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Chongqing is a major city in China, the largest EFL job market in the world. With more than 300 million English learners, China offers unlimited opportunities for native and fluent English speakers with a TEFL or TESOL qualification.
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TEFL in Chongqing | TEFL China | ITTT

ITTT’s Chongqing TEFL training center gives attendees the chance to study an in-class TEFL course in just three weeks. This is the perfect option for trainees who want to attend a classroom based course but have time restrictions.

Chongqing is a busy industrial city in southwest China located on the Yangzi River. The city has a population of over 18 million people and is an important transport hub and manufacturing base. Famous for its spicy cuisine which makes extensive use of Sichuan pepper, Chongqing attracts visitors from all over the country looking to try its most famous dish, Chongqing hot pot. This spicy broth is available at thousands of hot pot restaurants around the city and is celebrated in a yearly hot pot festival when over ten thousand hot pot restaurants give discounts to diners.

Chongqing has a long and fascinating history dating back three thousand years when it was founded. The city served as the provisional capital of the country during the Second World War and became known as “the City of Heroes” after surviving numerous bombing raids. Today, Chongqing is and important economic center and transport hub as well as an increasingly popular destination for tourists from China and elsewhere due to its role as the gateway to the Three Gorges area.

The rest of the country is easily accessible from Chongqing through its air, rail and road transport network. The international airport connects the city to several major cities including Los Angeles, London, Moscow and Bangkok. Getting around the city is easy with the metro, bus and monorail services forming the city’s transport infrastructure.

Take your TEFL course in Chonqing, China with ITTT and you will not only earn an internationally recognized teaching certificate but you will also discover the culture and history of this fascinating part of China.

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The School

Our training center in Chongqing, China is well situated to make the most of the amenities the city has to offer. Chongqing is served by an excellent public transport network making getting around the city easy. Our training center is well-equipped with all you will need throughout your time with us.

Our TEFL instructors are all experienced in the EFL industry and will do their best to help you become an effective teacher of English. If you are looking to earn an internationally recognised TEFL certificate in an interesting destination, then our TEFL course in Chongqing, China is a fantastic option.


Our course participants have a range of accommodation options to choose from including a private room in a guesthouse with air-conditioning, cable television and other facilities. This is located a short walk away from the training center.

You are not obligated to use our recommended options and are free to make your own arrangements if you so wish.

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.

You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. 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
US$ 1490
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the tuition for the program include?


    The course deposit must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Pay Pal and bank transfer.

    Course fees include all course related services such as course moderation and accreditation fees as well as our lifetime job placement guidance and basic services.

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

  • What is an average program day like?


    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?


    The maximum number of students is fifteen but class sizes are generally smaller with around eight to twelve trainees. Most trainees come from America, Australia, Britain and Canada but we also accept non-native speakers with high proficiency in English.

  • What are the teaching practice students and classes like?


    Our students for the teaching practice sessions are local Chinese students. The students attend because they want to and are keen to learn and engage with the lessons.

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


    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 TEFL job market in Chongqing like? Will I have trouble getting a job?


    There are many opportunities for newly qualified English teachers in Chongqing. You should be able to find job relatively easily after completing the course.

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


    We recommend that you start sending out your CVs and making appointments for interviews with employers in the 2nd or 3rd week of your course. Preparing ahead of time will help you secure a job in no time after the course has finished.

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


    We will give you information to help you with your job hunt in China including lists of schools to contact.

  • What is the average salary like?


    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?


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

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


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

  • Do schools provide work permits?


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

  • What is a typical teaching position like?


    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?


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

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


    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 TEFL 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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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.