This practical course covers the basics of teaching English as a second language and provides all the practice and coaching necessary to get teachers off to a confident, flying start. The course includes an online component which expands on and previews key components of language teaching.
runs over 8 days and is led by two experienced trainers. A one day break in the middle of the course will give participants an opportunity to visit local highlights – the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, or the coastal sights in Dalian. The cost of the course is $500. A special price of $315 is available to participants who stay on to teach with Aston. This fee covers shared hotel accommodation, pick-up from the point of arrival in the city, an end of course dinner, the online component, training materials and tuition. The fee does not cover the optional day trip, or food costs.
The APT course is available in Xian, the historic capital of China, and Dalian, a very popular seaside resort.Course dates for 2012:
- Xi’an (March Semester) February 20th – February 27th
- Xi’an (Sept Semester) August 21st – August 28th
- Dalian (Sept Semester) August 21st – August 28th
Fees: Non Aston teachers: $500 Aston teachers: $315 Fees should be paid at the beginning of the course in cash using US dollars or Chinese Yuan.
Teachers continuing to teach with Aston for another 6 or 12 months, will also receive a re-imbursement of $110 (750 Yuan) to cover the costs of the online modules. The reimbursement will be added into your salary six months after the start of teaching
Registration for the online component is automatic, and full instructions are sent to participants 3 months before in-person course starts.
Certification: Upon successful completion of the course you will receive certificates stating that you have successfully completed a Practical TEFL Course and an online component. The online course certificate can be sent pre-arrival where certification is needed as part of the visa process. Please let us know in advance if this is necessary. More information on this is available.
Aston and "Volunteers in Asia" TEFL training co-operation
Aston is very proud to be able to assist the "Volunteers in Asia" program by providing their China volunteers with certificated Aston TEFL training.
To find out more about VIA, go to www.viaprograms.org
Changzhi A plus
8 to 10K RMB p/m
Clean with good air quality most of the year. It’s ranked as having the cleanest air in most of Shanxi. The kind and friendly locals live a relaxed life at a slow pace, a welcome break from most of the frantic, big cities of China. The people of Changzhi are still relatively new to foreigners in China, so you would find a few curious onlookers giving you a stare or trying to initiate a conversation to learn more about you. Changzhi is conveniently connected to just about every city in China through bus, rail or air. Locally, the cities public transport network is also very well developed, so getting around town will be a breeze.
- Contract: 28 hour 12 Month
- Pay: 8 to 10K RMB per month depends on exp
- Housing: Free, Single
Shanxi Province, on China Daily
"Changzhi" on Flickr
"Changzhi" on YouTube