As the capital of the People's Republic of china, Beijing is well known for its friendly people, great food, extensive history and amazing cultural sites. Our fantastic location in the Xi Zhi Men downtown area means we are within a short journey of many of the city’s most famous attractions such as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. The amazing city of Beijing provides the perfect venue for taking a TEFL certificate course in China.
Although developing at a rapid rate, Beijing is one of the few cities within China that still maintains much of its ancient cultural heritage. From the world renowned Great Wall, to the countless small hutongs (narrow, ancient alleyways) found around the Qianmen area, Beijing is overflowing with culture and history. The city is also the country’s main center of fashion, politics, industry, finance and trade. This thriving hub offers an amazing lifestyle for anyone looking to teach English abroad as it is affordable and has everything you could want, including some of the best nightlife in asia.
While working in Beijing you are likely to meet life-long friends, live in relative luxury and gain skills such as communication and public speaking ability. This experience will be beneficial for any career you choose in any field. You will have the ability to work with all ages and levels. For a qualified teacher who likes a challenge, to learn and likes adventure, Beijing is the city for you.
Chinese people are very friendly, kind and have a strong desire to learn English. Young Chinese people particularly enjoy the company of foreign teachers, not only to improve their speaking ability, but also out of curiosity towards foreign cultures. As Beijing is the home of Mandarin, it is also the perfect location to study this fascinating language. To put it simply, Beijing has something for everyone, from history and culture, to amusement parks, shopping, bars, nightlife and restaurants.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our Beijing TEFL training center is conveniently located in the Xi Zhi Men downtown area close to the financial district and Tiananmen Square. As well as a great location, our center also provides all the teaching resources you will need during your stay. The center is well-equipped with large classrooms, along with computers and internet access, which combine to provide an excellent learning environment.
In the area surrounding the center you will find plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and other facilities, while the popular entertainment area of Sanlitun is only a 30-minute taxi ride away. With its fantastic array of attractions and an abundance of teaching jobs, Beijing is an ideal location for taking a TEFL course.
We are happy to recommend the following two accommodation options for our Beijing TEFL training course. Please contact us if you require any further information or assistance and we will do our very best to help.
Option 1: Beijing City Central Hostel
While there are countless hostels spread throughout the city, we recommend this one as it generally receives good reviews and is located within a 30- minute subway trip of our training center.
Rates are as follows:
- Single room with shared bathroom: 128 RMB/night (two beds in one room and we will try to arrange another student who is also taking the course to stay in the same room with you).
- One room with 4/6 beds: 60 RMB/night.
- Standard room: 288 RMB/night (less than 7 days); 240 RMB/night (7 days and longer).
Option 2: Beijing Mayson Serviced Apartments
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Beijing and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
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.