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TEFL Courses in Zhuhai | China

The huge popularity of tefl in China means that Zhuhai has become a very popular city in which to gain a tefl teaching certificate. The city is relatively new and affords visitors a view into modern Chinese culture, its diversity and history. Taking a course here truly represents a unique opportunity to experience the real side of China.

Centrally located, Zhuhai is only 70 miles away from Guangzhou, 36 miles away from Hong Kong and Macao sits on Zhuhai’s southern border. The city is situated in an outstanding location with great scenery, a clean environment and a rather welcoming coastline. These are just some of the great reasons why our trainees give it such high praise.

Zhuhai is a seaside resort city where flowers bloom year round. Its natural environment and attractive landscapes are complimented by good urban planning and very hospitable locals.

In 1999, Zhuhai was the only city in China to be awarded the “Best Practices Living Environment” by the United Nations Center for Human Settlement. In addition to this, it’s also won many other awards for advanced environmental policies as well as overall cleanliness.

Zhuhai has also been named the “City of 100 Islands” due to the 146 islands that lay off its coast. The islands are both large and small and offer visitors a virtual treasure-trove of activities

Nearby the training center are other attractions as well. You can visit a local tea factory and get to know the hometown of Sun Yat Sen, see the New Yuanming Palace, tour Macao, or ride the Shining Shan Cableway.

Lifetime Job Support

In addition to certifying you as a tefl teacher, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help you find work in Zhuhai or anywhere else there is a demand for qualified efl teachers.

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The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us

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The School

Our TEFL training course in Zhuhai offers a wonderful chance for gradual immersion into Chinese life and culture. Zhuhai is Hong Kong’s neighbor but the cost of living in Zhuhai is nearly half that of Hong Kong’s. This means getaways to the dynamic neighborhoods of Hong Kong are incredibly easy and you’ll save money by staying in Zhuhai.

With the help of our experienced training staff, you’ll deliver lessons to real EFL students who do not speak English as their native language. Students are enthusiastic and come to class voluntarily, so you’ll have a friendly and supportive environment in which to learn the skills needed to become an effective teacher.

The center is very modern, fully equipped and offers spacious classrooms. All materials, resources and services needed to successfully complete the course will be provided at no additional charge.

Complimentary snacks will be provided and other cheap treats will be sold on campus. Local shops and a large supermarket are located nearby.

As an additional option, we’ll provide three meals a day to those who volunteer for our Discussion Corner sessions. During these sessions, you would lead a group of local adult students in various conversations about a variety of topics. This is voluntary and by no means compulsory.

If you have any questions concerning our TEFL training center in Zhuhai, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us


Accommodation

Our TEFL certification course center in Zhuhai will provide you with clean, comfortable and surprisingly affordable accommodation for the duration of your stay.

A typical apartment houses 2-3 residents, each with their own private bedroom and air-conditioning. Rooms are adequately furnished and you will have access to hot water. Apartments are very close to the centre and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Restaurants, shops and other entertainment venues are never far away.

Most bedding is provided but please bring your own mattress cover and towels. The apartments are also equipped with a washing machine and refrigerator.

If you have any questions concerning accommodation, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.

Course dates

2020

  • 9 March 2020 - 3 April
  • 4 May 2020 - 29 May
  • 12 October 2020 - 6 November
  • 7 December 2020 - 31 December

Course fees

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.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 990
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. 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.

Full Course
US$ 350
(to be paid on arrival)
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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:

    1. Visa application form.
    2. One recently taken 2X2 inch photo showing your entire face (no hats). Please affix the photo to the application form.
    3. Original passport with at least 2 blank visa pages and valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of application.
    4. Former Chinese visa records (if any, together with their copies).
    5. Visa fee.
    6. A hotel reservation letter might be required (depending on your nationality) and we can organize this for you.
    7. 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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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.




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