Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
We have listed some of the more frequently-asked questions below. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Why TEFL in China?
TEFL in China is organized by the Information Research Center, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), which is the presiding authority over TEFL training in China. Trainers are experienced and well-trained experts in education and related fields. In this efficient, 7-day intensive course, you will learn how to teach English in China and how to adapt to cultural differences, and become acquainted with the laws and regulations for foreign teachers in China. The certificate training complies with internationally recognized standards. Upon successful completion of this training you will receive the accredited TEFL in China Certificate, which is a valued qualification for foreign teachers in China.
The Certificate is officially recognized as a qualification for teaching English throughout China, and it provides an excellent credential for entering the TEFL profession in China. The high standard of the Certificate training can be appreciated by individual schools and colleges throughout the world.
Do you really need TEFL in China certificate to teach English in China?
Although some schools in China may require only that you are a native speaker, most institutions prefer to hire teachers who have gone through training and have classroom experience. In an increasingly competitive environment, a TEFL in China certificate is one of the things an EFL teacher can apply toward the basic requirements of employment. In any case, a TEFL in China certificate listed on your resume would make a great difference between you and another native English speaker, and can increase your chances of working at a better school and/or receiving a higher salary.
What qualifications do I need to do these courses?
Nothing formal, just a reasonable standard of education and the ability to speak English in fluent conversation. We have no limit on age, degree and teaching experience for trainees.
Can non-native speakers of English take the course?
Yes. However, you must be an overseas applicant, possessing proficient level of English.
How to apply?
Complete to fill in the application form.
- Read the Terms and Conditions before submitting your application.
- Check your contact details are correct.
- Be consistent in the names you use, make sure it is the same as your passport.
What happens if I fail the courses?
You need to work hard during the whole training section. Your certificate would be awarded for attendance, participation and the score you earn on your final examination. In the unlikely event that a personal crisis arises, our trainers will help you overcome the difficulties and give you the opportunity of another assessment without any extra charge. If you fail again at the further chance, a 500RMB surcharge would be applied for each assessment. As always, we hope for your success in the course.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you have registered but are unable to attend the course, we will try to allocate you an alternative date from our list. You need to inform us at least 30 days on paper or by email prior to the session for which you had initially registered. We regret that we cannot normally refund your deposit if you are unable to accept the alternative dates. If we cancel the course for which we have registered, then you will have the choice of an alternative date (no surcharge) or a full refund of any payments you have made.
What should I bring?
We will let you know before your arrival at the course.
First, you will need to bring your passport and a signed application form with you
Second, it is advisable to wear comfortable, casual clothes as some of the activities during the course may be a little physical.
Third, bring basic writing materials and a notepad. We will provide pens, papers, textbooks and all other teaching materials that you may need.