TEFL and Training - Free

The Chinese Ministry of Education, Department of Foreign Experts, is introducing TEFL as a requirement to teach english in China. This development was introduced in the late spring of 2011 and applied immediately to teachers entering for a September 2011 start. It does not currently cover all provinces in China.

TEIC and CEAIE have responded to this requirement by offering free TEFL training. It follows the Ministry's own training programme. The 60 hour course is undertaken on line in the UK prior to departure. It is available only to teachers who are already on the TEIC programme. On successful completion of the on line training there is a further section of practical experience in China. This involves a two week summer language camp where TEIC teachers have the opportunity to put into practice their on line training. In August 2011 the camp was held in Beijing. The teachers are provided with free accommodation and food. At the end of the training a TEFL certificate of competence is issued. Thereafter teachers proceed to their placements in China. Pictures of the training camp in China are below.

The Ministry charges a TEFL course fee upon your registration not your completion. So, should you withdraw after signing up for the training the course fee will be applied. It means you will lose your support fee and TEIC will have to pay the balance of the fee. Consequently, ensure you fully intend to complete the training and travel to China.

FREE training will be offered to TEIC applicants for future placements.

IEC, Hunan, provides a one week orientation course on arrival and a local TESOL programme. The course is offered by a UK citizen now living and working in Hunan. He is a former TEIC teacher!