Cambridge CELTA Course in Beijing

Beijing, the capital and second biggest city in the People’s Republic of China conjures up images of technology and modernity nestled alongside a rich and diverse history, providing an excellent background for a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Beijing, China

Beijing provides an exceptional setting for a TEFL course such as a CELTA with its broad variety of features. While you take your TEFL in Beijing, you will have opportunities to enjoy its exotic cuisines especially the roast duck, marvel at ancient chines architecture like the Great Wall of China, and relax with the fabulous nightlife and the Peking Opera.

We apply a communicative approach in teaching contexts designed to benefit both beginners and experienced teachers. There is a vast amount of skills to learn from our highly trained tutors, and our trainees always leave feeling well prepared and ready to implement their new ideas in the classroom.

The course emphasizes teaching practice, feedback, and evaluation, unlike many other TEFL courses and allows for personal reflection and self-evaluation. As a result, candidates can improve through practice and feedback sessions and critical discussions with tutors throughout the course.

Combined with our lessons on classroom management strategies and lesson planning, we are confident you will have gained practical teaching abilities by the end of your training. Over the years, more ESL employers around the world are on the lookout for well-qualified teachers, and having a CELTA certification means you will be valued as a potential employee.

Beijing Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Beijing Course Dates

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the CELTA courses continue to be delivered Online. However, both Mixed-mode and Face-to-face courses are being conducted depending on the interest. Please contact us to inquire about the specific course formats available.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the Face-to-face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Beijing Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Beijing

Our TEFL training institute in Beijing is located inside the Inter China Building on Dengshikou Street, Dongcheng district, Beijing. Within the Dongcheng district, you will find some of Beijing’s cultural attractions, including the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City.

The TEFL center was established in 1999, providing English language training to students and staff companies. In 2004, we became certified by the University of Cambridge to take CELTA courses based on our reputation for proving quality training services and excellence in improving teacher quality.

Our trainees have access to several facilities that help support their learning, including ultramodern classrooms, a well-stocked library, and relaxation areas to rest and interact after intensive lessons.

Job Support and Placement: Beijing, China

At the Beijing training center, we typically have teaching positions available and give preference to our CELTA graduates when considering candidates to fill such positions.

To further intensify our efforts in providing job support, we encourage our TEFL trainees to visit our website for links to employers recruiting within China and other countries. We have some local employers who post their job vacancies on our site to make it easily accessible to our graduates.

Furthermore, we offer career advice to our trainees; there are opportunities for trainees to speak to tutors one on one and learn from their experiences. With these exposures and tips on how to be better placed within the job market, most of our CELTA graduates get their first jobs after training within a few weeks or immediately, in some cases.

Why Choose CELTA in Beijing?

Undoubtedly, China makes one of the top markets for ESL teachers in Asia and across the world. However, amongst the top most important cities for ESL teachers in the country, Beijing is rated high for several reasons. The quality of life is high, the wages are exceptional, and the demand for English is rising all the time.

Teachers in Chinese language schools often enjoy paid holidays and a competitive salary, especially those with such qualifications as the CELTA. Teaching jobs can be found in public schools, where students must learn English language, private schools, and international language institutes.

Salaries may vary for TEFL teachers depending on experience, but with your CELTA, you earn enough that allows you to live comfortably as living costs are low. Public schools pay around 1,500 USD to 2,500 USD per month, while international language schools pay between 2,800 USD to 4,000 USD monthly.

You may also get benefits, including free accommodation, airfare, paid holidays and free lunch.

Things to do in Beijing, China while taking a CELTA

Beijing is a city of surprises, and there are only a few cities in the world that offer as much diversity as Beijing. The exotic food, adventure, and impressive architecture leave so much to do in the town that no CELTA trainee ever gets bored in their free time.

Food is a big love of the Chinese, and Beijing does not disappoint. You will find food from all over China, a wide variety of traditional dishes with recipes that date back to centuries. Try the classic local dishes of Peking duck, bean soup, and boiled mutton. There are endless eateries from which you can choose, ranging from street food and market stalls to upmarket cuisine.

Beijing has six world UNESCO sites including the not to be missed Forbidden City, the traditional home of ancient emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Forbidden City is a royal palace whose sheer magnificence needs to be seen to be believed. The Great Wall of China is a must for visitors alongside the temples and fantastic architecture.

After an intensive TEFL session, visit the Tiananmen Square with its unbridled past and 440, 000 square meter space. The square is such a delight to see, especially if you arrive in time for the sunrise or sunset flag-raising ceremonies.

Although the city is hastily getting lost to the rapid modern development, there are lots of trails to the traditional old Beijing. Visit the Lama Temple or walk through an alleyway, called Hutong to see the traditional lifestyle of Beijingers.

An exciting day tour from Beijing could include visiting the Summer Palace and Hou Hai Lake, climbing the Drum and Bell Tower, then stopping off in the Panda Garden to see the giant pandas at Beijing zoo.

Start your CELTA in Beijing. Get certified in one of China’s most impressive and enchanting cities. With its 3000 year history and a firm position in the modern world, Beijing needs to be seen to be believed.

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