Teacher Link's 4 Week Residential Classroom Course (120 hours) - Notarized & Authenticated Certificate

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Teacher Link's unique TEFL course fully prepares you for the classroom and helps you build the confidence needed to be an effective teacher. Our intensive four week curriculum focuses on getting you many hours of hands-on teaching experience in addition to acquiring a working knowledge of the different TEFL approaches.

Our teaching practice includes one-on-one sessions with real students, small classes of 4-15 children aged 6-12 or adults, and large classes at poor primary schools in the outskirts of Shanghai with class sizes of up to 50 students. Observed Teaching Practice is the most important component of the program.

The course results in a notarized and State-level authenticated certificate. As of July first, 2017 all teachers in China need an authenticated certificate in order to obtain a legal work permit. We can also assist in the authentication of other documents (e.g. diploma).

The total course fee is 1690 USD, including the 600 USD deposit.

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Reviews

94%
based on 67 reviews
  • Benefits 9.2
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 8.2
  • Facilities 8.9
  • Safety 9
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 9.4
  • Value 8.7
  • Difficulty 7.7
  • Job Assistance 9.1
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Wan
8/10

Best Decision Ever

This was no doubt an intensive course, however, it was definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made. The course schedule and structure was very well-planned out. The teacher training hours and observation hours were both very helpful , and the feedback sessions were also very useful. The instructors were all very professional, they showed that they cared and that they really wants what's best for us. So I would definitely recommend this program!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Yu
9/10

My TEFL Time

I live in Shanghai and I'm a Chinese teacher in Wall Street English. My manager recommended me to have this course because she said that's useful in teaching practice. Actually, it is really cool and I really learned a lot. My target students are always adults, however, in the part of teaching practice, I tried my best to teach young kids, which gave me some new directions for my career. I like to talk with and teach children. Ginger, Steve, Nik and Lisa are all very very experienced trainers and they helped me a lot in lesson plan and gave me constructive and useful feedbacks. For Chinese trainees, TEFL course is very worthy for you to join in. You can make friends with foreign classmates.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Robert
10/10

Teaching Nomad TEFL

Teaching Nomad TEFL training is intensive but fruitful. It will prepare you for the environment of TEFL teaching and provide you with the skills needed to create and execute lessons in a busy environment. While not easy, it is certainly rewarding. I would highly reccomend it to any persons interested in obtaining training in TEFL. The assistance and material taught are both of high quality. It is an excellent program.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Chengcheng
10/10

Amazing Learning Experience

What I feel great in this TEFL course is that "The observation feedback from each class", "The useful ideas from physical books" and "The reinforce part from portfolio". It is very hard to finish the class all day, and then go home to prepare for the next day lesson. But when I get the awesome feedback from different trainers, everything is just worthy. They told me what I should improve with the time management, with the level of content, with the better activities I can offer and so on. All that are great ideas!! I can see I do improve a lot from this amazing learning experience.

How can this program be improved?
Better to remind the homework to do in the end of the class everyday.
Better to set the most important or useful part in daily teaching. In a few classes, do not just read the content of the physical book.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Edwin
9/10

TN TEFL Program Rating

This course has a lot of good material and great teachers mixed with the opportunity to put your skills to the test right on the run. Great program if you have what it takes to take the challenge.
The teachers are very helpful, are always open to share their experience and give very good feedback to help you build your skills and develop. You could probably find here more than you can chew on.

Best!

How can this program be improved?
I will be contacting
Yes, I recommend this program
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Zahra
9/10

How to be more qualified for teaching English overseas

A four-week TEFL course in Shanghai, China was valuable experience. Being in a community of native English speakers by itself was challenging adventure to me let alone the issue and subject matter. Before I started the course, I felt it would be a huge burden and even impossible work to be fulfilled. However, I think I was in the right place in the right time. I enjoyed the materials, teachers and classmates. Things went on well-organized. I believe that it mostly reflects the program organizers' plans or the ideas of how to prepare new English teachers to well-accommodate needs and requirements of current students looking for ways to improve their capabilities in language learning. Our small community worked amazingly inside and outside the center. It was interesting to teach English and play games with Chinese from all walks of life e.g., kids, young learners and adults who eagerly strive to learn English language. The classmates were wonderful. The collaboration and cooperation in practicing how to deal with new methods introduced in pair or group activities were great. I am sure my classmates have achieved more or less similar experience. Living in Shanghai was cool and without doubt, it will be splendid for those who seek for different Eastern styles of life, food and customs.

How can this program be improved?
'Variety is the spice of life', so does this program. Surely, there are still so many techniques and methods which could not be covered in our program due to shortage of time. However, they can be introduced via videos, bulletins or printed materials. The more various things to be presented, the more creative potentials teachers might be.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sam
10/10

Teaching Nomad Review

This was a great course. It covers lots of teaching theory, and includes plenty of practical teaching hours (both observing your peers, and your own hands-on experience with teaching). I made heaps of friends on the course, and the Teaching Nomad staff were very knowledgeable and experienced teachers. Additionally, they were really helpful with anything we needed - answering questions, helping with things like getting a SIM card, Bank Account, finding a job etc. The location is great too, Shanghai is a really exciting, vibrant city.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ying
9/10

Great Course

The TEFL course offered by Teaching Nomads would be one of the best experience you can have as an up and coming ESL teacher. You will receive in-class training as well as opportunities to practice and hone your teaching skills. The staff is also very helpful in giving feedback to students with no prior teaching experiences. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone looking for teaching jobs in China.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Vaun
10/10

Fantastic Experience!

All the mentors on the course were super amazing, I had a fantastic time while learning and gaining valuable skills. I really enjoyed the teaching practice at the public schools, I definitely think this is an experience not to be missed. At first I was very nervous with the idea of teaching a large class at a public school, but with the guidance and support of the mentors, it was an amazing experience and has encouraged me to continue to do it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Karl
10/10

Teaching Nomad from the eyes of Karl Rehfuss

Teaching Nomad was a wonderful company to get TEFL certified through. The staff, trainers, and alumni are all very helpful and caring that you succeed. During your classes, you are not just lectured at about "How to Teach," but rather they show you and practice with you. They help you fully understand what is needed and what is expected of English teacher. The trainers are very fun, energetic, and always there to answer any questions you have for them.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Molly
10/10

Fantastic Experience!

I'm just finishing up my TEFL course with Teaching Nomad, and I'm so glad I chose to come to Shanghai to do it. It was pretty nerve-wrecking at first to put down a substantial bit of money to come to a country I've never been to and take a course from a program I had never heard of, but my experience has been fantastic and I am 100% sure it was the right decision. Ginger and the staff were extremely helpful in answering all my questions before the course, and because they are a placement agency, I found a great job easily in the third week of the course with very little effort on my part. I feel like I am coming out of this program with all the tools for success to be an effective English teacher in China, and Teaching Nomad also has a huge network of other foreign teachers here in Shanghai and around the world that I can look to for advice or anything else I may need. Their doors are also always open if we want to come back and sit in on lessons or have our teaching observed, so I feel very confident in my investment getting my TEFL certification with Teaching Nomad.
If you want to teach English in China and don't know where to start, definitely go with Teaching Nomad!

Yes, I recommend this program
Justin
9/10

TEFL September 2016

I really enjoyed doing this course in Shanghai. I got to know some great people, including all of the instructors. Ginger directed the course really well, offering a lot of support, guidance and encouragement as well as his great sense of humour, which he used a lot in his classes that we observed.
Nik, Lisa and Nicole were great as well and offered a lot of expert knowledge relating to teaching grammar, classroom management, teaching styles and methods and different ways of learning.
We all got a lot of opportunities to learn from each other as well as the trainers and I learnt a lot from the constructive feedback I received while doing the course.
I'd recommend this course to anyone who wants to teach English as a second language.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Simon
10/10

Awesome course

I completed the course in September 2016. I would highly recommend the course to anyone. The instructors were excellent and i learnt alot from their constructive feedback. I found the practical experience in real life classrooms fantastic, and it prepared me well for my first job as an English teacher. I made some great friends along the way and although the course was challenging i had a blast. Do it!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rod
9/10

Excellent course!

I was looking for a TEFL course. I needed one so I could work in Shanghai easier. I came across TN TEFL course. The experience that I gained from it was well worth it. I had eight opportunities to teach in classroom. I needed that not only for my confidence. Also the feedback on myself from the instructor. Was very valuable for me. I would highly recommend this course. For people that are new to teaching. Or even the more experience teachers. That need a TEFL. You will gain more knowledge in the four weeks. Making yourself a better person. Plus you may even get some new friends from it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Winnie
10/10

How To Be A GREAT Teacher

I came to Shanghai in search for a way in to becoming an English teacher. With several recommendations for this program, I joined... and I never looked back. This was one of the best decisions I've made. With the experience I received from the states, I assumed this program would review the information I had already learned. Luckily for me, it has altered my perception of the teaching world.

Teaching English abroad has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and Teach Nomad taught me the basics plus more on how to do so. In addition to teaching at the public schools, experienced teachers critic and analyze the way I teach and offer advice on how to better myself. My teachers were Ginger, Nick, Steve, and Lisa. All were fantastic and were always easily accessible whenever I had questions or needed suggestions.

Growing up in the states, English was second nature to me. I never had any struggles with it and assumed it may be similar for others. In the program, we had to learn a foreign language to experience how frustrating, difficult, and impatient it could be. In order for us to teach students English, we have to understand where they are coming from. That activity was absolutely fantastic because it gave me a better understanding on how to accommodate to students' struggles.

Pros:
- Hands-on experience
- Work w/ different age range
- Easily accessible experienced teachers
- Mock lesson plans
- Flexible teachers

Cons:
- Different locations for volunteer work
- Color printers for material isn't always easily accessible

Yes, I recommend this program

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Teacher Link's unique classroom TEFL course fully prepares you for the classroom and helps you build the confidence needed to be an effective teacher. Our intensive four week curriculum focuses on getting you many hours of hands-on teaching...