ELC Worldwide

China is a complex and spectacular country with high demand for English teachers. ELC delivers our 4-week TESOL certificate twice a year in Beijing leading into a one semester teaching internship in a primary or secondary school in China. Since 2005 over 3000 teachers have completed this program, which offers orientation and in-country support.

Highlights and benefits

  • Get to know China in a way a tourist can not
  • Group arrival & orientation week
  • No experience necessary
  • Paid position with accommodation provided

  • One-semester commitment
  • In-country support network
  • Option to take your TESOL course with ELC in Beijing

The program

There are two options depending on whether you are already qualified to teach English or if you want to do your TESOL qualification as part of your program.

China Internship Program

Already TESOL qualified?


The internship will give you the opportunity to get your first overseas teaching experience and experience first-hand local Chinese life. Teachers work in primary and high schools and some universities for one semester. Interns all arrive on the same day and have a one-week in-country orientation with Mandarin classes as well as tours and activities. They then go to their placement schools in locations across China (minimum 2 teachers at one placement). Once there, accommodation is provided and ongoing welfare and academic support. Bonus and internship certificate are provided.

Key facts

Contract Length

4 - 5 months

Start Dates

Internship: February and August

Location

All over China

Inclusions

Internship

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup
  • One week in-country orientation with accommodation, meals, tours, Mandarin lessons
  • Transport to placement school
  • Stipend of RMB 2500 per month NET (approx. USD$400 per month)
  • Completion bonus of RMB 2500 NET (approx. USD$400)

  • All accommodation & meals included during orientation and internship
  • Utilities during internship (150RMB per month)
  • Visa assistance and visa invitation letter
  • 24/7 support from in-country staff
  • Academic support

Not included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa & work permit fees
  • Meals & bills during your internship

Responsibilities

  • Teaching up to 20 hours face-to-face per week
  • Non-teaching tasks of up to 15 hours per week (marking, reports etc.).

Requirements

  • No degree necessary
  • Age 18-45
  • TESOL certificate
  • Clean police record
  • Sense of adventure

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Previous travel experience
  • Experience with children
  • Proficient in English (non native English speakers can be considered but must have advanced English and clear accent)

China Training & Internship Program

Not TESOL qualified yet?


If you don’t have a TESOL qualification yet, this option enables you to take ELC’s 4 week face-to-face TESOL course in Beijing at the start of your program and then complete your internship. The course will prepare you to teach in China and beyond as you’ll gain a recognized teaching qualification. The course includes teaching practice with local students so by the time you start your internship you’ll be feeling really confident.

Key facts

Contract Length

4 - 5 months

Start Dates

January and August

Location

All over China

Inclusions

TESOL + Internship includes:

  • Pre-departure support
  • 4-week residential TESOL training course in Beijing includes orientation tours, cultural activities, Mandarin lessons, phrasebook
  • Transport to placement school
  • Stipend of RMB 2500 per month NET (approx. USD$400 per month)
  • Completion bonus of RMB 2500 NET (approx. USD$400)

  • All Accommodation & meals included during orientation and internship
  • Utilities during internship (150RMB per month)
  • Visa assistance and visa invitation letter
  • 24/7 support from in-country staff
  • Academic support

Not included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa & work permit fees
  • Meals & bills during your internship

Responsibilities

  • Teaching up to 20 hours face-to-face per week
  • Non-teaching tasks of up to 15 hours per week (marking, reports etc.).

Requirements

  • No degree necessary
  • Age 18-45
  • Clean police record
  • Sense of adventure

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Previous travel experience
  • Experience with children
  • Proficient in English (non native English speakers can be considered but must have advanced English and clear accent)

Thank you for your interest in taking part in a teaching program with ELC.

The Teach Abroad team will be in touch.

Program Enquiry

Do you have a TESOL qualification?