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Try teaching English in China with a Sichuan TEFL internship


Teaching English in China is a very popular profession choice for teachers of all ages.

But why is the Sichuan TEFL internship perfect for the beginner TEFL teacher? An estimated 1 million English language teachers can’t be wrong!

Why choose the TEFL internship in Sichuan?

Designed to give first-time TEFL teachers wanting to dip their toes in the water a way to try out their new career, the TEFL internship in Sichuan, China comes with many benefits for new or returning TEFL teachers who have had a career break.

These benefits include:

Supportive classroom experience

For new or returning teachers, the idea of teaching English full-time, straight off the bat, can be overwhelming.

However, many TEFL jobs or internships centre around full-time teaching – leaving prospective TEFL English teachers in limbo.

The perfect solution is the Sichuan TEFL internship.

Set over 5 months, instead of a year, it requires around 13 hours teaching per week versus the traditional 30+ hours. Prospective TEFL teachers will have the best of both worlds – the classroom time needed to develop their skills and confidence, alongside plenty of downtime to study and relax.

Part of this experience also includes a local Chinese mentor teacher, who will help you settle into your teaching role and can provide bespoke academic support if needed – removing much of the guesswork and nerves associated with new teaching positions.

Develop a range of professional and personal skills

Alongside developing professional teaching skills that they can rely on for the rest of their career, all TEFL interns on the Sichuan TEFL internship will also receive 10 hours of Mandarin lessons and a TEFL certification by the end of their internship.

These skills will be invaluable in the classroom and can also make obtaining TEFL jobs in the future much easier.

Having even a basic grasp of Mandarin will help you communicate with your students as well as the locals that you’ll live alongside, making your day-to-day life much easier.

Not to mention how both understanding Mandarin and holding a TEFL qualification will help make you a much more attractive candidate if you choose to apply for a full-time TEFL job in China once your internship ends.

Program benefits

Alongside the teacher support, the low-impact teaching schedule, and the range of skills you can develop, the Sichuan TEFL internship comes with many program-specific benefits, which include:

  • Health and accident insurance

The inclusion of insurance during your internship removes the worry of what healthcare would cost visiting TEFL teachers if the worst should happen.

  • Monthly stipends and housing

To reimburse you for your time teaching, every TEFL intern in Sichuan will receive a monthly stipend of RMB 6,000, which is enough for a comfortable lifestyle in China – especially as you don’t have to pay for housing.

This means that TEFL teachers can have a great standard of living with the freedom to save or splash out on trips to other Chinese provinces and attractions.

  • Help with flights and visas

Alongside monthly and accommodation stipends, TEFL teachers are eligible for reimbursement for flight and legal work visa costs, up to the value of RMB 3,000 and 2,000 respectively.

This can be used to pay for further visas and flights if you find another TEFL teaching job afterwards or can be used as an end-of-internship bonus – the choice is yours!

  • A range of internship locations

Interns have a multitude of locations to choose from, allowing them to choose a spot that is near other attractions that they might want to visit or work near friends and family.

These locations include Chengdu, Guangyuan, Nanchong, Bazhong, Dazhou, Ya’an, Deyang, Suining, Guang’an, Meishan, Ziyang, Leshan, Neijiang, Zigong, Yibin, and many more.

What do I need to complete a TEFL internship in Sichuan?

As the internship is designed exclusively to support new teachers, you won’t need any teaching experience to access the course.

This, combined with the minimal entry requirements, makes teaching English in China a realistic option for many more interns than might have thought possible.

Program requirements include:

  • Fluency in English
  • A bachelor’s degree – which can be in any subject, not just teaching or English
  • Personality traits that include: a sense of adventure, being comfortable in and welcoming of new cultures, and the confidence to be a team player.

Apply for the TEFL internship in Sichuan today!

If you are new to TEFL teaching or you have been considering it for a while, the TEFL internship in Sichuan could be the solution you are looking for.

So, if you are interested in an adventurous TEFL internship in Sichuan but still have some questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the TEFL UK team today!

You can call us on 0800 368 9848 or email us at [email protected] and a friendly TEFL UK team member will be in touch as soon they can.