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Teach in China

  • Length: 4 months
  • Price: No Fee
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Internship Destination: China

Immerse yourself in the “Four Rivers”, the English translation of Sichuan. Get up close to Giant Pandas. Soak in the mesmerizing beauty of breath-taking landscapes, immense mountain ranges, creaking wooden pagodas, and the glacial peaks of Tibet. Fertile alpine valleys are home to vibrant cultures with rolling grasslands that invite you to hike for miles. There is the atmosphere of a secretive place, undiscovered by the outside world. The holiness of Yading nature preserve and the Tibetan pilgrims who arrive to pay homage remind you that hidden in the rugged crags of the Himalayas are ancient monasteries. As you explore China, remember these fun facts:

  • 20,000 – number of characters in the Chinese language
  • 1,500 – number of miles that the Great Wall of China spans
  • 86% – literacy rate in China
  • Red – a symbol of happiness for Chinese people
  • Bats – are a good luck symbol in China!

What It’s Like To Be An Intern In China

After an orientation in Chengdu, teachers arrive in Sichuan province for 4 months of teaching English to local students. Here is what to expect:

  • Students range from primary school age to university level
  • Teach a maximum of 15 in-class hours weekly, which leaves plenty of time to enjoy cultural excursions
  • Focus is to improve the listening and speaking skills of students
  • Usual teaching situation is at least 2 foreign teachers per school
  • All placements within Sichuan province
  • School liaison assistance for interns

Why Apply For An Intern Job In China Through ESL starter?

  • POPULARITY – 100s of teachers are placed in East Asia teaching programs every year
  • EARNINGS – We will not take any of your salary
  • SUPPORT – Complete support while in-country & assistance from staff experienced teaching English abroad and passionate about helping others do the same!
  • SAFETY – Great program for first time teachers or anyone with security concerns. Everything is pre-arranged by experienced professionals including airport pick up
  • NETWORKING – Connect with a Facebook community of other ESLstarter China teachers before you go!
  • RAVE REVIEWS – ESLstarter has some of the best testimonials of success among English teachers teaching abroad!

Why Choose Teach and Learn English China Program?

In addition to the program requiring no fee, consider the prospect of spending time among Tibetan nomads or seeing the largest Buddha statue in the entire world. With more than 3,000 years of history, soak up the atmosphere of the ancients in any one of the many tea houses in Chengdu. And all of this exploration will be even more thrilling because the program offers the opportunity to learn the Mandarin language.

This is an exciting opportunity for interested teachers who have no college degree or prior teaching experience. Considering working through a gap year before starting college? Are you interested in a dynamic career change or working retirement? The Teach and Learn English China Program is perfectly suited for situations like these. Interns have an amazing 4 month opportunity to teach English in one of China’s most enigmatic and captivating regions, Sichuan province while learning to speak like a local themselves. Join the Teach & Learn China Program and gain teaching experience that will open more teaching doors for you in every corner of the world.

Your Application

The most important things to know while preparing your application:

  • Couples and friends are welcome to apply together
  • No degree necessary
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Applicants outside of native English speaking countries also welcome to apply
  • Cultural sensitivity

What The Program Offers

  • Airport pick up / drop off & transfer to orientation venue
  • Welcome dinner
  • One week orientation upon arrival where you can meet other interns sharing the same experience
  • Get acquainted with local knowledge, support and guidance
  • Become familiar with cultural do’s and don’ts
  • Relax and sightsee with fellow interns, enjoying cultural excursions
  • Free accommodation & meals
  • Monthly allowance of RMB 2000. China has a relatively low cost of living so an allowance goes a long way!
  • Flight contribution of RMB 4,500
  • Free accommodation throughout placement
  • Meals provided during teaching days
  • Receive Mandarin lessons (at least 2 hours per week)
  • Security of a program sponsored by local government in Sichuan
  • 24/7 support from local team in China
  • Assistance setting up local bank account & phone card
  • Visa sponsorship
  • FREE! Latest edition “Lonely Planet” E-guide to China
  • FREE teacher blog to share your experiences
  • Go further! TEFL job assistance after your China teaching adventure that will send you on another teaching journey!

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How does the Teach & Learn China Internship work?

  • Take part in a full orientation along with many other native English speakers
  • Start your teaching adventure and gain heaps of actual classroom experience teaching English in China
  • Learn about Chinese language, culture & way of life!

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About the Teach & Learn China program

Teach ESL abroad from primary to university level in some of the best international schools (successful candidates can select a preference and the regional coordinators will aim to accommodate this)

  • Couples and friends are welcome to apply
  • Focus is on improving students’ listening and speaking skills
  • In most cases at least 2 foreign teachers per school
  • All placements are with schools in Sichuan province
  • Schools assign a liaison to assist interns
  • 15 hours of face to face teaching per week
  • Get 2 hours of Mandarin lessons per week!

Dates & Deadlines

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Early evening in downtown Chengdu city, Sichuan province

Teach in China dates

  • Join the summer in-take – August 23rd through not later than January 15th
  • Choose from one or two semester placements!

Deadlines

  • July 30th

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Fast Facts China

  • 1,286,975,468 – current population of China
  • 20,000 – number of characters in the Chinese language
  • 1,500 – number of miles that the Great Wall of China spans
  • 3240 – TV broadcast stations throughout China
  • 86% – literacy rate in China
  • 13,831,900– population of Shanghai, one of the most densely populated cities on earth
  • Red – a symbol of happiness for Chinese people
  • 2600 BC – the year that the world’s oldest calendar, the Lunar Calendar, originated
  • US$40 billion – the estimated total cost of hosting the Beijing 2008 Olympics!
  • Bats – are a good luck symbol in China!

Why apply to teach in China through ESLstarter?

  • 100s of teachers placed into East Asia teaching programs every year
  • We will not take any of your salary
  • Full in country support
  • Our staff have taught English abroad and are passionate about helping others teach in this amazing county!
  • Great program for first time teachers and those who would like the security of having everything arranged for them including airport pick up
  • Join our Facebook communities & connect with lots of other ESLstarter China teachers before you go!
  • We’re pretty sure you won’t find more teacher Testimonials anywhere else!

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Locations

Chengdu, Guangyuan, Nanchong, Bazhong, Dazhou, Ya’an, Deyang, Suining, Guang’an, Meishan, Ziyang, Leshan, Neijiang, Zigong, Yibin & many more!

15 reasons why this internship in China is for you!

  • No program fee!
  • Airport pick up / drop off & transfer to orientation venue
  • Welcome dinner
  • One week orientation upon arrival. Your chance to:
    • Meet other interns who will be sharing this experience
    • Get thoroughly prepared for your placement through expert local knowledge, support and guidance
    • Brush up on cultural do’s and don’ts in China
    • Relax and check out the sights with your fellow interns
    • Cultural excursions
    • Includes free accommodation & meals
  • A monthly living allowance of RMB 2000. China is an inexpensive country by Western standards and so your living allowance goes a long way!
  • Flight contribution of RMB 4,500
  • Free accommodation throughout placement
  • Meals provided (during teaching days)
  • Mandarin lessons (at least 2 hours per week)
  • Sponsored by local government in Sichuan
  • 24/7 support from local team in China
  • Assistance with setting up local bank account & phone card
  • Visa sponsorship
  • FREE Latest Edition Lonely Planet E-guide to China
  • FREE teacher blog to share your experiences
  • Go further! More TEFL job assistance after your China teaching adventure!

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About Sichuan province

Placement locations for the Teach & Learn China internships

The internships are located around Sichuan province, which literally means ‘Four Rivers’. Such is the sheer natural beauty of the region, Sichuan’s mesmeric landscapes almost defy belief. The northern, western and southern reaches of the province cumulate in immense mountain ranges, dotted with creaking wooden pagodas. The brooding Tibetan glacial mountains preserve a colorful local culture but then there are also fertile alpine valleys – great for hiking – and rolling grasslands that stretch into the horizon high up on the plateau! This feels like undiscovered China, a place you can you join Tibetans as they pay homage to the holy nature reserve of Yading, reflect in ancient monasteries that guard the jagged mountain peaks and get up close and personal with some of China’s most famous and fluffy residents, at the Giant Panda ecology park.

Experience it all in Sichuan!

  • Visit Tagong and spent time with the Tibetan nomads on the high altitude grasslands plateau
  • See the world’s largest Buddha statue in beautiful Leshan city
  • Soak up Qing Dynasty history in the ancient town of Langzhong
  • Feel like an extra from Lord of The Rings, and horse trek in the woods and mountains that surround the remote village of Songpan
  • Perfect the art of tea drinking in Chengdu (your orientation will be here). For tea buffs, Chengdu has 3,000 years of history meaning tea houses are crowded and the brews expertly served! The city also has a vibrant night-life and local dishes are fiery hot!

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Skills & Qualities

  • No degree necessary
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Applicants from outside of native English speaking countries also welcome to apply
  • Cultural sensitivity
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