ImmerQi | Teach & Travel China Program

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Work and live in China for 6 months with ImmerQi's Teach & China program. Find out why 500+ people have taught in China every year since 2005 with ImmerQi.

The program consists of Training & Orientation for the 1st month and a Teaching Internship for the last 5 months. During training, you will meet fellow participants and be given the opportunity to participate in Mandarin classes, culture activities and excursions, including the Great Wall, Olympic Stadium and the Summer Palace. When the training is complete, you will be TEFL certified and travel to your teaching placement. Expect friendly 24/7 support from ImmerQi staff every day. From airport pickup to the welcome dinner to optional travel tours, you will feel at home every day and make many friends.

When this amazing 6 months is up, you will be an internationally certified TEFL teacher with teaching experience.

As an alternative, ImmerQi offers a 6 month work-visa teaching program now!
Highlights
  • Trial your new career before you commit to it long-term
  • Test-drive your knowledge and skills in a challenging, international environment
  • Enhance your CV in China, a market all multinationals have a keen interest in
  • Build your professional network in a place that is encouraging innovation and research
  • Exposure to the Chinese environment, customs and culture will help with future job searches

Questions & Answers

Thanks everyone for the helpful replies! As a general rule, the program accepts people between the ages of 18 and 50. This is because most schools that we work with have this requirement. However, we are always happy to consider people outside of this age range on a case by case basis, or to help them find another China option that is right for them. Hope that helps :)

Reviews

84%
based on 47 reviews
  • Benefits 7.2
  • Support 8.1
  • Fun 7.9
  • Facilities 8.2
  • Safety 8.5
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BethanyD
9/10

What an experience!

I liked this program I stayed for a second semester! I lived in Inner Mongolia which friendly and helpful and my school was so nice and the teachers so fun. They took us to the desert, the grasslands and to KTV. We had materials and help from out school at every step and ImmerQi to call 24hours a day.
Now I am in Chengdu and the city is huge and so clean. ImmerQi took the train down with us since it was so far from Beijing to help us get settled. This school doesn't have as many resources but they are so friendly and helpful. I have called on ImmerQi for ideas on lessons and question about teaching in a new environment and they are always helpful. Both cities have had night life with places with live music and places for day time sight seeing. I have felt safe in both places I have lived and worked and know I am never alone with ImmerQi a phone call away.

How can this program be improved?
They are easy to reach, but sometimes forget to call you back. They have group Skype meetings for the teachers, often at a time when people are in the process of going home from the school. They are located in Beijing and that is pretty far away if the situation is dire, although they travel to you if it is. The in country training is not as extensive as I had hoped.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Stephen
10/10

Wonderful Experience!!! It Changed My Life!

At this time, I have been associated with the ImmerQi - Teach and Travel China Program for three semesters teaching college students in Zhongshan, located in southern China. This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life! I plan on staying and teaching at the college for as long as I can!

At the school, the teaching faculty, staff, and students are very good to me! Whatever I need and whatever I ask for, they do everything they can to make sure I have it. Since I have been here, I have been accepted and become an important part of the school along with the local Zhongshan community.

The Teach and Travel China Program staff have done everything necessary to ensure my time at the school is successful and enjoyable. Before I came to China, the staff provided the necessary assistance to ensure all requirements were completed. Since I have been in China, the staff has always provided me with the assistance and guidance needed to make my time in China and at the school go as smooth as possible. Over the past year, I have come to know the Teach and Travel China staff very well. I am most grateful for all their support and help!

I highly recommend the ImmerQi - Teach and Travel China Program to anyone interested in teaching and travelling in China. Especially the 4-week program in Beijing. It is a wonderful experience that will change your life and one you will always remember!

How can this program be improved?
I would like to see the initial Letter of Invitation from the Chinese government provided to all applicants sooner. This would give them more time to make their visa and travel arrangements.
Yes, I recommend this program

About ImmerQi

Since 2005, ImmerQi has been providing prospective teachers with teaching internships in China in addition to regular internship, culture & volunteer programs. ImmerQi participants become culturally enriched and help strengthen the cultural ties...