Zhuhai offers everything that is good in China. You will find the locals very friendly in this clean, well-planned and beautiful city, as well as a plethora of restaurants serving excellent cuisine at very inexpensive prices.
And there is something to please everyone in terms of entertainment and activities, including a variety of modern discos and bars, great shopping venues, an amusement park and a water park!
Culture and history abound in this city, and there are plenty of sightseeing options in Zhuhai and within close proximity. In Zhuhai you can visit a local Chinese tea factory and get acquainted with the hometown of Sun Yat Sen. Hop on a train to Shanghai and check out the Bund, or visit Beijing to witness first-hand the fascinating history of the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.
Hong Kong is one of the most important financial centers and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The Pearl River Delta is the economic driving force in China, with huge numbers of joint-venture manufacturing companies based in Guangdong province.
There is no better place than Hong Kong from which to soak in the excitement of Chinese daily life, and this very vibrant city is sure to astound you. And Macao, the famous gambling mecca of asia, is just a taxi ride and border crossing away. This exciting city has numerous casinos and an amazing nightlife with many entertainment options.
With a rich blend of culture and tradition, an incredibly diverse and beautiful landscape, and a truly fascinating daily life, Zhuhai will surely enchant everyone who visits. And with the plethora of job opportunities to be found in China and throughout Asia, this is the perfect location from which to acquaint yourself with Chinese culture and begin your TEFL career.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
The TEFL School in Zhuhai is located on the Pearl River Delta, and offers complete immersion into the Chinese culture.
The building is modern and fully-equipped, with spacious classrooms and all the services and resources required of a suitable learning environment.
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ITTT is able to provide comfortable, well-equipped accommodation for teacher trainees at very competitive rates.
Accommodation in Zhuhai typically consists of a private bedroom located either on school premises or in a nearby three-bedroom apartment shared with fellow trainees. The rooms are all clean, comfortable and sufficiently furnished, with access to a full bathroom and all essential facilities.
As well, all rooms are very well-situated within walking distance to various restaurants, bars and basic services such as grocery stores and banks.
Please be assured that any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation will be taken into account, and ITTT will make every effort to honor such requests.
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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 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 Zhuhai 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 Zhuhai free of charge in exchange for attending their English Corner once a week.
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 (US$ 200): Accommodation in Zhuhai will consist of a private bedroom with shared bathroom, kitchen and sitting room in a three-bedroom apartment that is a five minute walk to the school. All apartments have a bathroom with hot water and are comfortable and adequately furnished. Each apartment is also equipped with a washing machine and air conditioning in the bedrooms. They are all located within easy reach of various restaurants, bars and entertainment sites. Bedding is provided and limited cleaning services are available.
Accommodation is available from the Sunday before the course begins through to the Saturday after the course finishes. Once you have confirmed your place on the course, you should make arrangements to go to the school between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the Sunday and the Zhuhai staff will take you to your apartment after you register. If you plan to arrive at other times, you can email us and make alternative arrangements.
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:
- Visa application form.
- One recently taken 2X2 inch photo showing your entire face (no hats). Please affix the photo to the application form.
- Original passport with at least 2 blank visa pages and valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of application.
- Former Chinese visa records (if any, together with their copies).
- Visa fee.
- A hotel reservation letter might be required (depending on your nationality) and we can organize this for you.
- If you would like to stay in China after the course, you may like to apply for a 60-day or 90-day visa, possibly with double entry or multiple entries.
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
Normally all the classes are scheduled from 8:50 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. during weekdays, however, we do observe the many Chinese national holidays, which means we sometimes have to work over the weekend to make up for these days off. 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.
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. 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. We also encourage you to bring a laptop but this is not essential.