TEFL in China - Liaoning

Date posted:2006-01-10 | Writer: American ALIFA Sushan Language Center | Email: [email protected]

American ALIFA Sushan Language Center is a private English language center located in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, a large city to the Northeast of Beijing and better known as the former capital of the Manchurian Empire (the last Empire).
Shenyang is a big city of 7 million people with a hometown atmosphere. It's just an overnight train ride from Beijing and a few hours train ride from the Yellow Sea.
It houses its own Imperial Palace, and two Manchurian Emperors' tombs.

Now that you know more about our city, let me tell you about our schools.
We currently have ten native ESL teachers teaching in four language centers throughout Shenyang. Most of our students are ages 6 to 16 with occassional adult or kindergarten classes. We team teach with Chinese English teachers who are responsible for the writing and reading progress of the students, including testing, evaluating and meeting with parents; therefore allowing the foreign teachers to focus on speaking and listening.
Below is a summary of our basic contract:
Salary: 5000 RMB for up to 80 hours/ month; most classes are in the evening and on the weekend with a few programs in local schools in the afternoon. Overtime is voluntary and paid 80 RMB/hr.
* Furnished apt. with western toilet facilities;
*Paid utilities except for telephone.
*Transportation fee provided for teachers whose schools are not near their housing.
*Full airfare reimbursement for a twelve-month contract (11 month contracts optional)

*working visa provided
*internet access in apartments
*training provided
*24 hour/day assistance with a friendly and helpful staff

After reading the above, if you are further interested in our school, please send your resume, copies of degrees and/ or TESOL or any teaching certification and passport photo (you can block out the number if you want to) and any other recent photo (especially if you don't look anything like your passport photo!!). Also please include your telephone number and a good time to reach you local time. In return, we will send you a copy of our contracts along with references upon request.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Have a great day!

Suzanne Scruggs
American ALIFA Sushan Language Center
tel: 86-24-23250010


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This was a great lesson to read. The many different ways a teacher can teach a course with different equipment is great to know. I think some of the ways may be a little outdated in today's world such as cassettes but all in all I have learned many different approaches and tips to using specific equipment. I feel like this is one of the most beneficial units so far as it gives you a large source of beneficial information.This unit went over types of tests, why they're taken, and how to use them. A placement test shows what level the student is at, and what class to put them in. A diagnostic test is taken at the beginning of the class and helps the teacher know what level the students are at and what needs to be focused on. Progress tests are taken throughout the year. An external test, like the Cambridge exam, is taken outside the school.