ITTT’s TEFL training course in Chongqing, China is an excellent choice for those looking to experience life in a thoroughly Chinese modern city. The course is completed over a period of three weeks and is a great solution for those wanting an in-class course but cannot attend a four week course.
Sited on the Yangzi River, Chongqing is an important industrial and economic center in southwest China. Founded three thousand years ago, Chongqing has served as the country’s capital a number of times, most recently during the Second World War. Due to its location on the Yangzi River, the city has always been an important transport hub and is now a major manufacturing and economic center.
The city is very popular with Chinese tourists and is becoming increasingly popular with foreign visitors partly due to its role as the gateway to the Three Gorges region. Chongqing is famed throughout China for its spicy cuisine using the Sichuan pepper and its most famous dish is Chongqing hot pot. The annual hot pot festivals brings many visitors to the city and includes a variety of entertaining activities and discounts at thousands of hot pot restaurants around the city.
The city of Chongqing is connected to the rest of the country through air, rail and road networks and with several international destinations via the international airport. The city’s public transport services include bus, metro and a monorail making getting around on a day-to-day basis relatively easy.
Chongqing has something for everyone. It is a thriving city with plenty to see and do both within the city and in the surrounding area. Whatever your tastes, you are sure to enjoy yourself earning your TEFL certificate with us in Chongqing.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
ITTT’s TEFL course in the city of Chongqing is based in one of the largest English language schools in the city. It is well situated for access to everything you will need during the course. The school has excellent facilities and you are sure to find all you need to complete your studies with us here in Chongqing.
Our TEFL training staff are eager to help you get the most out of your course and teach you the skills needed to be an effective teacher of English. If you are looking to earn an internationally recognised TEFL certificate in an interesting destination, then our TEFL course in Chongqing, China is the perfect choice for you.
We have a number of different accommodation types available to course participants including a private room in a guesthouse with air-conditioning, cable television and other facilities located just a 5-minute walk away from the training center.
You are not obliged to use our recommended options and if you would like to arrange your own, we can assist you.
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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 does the tuition fee for the program include?Expand
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. The fastest and cheapest way to pay is by credit or debit card, but we also accept payments via Pay Pal and bank transfer.
All course related services are included in the course fees and you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for these. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees as well as our lifetime job placement guidance and basic services.
The balance of the course fees is to be paid to the training center before the first day of your course in cash or by credit card.
What is an average program day like?Expand
Classes are generally between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with breaks in the morning and afternoon and a break for lunch. There will be a mixture of workshops, real classroom observation and in-classroom teaching practice supported by the trainer or experienced teachers.
How many students on average are in the program each month?Expand
Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian, Australian, or South African; as well we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language. The maximum class size in Chongqing is 15. We keep this number low so that we can provide our trainees with the individualized attention they deserve.
What are the teaching practice students and classes like?Expand
The teaching practice is conducted at the school with local Chinese students. They are not required to come to the class so their presence is merely out of the desire to help the trainees to improve their teaching.
What is the program accommodation like? Where is it located?Expand
You can stay at a guesthouse in a private room with AC, cable TV and other basic facilities. The place is about 5 minutes away from the school on foot.
What is the TEFL job market in Chongqing like? Will I have trouble getting a job?Expand
There are plenty of job opportunities for newly qualified English teachers in Chongqing. You should be able to find employment relatively easily after completing the course.
When do I need to start looking for work in Chongqing? Where do I start?Expand
We recommend that you begin sending out résumés and arranging interviews around the second or third week of the course. The sooner you start looking for work, the better.
What will TEFL International do to help me secure employment?Expand
We will give you information to help you with your job search in China. You will also receive a list of schools that you can apply to.
What is the average salary like?Expand
The average salary for foreign teachers in the Southwest China including Chongqing, Kunming and Chengdu is $1500 USD to $3000 USD per month. The amount you actually earn will depend greatly upon how much you work.
Do most schools provide accommodation for their teachers?Expand
No，but they can help you to find places to stay if you want.
How many of the TEFL graduates actually find work in Chongqing?Expand
Most of our course graduates who have wanted to work in Chongqing have been able to secure teaching positions.
Do schools provide work permits?Expand
They can help you to get/extend your work visa as well as your work permit.
What is a typical teaching position like?Expand
Of course, it varies from school to school, but you may be expected to teach a variety of courses. You may need to travel to classes at different schools.
Can I return to my country and teach with my certificate?Expand
Yes, it‘s possible although the requirements for working in ESL or TEFL in many Western countries are different and sometimes need graduate education in ESL or TEFL.
What are the average housing and living expenses in Chongqing?Expand
Most likely you will rent a room in an apartment or house with other teachers (US$200-300 per month), and of course it depends on where you choose to live. A pleasant, small 2 to 3 bedroom house in Chongqing City is about US$ 400 to 700 per month. Apartments are available for more. It is fair to say that TEFL teachers are very well-paid by local standards in Chongqing, which means they can afford a comfortable standard of living.
What do I do if I get sick in Chongqing? Are there western-standard medical facilities?Expand
If you find yourself requiring medical attention, you can go to an international standard clinic. There are 95 international standard clinics in Chongqing.
While of course, the staff at our center are willing to help if needed.
How do I get to Chongqing?Expand
Chongqing is just a 40-minute taxi ride from the airport. A metered taxi charges approximately around RMB 100 to the city center whether the guesthouse and the school are located.
What documents do I need to bring?Expand
Please bring your resume/CV because the school will require this in the teaching practice. When you secure work you may be asked to provide originals and copies of your college degrees and transcripts. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if driving in Chongqing. PLEASE BRING ALONG COPIES OF YOUR PASSPORT AND VISA ON YOUR FIRST DAY OF THE COURSE FOR REGISTRATION.
What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing do I need to bring?Expand
Known as one of the three furnaces in China, Chongqing has a humid sub-tropical climate with very long and very hot summers. The humidity is the highest of any other city in China, and the temperatures get up to 35°C (95°F) in the built-up areas. Though the temperatures are very high, the city experiences a great deal of cloud cover, though this is much less in the summer than in the winter. The winters are shorter and are not too cold, with low temperatures of around 6°C (43°F). The city of Chongqing is also notoriously foggy, with fog for about 100 days each year, which can be hard to deal with! The poor air quality can be a significant problem for some people, as the pollution can be damaging to your health if you are staying there for a long time.