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If you are planning to visit to Xi'an and the surrounding areas and love the big outdoors, then hiking up Hua Shan Mountain should 100% be on your itinery.    Hua Shan is a major mountain and part of the Qinling mountain range, which provides a natural boundary between north…
How much money do ESL teachers make in China? This is actually a tricky question and there is a large amount of variation in teachers salary in different parts of China; a little like asking 'how long is a piece of string?'   In general, the salary of an ESL teacher in…
Ordering Chinese food in China can be extremely difficult for most people coming to live or travel in China. Whether you are an English teacher living and teaching in China, or you are planning a holiday to China, the chances are that at some point you are going to be…
I received a job aplication from a teacher looking to teach in China a few months ago. Like all new TEFL graduates, she was keen, eager to start speaking to schools and recruiters and find her first teaching job. I'm sure you remember what it was like? You've worked hard…
So you've arrived in your chosen city of China after having cemented an English teaching gig at some public or private institution and are now pondering the thought of entering the dating or relationship scene to get back into the swing of things to remain sane. Chinese girls: a completely…
"On On!" screamed Stuart (Hash name: Foot Fetish), as he spots another discreet arrow on the pavement running towards Da Ming Gong Park!  "Follow the Arrows marked out on the pavement, while being aware of any trick arrows, and most of all... don’t get lost!" Myself (Hash name Tiny Tim…
Chongqing is one of the four large municipalities in China, after Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. It is the largest city is south-west China. Chongqing is a river port city, where the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers meet. It is also a ‘mountain’ city and a stunning place to live and teach. …
Xi’an in China was one of the four great ancient cities in the world, along with Rome, Athens and Cairo. The city has a wealth of cultural artifacts and jaw-dropping places to visit. Xi’an was the starting point of the old Silk Road to the west, and so the city…
Welcome to the download page of our award-winning Guide to Teaching in China! To download our free Guide to Teaching in China PDF, please scroll down to the bottom and click the download link. The Guide to Teaching in China has everything you need to know when first coming to…
When I first qualified as a teacher in 2002, I came at a lucky time when the ESL industry was just beginning to grow and coming to China was very much a new thing. Following my TEFL training, I applied for a number of jobs and accepted one in Xi’an…
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