The TEFL in China training program is organized by the Information Research Center, of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA). The TEFL in China certification is authorized by the department of Cultural and Educational Experts, of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), and is officially recognized throughout China.
In order to address fluctuations in supply and demand for foreign teachers in China, foreign expert status is limited to those who have two years teaching experience. The department of Cultural and Educational Experts, of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) permits foreigners to teach in China, with foreign expert status, if they have taken the TEFL in China training, have obtained their certificate, and have their records on the evaluation system for foreign language experts, which is maintained by the Information Research Center, SAFEA. Of course, every applicant who would like to apply for a foreign expert certificate must have a bachelor's degree or beyond.
The TEFL training is an intensive program. The course complies with international standards. The training is designed for those who are motivated to teach English in China. The purpose of the training class is to help foreign teachers:
- Teach English effectively as a foreign language in China
- Understand and align their work with the Chinese education system
- Adapt to Chinese culture
- Adjust their teaching style according to the learning habits of Chinese students
Upon successful completion of this training and the examination, the TEFL in China Certificate will be awarded. All trainers posses degrees in education and substantial teaching experience in China. They do not limit the training to TEFL theory. Rather, they share the practical experience and offer a realistic preview of the work EFL teachers do in China.