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TEFL TESOL Course China - Zhuhai

Teach English in Zhuhai, China China is a country of diverse extremes and allows you to immerse yourself in thousands of years of history and culture. It is also one of the world's fastest growing economies and the excitement of new opportunities and cultural experience is unrivalled by any other country in the world today.

The demand for English language teachers makes China a prime location for launching your English teaching career. Approximately an hour from Hong Kong by ferry, Zhuhai is located in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and our centre provides an ideal base from which to start your job hunting on completion of your course.

The Pearl River Delta affords Zhuhai the backdrop of one of the most exotic landscapes in the world and you will be taking your course in a place like no other. Towering Limestone Mountains and winding rivers carve up a green landscape of paddy field and villages whilst the city of Zhuhai offers the benefits of a vibrant, modern city whilst retaining its cultural tradition and history.

Our centre in Zhuhai is conveniently situated to benefit from transport links and local amenities. Your accommodation will be in the school premises or a nearby flat that is shared by fellow trainees. All rooms are clean and comfortable and have access to bathroom and other essential facilities.


  • At the TEFL International Centre in the Gateway Language Village (est.1998)
  • Approximately one hour by ferry from Hong Kong just inside the Chinese Mainland Border
  • One of the most exotic and mystical landscapes in the world
  • Zhuhai is a vibrant, modern city, immersed in the heart of Chinese culture, history and tradition
  • Close proximity to Hong Kong, Nanning and other major cities


  • An internationally recognised qualification meeting or exceeding industry standards
  • Course administered by highly trained staff with extensive local knowledge
  • Organized classes and a curriculum that has been proven successful and effective
  • Low student to teacher ratio


  • Course package includes social programme and excursions
  • Experience the wonder of mainland China and the magic of Hong Kong
  • Meals 3 times a day from Monday to Friday. Lunch on Saturday, lunch + dinner on Sunday
  • Internet access available at centre


  • This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
  • Your fellow students come from different countries and various continents
  • Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
  • Your support staff will assist you with whatever you need
  • The locals are peaceful, friendly people who generally like spending time with foreigners

Country Costs

Although living costs are rising as China continues to develop, it is still quite cheap by Western standards, however, given the differences in living costs from region to region it is difficult to provide an accurate estimate of costs. As a guideline, a budget of £15 per day will allow you to eat well and enjoy some of what China has to offer.

Visa Requirements

Visitors to China must obtain the appropriate visa depending on the purpose of their visit.

Tourist Visa: required for tourist, family or personal matters and usually limited to 30 days duration.

Business Visa: required for business, research or cultural exchanges and usually limited to 30 days duration.

Work Visa: required for employment and includes accompanying family members.

Student Visa: required for student or intern purposes covering a period of six months or more.

Students attending courses of less than six months require an invitation from the institute they will be studying at. For programmes less than 6 months students are usually issued F visas for short term study. A single entry F is US$30 and double entry is US$60.

All visitors to China require a passport valid for a minimum of six months from day of entry. Visas can be obtained directly from the Chinese Embassies or Consulates in your own country, or China Travel Service Offices.

A completed visa application form together with one recent passport-size photo is required. Visitors can apply for single-entry visas which are valid for entry within three months. After they have obtained a visas foreigners can travel in all the open cities across China.

Health & Safety

The health rate amongst Chinese is remarkably high, however, given the varying standards of hygiene visitors are advised to exercise due care and diligence and should be aware of potential health risks.

Visitors are advices to carry basic medicines for cold, diarrhoea and constipation. Those requiring special medicines are advised to carry an amount sufficient to cover the duration of their visit. Medicines should be carried in their original container identifying them as legally obtained drugs.

China is one of the safest countries in the world and the Chinese are friendly and welcoming. Crime is low and virtually unheard of against Western visitors. Petty street crime does exist in some areas and visitors are advised to take necessary precautions to protect their property and take out insurance cover for personal belongings.

Directions to school from Hong Kong Airport

Take the train from the airport to the last stop, Hong Kong. Approx. 20 minutes and $100HK. Take the taxi to the Macau ferry terminal. Approx. 10 minutes and $25HK. Buy a ticket for the ferry on third floor of the mall at a travel agency accross from the ferry terminal entrance. Approx. 10 minutes and $170HK. Take the ferry to Zhuhai. Approx. 1hr 10 minutes. Obtain RMB from the bank machine in the hotel lobby to your left when you are exiting the Zhuhai ferry terminal. Take a taxi to the Gateway Language Village. Approx. 20 minutes and 25 RMB. Use the map and Chinese characters provided here to direct the cab driver. Trip Approx. 2 1/2 to 3 hrs.

Zhuhai Course

Schedule 2015

  • 12 January - 6 February
  • 9 March - 3 April
  • 7 April - 30 April
  • 11 May - 5 June
  • 8 June - 3 July
  • 6 July – 31 July
  • 3 August - 28 August
  • 31 August – 25 September
  • 12 October - 6 November
  • 30 November - 25 December
  • Schedule 2016

  • 28 December 2015 - 22 January


US$1,690  (excl. accommodation)

Accommodation US$250

Deposit of $600/£370 to be paid upfront and balance on arrival.

How to Apply

Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the history, culture and diversity that is Zhuhai.

Useful Links


Location Map

Map of Zhuhai

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Direction Map in Chinese Character

Postal address

TEFL International
At Gateway Language Village (GLV)
Xiangzhou Culture Plaza
Ningxi Road

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