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TESOL Certifications in Beijing | TESOL in China

Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, is known for its friendly people, good food, long history and is without doubt also the cultural capital of China. The training centre is in the Chao Yang District, just steps away from Tian'anmen Square. The amazing city of Beijing provides course participants with the perfect experience and atmosphere for studying for a TESOL certificate and at the same time exploring a fast-developing and exciting city.

Beijing is one of the few cities that has remained culturally intact around China and kept its cultural relics. From the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace to the small hutongs around the ancient Qianmen area, Beijing is overflowing with culture and history. The city offers some of the most dynamic culture, richest history, and most amazing food in the world.

Beijing, the host of the 2008 Olympic Games, is the center of politics, culture, and international exchange, as well as a larges metropolis of industry, finance and trade. Living in Beijing offers an amazing lifestyle for a foreigner teaching English. It's cheap and has everything you want. The nightlife in Beijing is one of the best in Asia.

There is something for everyone ranging from history, amusement parks, shopping, bars, nightlife, restaurants and much more.

While working in Beijing you are likely to meet life-long friends, live in relative luxury and gain skills such as communication and public speaking ability. This experience will be beneficial for any carrier you choose in any field. You will have the ability to work with all ages and levels. For a qualified teacher who likes a challenge, to learn and likes adventure Beijing is the city for you.

Chinese people are very friendly, kind and have a strong desire to learn English. Young Chinese people enjoy the company of foreigners not only to improve speaking ability but they are curious about foreigners.

Beijing is the home of Mandarin, and one of the few cities in China without dialects, so if studying Mandarin is a possibility for you, Beijing would be the perfect place.

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The School

Our school is in the Wangfujing Downtown area, close to the Palace Museum, Beijing. The atmosphere is also perfect for learning Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture.

All of the teaching resources needed are provided, and the school is well-equipped offering large classrooms along with computers and internet access needed for a suitable learning environment. There are plenty of restaurants, bookstores and bars and the Beijing TESOL school is about a 30-minute cab ride to the Sanlitun entertainment area.

With the abundance of teaching jobs in China, Beijing is an ideal location for taking a TESOL course.


There are a number of accommodation options during your TESOL course in Beijing:

Option 1: Single room in a shared local apartment: 350 - 400 USD/month

Please contact us AT LEAST two weeks prior to the course start date to make a reservation.

Option 2: Beijing City Central Hostel

There are many hostels in Beijing, this one has one of the best reviews and is very close to the learning center - about 15 minutes walk. If you are planning on arriving early, this is probably the best option as it is close to the TESOL training centre. Rates are as follows:

  • Single room with shared bathroom: 128 RMB/night (two beds in one room and we will try to arrange another student who is also taking the course to stay in the same room with you)
  • One room with 4/6 beds: 60 RMB/night
  • Standard room: 288 RMB/night (less than 7 days); 240 RMB/night ( 7 days and longer)

Option 3: Beijing Mayson Serviced Apartments

Professional serviced apartments in Beijing for people who are on a short training program, and traveling, visiting friends for a short period of time. Rates are 210 RMB per day, so 6,300 RMB (1,000 USD) per month: Amenities include: WIFI, fridge, wash machine, air-conditioning/heating, microwave oven, 24-hour hot water, 24-hour security, etc.

Course dates

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Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
US$ 1090
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

Full Course
US$ 330
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Beijing
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$ 1690
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Beijing itself.

    The balance of course fees are payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash or travelers’ check.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.

    * If you arrive anytime on Saturday or Sunday prior to the start of the course an airport transfer will be arranged to meet you at the airport. Those not arriving on these days will be responsible for their own transportation. We will provide detailed directions to the centre.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    The most affordable option for accommodation is a shared apartment with a private bedroom. This option is roughly US$ 350-400 per month. It is available from 3:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the course begins. In order to book this option, please contact the center at least two weeks before your course starts.

    Located 15 minutes away from the center, our official course hostel accommodation is also a great choice. We have four different room options at varying costs and all can be booked in advance of starting the course.

    The most comfortable option is the center’s neighboring serviced apartments. Rates are about US$ 1,000 for one month and include Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air-conditioning/heating, microwave oven, 24-hour hot water and 24-hour security.

  • What travel documents will I need for china?


    This information is specific to your country of origin but most people will need a tourist (L) visa for attending this course. For the most accurate and current information regarding travel documents for China, please contact your nearest Chinese consulate. There is also a very good chance that all the information you require (application documents, application fees, duration of processing documents), is available on the consulate’s webpage.

  • What is the course schedule?


    Orientation will be held around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day. In the morning the students will learn methodology and teaching techniques, while in the afternoon there will be teaching practice and feedback sessions.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    We use local Chinese students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Chinese students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?


    The majority of trainees are British or American, while many others come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and the Philippines. Occasionally, we do get fluent non-native English speakers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Thailand, etc. Trainees must be 18 years of age or older and the age range varies greatly depending on the course.

  • Is there a dress code?


    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?


    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.

  • How will this course help me get a job after my training?


    Beijing is the only course in our system that guarantees job placement. We can do this in Beijing because the demand for teachers in China is so high and we have so many great contacts coming to us looking to hire our newly certified teachers.