Paid China TEFL Internship

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5 months living and teaching in colourful China

China Interns
China Interns
Great wall of China
Teaching in China
City in China
Teaching in China
China Ninjiang
Temple in China

i-to-i China intern Danni I am no longer living for the weekend. If I am at school or at home I feel the same level of contentment and joy. If it’s Monday or Saturday my feelings towards the day are mirrored. I love my work life and my personal life!

Danni, China

China TEFL intern Jacqueline Bantad Who will I miss the most? My kids. My students have had an immeasurable impact on me, just considering how much time I’ve spent with them over the past few months. I’ll miss the friends I’ve made: both locals (my co-workers) and expats alike.

Jacqueline, China

China TEFL intern Euan Miller In my head, this trip is pretty much a montage of very warm memories, and it’s been very worthwhile. In practical terms, I’ve now got some teaching experience under my belt that I can take elsewhere if I like.

Euan, China

Overview

No Degree Required | Must hold a passport from UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand

See what China really has to offer. Live and teach in this incredible country built on tradition and culture. Get to grips with the Chinese way of life in the orientation week in Harbin, you’ll even have the chance to learn some Mandarin. Our interns are spread across the country as our partner schools are in a number of regions, giving you the perfect excuse to see as much of China as possible by visiting friends. Wherever you’re based you’ll be sharing accommodation with other interns, use your monthly allowance so you don’t miss out on the treats available at the local markets.

With so much to do in your free time there’s no danger of you getting bored – walk the Great Wall, climb the mountains of Huangshan or see the famous Terracotta Army. We set up the first paid China TEFL internship so we know what we’re talking about when it comes to this amazing country.

10,90

90%
Teaching

90,10

10%
Travel

0,100

In-country Support

0,100

Paid

*please note, this is a guide only

  • 140 hours online & classroom TEFL training
  • Orientation & full support throughout
  • 5 months’ practical teaching experience
  • 2000RMB (£200 / US$260) monthly living allowance
  • 2500RMB (£250 / US$320) completion bonus
  • Group Size: 100+
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Trip details

 
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Day 1

Getting there

Fly into Beijing airport to be met by a member of in-country staff and transferred to your accommodation where you’ll enjoy a welcome meal with the rest of the interns and the chance to walk the famous Great Wall of China.

Day 2 - 9

Welcome to China!

Jump on the high speed train from Beijing to Harbin to start your orientation week. You'll spend this time getting to know your fellow interns, exploring Harbin and learning about China in exciting orientation sessions. You’ll also spend two days on the TEFL classroom course and even get the chance to learn some Mandarin!

Teach English in the local community on the i-to-i Paid China TEFL Internship

Day 10 - 136

Your teaching experience

You’ll be placed at one of our partner schools in a range of locations across China. During your 4.5 months’ teaching experience, you’ll have plenty of time to assimilate fully into local life and get a sense of what it’s like to live and teach in China.

Each school and student age groups have different requirements, but you’ll likely be teaching five days a week, and for this you’ll get accommodation, some meals and a living allowance of RMB2,000 (about £200 / US$260).

Our in-country partners will be on hand to provide 24/7 remote support in case there are any problems, or even if you just want some insider tips on where to head at the weekend.

 

Day 137

After teaching

When you come to the end of your teaching experience, you’ll receive your RMB2500 (about £250 / US$320) completion bonus and from there it's up to you. There’s a load to see and do in China, so get out there and explore!

 

Where will I be teaching?

Chengdu

Home of the giant panda and rated as one of the top city’s in China for food, Chengdu has some great reasons for you to visit. Enjoy the buzzing nightlife but make sure you get an early night if you decide to visit the pandas as it’s best to see them first thing in the morning.

Zheijiang

Zhejiang

Outstanding natural beauty and a network of water towns navigated by canals makes Zhejiang a popular destination. Situated on the east coast of China you can relax on the beaches or take a short journey to the non-stop city of Shanghai.

Sichuan

Sichuan

Food and the giant panda are what make this area of China famous. Prepare yourself for the hot traditional flavours before heading off to their famous opera with fire breathing and masked trickery!

Liaoning

Liaoning

Beaches, partying and history – the three things that Liaoning is most famous for. Get your culture fix in the day and explore the walled cities then let your hair down in the evening with your pick of bars.

Hunan

Hunan

Set against the breath taking landscape of Zhāngjiājiè national park, visit Hunan to marvel at some of the most incredible scenery China has to offer. Pack your walking boots and join your fellow travellers in exploring the mountains and jungle.

Jiangsu

Jiangsu

A city built on silk this is a popular spot on the tourist trail. Explore the canals that weave through the city and wander through the gardens – you might even discover some hidden gems tucked away off the main streets.

Beijing

China's capital is packed to the brim with famous landmarks such as the Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall. Rise early and take part in a morning tai chi session ready to discover this action-packed city.

Further information about this trip...

  • Inclusions

    What's included?

    • 140 hours of TEFL training
    • Advice & pre-departure preparation
    • Visa support
    • Airport pick-up & transfers
    • Orientation week in Harbin
    • Tour of Beijing
    • Mandarin lessons
    • Accommodation & weekday meals
    • 5 months’ teaching experience
    • 2000RMB (£200/US$260) monthly living allowance during teaching
    • 2500RMB (£250/US$320) bonus upon completion
    • Ongoing in-country support
    • Certificate and reference on request

    What's not included?

    • Flights
    • Visas and visa administration fees
    • Police check
    • Budget: Approximately £20–£40/US$30-US$55 per week
    • Travel insurance: this is essential - sort yours before you go!
  • Am I eligible?

    What you need:

    • Be fluent in English
    • Be aged 18 and 45 years old
    • To be a native English speaker with a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
    • Completed high school/secondary school
    • Be ready for an adventure teaching English abroad

    What you don't need:

    • Prior teaching experience
    • A university degree
    • A second language

    Before you set off on your teaching experience, you’ll also need to get TEFL qualified. As part of your internship, you get your training absolutely free:

    • 120 hours online TEFL training – study anywhere, on any device & become a confident English teacher before you go!
    • 20 hours classroom TEFL training – you’ll spend 2 days in China practising hands-on teaching techniques with the other interns.
  • What will I need to organise?

    There are a few things to get sorted before you go – don’t leave it too late!

    • International Flights: You’ll need return flights to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).
    • Visas: Approximately £150/$200 for an X2 student visa (180 day visa).
    • Visa administration fee: Approximately £190/$270 (in-country partners will advise and assist on this).
    • Police check: You must carry a clean police check. For the UK you’ll need to pay approximately £25 for a Disclosure Scotland. For all other countries, please consult your local police department (costs may vary).
    • Budget: You’ll need to cover costs for extra meals, excursions etc – about £20-£40/$30-$55 a week should suffice.
    • Travel insurance: this is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel! Travel insurance can be complicated – so click here for some great advice from our friends at the FCO.

Inclusions

What's included?

  • 140 hours of TEFL training
  • Advice & pre-departure preparation
  • Visa support
  • Airport pick-up & transfers
  • Orientation week in Harbin
  • Tour of Beijing
  • Mandarin lessons
  • Accommodation & weekday meals
  • 5 months’ teaching experience
  • 2000RMB (£200/US$260) monthly living allowance during teaching
  • 2500RMB (£250/US$320) bonus upon completion
  • Ongoing in-country support
  • Certificate and reference on request

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Visas and visa administration fees
  • Police check
  • Budget: Approximately £20–£40/US$30-US$55 per week
  • Travel insurance: this is essential - sort yours before you go!

Am I eligible?

What you need:

  • Be fluent in English
  • Be aged 18 and 45 years old
  • To be a native English speaker with a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • Completed high school/secondary school
  • Be ready for an adventure teaching English abroad

What you don't need:

  • Prior teaching experience
  • A university degree
  • A second language

Before you set off on your teaching experience, you’ll also need to get TEFL qualified. As part of your internship, you get your training absolutely free:

  • 120 hours online TEFL training – study anywhere, on any device & become a confident English teacher before you go!
  • 20 hours classroom TEFL training – you’ll spend 2 days in China practising hands-on teaching techniques with the other interns.

What will I need to organise?

There are a few things to get sorted before you go – don’t leave it too late!

  • International Flights: You’ll need return flights to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).
  • Visas: Approximately £150/$200 for an X2 student visa (180 day visa).
  • Visa administration fee: Approximately £190/$270 (in-country partners will advise and assist on this).
  • Police check: You must carry a clean police check. For the UK you’ll need to pay approximately £25 for a Disclosure Scotland. For all other countries, please consult your local police department (costs may vary).
  • Budget: You’ll need to cover costs for extra meals, excursions etc – about £20-£40/$30-$55 a week should suffice.
  • Travel insurance: this is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel! Travel insurance can be complicated – so click here for some great advice from our friends at the FCO.

Available dates

From To    
1st February 2017 30th June 2017   Fully booked
20th August 2017 15th January 2018   Available
February 2018 June 2018 Exact Dates TBC Available