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Get to see the real China as a valued English teacher, teaching China's next generation and exploring the amazing sights in your spare time...

Video: A day in the life of a China Intern

There are so many amazing things about the TTC China Internship… no experience is necessary, there are plenty of other TEFLers to share the experience with and our amazing partners in China, TTC, provide all the support needed for a smooth landing into life as a TEFL teacher in China! Check out the fun video on the right to get a glimpse at what is waiting for you!

What's living in China really like? Where will I teach? How easy is it to make friends?

If you have any questions at all regarding the China Internship, please give our expert TEFL team a call on 877 526 3959. They'll be ready to help you out!

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How the Internship Works!

i-to-i teamed up with TTC in 2009 to provide you with the best of both worlds; top notch TEFL training from i-to-i and a reputable TTC China Internship!

Who are these TTC chaps?

TTC began their quest to offer world career and cultural opportunities in 1992! Since then they've established relationships with over 100 Chinese schools in 26 cities across 12 different provinces (oh and won the 2011 ASEAN Outstanding Business awards along the way!)

TTC staff is made up from a mix of 'Ex-Teaching Interns' (they've been there and done it) and local Chinese, who have in-depth knowledge of the schools and country! Every year they set up 600 interns with teaching internships across China and support them every step of the way, from picking them up at the airport to throwing a jam-packed orientation week.

Before You Arrive in China:

If you're not already qualified, we'll provide you with extensive TEFL training, to make sure you walk into your first classroom one very happy and confident TEFL teacher! With i-to-i you'll receive:

  • 140 hours of comprehensive TEFL training The 20 hour Classroom Course takes place in China before your internship starts!
  • Expert tutor advice and tips on everything from packing to insurance from the i-to-i TEFL team
  • Instructions on the next steps to complete your application for the TTC China Internship

Once you’ve sent your application form and documentation through to TTC, they’ll work with you directly to organize your internship placement, sort your visa and make sure you have all the information you need to arrive in China ready to start your TEFL adventure!

When You Arrive in China:

With TTC supporting you every step of the way, you'll have an incredible opportunity to spend 5 months teaching English in China, making new friends and exploring this incredible country on weekends!

What the internship includes:

  • A reputable 5 month internship in China with TTC
  • Your comprehensive 140 Hour TEFL qualification - worth $699.00!
  • In-country support With full support, a local contact at your school and a network of former TTC interns, you'll be in safe hands.
  • Monthly spending allowance You'll receive a monthly allowance of 2,000RMB. *The cost of living in China is low - a bottle of mineral water can cost less than 2RMB and a bowl of noodles 10RMB!
  • End of contract bonus 2,500 RMB bonus from your school at the end of your internship. Many of our teachers use this to help fund a post contract trip to South East Asia!
  • Accommodation included You'll live in a private bedroom in a shared (with other interns) house.
  • Food provided You'll receive all meals Mon - Fri at your school, or a meal allowance.
  • Comprehensive 7 day orientation in China On arrival in Beijing, TTC will run you through the essentials of living and teaching in China. You'll also experience traditional Chinese food and get to know the other interns!
  • 2 days of practical TEFL training When you arrive in China, i-to-i will provide you with the 20-hour Classroom Course – this way you can be sure that these essential, practical skills stay fresh in your mind!
  • Tour of Beijing Including the chance to see the Great Wall, the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium and the Ming Tombs, all wrapped up with a Peking Duck dinner and acrobatic show!
  • Airport pick up and transfers to your school
  • Visa assistance TTC will help arrange your visa*
  • A network of new friends You’ll be joined by interns from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and you’ll also be placed with at least one other intern so you’re not on your own - unless you want to be!
  • Exclusive Online Mandarin lessons  TTC will provide you with additional online Mandarin training before you jet off to help you with your day-to-day life in China!

*Please note; you'll need to budget 2400RMB (GBP260) for visa costs - these are payable to TTC before your arrival in China

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What you need to do the internship:

  • 140 hours of TEFL training from i-to-i. If you're already certified, call the i-to-i team to discuss your options
  • To be able to arrive in China on August 20th 2014 and stay until January 15th 2015
  • To be a native English speaker
  • To hold a valid police check from your home country
  • To have completed high school/secondary school
  • To be between 18 and 45 years old
  • To complete the 120 hour online course before July 20th 2014 - the remaining 20 hours of training take place in China
  • To hold a passport from one of the following countries: UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand or Canada.
  • A sense of adventure and an open mind!

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What you don’t need!

  • You don’t need to be able to speak Mandarin! As an English language teacher, the best thing you can do is create a totally English-speaking atmosphere for your students. TTC will still provide you with the basic Mandarin skills to get you through your day outside the classroom.
  • No previous teaching experience necessary - this program is designed for total TEFL beginners!

Still have a few more questions?

Our friendly TEFL Team can help, whatever it is you want to know. What's the accommodation like? Where will I teach? How many hours a week will I work? They've got the answer for you!

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I’ve had many adventures since arriving in China, that first week in Beijing where I realized I really was a long way from home, or my trip to Mongolia with the real live yurts and desert as far as you could see, then back ‘home’ and nightclubbing through Changsha or trekking through some unknown but very picturesque mountains, but what’s impressed me most is living (and surviving) day to day life in China.

Aisling Brogan, 21, from Donegal, Ireland, who taught in Changsha

Travelling in China has proven to be an exciting and adventurous journey, and I was glad to have the i-to-i program there at the beginning to give me an introduction to Chinese culture. Not only is China a great place to travel, but it is also a great starting point for anybody who wishes to experience teaching English abroad.

Niles Erikson, 25, from New Hampshire, USA, who taught in Hangzhou

I wanted a change of scenery, a chance to teach in a different way, and explore a country I'd never been to - and really didn't know much about. All of these things I've achieved. And I think teaching in China has given me valuable tools which I can use when I come back to teach in the UK, as well as valuable life-skills adjusting to life in a non-western country!

Jozanda Parkinson, 26, from Lancashire, UK, who taught in Shanghai