Paid China TEFL Homestay

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Friday 30th June

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Discover the real China. Spend 2-6 months living with an authentic Chinese family

China Great Wall
Shanghai
China cityscapes
China Summer Palace
China lakelands
Chinese temples

Ross, Chinese au pair There's nothing quite like travelling to the other side of the world and having the glorious opportunity to experience a completely different culture. One of the best things about working as an au pair teacher is getting to meet the other teachers who are all extremely friendly and interesting.”

Ross, China

Rachel, Chinese au pair I am now 2 months into my 6 month TEFL homestay and I have been enjoying my time in Beijing so much. I also get along well with children so becoming an TEFL teacher just seemed like the perfect fit!

Rachel, China

Overview

Must be a native English speaker & aged between 18 – 29 years old | No degree required

From festivals and foods to ancient temples and terracotta warriors, China has an abundance of culture to immerse yourself in. The China TEFL Homestay gives you an affordable way to uncover all of China’s amazing secrets! All whilst giving you the chance to learn heaps of transferrable skills along the way. You’ll get plenty of opportunity to put your TEFL skills to the test at the same time as learning all sorts about China, from the language and way of life, to its culinary variety and epic history.

From the moment you arrive you’ll have the full support of the in-country team. Before you meet your family, you’ll learn about Chinese customs, meet other people on the program and discover the local amenities and hot spots. You’ll be given a warm welcome from your host family. They’ll make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy your time in their home. Host families are carefully selected and matched to you, ensuring both you and the family have a fun and productive time together. Families are based in locations across China and you could be teaching ages anywhere between 3 and 14 years old. When it comes to your own time, you’ll be able meet up with other people on the program. So why not grab some of the local cuisine, explore local temples or see if you’ve got the X factor by heading to Chinese karaoke – one thing’s for sure, you won’t be short of things to do.

China Map
10,90

90%
Teaching

90,10

10%
Travel

0,100

In-country Support

0,100

Paid

*please note, this is a guide only

  • 120 hour TEFL qualification
  • 2 - 6 months authentic Chinese homestay
  • Orientation and 24/7 in-country support
  • 1,000RMB (£100 / US$140) monthly living allowance
  • Up to 6,000RMB (£650 / US$850) completion bonus
  • Mandarin lessons (20 hours per month)
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Trip details

 
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au pairs landing in country

Day 1

Pre-departure / Arrival in China

Before you even set foot in China, the in-country team will be in touch to ensure you’re totally prepared for your arrival, from organising flights & visas, to sorting what to pack and matching you with the family you’ll be staying with! This contact will be your go-to person and they’ll be there to make sure you feel totally comfortable throughout your stay.

After touching down in China, you’ll be met by a member of the team and taken to your hotel to rest up for an orientation day tomorrow.

typical chinese families

Day 2

Orientation Day

Nǐ hǎo China… it’s time for an introduction to your new life in this colourful country. You’ll be picked up this morning where you’ll head off to learn about local Chinese customs and find out what to expect from your time in China.

After you’ve familiarised yourself, it’s time to eat! You’ll join the team and other people on the program for a welcome lunch and try some of the local cuisine. From there, you’ll all be taken out on a relaxed tour of the city. By the end of the day you’ll know where to find all the local amenities, your next favourite eating spot and where your nearest Chinese karaoke bar can be found (if that’s your thing!)

After an adventurous day, it’s time to meet your host family. You’ll be introduced to them alongside the in-country team, making sure you and family are set to go before you head off to begin your China TEFL Homestay.

taking the children out

Day 3 - 60 or 180 (Duration: 2 - 6 months)

Your homestay

Welcome to your new home! Over the next few months, you’ll embark on an authentic Chinese TEFL experience. Your role will be a TEFL au pair which means you'll be focusing on teaching and looking after the kids - minus all the heavy housework. You’ll teach children aged between 3 and 14 years old depending on your family, and usually work 30 hours per week. You’ll do everything from English tutoring and helping with homework, to playing with the children at the park and helping keep the house tidy.

Your host family will do their best to make you feel part of the family. They’ll introduce you to your new home and local surroundings, provide you with meals & a monthly living allowance, and provide you with a comfortable room for your stay (including Wi-Fi). Host families have been very carefully selected. They’ve all expressed a keen interest in having westerners stay with them and want you to have a fun and engaging stay in China.

You’ll also get time away for Mandarin lessons so you can brush up on the local lingo. Plus, each month you’ll get the chance to take part in organised activities such as trips to local temples, rock climbing, tea tasting and lots of other events with other people on the program.

You’ll get 1.5 days off per week so you can do your own exploring too. Why not organise a trip with other TEFL au pairs and check out the Forbidden City, palace of the ancient Ming emperors of China. Or take a trip to see the ancient Terracotta Army found in Xian, recently re-discovered in 1974. Stuck for ideas? The in-country staff are on hand with expert suggestions on how to spend your spare time.

travelling with friends

Day 60 or 180 depending on the length of your trip

After your homestay

At the end of your teaching placement, you’ll receive a completion certificate, reference and a completion bonus up to 6,000RMB (£650 / US$850), depending on how long you’ve worked in China.

From there, it’s up to you where you go next. Our in-country team can advise your next steps, whether you want to continue teaching in China or decide to travel. There’s a load to see and do in China, so get out there and explore!

 

Where might I be teaching?

Shanghai

Shanghai

Located on China’s central coast, Shanghai is one of the country’s biggest cities with heaps of attractions on offer. Wander round the Yuyuan Garden, the only surviving Ming Dynasty garden in Shanghai and relax amongst its decorated bridges and colourful pagodas; or enjoy a show at Shanghai Circus World; where you can find a range of acrobatics and music competitions.

Beijing

Beijing

Capital city for over 700 years, Beijing is rich in history, both ancient and modern and has so much to offer. Check out the popular attractions such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and the famous Temple of Heaven. Or why not try a tasty peking roast duck from some of the local street vendors.

Hangzhou

2 hours south-west of Shanghai, Hangzhou is one of the 7 ancient capitals of China. Spend your days off exploring the quaint water towns or beautiful Buddhist temples. The West Lake is also a beautiful place for a walk on your time off from teaching and the most famous attraction in Hangzhou. No matter whether the weather is cloudy, rainy, snowy, or sunny, West Lake always puts on a show of beauty.

Further information about this trip...

  • Inclusions

    What's included?

    • 120 Hour Online TEFL Qualification
    • Advice & pre-departure preparation
    • Visa administration costs and support
    • Airport pick-up & transfers
    • Arrival pack – includes phrasebook, map, local SIM and transportation card
    • Orientation day & tour of host city
    • Mandarin lessons
    • Accommodation & meals
    • 2 – 6 months living & teaching in a Chinese homestay
    • 1,000RMB (£100 / US$140) monthly living allowance
    • Up to 6,000RMB (£650 / US$850) completion bonus
    • 24/7 in-country support
    • Certificate and reference on request

    What's not included?

    • Flights
    • Visa & embassy fees
    • Police check
    • Travel insurance: this is essential - sort yours before you go!
  • Am I eligible?

    What you need:

    • Be a native English speaker or proficient in English
    • Be aged between 18 – 29 years old
    • Medical check
    • Character reference
    • A handful of photos and a voice recording for prospective host families

    What you don't need:

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

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

    • 120 hours online TEFL training – study anywhere, on any device & become a confident English teacher before you go!
  • 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 require return flights to China. The location will be based on where you are placed. This will all be confirmed by your in-country contact once the matching process is completed.
    • Visas: You’ll apply for an X2 visa. The in-country team will give you full support with visas prior to your arrival.
    • Police check: You must carry a clean police check. For the UK you’ll need to pay approximately £60 for an ICPC (International Child Protection Certificate). For all other countries, please consult your local police department (costs may vary).
    • Budget: This comes down to how busy you plan to be. You’ll likely need 250RMB (£25 / $35) per week which equals your living allowance. You might want to budget an extra £100 per month just in case you want to plan some big excursions. It’s worth remembering you’ll get a completion bonus too so this should compensate any extra spending you do.
    • Travel insurance: this is a requirement, make sure you’ve got comprehensive travel & medical insurance for the duration of the the trip! Travel insurance can be complicated – so click here for some great advice from our friends at the FCO.

Inclusions

What's included?

  • 120 Hour Online TEFL Qualification
  • Advice & pre-departure preparation
  • Visa administration costs and support
  • Airport pick-up & transfers
  • Arrival pack – includes phrasebook, map, local SIM and transportation card
  • Orientation day & tour of host city
  • Mandarin lessons
  • Accommodation & meals
  • 2 – 6 months living & teaching in a Chinese homestay
  • 1,000RMB (£100 / US$140) monthly living allowance
  • Up to 6,000RMB (£650 / US$850) completion bonus
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Certificate and reference on request

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Visa & embassy fees
  • Police check
  • Travel insurance: this is essential - sort yours before you go!

Am I eligible?

What you need:

  • Be a native English speaker or proficient in English
  • Be aged between 18 – 29 years old
  • Medical check
  • Character reference
  • A handful of photos and a voice recording for prospective host families

What you don't need:

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

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

  • 120 hours online TEFL training – study anywhere, on any device & become a confident English teacher before you go!

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 require return flights to China. The location will be based on where you are placed. This will all be confirmed by your in-country contact once the matching process is completed.
  • Visas: You’ll apply for an X2 visa. The in-country team will give you full support with visas prior to your arrival.
  • Police check: You must carry a clean police check. For the UK you’ll need to pay approximately £60 for an ICPC (International Child Protection Certificate). For all other countries, please consult your local police department (costs may vary).
  • Budget: This comes down to how busy you plan to be. You’ll likely need 250RMB (£25 / $35) per week which equals your living allowance. You might want to budget an extra £100 per month just in case you want to plan some big excursions. It’s worth remembering you’ll get a completion bonus too so this should compensate any extra spending you do.
  • Travel insurance: this is a requirement, make sure you’ve got comprehensive travel & medical insurance for the duration of the the trip! Travel insurance can be complicated – so click here for some great advice from our friends at the FCO.

Available dates

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5th October 2017   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
2nd November 2017   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
7th December 2017   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
4th January 2018   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
1st February 2018   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
1st March 2018   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
5th April 2018   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
3rd May 2018   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
7th June 2018   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
5th July 2018   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available
2nd August 2018   Prices vary: 2-6 months Available

Trip Lengths Available

Duration Price
2 months $489.30 was $699.00
3 months $539.30 was $749.00
4 months $589.30 was $799.00
5 months $639.30 was $849.00
6 months $689.30 was $899.00