macao border since the early 1980s.It is a Special Economic Zone, and is a fast-growing area. Zhuhai is set among small hills covered in tropical greenery, right on the South China Sea, an hour across the water from Hong Kong. Being a fairly new city, it has broad, landscaped avenues and lots of amenities. There is a good city bus system, and access to most points in China via air, bus, and train from Guangzhou. It is 2 hours from Guangzhou city and costs around 60-100 RMB. There are shuttle buses from Guangzhou airport to Zhuhai and it costs around100 RMB.
What do I need to take for this 4-week TEFL course?Expand
Please note that you MUST have one passport photo and your passport info ready with you for registration purposes on Day 1 of the course. There are official policies of the Chinese government and compliance is a must.
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 of the 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 coloured felt-tipped pens etc would be useful. These are easily available locally.
Enough sets of clothes. The dress code for course inputs is casual. However the dress code for the Teaching Practice (practical classes that you will take) is semi formal. For men: trousers/khakis, short- or long-sleeved button shirts with collar. Long hair must be tied back neatly. For women: dresses or skirts, blouses that cover the shoulders, tailored business trousers with appropriate tops. No low-cut necklines or spaghetti straps. No mini-skirts, see-through fabrics or bare midriffs. Makeup and hairstyles must be moderate. Please note that Jeans are acceptable for input classes. However, shorts and flip-flops are NOT allowed.
What do I need to know about working in China? What do I need to know about Chinese working visa?Expand
We recommend you to locate teaching job opportunities and vacancies for future employment before or as soon as you start your course. You may set up interviews when you’re in your home country and visit your interested schools or other organizations while completing the course. During the 4-week training, there is a class of 1 hr and half scheduled on the course to give you more information about ESL jobs and school information in China but you are solely responsible for preparing your own resume and setting up interviews to apply for a teaching position.
Most Chinese schools assist you to apply for a working visa. Some will pay for you to do a health check in order to apply for your working visa.
If you are planning on seeking work in China, please bring along your original diploma and transcripts from University, College or Technical School. Although a university degree is not an absolute MUST for an English speaker to work in some organizations in some cities in China, any kind of documentation regarding your educational background or work experience will be useful, especially if you want to work in a decent institute. A TEFL certificate alone enables your future employer to get you a legal work visa in less developed areas (e.g.: relatively small cities). In cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen, you must have both Bachelor’s degree and TEFL certificate for your future employer to get you a legal work visa. Job prospects throughout China and Asia are very good and available for professionals of all nationalities though native speakers between 22 and 60 years old with equal qualifications are preferred.
Can I return to my own country and teach with my certificate?Expand
Yes, it’s possible though the requirements for working in ESL or TEFL in many western countries are different and sometimes need graduate education in ESL or TEFL.
Is there anything else I should bring?Expand
That depends, of course, on how long you will stay in China, and where you will eventually live and work. This is a large country with every type of climate and terrain. For the month you are here, the short winter season here is cool and mostly clear with temperature around 5-15℃. However, no housing is heated, so cool weather can begin to feel quite cold after several weeks, and several layers will be needed to keep warm.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you or you would like to know more after you have read all the information. Once you finalize your travel arrangements, please email us so that everybody is ready for your arrival on Sunday.
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