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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In all language training schools in China, you'll find local Chinese teachers who teach English to children and also lower level adults. They have the ability to teach English, but also explain tricky points in Chinese, which is super useful. Local teachers will also be Teaching Assistants for foreign TEFL…
We stopped by to speak to Alison English, who is a full-time English teacher with EF Education First Tianjin. Alison tells us about becoming an English teacher and what it is like to work at EF. 1. Can you say a little about yourself and where you are from?  I…
  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…
This Q&A Session is with Lydia Li, who is studying English at EF Education First Hohhot. Hohhot is to be found in a northerly province in China, Inner Mongolia. Its nice to speak to a student here to get the flipside on what its like to learn English in China,…
How to grade your language as an ESL teacher: the new teacher’s greatest skill.  (Part II) For those of us who have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in a country where there might not be an official second language, the ability to effectively gauge, grade and contextualize language…
  Four Ways to Quiet Your Classroom Without Losing Your Voice (or Sanity) When I was coming to teach English in China I was often told that Chinese students are very shy. Now if you told me that, I would just laugh! My students in China are just as loud…
  December is a favorite month for many families all over the world. The weather changes, bringing along fresh breezes that announce the beginning of the Christmas season. Christmas is often associated with Santa Claus, gifts and food. Christmas trees begin to adorn homes all over the world and the quest…
Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. Regardless of your teaching experience or level of Chinese, at some point you’ve reprimanded your students for using L1 in class. ‘No Chinese!’ ‘In English, please,’ or words to that effect. Maybe you understood what they were saying, but probably not. Either way…
   Let’s face it. You’ve got the teaching certificate, got your backside over to China and had all the observations and training your new place will provide but you are still seriously confused. You have all these new classes and kids to deal with, new jargon to remember and on…
When TEFL teachers get ready for our classes, we always use teaching activities that help us to achieve a range of particular teaching aims. If we see positive results in ability, fluency and language acquisition later on, we feel that real English teaching took place. Strategic Thinking TEFL Teachers On…

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