TEFL Courses in China
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1. Old Suttonians English Language Centre
Principal: Dannis Cheung (British)
Senior Trainer: Jacob Martin (American)
Location: Zhongshan City, Guang Dong
Wechat ID: Osenglish
Telephone Number: +86 (0) 760 8888 8220
Mobile Number 1: +86 138 2390 4043
Mobile Number 2: +86 152 1943 6358
Address: 99 Tao Jin Jie, Zone A12, Kai Yin Xin Cheng, Torch Development Zone, Zhongshan City, Guang Dong, China
Post Code: 528403
Old Suttonians English Language Centre (OS) was founded in 2012 by two TESOL teachers that saw a real lack of a modern liberal education through the medium of English in the area. The principal activity of OS is to train English teachers and operate schools and training centres by providing English as an Additional Language courses. Those same two individuals still work at OS and keep the same high standards as when OS was founded. Now they hold the titles of the Principal and Director of Studies. They started OS in a small yet humble location in one of the fastest developing cities in Zhongshan, China. After many years of hard work and dedication to the learning process, they were able to expand to a much bigger location with over 10,000 square feet of classroom space, over 30,000 square feet of outdoor sports area and playground. In addition to all of that, we have dormitory rooms, indoor sports room, reading lounge, library, roof garden and so much more on our premises for TESOL teachers to use while learning or doing their Internship. We have a dynamic team of 10 experienced teachers to support trainees and a varied student population. In addition, over 3000 students have passed through our doors and many have successfully endeavored on overseas study.
Here at Old Suttonians we provide the environment and resources that TESOL teachers need to grow and succeed. Our state-of-the-art after school education centre comes equipped with computers, projectors, white boards, printers and photocopiers. Our team of international staff is highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields and are here to help TESOL teachers expand and learn the skills necessary to becoming an effective TESOL teacher. You will be made to feel at home because your trainers are from the USA, UK, Australia and of course our host country China.
By profession our Principal is a qualified accountant in the UK and Australia but he has had a passion for education for a long time. He is Montessori trained and certified as a TESOL teacher by the TESOL Training International USA many years ago. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists in the UK since 2000. Leading the team of extraordinary teachers is the Director of Studies, Jacob Martin. Jacob has over a decade of teaching English experience in China and Hong Kong as well as being a multi-certified TESOL trainer. Some of his certificates include “TESOL Certificate- Trinity College London 2008. TESOL Trainer- TESOL Training International USA 2013. and TESOL Trainer- Westminster College London”.
OS is located in beautiful Zhongshan, Zhongshan is situated in the pearl river delta region of Guangdong province, on the west bank of the estuary of the pearl river. It is geographically connected with Guangzhou (capital of Guangdong province) on the north and in close vicinity to Hong Kong and Macau. There are three foreign trade ports within the city and five airports around. Railway transportation to other parts of the country is also convenient with the railways starting in nearby Guangzhou.
Zhongshan covers an area of 1,800 sq. km and has a permanent population of some 1.4 million. The city is located in a subtropical humid zone with an annual average temperature around 23°C. The area has a low cost of living. Your money goes a long way in Zhongshan. From Zhongshan, Hong Kong is reachable by ferry in just 1hour 30 minutes. Airports in Guangdong’s capital Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Macau are reachable in 30 minutes by train.
Zhongshan has nurtured numerous prominent historical figures throughout its history. On November 12, 1866, Dr. Sun Yat-sen (also Sun Zhongshan) the great forerunner of China’s Democratic revolution, was born at Cuiheng village of Zhongshan. In memory of him, the country of Xiangshan, which was set up
in 1152, was renamed after Dr. Sun as Zhongshan in 1952. Now, Zhongshan is China’s only city that is named after a great historical figure.
• Full suite of books and learning materials published by OS or affiliates.
• Fully equipped teachers’ rooms, with libraries of supplementary resources and teaching notes, full of ideas for your specific lessons.
• Internet accessible via computers in every classroom.
• Academic support and guidance from an experienced Director of
Studies and an international highly qualified operations team.