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  • Things are going great here. I like all of my students and my coworkers are great too. I'm finally becoming comfortable in the classroom, and I still learn something new daily. I enjoy both Zhuhai and GLV. I feel like my life is going somewhere now, here in a new place doing a new thing. I really appreciate all your help in getting me here. I am really happy here in China. I hope things are going well for you; a lot seems to be changing quickly in the world today. Thanks you for staying in touch and caring. I wish you the best in all that you do.

    Phillip

    China

    LanguageCorps Programs in China

    China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and is currently a growing and important economy. China has a population over 1.3 billion, a fifth of the world; and the country spans nearly 10 million square kilometers stretching from the deserts of Mongolia in the north to the tropical Macau peninsula in the South China Sea.

    Training & Certification

    LanguageCorps offers the following Programs in China:

    • TeachChina

    This program provides a comprehensive blend of training and orientation, pre-departure job placement, and services to support you while you teach English in China, helping to ensure that you have a secure, rewarding adventure.

    TESOL Training and Certification

    The TeachChina Program begins with an intensive TESOL training and Certification phase. Click here for details of the TESOL certification. The 4-week TESOL training program takes place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and includes two great weekend excursions. You will also have a chance to meet participants in the other Asian programs, extending your LanguageCorps network and making great contacts for future travel or vacations while you teach English in China. At the end of the four-week certification phase you will travel to your destination city to begin your position teaching English in China.

    Job Placement

    Your teaching position will be at one of our affiliated schools located throughout China. Teaching jobs in China rely heavily on your individual qualifications and preferences, which we always seek to accommodate, but job placements also require flexibility on your part. China's complex systems of city-specific regulations and work permits can complicate things, but if you are accepted into the TeachChina Program, we will work with you to place you in a position to teach English in China with good pay and benefits. These prescribed options are for your protection, as the consequences of violating local laws can be significant: it is not unheard of for teachers working illegally to be expelled from the country! To ensure that this does not happen, LanguageCorps only places participants at schools that conform to local laws and provide work visas to teach in China. There may be a short period of time between the end of training, and the beginning of your contract to teach English in China. Most people view this as a great opportunity to fit in a little travel before the job starts!

    The TeachChina Program Fee in , China is US$2,495

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    Are you ready to teach English in China? Email, call, or write us for more information - or apply now. Learn. Teach. Explore. Travel. Give Back. Get paid to teach English in China.

  • China Start Dates

    To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    The application is available here.

  • Things are going great here. I like all of my students and my coworkers are great too. I'm finally becoming comfortable in the classroom, and I still learn something new daily. I enjoy both Zhuhai and GLV. I feel like my life is going somewhere now, here in a new place doing a new thing. I really appreciate all your help in getting me here. I am really happy here in China. I hope things are going well for you; a lot seems to be changing quickly in the world today. Thanks you for staying in touch and caring. I wish you the best in all that you do.

    Phillip

    China

    Country Overview

    Our unique combination of a comprehensive TESOL training and certification course, pre-departure placement in a paid job, Mandarin language training, and numerous financial incentives will give you the skills and abilities you need to live confidently in modern-day China.

    What is so compelling about China? The numbers are staggering: China has a population over 1.3 billion, a fifth of the world; the country spans nearly 10 million square kilometers stretching from the deserts of Mongolia in the north to the tropical Macau peninsula in the South China Sea, including some of the most densely-populated areas on earth as well as some its most inhospitable, uninhabited regions; and over 4,000 years of continuous civilization, one of the oldest in the world.

    A generation ago, China began to open up to the world. The very first points of exchange, or "Special Economic Zones," were established in Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Shantou in the Guangdong Province. Within a few years, Guangzhou and the rest of the Pearl River Delta became part of an open coastal belt, parts of which now include free trade zones, state-level economic and technological development zones, and high-tech industrial development zones.

    Teaching opportunities are available in many locations throughout the country. All placements are in urban areas, as rural locations do not typically have the resources to support English language schools.

    Hands-on-knowledge of China is in demand in every industry: from consulting to architecture to finance to medicine to engineering to sales. It is no accident that China is the fastest-growing destination for American foreign exchange youth. Beyond the practical advantages of good pay and professional international work experience, a year in the country allows LanguageCorps Teachers to experience the best of historic and contemporary China.

  • Things are going great here. I like all of my students and my coworkers are great too. I'm finally becoming comfortable in the classroom, and I still learn something new daily. I enjoy both Zhuhai and GLV. I feel like my life is going somewhere now, here in a new place doing a new thing. I really appreciate all your help in getting me here. I am really happy here in China. I hope things are going well for you; a lot seems to be changing quickly in the world today. Thanks you for staying in touch and caring. I wish you the best in all that you do.

    Phillip

    China

    Job Prospects & Pay

    Teaching opportunities are available in locations throughout China. Each city in China has different requirements for foreign teachers, and your individual qualifications will determine where you are eligible to work. Once you have applied and been accepted to the TeachChina Program, you will be asked to submit a US$500 deposit to reserve your spot in the program start date of your choice (contingent upon space availability). Once you are enrolled, you will then be referred to one of our partner schools for job placement. LanguageCorps only places participants at schools that conform to local laws and provide work visas.

    Job placements will be in private schools. The classroom composition will vary in age and level, ranging from children to adults, although most students are elementary and middle school ages. You will likely find your Chinese students both cooperative and respectful, as teachers are revered and your students may see it as a special privilege to have a foreign instructor.

    Your salary will be up to 9,000RMB per month (approximately US$1,500) or more if you have classroom teaching experience. Most schools provide a shared apartment and, after a security deposit, teachers pay only for utilites and phone. Some schools provide either a housing allowance to rent an apartment, or guidance to find housing near the school. Given the low cost of living, you should be able to live very comfortably, and set aside some savings.

    Monthly Salary Typical Living Expenses Discretionary Cash
    (monthly)
    Discretionary Cash
    (annualized)
    $1,025 - 1,500 $500 - 800 $225 - 1,000 $2,700 - 12,000

    Notes:

    1. Although the Chart presents salaries and living costs in US dollar equivalents, LanguageCorps teachers are typically paid in the local currency of the assignment country.

    2. Approximate salary ranges are based on 10-12 month paid teaching assignments. Salary for shorter-term assignments may be on the lower end of the displayed range.

    3. Some teachers earn additional income by doing private tutoring.

    * Benefits vary depending upon the school, and may include full or partial reimbursement of airfare, free housing, medical insurance and/or an end of year bonus.

  • Things are going great here. I like all of my students and my coworkers are great too. I'm finally becoming comfortable in the classroom, and I still learn something new daily. I enjoy both Zhuhai and GLV. I feel like my life is going somewhere now, here in a new place doing a new thing. I really appreciate all your help in getting me here. I am really happy here in China. I hope things are going well for you; a lot seems to be changing quickly in the world today. Thanks you for staying in touch and caring. I wish you the best in all that you do.

    Phillip

    China

    Day-to-Day Living

    Food & Clothing

    There is no such thing as \"Chinese food\". With dozens of provinces, cultures, and climates, plus thousands of years of history, such generalizations such as those frequently made about \"Chinese food\" in the West are impossible. At the very least, there are eight \"classic\" cuisines in China.

    The Cantonese cuisine of Guangdong province is broad-based and eclectic, emphasizing uber-fresh seafood, soups, and a sometimes shocking variety of meats. The Min cuisine of Fujian, similarly focuses on soups and seafood, though with a slightly more fresh-watered orientation. Top cehfs in Shanghai are noted for their intense sauces and savory sugar-soy glazes, while traditional restaurants there represent every province and nearly every nation.

    Participants are responsible for their own meals.

    Given that most Western clothing is made in China, fitting in requires merely an international sense of style.

    Visible piercings, other than standard earrings, and visible tattoos are usually not acceptable. If you have either, please discuss them with us.

    When teaching, women should cover their shoulders (sleeveless shirts are acceptable, but very thin straps or tank tops are not). No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Open-toed shoes are acceptable.

    Male Teachers should wear long pants (not jeans), short- or long-sleeved shirt with a collar, and loafers or dress shoes. Long hair should be neatly tied into a ponytail.

    Housing & Communication

    During your first four weeks of training in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, housing will be provided by LanguageCorps in a guest house or apartment near our office. All accommodations have air conditioning and western style bathrooms.

    Upon arrival in your destination city in China, you will be given a private bedroom in a shared apartment. Your only apartment expenses will be utilities and phone - monthly rent is part of your teaching compensation.

    Internet access is available at the office in Phnom Penh, and in your destination city in China. In addition, there are internet cafes available throughout Cambodia and China.

  • Things are going great here. I like all of my students and my coworkers are great too. I'm finally becoming comfortable in the classroom, and I still learn something new daily. I enjoy both Zhuhai and GLV. I feel like my life is going somewhere now, here in a new place doing a new thing. I really appreciate all your help in getting me here. I am really happy here in China. I hope things are going well for you; a lot seems to be changing quickly in the world today. Thanks you for staying in touch and caring. I wish you the best in all that you do.

    Phillip

    China

    Excursions

    In addition to the initial welcome tour of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the TeachChina Program includes a 3-day excursion to Angkor Wat, in Siem Reap, Cambodia - our most popular excursion by far. You will explore ruins of the largest religious building area in the world, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Temples range in condition from moderately restored to jungle encrusted. The excursion includes time for a visit to a near-by waterfall to cool off, relax and enjoy. This trip creates memories that will be treasured forever! A second weekend excursion is included to the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Here you will have a chance to relax, swim, and enjoy some good food.

  • Looking back on my time in Cambodia, I was very pleased over all with the experience and all that was afforded through LanguageCorps. Going into it, I was skeptical of why it would cost so much but I truly feel I learned and was exposed to a lot of new ideas, classroom structuring, and culture. All in all, I'm very happy that I choose to pursue my TESOL certificate through the LanguageCorps program. I can report that things have started off fairly smoothly (in China) and I am really enjoying Dalian. I really enjoy the people I work with and it's a very nice environment to be in.

    Wyatt

    China

    Travel Resources

    We're still working on getting these up, but check back soon or email us at info@languagecorps.com and we will send you some.

  • Looking back on my time in Cambodia, I was very pleased over all with the experience and all that was afforded through LanguageCorps. Going into it, I was skeptical of why it would cost so much but I truly feel I learned and was exposed to a lot of new ideas, classroom structuring, and culture. All in all, I'm very happy that I choose to pursue my TESOL certificate through the LanguageCorps program. I can report that things have started off fairly smoothly (in China) and I am really enjoying Dalian. I really enjoy the people I work with and it's a very nice environment to be in.

    Wyatt

    China

    Frequently Asked Questions

    LanguageCorps Programs

    What are the fees for LanguageCorps Programs? What do those fees cover?

    LanguageCorps offers a TESOL Certification Program with program fees that range from approximately US$1395-2295. We offer our TESOL Certification Programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The program is an intensive and thorough 4-week course of classroom training and practice teaching, leading to a TESOL Certificate which is internationally recognized. As part of all TESOL Certification Programs, you will receive job search assistance, and in all locations, most people who are persistent and flexible are successful in finding teaching positions.

    In Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and Mexico, we also offer the TESOL Plus Program. This combines the 4-week TESOL certification course and job placement assistance, with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations and travel insurance. The TESOL Plus program fee is US$2345-2995 depending on location.

    The fee for our Short-term Volunteer/Volunteer Plus Program (available in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam) is US$2595-2695 for eight weeks. These programs include abbreviated TESOL training or full TESOL certification, accommodations, placement in a volunteer (unpaid) teaching position, cell phone, medical insurance, visas, excursions, and local support while in country.

    Our Online TEFL (TESOL) Certification Program includes a full 150 hour certification course (including 20 hours of teaching practicum). This program is designed to be flexible enough for full time students or working professionals, while still ensuring a rigorous training. The program fee for our Online TEFL Certification Program is US$[Online fee].

    For all Programs we require a deposit of US$500 ($300 for the Online TEFL Certification Program) to reserve your scheduled start date. This deposit is deducted from the total program fee. Due to enrollment constraints, deposits received within 60 days of a program start date are non-refundable. Deposits received within 61-90 days of a program start date are refundable for 3 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee), after which they are non-refundable. Deposits received 91 or more days before a program start date are refundable for 10 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee) after which they are non-refundable. The balance of the program fee is payable four weeks prior to your scheduled start date.

    Are there other costs in addition to the Program fee?

    You must provide for your own travel from your home to your arrival point and for your own travel back home at the end of your teaching assignment. (NOTE: Some hiring schools may offer partial or full reimbursement of airfare costs as part of your overall compensation.)

    In some teaching assignments, you may have accommodations, and/or free access to dining facilities, as part of your compensation. But more commonly, you will have to pay for your own food and rent. In addition, an apartment you select may require additional "up-front" payments such as security deposits and fist-month's rent. As in all walks of life, be sure to have enough funds to get through to your first monthly paycheck!

    You will need to pay for your food during the program, although in some countries a home stay is an option, which typically includes two meals per day. Of course, you will have to pay for any personal items and services (cleaning, laundry, etc.) you may want, and for your own entertainment, vacation or leisure travel, gifts or other personal shopping.

  • Things are going great here. I like all of my students and my coworkers are great too. I'm finally becoming comfortable in the classroom, and I still learn something new daily. I enjoy both Zhuhai and GLV. I feel like my life is going somewhere now, here in a new place doing a new thing. I really appreciate all your help in getting me here. I am really happy here in China. I hope things are going well for you; a lot seems to be changing quickly in the world today. Thanks you for staying in touch and caring. I wish you the best in all that you do.

    Phillip

    China

    TeachChina Program, China

    This program provides a comprehensive blend of training and orientation, pre-departure job placement, and services to support you while you teach English in China, helping to ensure that you have a secure, rewarding adventure.

    TESOL Training and Certification

    The TeachChina Program begins with an intensive TESOL training and Certification phase. Click here for details of the TESOL certification. The 4-week TESOL training program takes place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and includes two great weekend excursions. You will also have a chance to meet participants in the other Asian programs, extending your LanguageCorps network and making great contacts for future travel or vacations while you teach English in China. At the end of the four-week certification phase you will travel to your destination city to begin your position teaching English in China.

    Job Placement

    Your teaching position will be at one of our affiliated schools located throughout China. Teaching jobs in China rely heavily on your individual qualifications and preferences, which we always seek to accommodate, but job placements also require flexibility on your part. China's complex systems of city-specific regulations and work permits can complicate things, but if you are accepted into the TeachChina Program, we will work with you to place you in a position to teach English in China with good pay and benefits. These prescribed options are for your protection, as the consequences of violating local laws can be significant: it is not unheard of for teachers working illegally to be expelled from the country! To ensure that this does not happen, LanguageCorps only places participants at schools that conform to local laws and provide work visas to teach in China. There may be a short period of time between the end of training, and the beginning of your contract to teach English in China. Most people view this as a great opportunity to fit in a little travel before the job starts!

    The TeachChina Program Fee in China is US$2,495

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.