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.
Training in Harbin. Placement in one of 26 cities
January & August intakes
Mandarin not required. Good English level required
2000rmb/ 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.
Semester placement in a local Chinese school as a teaching intern.
From lesson planning, classroom management and quizzes to track your progress.
Throughout the course you’ll get expert guidance, marking and feedback from a tutor.
Access your modules at any time of the day from your tablet, laptop or phone.
Arrive in Beijing for 2 night stay, visiting the Great Wall of China and having a welcome meal.
Training in Harbin
Comprehensive orientation, face-to-face TEFL training and supervised teaching practice.
Learn Mandarin, try tai chi, belt out covers at karaoke and explore during your down time.
You will be teaching conversational English in a local Chinese school. See locations.
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. More information on the course.
In country TEFL training
Program participants will initially arrive into Beijing for a 2 night stay, spending day 2 on a tour to the Great Wall of China and finishing with a welcome meal, before taking the high speed train to Harbin for the remaining 11 nights.
The training in Harbin includes 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.
More information on the in China TEFL training.
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!
More information on the intern teacher placement and locations.
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
The ImmerQi Teach & Travel China Program has a comprehensive list of inclusions to ensure you have a rich and memorable experience in China. More information on inclusions and itinerary.
Arrival & Orientation
Pre-Departure & Visas
Housing & Meals
On Site Staff
Undertaking an internship program in China is not an easy decision but one that you should see as an investment in your future.
These resources will provide you with ideas to make your trip to China more affordable or for parents considering financing their son or daughter.
Practical advice on how to budget for your once in a lifetime trip to China and ways to make savings.
Available funding options and suggestions to make your program more affordable.
This section will provide useful information and addressing questions we typically receive from parents.
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 fee||$2,995|
You should apply at least 90 days prior to your intended program start date.