Free Summer TEFL Program across China!

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Interested in traveling abroad this summer? Join Gotoco in China to gain a TEFL certificate and useful work experience in teaching, education and activity leadership. No prior experience in China, Chinese or teaching is required—just a passion for education and travel.
- Earn a TEFL certificate (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
- Explore China and its diverse culture
- Learn some Mandarin, and take part in fun cultural exchange activities
- Gain valuable work experience and references
- Begin a summer of backpacking across Asia
- Give Chinese students the chance to experience a new style of teaching
- See stunning scenery, including the Karst mountains around Yangshuo, Guangxi
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Gotoco is a social enterprise focused on boosting cultural exchange and exploration opportunities between China and the West. Gotoco works with over 70 programmes in 50 locations across China. Join us!

  • Free/funded (*no fees for participation!)
  • TEFL Certification included
  • Travel around China (dual location projects - all culminating in a stay at our mountain base in Yangshuo)

Questions & Answers


based on 94 reviews
  • Benefits 8.8
  • Support 8.4
  • Fun 9.1
  • Facilities 8.6
  • Safety 9.1
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Global ILETS

GotoCo was a brilliant opportunity to embrace for a university student who loves to travel yet equally gain valuable work experince. The company was very supportive from the beginning to the end, ensuring all of our needs were met. They made me feel very safe in a country so far away from home, but also encouraged further exploration of the country, providing free trip to Yangshou as well as helpful travel information via their website.

How can this program be improved?
This programme could be improved by increasing the teachers salary. Furthermore, by placing students in a better connected city in China such as Nanjing.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Incredible summer teaching in China

I had an incredible summer teaching in China thanks to Gotoco! I compared prices of similar companies and Gotoco offers the best experience for the cheapest price. Gotoco provide you with clear information and do their best to help you with the application process and offer the camp at Yangshuo at the end. This experience allowed me to visit parts of China I would never had previously considering going to with great people. I would highly recommend Gotoco as I thoroughly enjoyed my summer and am keen to return.

How can this program be improved?
Better organisation - i.e allocate people to their schools sooner than a month before departure.
Yes, I recommend this program
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An interesting way to spend the summer

Gotoco makes it very easy for western students to visit China and gain experience of teaching English; almost everything is organised for you and help is always at hand. Yangshuo, the countryside town where all participants are offered a five-day stay at the end of their programme, is a superb holiday destination. If you are looking for something interesting to do in your summer holiday Gotoco can definitely help you.

Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Ever!

Gotoco provides a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was the best and most meaningful summer I've had so far! We got to meet so many local people that carried the true spirit of the Chinese culture. I think one of the best thing about this trip, apart from teaching such intelligent and remarkable students, were all of the amazing people we got to meet. Everyone was so welcoming that I immediately felt at home. Everybody was friendly, respectful, and took great care of us. The highlight though was seeing how happy the students were to come to class and to participate. It really made me feel like I have achieved something very valuable and that I have been successful in all of my efforts. Playing games, singing songs, and doing crafts all brought us all together and it felt like we were friends.

I would absolutely recommend Gotoco to everybody! I think this summer helped me grow, learn, and shaped me into the person I have always wanted to become.

How can this program be improved?
The application process was very slow for me.
Yes, I recommend this program

About Gotoco

Since 2011, the Gotoco team has been helping students from around the globe to visit China.

Starting in Yangshuo, Guangxi six years ago, the Gotoco team has built up an extensive network of summer camp partners all over China. Daniel and Richard...