What the TEFL Training Encompasses

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 23, 2012 inn Education

The main component of the Teach and Travel China program at ImmerQi is training in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). It helps to have a general idea of what is included in the program to know what to expect when the training starts.

 

Why Pay to Volunteer?

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 22, 2012 inn Special Interest

It might seem strange, the concept of having to pay money to volunteer. However, the type of opportunity offered with the Volunteer Program China requires monetary support and offers significant extras that would be hard to come by with a free program.

Jobs, Football, and Riding Horses

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 18, 2012 inn Special Interest

There are a huge variety of activities and events happening at ImmerQi, and sometimes these activities are started by none other than the interns themselves.

Long and Short-Term Volunteer Programs: The Advantages

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 12, 2012 inn Special Interest

There are two main types of volunteer programs: Short and long-term. One is not necessarily better than the other, because they each have different qualities that would appeal to different people. Nonetheless, there are benefits to either type of volunteer experience.

Long-term Volunteering

The Advantages of Having a TEFL Certification

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 12, 2012 inn Special Interest, Travel

Imagine a university student sitting in a classroom staring out the large window. As the sun pours in and warms their face, the student ponders what it would be like to get away from the world they have always known, and starts to think of a way to go explore the world. The magical thing the student is looking for is TEFL.

How Coming to China Will Benefit University Students

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 11, 2012 inn Special Interest, Study Mandarin

Going abroad, for a student, is often the best thing for them to do. There are many places students will want to go, either for their major or simply because of their interests, and China has a multitude of experiences to offer students abroad.

It is normal for students who are studying the Chinese language and culture or international business to come to China, but those who are studying education can benefit greatly as well.

A Push Start To Finding a Teaching Job

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 11, 2012 inn Special Interest

It is important to think ahead and be prepared in any circumstance of life. When one finishes the Teach and Travel China program it is especially helpful to plan for the future. Once the program is completed eventually working and teaching is fairly high on the todo list, and there are a few ways that will make finding a teaching job easier.

How to Begin a Career After TTC

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 09, 2012 inn Special Interest

There are many options and a lot of help out there for those planning to start a teaching career. Being a part of the Teach and Travel China program gives one a leg up on pursuing teaching. Different paths will be taken after the completion of the program, therefore, different advice can be given to people depending on their circumstance.

Helpful to Know When Feeling Homesick

Author Katie Lawles Published on Oct 09, 2012 in ImmerQi

No matter where one travels or how much fun can be had, falling prey to homesickness is inevitable. This is even more likely to happen when new to a strange country, like China. The sickness doesn’t last forever, and the longer one is away the easier it will get.