Get paid to teach. Travel China.

No prior teaching experience necessary.

Get TEFL qualified to become globally employable.

Have you always dreamt of exploring China beyond guidebooks and tourist attractions? Operating since 2005, with more than 3,700 alumni, Teach & Travel China is the country’s number one TEFL and teaching internship program. It continues to draw hundreds of aspiring teachers every year for the experience of a lifetime.

This program offers a unique opportunity to gain a globally recognised certification and a complete immersion experience into local Chinese society whilst working as an English teaching intern. This program combines a 120 hour online TEFL certification, 2 weeks training and orientation in China, and a 4.5 month teaching placement in a Chinese school.

Program Snapshot

Training in Beijing. Placement in one of 26 cities

January & August intakes


Mandarin not required. Good English level required

5 months

RMB 2,000 / month allowance & completion bonus

Accommodation & meals provided

High school grad & above. 18 – 45 years of age

Teach & Travel China Overview

Teach & Travel China combines a 120 hour online TEFL certification, 2 weeks training and orientation in China, and a 4.5-month teaching placement in a Chinese school.

Online TEFL course

Pre-arrival courses to guide you to become a competent and confident teacher.

Training & Orientation

In country practical training and supervised by TEFL trainers.

Teaching Internship

Semester placement in a local Chinese school as a teaching intern.

Online Modules

From lesson planning, classroom management and quizzes to track your progress.

Personal Tutor

Throughout the course you’ll get expert guidance, marking and feedback from a tutor.

24/7 Access

Access your modules at any time of the day from your tablet, laptop or phone.

Beijing Arrival

Arrive in Beijing for 2 night stay, visiting the Great Wall of China and having a welcome meal.


Training in Beijing

Comprehensive orientation, face-to-face TEFL training and supervised teaching practice.

Cultural Activities

Learn Mandarin, try tai chi, belt out covers at karaoke and explore during your down time.


Teach English

You will be teaching conversational English in a local Chinese school. See locations.


Age Groups

We partner with a variety of schools with classes ranging from kindergarten, primary to high school.


Explore your local city or travel to the many Chinese wonders with your new friends.

Online TEFL certification

Participants will complete a 120 hour online TEFL certification hosted by ImmerQi prior to their arrival in China. This course will guide participants through the key learning stages of becoming a competent, confident teacher, and is suitable for complete beginners.

The course is certified by the ODLQC (Open Distance Learning Quality Control Council) and recognised globally, providing the means to obtain teaching jobs around the world.

In country TEFL training

Program participants will arrive into Beijing for a 13 night stay, with a comprehensive orientation on China, 20 hours face-to-face TEFL training to equip you with the skills required to complete your teaching internship and supervised teaching practice with our TEFL trainers.

Accommodation, meals, Mandarin lessons and cultural activities are also included during the training period. Finally, you will also visit the Great Wall of China!

Teach for a semester

After your TEFL training and orientation, you will be placed as a teaching intern in one of our partner schools across China for a semester. Interns will spend up to 35 hours per week at the school, which includes face-to-face teaching, preparing lessons, meetings, and activities.

Accommodation, meals, Mandarin lessons and a monthly stipend are provided which will come in handy for planning trips on weekends and holidays!

Five killer reasons to teach in China

  • Trial your new career before you commit to it long-term
  • Test-drive your knowledge and skills in a challenging, international environment
  • Enhance your CV in China, a market all multinationals have a keen interest in
  • Build your professional network in a place that is encouraging innovation, research and entrepreneurship
  • Exposure to the Chinese business environment, business customs and culture will help with future job searches

Program Highlights

The ImmerQi Teach & Travel China Program has a comprehensive list of inclusions to ensure you have a rich and memorable experience in China.

Guaranteed Internship

TEFL Training

Chinese Lessons

Arrival & Orientation

Social Activities

Pre-Departure & Visas

Housing & Meals

On Site Staff

Prices & Dates

The following table outlines current prices for our Teach & Travel China Program, excluding flights and insurance.

We take payment online through secure online gateways. Start dates are available twice per year.

TTC program fee2,995

You should apply at least 90 days prior to your intended program start date.

 Application Deadline
Program Start DateProgram Completion
Winter 2019 IntakeDecember 1 2018February 9 2019July 15 2019
Summer 2019 IntakeJune 2 2019August 15 2019January 15 2020

You should apply at least 90 days prior to your intended program start date.

Note: Summer 2018 intake is tentative till the Chinese school semester is confirmed.

Meet the Team

Ben Bray, Program Manager

Ben came to China in 2013 and taught in Sichuan through ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program and holds a TEFL. He is from Accrington UK and is a huge rugby fan and plays for the Beijing Ardvark rugby team on weekends.

He holds a Bachelor of History and lived in NZ and Australia for working holidays. His favourite food is hotdogs (a weekly staple for him in Beijing), is a heavy metal fan and plays the drums!

Matt Piechocki, Application Specialist

Matt is from Ohio, USA and first came to China in 2013 to undertake ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program. He holds a Bachelor of Film Studies and is a qualified TEFL teacher, he previously taught kindergarten and primary school in Guangdong and Taiwan.

He resides in Taiwan and has a big interest in anything film related and speaks intermediate level Mandarin.

Lorcan O'Hara, Program Coordinator

Lorcan first came to China in 2014 to take part in ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program. He is from Tipperary, Ireland and has a keen interest in photography and travel.

He has taught TEFL to kindergarten and primary school students in Guangzhou and Taipei.

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