What can you say about Beijing, that hasn’t already been said?  Every street, every alley, every bridge, market stall, palace, and skyscraper is a National Geographic spread by itself!  More ancient than Rome; more cosmopolitan than New York City; more opportunities than any other large city in the world for TEFL certified teachers.  That’s Beijing, where over 14 million people swarm and jostle — many on bicycles — to earn a living in the shadow of The Great Wall of China. Beijing offers some of the most dynamic culture, rich history, and amazing food in the world. Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. The city is the center of politics, culture, and international exchanges, as well as one of the largest metropolises of industry, finance and trade.  Living in Beijing offers an amazing lifestyle for a foreigner teaching English. It’s cheap and has everything you want. The nightlife in Beijing is one of the best in Asia. The TEFL course is located in this city.




Beijing China Staff

Henry Haofeng Yan
Recruit and train new employees, online research, correspondence.
Contact all the partner schools for the teacher placement.
Legal documentation registration, annual tax report.
Visit American colleges to recruit college students.
Visa invitations, accommodation arrangements for students.
Special Beijing Project and Internship programs organization.

Jessie White

Jessie, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been living in China and teaching in the ESL field for more than 12 years. Jesse holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, as well as a TESOL certificate. He and his wife now have 5 children, all living in Beijing. Growing up internationally, he speaks Spanish and Russian, as well as fluent Chinese. Jesse has worked extensively with multinational & Chinese state owned enterprises in China, providing both language training and professional skills seminars, as well as teaching all ages of young learners, from 2 year olds to high school students. Jesse has over 10,000 hours of classroom teaching experience, giving him a wealth of experience to draw on to share with new teachers.

How to Apply: Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the surreal beauty and excitement of Beijing

Our Program: TEFL International provides both the training and practical experience necessary to become a successful teacher of English as a foreign language. Participants will acquire a pedagogic understanding of English
grammar, develop essential classroom skills, and learn the mechanics of effective teaching.

Our program will ensure that you can effectively teach with confidence and find jobs worldwide.Our mission is to give you the best TEFL experience possible leaving you with the tools needed to teach English classes of all levels, feel comfortable choosing adequate materials to teach effective classes, and feel confident to teach classes using a variety of materials, techniques, and methods. Our program will put you past all the headaches of trying to learn how to teach and will get you the best jobs immediately.

Course Content: This is a 4-week intensive course. The program is divided daily into two parts. Mornings consist of seminars and workshops focusing on language analysis and teaching methodology. Afternoons center on teaching practice, which takes place in small, supervised groups.Trainees will teach real classes—approximately 4 — that are properly prepared, observed, then discussed in feedback sessions. Completion of lesson planning and several written assignments take place out of class.

Visa and Passport Information: You’ll need a Tourist (L) Visa for attending this course. You could obtain it from your local consulate or apply with a local travel agent. You could find your local consulate’s website through a Google search by typing in “Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in xxxxxx” for example. There might be new rules that just came out without any prior notice as all the Chinese Consulates state on their websites that “All regulations and costs are subject to change without notice”. However, you will need to prepare these following documents when applying for a Tourist Visa: 1) A visa application form (This can be downloaded from the Consulate website). 2) One recent 2 x 2 inch portrait attached to the application form. 3) Original passport with at least 2 blank visa pages and valid for at least 6 months after the date of application. 4) Previous Chinese visa records (if any, together with their copies). 5) Visa Application Fee, this depends on the country where you come from. 6) Your passport, valid for at least 6 months after your planned arrival date. 7) A hotel reservation letter might be required. However, this also depends on your nationality. If you are requested to provide one, please email us at henry@tefllife.comand we can get it prepared and send it to you via email. If you are asked to provide contact information in China, you may use our school’s address on the website. 8) If you would like to stay in China after the course, you may want to apply for a 60-day or 90-day Tourist/Business visa, possibly with double-entry or multiple entries. The Course Administrator will be able to give you further details about this. Note: As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise everyone to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip.


Course Dates

Coming soon.


Course Fee

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance. The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union. The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.



Accommodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer. You are not obliged to use the accommodation options we provide so you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish. If you choose to use one of our accommodation options, it should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival.






Directions to Reach the School

The training center is located at: TEFL International Beijing Office.
Exit A of Wangfujing Station on subway Line 1In Chinese characters: 地铁1号线王府井站 A 出口

Postal Address: Room 601, Wing 3, Oriental Plaza.  No. 1, East Chang’An Avenue, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China. In Chinese characters: 北京市东城区东长安街1号东方广场W3座601室

Office Number: (+8610) 85185656              Mobile Number: (+86) 18601920788        Henry Yan
If you arrive anytime on Saturday or Sunday prior to the start of the course, an airport transfer can be arranged.  Those who are not arriving on these days will be responsible for their own arrangements.Note: Regardless of your arrival date and time, we would appreciate it if you could send us your arrival details and send them to henry@tefllife.com   – if you need an airport pickup on Saturday or Sunday.  Please do so as soon as your travel plans are confirmed. Help us help you by providing this information!

Here are two ways of getting to the school to from the Beijing International Airport  (All Terminals)
1. Taking a taxi from the airport directly to the school:
Show  this: 北京市东城区东长安街1号东方广场W3座601室  to a taxi driver. When arriving at the airport, keep away from drivers who approach you in the terminal or outside as they will ask for much more than the actual price. There is a taxi line just outside the terminal. Drivers should use a meter – make sure that the driver puts down the flag after you get in. Taking a taxi from the airport to our center costs between RMB 90 and 130 depending on the traffic and time of the day. Bear in mind that keep a printed receipt in case you left something in the taxi.

2. Taking the Airport Express Train to the school.
It is very convenient and easy to find the entrance for the Airport Express Line both at T2 and T3. Buy a train ticket (RMB 25/person) at the ticket counter. The train leaves from T3, stops at T2 and you need to get off at Dongzhimen Station (东直门站); then transfer to Line 2 (there are signs all over the place) and get off at Jianguomen  Station (建国门站) and lastly transfer to Line 1 and get off at Wangfujing (王府井站) then  walk out from Exit A. We will meet you at the entrance. More details about the subway lines can be found on: (http://www.beijingchina.net.cn/transportation/subway.html)

From the city center take the Line One subway to Guo Mao (International Trade Center). Once you get off from Exit C follow the signs to Jianwai SOHO (建外SOHO). We are located in Building B, Room 1207.

Chinese Address: 北京市朝阳区东三环中路39号建外SOHO B座1207室 100022 (Postal Code)Guo Mao (International Trade Center). Once you get off from Exit C follow the signs to Jianwai SOHO (建外SOHO). We are located in Building B, Room 1207.

Chinese Address: 北京市朝阳区东三环中路39号建外SOHO B座1207室 100022 (Postal Code)


Housing Options :

Standard Local Apartment: Please do not expect your accommodations will look like a hotel or a palace; it is a very ordinary Chinese style apartment. As Beijing is an enormous city, most people commute to work, it usually takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour from one place to another during rush hour. Also our school is located in the Central Business District, so it takes about 40 minutes from where you stay to the school, but hey, you are here to learn and for the experience, so be prepared.

a. Single room – US$ 300: furnished apartments with 2 or 3 bedrooms, standard kitchen and bathroom.  You will need to purchase your own sheets, pillows and toiletries.

b. Shared room – US$ 200: furnished, standard kitchen and shared bathroom.  Couples coming together and sharing an apartment would receive a 10% discount on accommodations. You will need to purchase your own sheets, pillows and toiletries.

Accommodation Details & Options:

Note: If you are planning on arriving early, we recommend staying at the Beijing City Central Hostel, it is close to our school. Reservations can be made on: www.centralhostel.com

Option 1: Single room in a shared local apartment:350 ~ 400 USD/month

– Please contact us AT LEAST two weeks prior to the course start date to make a reservation.

Option 2: Beijing City Central Hostel:http://www.centralhostel.com/en/hotelinfo.html

There are many hostels in Beijing, this one has one of the best reviews and is very close to the learning center – about 15 minutes’ walk.  Rates are as follows:

– Single room with shared bathroom: 128 RMB/night (two beds in one room and we will try to arrange another student who is also taking the course to stay in the same room with you)
– Double room with shared bathroom: 160 RMB/night
– One room with 4/6 beds: 60 RMB/night
– Standard room: 288 RMB/night (less than 7 days); 240 RMB/night (7 days and longer)

Address: No.1-5, Beijing Zhan Xi Jie, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China 100005

Address in Mandarin: 北京市东城区北京站西街1-5
Phone Number: (+8610) 85115050

Option 3: Beijing Mayson Serviced Apartments (www.huijiale.cn)and click on the link for “Chongwenmen” area

Professional serviced apartments in Beijing for people who are on a short training program, and traveling, visiting friends for a short period of time. Reservations can be made online, rates are as follows: 210 RMB/Day —— 6,300 RMB (1,000 USD) / month: Amenities include: WIFI, fridge, wash machine, air-conditioning/heating, microwave oven, 24-hour hot water, 24-hour security, etc.


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