TEFL Course Shanghai – China

If you are thinking of pursuing your TEFL course in Asia then schedule your trip to one of the largest cities of China, Shanghai where unique oriental flavors blend perfectly with the Western culture the most prominent being the historic shikumen - colonial buildings co-existing beautifully beside the towering skyscrapers ruling the skyline of Shanghai. The city which has emerged as one of the popular tourist destinations in the world has one of the richest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. There’s a very unique feel to Shanghai as there were so many concessions (designated districts) to Western powers at the turn of the 20th century. There are distinctly Chinese neighborhoods, but also European style districts from classic Parisian style, to Tudor style buildings that give an English flair and 1930's buildings reminiscent of New York or Chicago.

Course Details of TEFL Course Shanghai

Program details

Our TEFL training center is located in the heart of downtown Shanghai in the Jing’an district. Home to West Nanjing Road, one of Shanghai’s top shopping areas, Jing’an is a key business and commercial district and its many high-rise offices and residential buildings form a large part of the Shanghai skyline.
Shanghai is the biggest commercial city in China with a long history as a center of trade and transport in the region. As one of the greatest international cities Shanghai offers an array of attractions from designer boutiques to jewelry houses, cuisines ranging from authentic Chinese to varied Western platters to soaking up the city’s unique atmosphere by visiting the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center or go on a cruise along the Huang Pu river and The Bund.
Our accommodation options are situated within the walking distance of local entertainment hotspots and quality shopping and dining areas. The training center can be reached by a short trip on the subway and the main tourist attractions are within seven subway stops of the accommodation.

Course Dates 2018

Course Dates 2018

  • Jan 3rd - Jan 29th
  • Feb 27th - Mar 24th
  • Apr 3rd - Apr 28th
  • May 8th - Jun 2nd
  • Jun 12th - Jul 6th
  • Jul 17th - Aug 11th


Global Training Academy’s TEFL course in Shanghai is the course to take if you are interested to teach in China. Not only does it meet the visa standards set by the Chinese government, the seasoned staff has more than four years of experience in the local education industry and can help you find the best jobs in the Middle Kingdom. With high salaries and the relatively low cost of living the course fee of $1690 might be the best investment of your life.
You can also explore other parts of the world as Global Training Academy’s TEFL Certificate is recognized globally and accepted by TEFL employers around the world. Sign up today and enjoy China’s ancient hospitality and rich culture.

Course Fees

The course fee of TESOL Course Shanghai is $1690. The applicant has to pay a deposit amount of 500 USD for enrolling in the 4 weeks TEFL course. The final payment of 1190 USD and the accommodation fee can be paid on arrival. Accommodation charges for 4 weeks TEFL Course starts at $300 with different budgets to choose from.


The Course fee does not include accommodation. You are free to choose your preferred accommodation option. We have options for all budgets, and you would get full assistance in finding a suitable accommodation during your TEFL Course in Shanghai.

  • Shared dorm room costs around US$ 300/month.
  • Single or shared room starting at US$ 650 (shared bathroom)/month.
  • Private room in apartment and studios starting at US$750 per person/month.
  • Shanghai Serviced Apartment – good option for couples or small groups; comfortable; Price starts at US$ 850/month.
We are associated with some popular hostels in downtown Shanghai who offer affordable housing options for our students. The hostel is centrally located, within walking distance of Shanghai's best nightclubs, shops and restaurants, and just a few subway stops from some of Shanghai's most popular tourist attractions. For students who would like a little more comfort and privacy during their stay in Shanghai can be offered private serviced apartments. - All options include free airport pick-up.

Learn more about TEFL Shanghai course

Global Training Academy’s TEFL course in eastern China is conducted in the country’s largest city, Shanghai. Known as the “Paris of the East” due to the European influence on its architecture, Shanghai is a popular destination for business travelers and tourists alike. The city is renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and Yu Garden as well as its more contemporary styled buildings that make up the famous Lujiazui skyline. Our TEFL trainers are very well qualified, experienced and committed who help trainees transform into confident and effective ESL/EFL teachers.

About Shanghai

Shanghai’s eclectic mix of buildings in different architectural styles points back to the city’s past as a thriving center of trade and shipping both locally and globally. The 19th century saw the arrival of Western powers that sought to take advantage of Shanghai’s economic potential and left their mark in the buildings they erected in their designated districts. Visitors can catch the different moods of the city by taking walks through its various neighborhoods like The French Concession, once a French settlement is a green and serene area away from the din and bustle of the city, Yuyuan Gardens is one of Shanghai’s main attractions comprising of sparkling pool, sheltered alcoves and lush greenery with a local market adjacent to it or Pudong, which boasts of modern Shanghai. Like any international city, Shanghai has a colorful nightlife with some of the best clubs in Asia. The city abounds with quality eateries where you can enjoy world class food and amazing shops offering all you could want or need. Shanghai also has a large and well connected public transport network comprising of subways, buses and taxis, and is also connected to three national high-speed railways providing convenient access to the wider country.

Highlights of TEFL Shanghai
  • An exceptional range of outdoor and cultural activities.
  • Free wireless internet service inside both the classroom and the accommodation.
  • The best nightlife in China.
  • The opportunity to study Chinese at an affordable rate.
  • Course orientation, welcome meal and graduation party.
  • Convenient weekend trips.
  • Friendly, welcoming local people who are keen to meet and learn from foreign teachers.

Training Center :

The Shanghai TEFL training center is located in downtown Shanghai. With a population of more than 23 million, Shanghai is the largest and traditionally the most developed metropolis in Mainland China. In the 1930’s, Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in the Far East and it has worked hard over the past twenty years to regain that reputation.

Shanghai is a fascinating mix of East and West. It has historic shikumen houses that blend the styles of Chinese houses with European design flair, and it has one of the richest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. There’s a very unique feel to Shanghai as there were so many concessions (designated districts) to Western powers during the turn of the 20th century. There are distinctly Chinese neighbourhoods, but also European style districts from classic Parisian style, to Tudor style buildings that give an English flair and 1930's buildings reminiscent of New York or Chicago.

Who should attend?

TEFL Course in Shanghai is the right destination for those who are 18 years of age and above, passionate about teaching and eager to take up teaching English as a career in China and exotic locations around the world. This course will provide an amazing platform for both natives and non-native English speakers, with or without a degree / diploma/teaching qualification /experience. Enroll in GTA’s TEFL course and look forward to a bright career ahead and all you need to have is an urge to teach English to non-speakers and a craving to learn about new cultures.

The Course Curriculum

The In-class TEFL course in Shanghai can be divided into 4 parts. The first part contains an introduction to English Teaching and the different approaches to language instruction. In the second part we delve deeper into teaching and will discuss the qualities of a good teacher, theories of language acquisition and classroom management. The third and fourth parts are lengthy which deals with lesson planning and teaching individual language skills. You will be observing professional teachers as well as teaching your own students. You will learn how to assess and improve your own classes. Finally, we'll help you write your teach abroad resume and assist you in your job hunt.

Teaching in China

A few of the reasons why teachers are flocking to China are high salaries, low cost of living & endless adventure. There are endless opportunities to teach in China. You can have unique experiences in working in different types of schools and different parts of the country. Considering that China spans over 1,700 miles North to South connecting Harbin in Heilongjiang province (home of the famous Harbin ice festival) to Hong Kong with its humid subtropical climate, China’s cities have a lot of individual character and the local people take a lot of pride in this diversity.

Opportunities for Teachers

The market for teachers in China is often considered the best worldwide – the reasons are high wages, low cost of living and high demand for foreign teachers. China is now the epicenter of teach abroad in Asia. None of the other Asian countries have the surging demand of the world’s second largest economy. Teaching opportunities include Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary school, Middle school, High school, Universities and adults, also there are demands for freelance and hourly lessons for all ages and abilities. Almost all types of schools run the gamut between low paying entry level positions on through high paying professional posts. Almost all teaching contracts in China are for 1 or 2 years. As the education market is maturing and the salaries are rising, schools do not want to recruit teachers that will leave their students hanging after a few months. Although beginner teachers are welcome, they need to take the position seriously and be prepared to honor their contractual obligations. K-12 & Universities work on the same schedule as western countries with the fall semester starting in late August or early September and the spring semester starting after the Chinese New Year (based on the lunar calendar). For fall positions we suggest applying 4-5 months in advance and 2-3 months in advance for spring. In addition, China has huge demand for training schools which hire new teachers every month!

Shanghai TEFL Features

  • The training center for the Shanghai TEFL course is in downtown Shanghai. The 4 weeks TEFL Course includes 120 hours of training and at least 8 hours of observed teaching practice
  • Both native and non-native English speakers are welcome to take the course
  • Prior teaching experience is not required
  • Our TEFL certification is internationally recognized and accepted by TEFL employers around the world
  • TEFL Course Shanghai includes teaching practice at local public and private schools which allow the TEFL trainees implement their newly acquired teaching skills
  • GTA provides lifetime job assistance to its TEFL trainees who successfully complete the course
  • This TEFL course vouches training of a high standard with quality trainers imparting training to sharpen the skills of future teachers of global standards
  • TEFL course Shanghai includes topics like Language Background, Learning a Foreign Language, Teaching Techniques, Classroom Management, Error Correction, Lesson Planning, Teaching Approaches, Teaching Observation and Teaching Practice.
  • The 4 weeks course includes two weekend trips and a guided walk of the city. Our accommodation options are located within walking distance of China’s hottest nightclubs and restaurants

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