Program Add Ons
Pre-Departure TEFL Certification
CIEE has partnered with the TEFL Institute to bring a professional level preparation and certification program (about 130 hours) to all interested Teach in China participants. CIEE participants will engage in a closed virtual classroom, moderated by a university professor with daily feedback, direction, and personal commentary to lead discussions for an interactive virtual learning environment. This is a comprehensive course that is rich with peer-to-peer, teacher-to-student, and student-to-teacher interactions. Upon completion you are fully prepared to teach English in China from the beginner to advanced level and from one-on-one to large groups.
During the TEFL certification program you will study the four cornerstones of language learning: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Additionally, the course covers the basics of language methodology, linguistics, phonetics, and grammar, plus class lesson planning, curriculum development, classroom management skills, and language assessments.
- Develop an awareness of the field and practices of TEFL
- Develop an understanding of the components of the English Language as related to teaching English to non-native speakers
- Design lessons for EFL/ESL students at a variety of levels
- Develop appropriate lesson plans for your English Language Learners in listening, speaking, reading and writing
- Consider and comment on the work of fellow classmates
To complement and complete the certification program, participants will complete 20 hours of practicum experience by volunteering as a tutor or instructor at an EFL/ESL clinic in their community. What a great way to get into the teaching groove!
The TEFL certification program for those departing in August will begin in late May or early June. TEFL certification for participants departing in February will begin in December. The certification takes 60 days and 130 classroom hours. TEFL students conduct their 20 hour practicum simultaneously.
Candidates interested in becoming TEFL certified pre-departure should sign up for the course at the time of application to CIEE. If you wish to sign up late, contact CIEE to learn if space is available.
- TEFL certification
- Year-long teaching placement in Shanghai teaching young children
- Apartment in Shanghai for the year