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:

  • Teach English effectively as a foreign language in China
  • Understand and align their work with the Chinese education system
  • Adapt to Chinese culture
  • Adjust their teaching style according to the learning habits of Chinese students


  • Official certification of TEFL in China, which is issued by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.
  • This certification could be equivalent to two-year teaching experience.
  • Only 7-day intensive onsite training sections.
  • Increase job-hunting opportunities. Add on to resume.
  • TEFL in China holders are eligible to apply for work permit in China.

Compare to TESOL

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
Job recommendation NO YES
Market demand Small Big

Course Components

The in-class training is classified into two parts:

1 TEFL basic:
guidebook "Teaching English in China" , about 40
class hours,trainers are native English experts.

2 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.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Teaching Methodology
  • Modem Teaching Methods in China
  • Teaching Conversation Classes to Lower Levels
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Teaching Communication to Higher Levels
  • Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Teaching Reading & Listening
  • Using Stories & Drama Techniques
  • Using Pictures and Video
  • Using Music in the Classroom
  • Appropriate Classroom Language
  • Teaching Practice of Conversation Class
  • Characteristics of the Chinese Education System
  • Learning Habits of Chinese Students
  • Chinese Culture
  • Laws and Regulations Concerning Foreign Teachers in China
Fee:998 USD

Service Included

  • TEFL in China 120hrs Courses
  • Course Material
  • Introduction to Chinese Law
  • Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Language Lessons 4hrs
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Paid Online Teaching Internship Project
    (interview Required)
  • Job Placement Services
    (interview Required)
  • Arrival Assistance

Contact Us

  • Vancouver, Canada
  • +1-778-302-6296
  • Boston, US
  • +1-857-268-5910