In this section, you’ll find a whole bunch of quality and informative articles to read about Teaching in China and also articles about life and getting by in China.

All of the articles were either written by our experienced team here at RAY English or by guest writers who have lived and taught in China or still continue to do so. If you are interested in joining our team of contributors, then you can send a message here.

Please select Teaching in China below for articles about being a teacher and picking up new ideas or select Living in China for general articles about life and getting by in China. There is a search bar in each so you can find teaching articles and China articles relevant to you.


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RAY English speaks with Katie Lydon, a TEFL teacher from Ireland who is teaching with EF Education First in Bijiang, Hangzhou.   1. Can you say a little about yourself and where you are from?    I'm from a small village in rural, west of Ireland. I grew up on…
"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…
As an English as a second language instructor I have run across some, of what I like to call, questionable material. Some of the material I’ve seen in books makes me cringe and shake my head in wonder at who developed the content. This is not just in China, but…
When first coming to China as an English teacher, or indeed returning back to China for another year, many TEFL teachers may just consider clothing and a few other things when packing their suitcases. But there are many cool things which TEFL teachers coming to China can also pack into…
It's been four years since I decided to work as an English teacher in China. As you know the easiest and most commonly job available job to get in China is to teach English. As a Filipino English teacher, English is my 2nd language, it is widely spoken in the…
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…
Making TEFL lesson plans is a key job and will take up much of the working week for any ESL teacher. Having an effective lesson plan will make both your life easier as a TEFL teacher and will dramatic effects on your students learning...   Things to Consider Before You…
Young ESL Learners are young children who are just venturing out into the world and learning new things everyday. Coming to a language school might be a little frightening for some younger ones, so it is important that you create an environment in the classroom which is fun and relaxed.…
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…

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