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The training and orientation sessions have been carefully crafted through collaboration between English language teaching specialists and the schools in China. Sessions will take place in various large cities throughout China, such as Shanghai, Huangzhou, Taiyuan, Inner Mongolia, Kunming and Guangzhou.


The Half-Year and Full-Year Program participants will receive a comprehensive and intensive four-week training and orientation including:

  • English teaching methodology,
  • language awareness,
  • practical classroom techniques and orientation to living, working and travelling in China.

Participants will receive the English Language Company Certificate in TEFL upon successful completion of the training. With this certificate, you will be able to work in China and other developing countries as an EFL teacher or teacher assistant, depending on the complementary qualifications you hold.

Training and orientation sessions for all programs include:

·      airport pick-up upon arrival;
·      welcome dinner;
·      welcome kit;
·      accommodation;
·      meals;
·       Mandarin lessons;
·       access to school facilities for evening recreation and sporting activities;
·       social and cultural activities;
·       a farewell dinner with a graduation and closing ceremony.

English Language Company Certificate in TEFL

English Language Company (ELC) Certificate in TEFL comprises a total of 120 hours of instruction, including both teaching methodology and teaching practice followed by a minimum 6-month teaching practice. The certificate is accredited by ELC, a leader in English language education based in Australia.

A Taste of Training & Orientation

Sample Week 1: The timetable varies according to the available timeslots for observation and teaching of Chinese classes.

WEEK 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Session 1

China welcome & orientation (customs, behaviour, food)

Methodology
planning an activity/series of activities

Methodology
speaking skills

Methodology
teaching new vocabulary

Methodology
checking meaning

Methodology
teaching children

Short break

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2

Methodology
introduction to language teaching

Language Awareness
grammar terminology

Pronunciation
individual sounds

Excursion
Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City

Language Awareness
tenses

Pronunciation
correcting sounds

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3

Mandarin Lesson
names, greetings

Lesson Preparation
planning an activity

Mandarin Lesson
food

Excursion

Mandarin Lesson
numbers

Teaching Practice
meeting Chinese students

Short break

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4

Classroom Techniques
instructions

Teaching Practice
peer teaching

Classroom Techniques
language grading

Excursion

Classroom Techniques
classroom management

Teaching Practice
observation of Chinese class

China Orientation
Discover China! Find out about Chinese customs, behaviour, work culture, dress, food, culture, history, geography and travel.
Mandarin lessons
Learn some basic Mandarin to help you make the most of daily life in China.
Excursions
Visit China's wondrous sites such as The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Silk Road Markets.
Methodology
Learn approaches to lessons in English language teaching with topics that include the Chinese classroom, teaching speaking skills, and teaching children and teenagers.
Language awareness
Fine tune your English language awareness and touch up on the terminology you will need for teaching English grammar and vocabulary.
Pronunciation
Discover how to help your students pronounce English words.
Lesson preparation
Find out about available teaching resources and learn to prepare lessons.
Teaching practice
Learn by doing: this will be a mixture of peer teaching amongst your class, teaching Chinese students and observing Chinese classes in action.
Classroom techniques
Learn practical techniques for managing a class, including giving instructions, writing on the board and correcting mistakes.
Homework
To make the most of your training, you will be asked to complete some written tasks and reading.