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 Chinese consulate 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 1490 USD, including the 590 USD deposit.

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based on 57 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 8.2
  • Facilities 8.9
  • Safety 9
  • Instruction 9.1
  • Support 9.3
  • Value 8.5
  • Academic Rigor 7.7
  • Job Assistance 9.5
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Grateful for the experience

Thank you Ginger and the team for providing me the opportunity to learn so much during the course. Teaching practice was especially useful and was organized excellently. Through practice and the mistakes we made we were able to learn a lot thanks to our teachers’ professional feedback, guidance and support. They guided us through our teaching experience and trusted us to become better teachers. All of us were able to improve greatly. I also want to note that since the beginning of the course the organization was very good and everything was looked after. Special thanks to Ginger who showed great management and punctuality. He took all of our concerns or questions seriously and was very attentive to detail. He never left any problems unsolved. It was a real pleasure to be around such a professional.

Yes, I recommend this program
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The best TEFL course in China!

If you are looking for a worthwhile (and crazy fun) TEFL course, look no further than Teaching Nomad. They really are the greatest.
The support I received from this company right from the get-go was astounding. My thousands of questions were always answered promptly and thoroughly.
The course content was useful and well-presented and the observed teaching practice was the best way to put the theory we were learning into practice.
Our trainers all went well beyond what was required of them- not only did they do a fantastic job of imparting their knowledge on us, but they also helped us with many day-to-day tasks like organising sim cards, helping with directions, and so much more!
The job support I received was also incredible!

Thank you so much to everyone who was part of this course in any way- I had the greatest time and am looking forward to teaching in China!

Yes, I recommend this program


My TEFL experience with Teaching Nomad has been an incredible one. Everyone from administration to the trainers has been incredibly helpful and responsive.The course was well designed for us trainees to comprehend and to better learn, understand, and experience the life of an English teacher in Shanghai. Ginger, Nicole, Lisa, and Nik has been amazing through out the course in answering every questions we had and coming up with every resources we needed. Thank you Teaching Nomad for this amazing experience!

Yes, I recommend this program
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"It's easy to be a bad teacher."

I took the TEFL 120hr in-class course in Shanghai and I was so glad that I've did it. Although I had teaching experience prior to taking the TEFL course, I immediately realized it was the right decision to be TEFL certified at the beginning of the course, because it helped me understand how to become a good teacher and at the end students are the ones who benefit from it. I got to understand how to help students improve their English in different kinds of doable and effective ways. I liked that the course had explained not only the perspective as a teacher but the perspective as a learner as well. Good teachers should always be ready to adjust to the student's needs.
The theories and material covered in the course were realistic (very user-able). Although the study workload was very heavy, it would be worth and paid-off as soon as the teachers applied the theories or the teaching skills into their own classes and noticed how effective they were.
I love one of the quotes from my instructor, Steve, "It's easy to be a bad teacher," as it reminds me of how to NOT become a bad one. I strongly believe that teachers should never stop learning.

During the course, situations happened. Sometimes things were subject to change. But the manager was beyond helpful. He was caring to all the trainees and always offered help when needed. Last but not least, the TEFL course is an intensive course and don't expect it is easy. But you will not go wrong for the time and effort you spend if you plan teaching as your career. For any teachers who are looking forward to improve their teaching skills, I would highly recommend taking this course with TN TEFL Academy.

How can this program be improved?
provide administrative assistance like printing (color if needed), scanning, laptop (for songs in class)
Yes, I recommend this program
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Teaching Nomad TEFL Program

Teaching Nomad's TEFL program has been a wonderful experience. Myself, coming from a non teaching background, now feels fully equipped with the skills and confidence to make a success in my change of career. All those involved in the program were impeccable in the teaching and administration of the TEFL program. And at no time were we the students left feeling isolated and without help and direction.
A deep thank you to all at the Teaching Nomad TEFL program!

Yes, I recommend this program
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I took the course in Shanghai this November and have no regrets. It was well worth the effort, time, and money. I had no teaching experience prior to the course, and I didn't have much confidence that I was cut out for teaching. Now, thanks to the Teaching Nomad crew, I am looking forward to starting a new teaching career in China.

The instructors, Lisa and Steve, made the course lectures interesting and relevant by sharing their own teaching experiences, both good and bad. They allowed other students with teaching backgrounds to share their experiences relative to the lesson. They were also very helpful and encouraging when giving feedback before and after the teaching demos.

The customer service beyond the class is also top notch. Ginger (TN Program Manager) went out of his way to help myself and others get accommodated in Shanghai. He was always quick to address any questions or requests made by the students. He also gave great teaching advice and feedback after our teaching demos.

Overall, it was a great experience and I will definitely recommend the TN TEFL course to anyone interested in teaching abroad.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Great Course, Great Experience

Firstly, I would like to begin by thanking Teaching Nomad for the commitment and professionalism shown towards not only the course but it's trainees as well. Secondly if you are interested in pursuing a teaching career in China then I would highly recommend the 120 hour in-class TEFL course. This program is designed to help individuals gain a better understanding about teaching and the dynamics involved in it. The course provides it's students with a solid framework from which you are then expected to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained. All in all the program was a success and one will have no trouble finding a job at the end of it. Lastly I would like to express my gratitude to Ginger, Lisa and Steve. These are the best trainers one could possibly ask for. They are patient and are always willing to help you no matter what.

It's been a pleasure

Yes, I recommend this program
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Great experience

One of the nights, 2 of the classmates and I went drinking but had class the next day. We probably got home around 5am. The next morning, we made it to class but it was obvious we were all tired. We had a foreign language class at night and everyone literally looked like they were sleeping throughout the whole thing! Good times but we should of probably did that on a weekend.

How can this program be improved?
Have a few basic Chinese classes so we can communicate with the locals! They usually do have them but not for this month.
Yes, I recommend this program
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TEFL Shanghai Program

The program and the people at Teaching Nomad were absolutely wonderful and truly made the experience what it was and definitely enjoyable. Information was effectively presented to us in a number of manners and we were able to practically use said information in demo teaching classes. The children were amazing and those teaching classes really allowed us to build and expand on our own developing teaching styles.

Yes, I recommend this program
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The best experince in my life

And I really feel like this!
I have 2 MA's, one of which is teaching Russian (my native language) and an experience of studying in Japan so I can compare this TEFL course to my other experiences.
So, let me point the best features of this course:
1) I liked that our instructors didn't hesitate to tell us about their own experience, their own mistakes. Not all the people are so open about speaking about their own failures, but the truth it that all of us had them. And all the beginner teachers have some tough time when they do not know what to do or how to react in the classroom. But I believe that the "beginners" can avoid some mistakes, if they know abot possible problems before teaching.
Our instructors were also very patient with us and helped greatly with advice. I'm very greatful for their support. I had several difficult moments at the begining as I was the only non-native speaker in the group.
2) I liked the structure of the course. There was little theory, but more practical things. We spoke about different game actiities, we tried different approaches for the same theme. It was really useful and I tried some ideas later during class practice.
But the best thing of this course was that we had a lot of teaching practice with chinese children. It helped to become more confident, to find a suitable teachiring style and not to be afraid of pupils.
I also liked that we made an observation of other fllow students, their teaching style. It also taught me a lot.
So, yes, this course was really tough; a lot of homework and lesson planning, but nevertheless, it was fun and really useful for my future teaching. And I knew that I alsways could receive any help, I needed. (Actually, I had one accident and needed to go to the hospital and our instructor came with me)
So let me thank my instructors: Steve and Lisa once again for all their work, ther patience,pieces of advice. And thank you Ginger for yur observaion, your comments and your positive attitude!

How can this program be improved?
We had little time for supper, so we had to buy some staff from the onvenient stores. I would like to have mor time before studies to go for normel supper.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Teaching Nomad

It was a great experience for me, i learnt a lot from Mr.Ginger de ridder, he taught us everything about the city and he took us everywhere by himself. It was amazing customer service actually.
The course is perfect we observed experienced teachers and learnt a lot and they observed us as well and i liked it.
They helped me to know what i need exactly, my first class was really difficult but Mr.Ginger discussed it with me, he told me what i need to improve, and then things started to be easier. now i am working and if you are a beginner trust me you need Teaching Nomad.
They provided us with all the useful information about the schools in shanghai and china i loved Teaching Nomad.

Yes, I recommend this program
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TEFL and more in Shanghai...

This is my first writing a review for a program like this because I feel that I should spread the word. I just finished my 120h at Teaching Nomad in Shanghai and I believe the program worths every penny. Not only content but the thing that matters the most to me was the customer service. The program manager, Mr. Ginger de Ridder is not only the best TEFL trainer I ve ever known but also is a person who can rely on for his endless support and the connections. From day one he and his team at Teaching Nomad were there for me and I never felt left out as a new comer in Shanghai. We had a fun and flexible training in the heart of Shanghai where time flies and now I am working in Shanghai. The bottom line is you are not only paying for 120h of training but also for a great experience which will end up to your future career as an ELS instructor.

Yes, I recommend this program


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