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TESOL Certifications in Chongqing | China

Our TESOL training course in Chongqing, China is a great choice for those seeking an authentic Chinese experience while earning an internationally recognised teaching qualification. The course is completed over a period of three weeks and offers an excellent solution for trainees who want an in-class course but are restricted by time constraints.

Situated on the banks of the Yangzi River, Chongqing is a thriving industrial and economic center in southwest China. Since being founded three thousand years ago, the city has served as the country’s capital a number of times. The city has always been an important transport hub due to its location on the Yangzi River and is now a major manufacturing and industrial center.

The city is also a very popular destination for Chinese tourists and increasingly with foreign visitors too partly because of its role as the gateway to the Three Gorges area and partly because of its spicy cuisine using the Sichuan pepper famed throughout the country. The city’s most famous dish is Chongqing hot pot and the city hosts an annual hot pot festival which brings many people to the city to enjoy and celebrate this spicy broth.

Chongqing’s transport infrastructure connects the city to the rest of the country by air, rail and road and several international destinations can be reached via the international airport. The city’s public transport services include bus, metro and a monorail making getting around on a day-to-day basis relatively easy.

If you want to experience authentic Chinese history and culture, then you can’t go wrong by taking your TESOL course with ITTT in Chonqing, China.

4 weeks in-class course in Chongqing
special price on offer from
$ 1490

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The School

The TESOL training center in Chongqing, China is in one of its largest English language schools. The TESOL school offers great facilities to help students during their studies and we aim to provide a comfortable learning environment for trainees. The classes are quite intimate and trainers often focus on giving students individual attention to produce the best possible outcome.

The TESOL course itself is an amazing experience for any individual who would like to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Our TESOL trainers are equipped with all the necessary skills and experience needed to teach you to become a successful teacher of English.


We offer a variety of accommodation types for course trainees to choose from. One option is a private room in a guesthouse with air-conditioning, cable television and other facilities, which is located just 5 minutes from the training school.

If you would like to arrange your own accommodation, we will try to assist you with that.

Course dates

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Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
US$ 890
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

full course
RMB 4500
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Chongqing
special price on offer from
$ 1490

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the tuition for the program include?

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    Deposits for the course must be paid directly to our administrative centre. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest ways to pay, but payments via PayPal and bank transfer are also accepted.

    Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.

    Final payment is to be paid directly to the training center in cash or by credit card before the first day of your course.

  • What is an average program day like?

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    Class time is generally 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, with mid morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. There will be a mixture of workshops, real classroom observation and in-classroom teaching practice supported by the trainer or experienced teachers.

  • How many students on average are in the program each month?

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    The number of students on each course is generally around 8 - 12 but the maximum is 15 students. The majority of students are from America, Australia, Britain and Canada. We also accept non-native speakers with high proficiency in English.

  • What are the teaching practice students and classes like?

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    For the teaching practice component you will be teaching local students. Class sizes and levels will vary, but you will always find the students to be very enthusiastic. All our students have volunteered to attend, so you can be sure that they are only coming because they really want to learn English!

  • What is the program accommodation like? Where is it located?

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    You can stay at a guesthouse in a private room with AC, cable TV and other basic facilities. The place is about 5 minutes away from the school on foot.

  • What is the TESOL job market in Chongqing like? Will I have trouble getting a job?

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    The job market in Chongqing is good and you should not have any problems finding work after graduating if you start your job hunt in time.

  • When do I need to start looking for work in Chongqing? Where do I start?

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    We recommend that you start sending out CVs and applying for interviews around the second or third week of the course. The sooner you start your job hunt, the better.

  • What will TESOL International do to help me secure employment?

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    We will give you information to help you with your job search in China. You will also receive a list of schools that you can apply to.

  • What is the average salary like?

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    The average salary for foreign teachers in the Southwest China including Chongqing, Kunming and Chengdu is $1500 USD to $3000 USD per month. The amount you actually earn will depend greatly upon how much you work.

  • Do most schools provide accommodation for their teachers?

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    No,but they can help you to find places to stay if you want.

  • How many of the TESOL graduates actually find work in Chongqing?

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    Most of our course graduates who have wanted to work in Chongqing have been able to secure teaching positions.

  • Do schools provide work permits?

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    They can help you to get/extend your work visa as well as your work permit.

  • What is a typical teaching position like?

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    Of course, it varies from school to school, but you may be expected to teach a variety of courses, ranging from children to business professionals at all levels, in groups or in private. Most of the work in Chongqing is at Language Centers and public schools and therefore, most of the hours available are very different. You may need to travel to classes at different schools.

  • Can I return to my country and teach with my certificate?

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    Yes, it‘s possible although the requirements for working in ESL or TESOL in many Western countries are different and sometimes need graduate education in ESL or TESOL.

  • What are the average housing and living expenses in Chongqing?

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    Most likely you will rent a room in an apartment or house with other teachers (US$200-300 per month), and of course it depends on where you choose to live. A pleasant, small 2 to 3 bedroom house in Chongqing City is about US$ 400 to 700 per month. Apartments are available for more. It is fair to say that TESOL teachers are very well-paid by local standards in Chongqing, which means they can afford a comfortable standard of living.

  • What do I do if I get sick in Chongqing? Are there western-standard medical facilities?

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    If you find yourself requiring medical attention, you can go to an international standard clinic. There are 95 international standard clinics in Chongqing.

    While of course, the staff at our center are willing to help if needed.

  • How do I get to Chongqing?

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    Chongqing is just a 40-minute taxi ride from the airport. A metered taxi charges approximately around RMB 100 to the city center whether the guesthouse and the school are located.

  • What documents do I need to bring?

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    Please bring your resume/CV because the school will require this in the teaching practice. When you secure work you may be asked to provide originals and copies of your college degrees and transcripts. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if driving in Chongqing. PLEASE BRING ALONG COPIES OF YOUR PASSPORT AND VISA ON YOUR FIRST DAY OF THE COURSE FOR REGISTRATION.

  • What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing do I need to bring?

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    Known as one of the three furnaces in China, Chongqing has a humid sub-tropical climate with very long and very hot summers. The humidity is the highest of any other city in China, and the temperatures get up to 35°C (95°F) in the built-up areas. Though the temperatures are very high, the city experiences a great deal of cloud cover, though this is much less in the summer than in the winter. The winters are shorter and are not too cold, with low temperatures of around 6°C (43°F). The city of Chongqing is also notoriously foggy, with fog for about 100 days each year, which can be hard to deal with! The poor air quality can be a significant problem for some people, as the pollution can be damaging to your health if you are staying there for a long time.


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