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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It’s common that English teachers usually do a warmer at the beginning of TEFL classes to help students feel at ease in class and think about the target topic or vocabulary. A “pre-warmer” is a warmer…before your warmer for your TEFL class. Why do we do a “pre-warmer”? In a…
  I can still recall my first ever day of teaching in China. It was a Wednesday, and I had been expecting to begin the day before with Grade 8’s, but instead I was jumping right into the deep end with utterly terrified looking 4 year-olds in the Kindergarten. I…
Wayne Kelso gives some good insights into Tips on Teaching Kindergarten. Wayne is a young learner specialist and teaches kindergarten in China. #1 - Involve as many kids as possible If I’ve learned anything from teaching in China, it’s that the kids like nothing more than to participate. Whatever the…
RAY English spent some time with Annie and Ian, a couple who are living and teaching in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province. They tell us how they came to live and teach in Daqing, what EF Daqing is like and how people get by in the winter! Hey guys, can you tell…
Can you say a little about yourself and where you are from? Hi, my name is Dave Muir and I’m from Scotland, UK. Currently I am a Director of Studies at EF in Chengdu. I lived and worked at EF Education First in Wuhan for 2 and half years before…
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…
Before coming to China I read countless articles on what to pack. I had my mini first-aid kit, some deodorant and clothes for every occasion. With my luggage a bit overweight, I was sure I was ready to literally weather any storm, but here are a few things I wish…
I have written this article in the hope that it may help some readers to avoid getting lost in China! About a month into my Chinese adventure, I found myself utterly lost on my way to work in China. I had missed the bus and had decided to take a…
Firstly, I would like this to go on record, that the purpose of this TEFL blog is not to bash English schools in China, recruiters, teachers, or principles. The purpose of this TEFL blog is to provide you with the useful information that many of us English teachers in China…
  A well planned English class can do wonders for your self-confidence, your ESL students, and your school. We have all had those classes where we wished we put a little more effort into it or prepared a bit more. There is no greater feeling for an ESL instructor than…

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