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I am an ESL teacher, now living and working in China! I love my teaching job and I’d like to take a few minutes to share my story…   How it all started   Until last year, I had been working in Florida in the banking sector. However, I had…
Have you seen the amount of TEFL job adverts that want people to teach young learners? More and more private English schools in China are taking on younger and younger students. Partly it’s to offer their customers a service that they want, and partly it’s to make more money. After…
An Older Teacher's Experience of Coming to Teach English in China Here we were in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand; the land of the free, a beautiful land, the land of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Both daughters, all grown up and independent, had flown the…
Common Problems at English Language Schools in China Many English training schools in China are absolutely great to work for. However, there are many English schools in China which should be avoided. Your experience of living and working in China will vary greatly on the choices you make and who…
My Experience at a Private Language School in China One of the biggest fears I had when moving to China was finding a job.  For every enquiry that was made we researched the company, the location, online forums and read every bit of feedback that could be found in an…
Home Comforts in China! I write this post having been in Nanjing now for nearly four months. With the insight of hindsight it is good for a moment to reflect back on our initial expectations, our highs and our lows and reality. To everyone planning to relocate to a foreign…
Traveller's Syndrome: Reverse Culture Shock. Ask any traveller what the worst part of travelling is and many, if not most of them will tell you: “coming home.” After all the adventures, excitement and new horizons, the thought of returning to a normal everyday life, can be pretty uninspiring. Sure, you've…
Free Printable Chinese Menu (Pocket Sized) One of the biggest problems both new (and old) teachers have when they come to China is ordering Chinese food. Scroll to the bottom to download our free folding pocket menu. In fast food restaurants in China, such as McDonald's, KFC, Burger King, etc,…
  I’ve been living in China for about two years now. Soon I will be celebrating 2nd anniversary of my love affair with China and its citizens. I really have a strong affinity for this country. My love for China doesn’t mean I’m doing well or I’ve realized all my…
Arriving in China to teach English was a great cultural shock, as everything was different to what I expected. Although the school offered some help with setting up a bank account in China that was as far as they would go. The first point of reflection I discovered was that…
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