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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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“Sarah, what song are we going to listen to next week?” One of the students excitedly asked me after I finished my weekly music class. “You’ll have to wait and see,” I replied with a mischievous grin and walked away, leaving my student hanging on a cliff.  I don’t usually…
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…
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…
 “Teaching pronunciation can be dangerous…” This sentence is not a profound thought – nor is it a conclusion I have reached after long academic research....   I have a small class of three lovely ladies, aged 60, true beginners in the process of learning the English language, who I teach…
If you are an ESL or TEFL teacher, you know that students are often shy about speaking. We cannot blame them for this; speaking English is difficult. Students may feel frustrated that they do not have the vocabulary they need to express themselves. At the same time, students need to…
Pair work is very important in a TEFL classroom. My TEFL course tutors highlighted this very clearly and I experienced it first hand in my own classes. The advantages of pairing students?   The Advantages of Pairing Up ESL Students   - Increase student talking time (each and every student…
Are you a budding TEFL article writer? Do you enjoy teaching and feel you have some good knowledge or ideas you would like to share with other teachers? If you do, then read on...   We are looking for active teachers who have something to share with other teachers to…
When I started English teaching, I generally used music in the classroom as just a listening task; filling in the gaps and maybe as something fun to do on a Friday morning or late afternoon.  However, since then with more experience, and from reading more widely, I have begun to…
My TEFL/TESL teaching years were the most rewarding in my life; probably not so much in terms of cash but invaluable when it came to creating connections and most importantly, the job satisfaction coming from the visible, measurable results: when having a decent conversation in English after a few months…

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