Internships

Paid TEFL China Internship

Want to zip around on an old school bicycle, wander fluidly between the old and new, and throw back baskets of freshly steamed dumplings every lunch break?

Dream of a front row seat to an ancient, yet evolving and thriving culture? Your TEFL in China experience can put you in the thick of it all, showing you more than just scenic postcards and tourist menus.

China is leading the world of TEFL employment in opportunities, technological innovation, and standardized pedagogy, and its rate of influence isn’t slowing down soon.

Become a part of it by joining our teaching internship!

China Nationwide Internship

Start: February, August

5 months

Offers End: July 25

£1,349.00 £599.50
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What’s up for grabs?

Monthly allowance of RMB¥2,000 (US$310/€260/£230)

120 Hour TEFL Course

70+ page Grammar eBook

In-depth Lesson Planning Guide

Flight reimbursement of RMB¥4,500 (US$670/€590/£510)

Airport pick-up & transfers

4-day orientation

Accommodation

3 meals a day

Mandarin lessons 2 hours a week

Cultural excursions

Visa assistance

Ongoing in-country support

Apply if you are:

  • Aged between 18 – 45
  • Native English speaker
  • A passport holder from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • High School graduate
  • TEFL qualified (included)
  • Mentally and physically fit
  • Dedicated, culturally flexible, organized, respectful, creative, enthusiastic and professional.

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Hear from our past interns

Discover if teaching English in China is for you with the help of Alice’s story. She was inspired to have a truly authentic experience (chicken feet & grasshoppers included).

How it works

  • Apply

  • Interview

  • Documents

  • Go to China!

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.
Before you go
You’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.

Your Teaching Experience

Let’s get this verb conjugation party started! Your four-day welcome orientation—complete with a Great Wall visit—is your first taste of it all.

You’ll be guided through the cultural do’s and don’ts for the classroom and beyond, meet and mingle with fellow teachers, and participate in practical workshops to build your confidence and prepare for your first day of work. After all, that’s coming up quick!

TEFL interns in China are placed for four to five months in provinces nationwide, including Inner Mongolia, Guangdong, and Hebei.

Expect to work in public and private schools or language centers, where your students’ ages will range from kindergarten to university-level. Beyond your ~15 hours of teaching Monday-Friday, you’ll have ~20 hours to prepare future lessons and activities each week.

You’ll feel right at home thanks to our local knowledge and professional support!

Cultural Excursions

Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked! We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in China towards the top!

City

Stunning Shanghai gives you a glimpse of China’s bright future. Sample craft beer before shopping in world class malls. Take an elevator up to a 128th floor!

Food

Sichuan cuisine: know it, love it, & eat it all the time. Don’t leave China without trying the Sichuan pepper, 花椒 huājiāo, their most unique & important spice.

Activity

Celebrating Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) guarantees merriment. Score an invite from your Chinese friends, come hungry, & cross your fingers for a hongbao!

Allowance

Allowance

With 2,000 Renminbi (RMB) monthly allowance, 4,500 Renminbi (RMB) flight reimbursement upon completion, free accommodation throughout the internship plus free workday meals, you are pretty much set to enjoy your time and be comfortable while traveling in your spare time.

Budgeting some extra savings for your time in China will mean you’ll never have to say no to a social invite.

Monthly allowance of RMB¥2,000 (US$310/€260/£230) Per Month

Getting there

On arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), you’ll enjoy airport pickup from our in-country team.

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Location

After you settle in, you will spend between 4.5 months (one semester) teaching in one of our stunning placements throughout north, central or southern China.

  • Inner Mongolia
  • Guangdong
  • Beijing

CHINA NW VIRTUAL TOUR

Practice a few Mandarin phrases, learn about food and culture, plus get tips for moving to China as an English teacher that you won’t find in any guide book.
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What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way)

  • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record

  • Health check: You may need to provide a health statement

  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice

  • Budget: Spending money for your first five weeks plus excursions etc

  • Visa cost: You’ll have full support to obtain your visa (and need to budget US$250/€215/£190 for visa invitation administration plus the visa fee itself)

  • Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

Find everything you need to know about the China Nationwide internship inside our free guide!

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