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TEFL TESOL Course China - Beijing

Teach English in Beijing, China Beijing is known for its friendly people, good food, long history and most of all being the cultural capital of China. The course is will be held in the Haidain district, just steps away from the Summer Palace and Great Wall. The location provides students with the perfect experience and atmosphere for getting a TESOL certificate and exploring a city that is fast developing, historical and soon hosting the 2008 Olympic games. China is a country on the move, and with its population of 1.3 billion, opportunites are endless.

Beijing is one of the few cities that has remained culturally intact around China and kept its cultural relics. From the Great Wall, Forbidden city and Summer Palace to the small hutongs around the ancient Qianmen area, Beijing is overflowing with culture and history.

 


Where

  • The school is in Chao Yang District, which is close to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
  • One of the most cultural and historic cities in the world.
  • Historic sites: The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, The Temple of Heaven and much more.
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    What

  • An internationally recognised qualification meeting or exceeding industry standards
  • Course administered by highly trained staff with extensive local knowledge
  • Organized classes and a curriculum that has been proven successful and effective
  • Low student to teacher ratio
  • Why

  • This place is the home of Mandarin. The only city where they have no dialects
  • It’s  value and you will earn twice as much as other cities if you are TEFL-certified.
  • It’s easy to get a job upon completion of the 4-week course.
  • One of the most historical and cultural spots in China.
  • Food, whatever you are looking for Beijing has it. Beijing offers all kinds of Chinese food and any kind of western food imaginable, all at affordable prices.
    • The nightlife: from bars to nightclubs you can stay out all night and really enjoy yourself. Some of the hot spots are: Houhai, Sanlitun Bar Street and Chao Yang Park area.
    • Shopping:Yashow and Silk Market in Beijing designer brands for next to nothing.  Beijing offers all products of the world for ridiculous prices. You’ll never get tired shopping here.

    Who

  • This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
  • Your fellow students come from different countries and various continents
  • Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
  • Your support staff will assist you with whatever you need
  • The locals are peaceful, friendly people who generally like spending time with foreigners
  • Accommodation

    Our TEFL course in Beijing has two main recommended options for your accommodation in the city. Alternatively you are also free to make your own arrangements. If you have any questions regarding accommodation please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do all we can to help.

    Option 1: Beijing City Central Hostel
    While there are many hostels in Beijing, this particular one has received positive reviews and is conveniently located within 30 minutes by subway to the TEFL training centre.

    Rates are as follows:
    Single room with shared bathroom: 128 RMB/night (two beds in one room and we can also arrange for another student who is taking the course to stay in the same room with you).
    One room with 4/6 beds: 60 RMB/night.
    Standard room: 288 RMB/night (less than 7 days); 240 RMB/night (7 days and longer).

    Option 2: Beijing Mayson Serviced Apartments
    We can also offer these professional serviced apartments for people who would like a little more comfort and privacy during their stay in Beijing. Rates are around 210 RMB per day, so 6,300 RMB (US$ 1000) per month. Amenities include: Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air-conditioning/heating, microwave oven, 24-hour hot water, 24-hour security, etc.

    Country Costs

    Although living costs are rising as China continues to develop, it is still quite cheap by Western standards, however, given the differences in living costs from region to region it is difficult to provide an accurate estimate of costs. As a guideline, a budget of 15 per day will allow you to eat well and enjoy some of what China has to offer.

    Visa Requirements

    You’ll need a Tourist (L) Visa for attending this course. You could obtain it from your local consulate or apply with a local travel agent. You could find your local consulate’s website through a Google search by typing in “Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in xxxxxx” for example.

     There might be new rules that just came out without any prior notice as all the Chinese Consulates state on their websites that “All regulations and costs are subject to change without notice”.

    However, you will need to prepare these following documents when applying for a Tourist Visa: 1) A visa application form (This can be downloaded from the Consulate website). 2) One recent 2 x 2 inch portrait attached to the application form. 3) Original passport with at least 2 blank visa pages and valid for at least 6 months after the date of application. 4) Previous Chinese visa records (if any, together with their copies). 5) Visa Application Fee, this depends on the country where you come from. 6) Your passport, valid for at least 6 months after your planned arrival date. 7) A hotel reservation letter might be required. However, this also depends on your nationality. If you are requested to provide one, please email us and we can get it prepared and send it to you via email. If you are asked to provide contact information in China, you may use our school’s address on the website. 8) If you would like to stay in China after the course, you may want to apply for a 60-day or 90-day Tourist/Business visa, possibly with double-entry or multiple entries. The Course Administrator will be able to give you further details about this.

    Note: As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise everyone to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip.

    Health & Safety

    The health rate amongst Chinese is remarkably high, however, given the varying standards of hygiene visitors are advised to exercise due care and diligence and should be aware of potential health risks.

    Visitors are advised to carry basic medicines for cold, diarrhoea and constipation. Those requiring special medicines are advised to carry an amount sufficient to cover the duration of their visit. Medicines should be carried in their original container identifying them as legally obtained drugs.

    China is one of the safest countries in the world and the Chinese are friendly and welcoming. Crime is low and virtually unheard of against Western visitors. Petty street crime does exist in some areas and visitors are advised to take necessary precautions to protect their property and take out insurance cover for personal belongings.

    Travel and Health Insurance are essential. To obtain a very competitive quotation for long stay cover click here COE INTERNATIONAL

       

      Beijing Course Schedule

      Schedule 2015

    • 9 March - 3 April
    • 7 April - 30 April
    • 11 May - 5 June
    • 8 June - 3 July
    • 6 July - 31 July
    • 3 August - 28 August
    • 31 August - 25 September
    • 12 October - 6 November
    • 9 November - 4 December

       

    Costs

    US$1590 for the course excluding accommodation. Deposit $600 (396) balance payable on arrival $1090(718)

     

    How to Apply

    Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the history, culture and diversity that is Beijing.

    Useful Links

    www.chinatour.com
    www.zhuhai.gov.cn/english
    www.glvchina.com

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