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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I Lost My Voice Teaching! I came down with a second virus a couple of weeks ago, the first one gave me laryngitis, and just as I was recovering, I was hit with another one. I was not aware that teaching kindergarten could take such a toll on the voice,…
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…
TEFL Roleplays We all know the drill, role plays are supposed to be an integral part of the way in which we teach English. They are supposed to give the students the chance to practise and ultimately present what they have learnt to you and their peers. So the questions…
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,…
RAY English Teacher Referral Program We love teacher referrals here at RAY English. Are you one of the many of ESL teachers we have placed in China? Have you been pleased with our personal service to you? Have you been happy with the TEFL job we found you? Then please…
Preparing for your TEFL Skype interview Well then, you have slogged out your guts and completed your TEFL course (hardest four weeks ever, right?), have applied for English teaching jobs you've found online, sent off your documents and now have been offered an interview for a teaching job. Exciting stuff!…
Teaching English with No Materials Yes, you've received a phone call to come in and teach with no time to prepare your lesson...PANIC!! There can be times when you may need to teach a lesson with no materials. As English teachers, we always strive to plan good lessons, but sometimes…
Forget Facebook, forget Whatsapp, forget Line, easily the best mobile phone app for communication has to be WeChat (or Weixin in Chinese). WeChat has close to 600 million users in China, meaning pretty much anyone living in China with a phone uses WeChat to chat with friends.  More than just a…
Teaching Business English Let me set the scene for you. A class of sixteen students, ranging in ability from pre-intermediate to advanced and an age range of about 28 – 55, all looking to me, their new teacher, for an expert lesson in Business English. Should I mention that I…
The China University Placement Program  The China University Placement Program is the largest and most dedicated placement program for teachers in China. If you want a University teaching job in China, then you have arrived at the right destination. Find out about the program and download the PDF brochure at…

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