General Plan IH Shanghai

Shanghai, China

Our main training centre is located in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong New District of Shanghai. Our second centre is a purpose built learning campus (incorporating on-site accommodation) at Brilliant City, which is also in Pudong New District

We’re a dedicated teacher training centre, so almost everyone around is a trainer or a teacher. It means that the centre is often quiet and we’ve got plenty of space – so we’re not crowded (a premium in most Chinese cities!)

Even our students for TP classes for CELTA and Delta are mostly teachers themselves, so they’re always curious about what candidates are doing – and they’re also eager to learn.

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Course Type Dates Sort descending Mode Fee
DELTA Module 2 01 Mar - 09 Apr 2021
Full time F2F 24,000 RMB
CELTA 29 Mar - 30 Apr 2021
Full-time, fully online
100% Online FT 13,800 RMB
CELTA 03 May - 28 May 2021
Full time F2F 13,800 RMB

Life in and around Shanghai

Shanghai probably doesn’t need much introduction anymore, but it’s always developing into a more complete destination for travellers. The city is split east-west by the Huangpu River – with the skyscrapers of the new town on the East bank (Pu Dong) and the famous former concessions of foreign trading posts on the West bank (Pu Xi) – with distinctive styles of French tree-lined avenues and British and American-style Art Deco buildings.

Almost certainly China’s most developed, diverse and interesting city, there’s more to do and see in Shanghai than anywhere else in the country. There are several world class museums, a wide range of notable restaurants (serving both Chinese and foreign food), as well as bars, clubs and nightlife where locals & visitors are good at mixing.

For people interested in learning more about China, it’s probably less of a ‘deep-end’ experience than Beijing, but if you want to experience the China you always imagined, then that’s here too! There’s a small ‘ancient town’, but, even better, there are a whole range of canal towns, which often dates back hundreds of years.

Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park is a quiet and green retreat from the noise of the city centre, so a good place to rest and study. At the weekend, most people head into Shanghai’s older areas (Puxi) for a wider range of lively bars and restaurants.

Due to the high-speed rail network, it’s possible to get to notable historic sites, such as the gardens of Suzhou , and the Yangtze river in Nanjing, within 1 hour.

Studying in Shanghai

Most people will arrive from abroad at Pudong International Airport. It’s easy to get to Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park … by metro (30 minutes), taxi (30-40 minutes) or by Maglev (around 7-9 minutes)

The training centre is a 5-minute walk from the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park stop on Line 2 (light green on most maps) of the Shanghai Metro system. It’s the key line running across the whole city – from Pudong Airport in the East to Hongqiao Hub (joint high-speed rail and domestic airport) in the West. In between is the city centre, which is approximately 20-30 minutes from the training centre.

There are 2 supermarkets near the school in Chamtime Plaza – at the Jinke Metro stop. One is an Auchan Hypermarket – selling just about everything; the other is a smaller ‘import’ supermarket – specialising in imported foods, such as cheese and coffee, which are often popular with foreign visitors.

Starbucks is 5-minute walk away at the nearest subway station. The Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Metro stop is surrounded by a food mall, including lots of Chinese, Korean and Japanese options.

The ‘German Centre’ is 5-minutes the other way and is a good place for a coffee and a sandwich – or a more substantial western meal.

There’s also Chamtime Plaza – 20 minutes on foot or 1 stop on the metro – which has a much bigger range of options for food, shopping and cinema. It also has the nearest bar to the training centre – ‘The Blue Frog’.


There’s a wide range of accommodation nearby, as there a lot of visiting temporary workers for the hi-tech park. There’s a wide range of possibilities for hotel accommodation, but there are also short stay serviced-apartments and AirBnB.

Accommodation can be expensive in Shanghai and there’s a very wide range on offer, but, in general, visitors should budget for at least 5000 RMB per month.

We can’t book accommodation directly, but we will help candidates to contact suitable local accommodation.