The TEFL program offered by TF is the only teacher-training program in North America that has been authorized by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA). This authorization allows individuals who have completed our TEFL program to easily apply for their Chinese work visa and waive the minimum two years teaching experience that is required when taking alternative teacher training programs.
The TEFL program consists of 40 in class hours and 80 online hours. Our intensive program not only trains teacher candidates on the fundamentals of teaching English effectively as a foreign language, but also includes supplementary Chinese language lessons and sessions on modern teaching methods in China, the structure of the Chinese education system and effective ways to adapt to Chinese culture. Upon completion of our program, students will have a realistic, thorough understanding of the expectations, roles and requirements for teaching English in China.
The TEFL training is an intensive program. The course complies with international standards. The training is designed for those who are motivated to teach English in China. The purpose of the training class is to help foreign teachers:
|Student Group||English speaking countries||Non-English speaking countries|
|Authority in China||Recognized in local institutions||Only official and authorized certification|
|Whether it can change to Foreign Experts Certificates||NO||YES|
|Whether it can change to Working Visa||NO||YES|
|Course flexibility||Theoretic and tedious||Practical and professional|
The in-class training is classified into two parts:
guidebook "Teaching English in China" , about 40
class hours,trainers are native English experts.
Chinese laws and regulations (Chinese in the
classroom is optional upon requirements):
about 2-4 hours, trainers are Chinese experts.
The TEFL examination session is 90 minutes, normally arranged at the noon or afternoon at the final day.