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ITTT’s TEFL course in Chongqing, China takes place over a period of three weeks and is the ideal choice for those with limited time but who want to study in a classroom environment. Chongqing is a thriving city in southwest China and is home to over 18 million people. Located on the Yangzi River, the city is an important manufacturing base and industrial center and has served as the capital of the country three times over its three thousand year history.
More recently, the city has become a popular destination with tourists from elsewhere in China and increasingly with international visitors too. One of the main draws is Chongqing’s spicy cuisine which makes extensive use of Sichuan pepper. The most famous dish is Chongqing hot pot which is served in thousands of restaurants around the city and even has a whole festival devoted to it. Other attractions include a number of museums, shopping malls, amusement parks and zoo. Chongqing is the gateway to the Three Gorges area and there is plenty to see outside the city such as the ancient temple complex of Baidicheng or three natural limestone bridges spanning the Yangshui River.
Getting around the city is relatively easy with metro, bus and monorail services available. The international airport links the city with major destinations around the world including Los Angeles and London and the air, road and rail network connects Chongqing with the rest of the country.
Studying with ITTT in Chonqing, China is one fo the best ways you can earn your TEFL certificate while exploring the fascinating culture of this wonderful country.
Our Chongqing, China TEFL course takes place in one of the city’s largest English schools. We have excellent facilities at the training center and you are sure to feel right at home with us in Chongqing. We aim to provide a supportive and comfortable learning environment for all of our trainees and as classes are relatively small you will be able to receive individual support should you need it.
Our course instructors are experienced English teachers who will help you make the most of your time with us and equip you with the skills needed to be an effective English teacher. If you want to earn an internationally recognised TEFL certificate in a fascinating and beautiful location, then our in-class TEFL course in Chongqing, China is a great choice.Apply Now!
There is a variety of different types of accommodation for our course trainees to choose from including a private room in a guesthouse just a short walk from the training center. The room includes air-conditioning, cable television and other facilities. If you would like to arrange private accommodation, we can help you with that.Apply Now!
What does the tuition for the program include?Expand
Deposits for the course must be paid to our administrative centre. The fastest and cheapest way to pay is by credit/debit card but we also accept payment 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 in cash or by credit card to the training center before the first day of your course.
What is an average program day like?Expand
Class time is generally 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, with mid morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. 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
The classes range from eight to twelve students with the maximum being fifteen. Most participants are from America, Australia, Britain and Canada but we also accept non-native speakers with high proficiency in English.
What are the teaching practice students and classes like?Expand
Our students in the teaching practice sessions are local Chinese students. Students are more than happy to be used for teaching practice and are eager to attend.
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
The demand English teachers who have studied TEFL courses and obtained TEFL certificate in China is strong. Chongqing is a city enjoys favorable policies and sees fast economic and cultural development therefore the TEFL job market is excellent in Chongqing. Finding a job on graduation should not be a problem unless you wait until the last day of the course to look for a job.
When do I need to start looking for work in Chongqing? Where do I start?Expand
We advise you to start sending out resumes and researching the job market within the second or third week of the course, although it is best to take your time and get as many references as possible to give you a broader perspective of what the TEFL industry should offer.
What will TEFL International do to help me secure employment?Expand
We will give you the latest information on jobs in the area to help you with your job search in China. We will also provide you with 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, ranging from children to business professionals at all levels, in groups or in private. Most of the work in Chongqing is at Language Centers and public schools and therefore, most of the hours available are very different. 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.
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