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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    This TEFL article is meant for those of you that teach English to the little monsters we all love. English schools are expensive in China, and the parents pay a lot of their hard earned RMB to send their little darlings to learn English from a foreign teacher.…
Working in China has been an eye-opening experience. I have taught English in China, South Korea, Republic of Georgia, and America. I have taught in public settings as well as private settings. Each and every place I’ve worked has taught me both humility and perseverance. I have also been humbled,…
    SATURDAY MORNING – it’s 7:45 am and I have class to teach at 9:00. The walk to the English training center where I work is close, so I know I have some time to kill before class. That’s time I hope will drag, as the class will be…
  Having taught English for more than 20 years, still it is not easy to say that I am a well experienced teacher. So, as an ESL teacher of young children, it is essential to spend time every few weeks thinking about teaching, reading lesson plans every now and then,…
  For those of us who have taught English as a second language in a country where there might not be an official second language, the ability to effectively gauge, grade and contextualize language is absolutely paramount. When we consider that in China, each age group may not have a…
The pillars of Chinese society starkly contrast the western ideals I have been exposed to throughout my life. Vestiges of Confucianism, an ancient Chinese philosophy, are subtly apparent in everyday life in China. For example, the cafeteria in my middle school in China is filled with long snowy tables where…
  We have all heard of, read, or even experienced the horror stories in China that result from a bad contract and school. Unfortunately, these contracts and schools are as common as rice in China. Judging from the numerous blogs, articles, rants and death threats we can read on the…
  We’ve all heard all the reasons why we shouldn’t buy a home in China. The market is bullish... The market is bearish... Prices too high.. Quality too poor... Well, there may be some truth to all of it. However, there are also plenty of reasons why it was one…
This Q & A session is with Russell Stevenson, who is the Director of Studies at EF Education First Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. Russell tells us about some of his likes, some last minute trouble with Georgia, what it is like teaching in Baotou and some hilarious classroom stories. Thank…
  “It’s not looking good, Nige” A sentence that didn’t really do justice to the situation I had found myself in.... Three months before, I was a manager at a bar in Nottingham (some may know it as Shottingham) in the UK, when I saw an advert saying 'Experience an…

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