Where will I be living?
Accommodation is normally provided in the school grounds during the training and placement. Apartments are basic, but comfortable and participants usually share a room. Food is served in the school canteen or restaurant and is included during training and throughout the school term.
Who will I be working with on my project?
During the TEFL training participants live with about 50-70 other international teacher interns.
While teaching, participants work in a school alongside Chinese teachers but are placed with at least one other international programme participant.
What’s the local area like?
Participants are initially based in the lively city of Beijing, which becomes their home from home while they complete the first 4 weeks of the TEFL course. The city boasts numerous world-famous attractions:
Tiananmen Square: Surrounded by grand architecture and buzzing with life all day long, Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world and is a must-see in Beijing.
The National Stadium: Perhaps better known as The Bird's Nest, the stadium is one of Beijing’s newest landmarks and was an icon of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Forbidden City: Travellers to China are usually spellbound by the palace of the Forbidden City, which survived the cultural revolution reasonably unscathed.
The Great Wall of China: Just an hour away from Beijing lies one of the most famous landmarks in the world!