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Would you like to teach English in China?

The need for English teachers in China is set to continue as the importance of being able to speak English is recognised by manufacturers, businesses and schools in a country that is growing in strength as a significant player in the global economy.

If you would love to travel and work abroad for six months in one of the most historically-rich and exciting countries in the world, then you will want to keep reading, trust us!


BUNAC’s Teach and Travel China programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over, and provides the ideal opportunity for school-leavers, graduates or anyone planning a gap year to learn the skills needed to become a teaching intern in China.

You will begin your adventure with an intensive, four-week TEFL course in Beijing, combined with a fantastic introduction to Chinese culture and customs through group trips, activities and Mandarin lessons.

Excursions to The Great Wall and the Summer Palace are included, plus there is plenty of opportunity for travel during weekends and school holidays for those who wish to see more of China during their stay.

Upon gaining your TEFL qualification, you will then move on to apply your new teaching skills working alongside Chinese teachers in the classroom on a placement in a  Kindergarten, Primary, Middle or High School.

Placements are in locations all throughout China and are allocated according to your preferences and suitability.

Accommodation is provided in the school grounds or nearby, as well as food during training and term time, and a salary/allowance of around £210 is paid per month, plus a completion bonus of approximately £260.

At the end of the placement, you will receive your TEFL certificate and a reference from the school.

The programme cost if £2259, and covers BUNAC’s comprehensive service and benefits, which include help and advice with visa application, flight bookings, pre- and post-trip health screening.

As well this, it includes all your transfers, selected discounts, a handbook and phrase book and full 24-hour support during the trip for that extra peace of mind

The closing date for applications for the next Teach & Travel China programme is 23rd May for arrival in China on 1st August.

For further information, visit the BUNAC website or telephone 020 7870 9570.