Published on:
October 12, 2017

by: Emily

Save Money Teaching in China

  When heading to China for the adventure of a lifetime, saving money might not be your first thought. Most teachers are excited about using their wages to explore this huge and diverse country, as well as jetting off to neighbouring South-East Asia, Japan and South Korea. However, we appreciate that many teachers need to [...]

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Published on:
September 27, 2017

by: Jake Collings

Why Teach or Intern in Shenzhen?

  Shenzhen has rapidly gone through one of the most dramatic transformations in urban history. In just 30 years this once-rural fishing village has evolved into a buzzing metropolis with a cityscape to rival Hong Kong and famed being the Silicon Valley of China. It now has a population of over 12 million, and is […]

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Published on:
September 13, 2017

by: Sara

Published on:
August 25, 2017

by: Emily

Setting Expectations for Teaching in China

It’s easy for a first time teacher in China to be blinded by the bright lights of optimism and excitement when embarking on a teach abroad adventure. With all the fascinating and modern metropolises to work in, a more relaxed work schedule, and the favorable cost of living, some teachers raise their expectations to tremendous levels. […]

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Published on:
August 18, 2017

by: Guest

5 Ways to Save Money while Teaching in China

Photo by Athena Lao It’s well known that teaching abroad can be financially advantageous. This week’s blog post comes from Emily, a travel writer, and considers how you can adjust to a lifestyle in China and save money, while teaching in one of the world’s most exciting and rapidly developing nations.   Limit Your Expenses […]

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Published on:
August 2, 2017

by: Tom

Published on:
July 26, 2017

by: Will Perrins

What salary can I expect teaching in China?

How much you can earn teaching in China is based on several key factors, such as type of school you work for, location in China and level of experience. Regardless of these factors, Opportunity China do not partner with any schools that pay less than RMB8000 (£900/$1200) per month – the majority pay upwards of [...]

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Published on:
July 12, 2017

by: Will Perrins

Am I Qualified to Teach in China?

A question many potential applicants will ask themselves (and Google!) when considering a role teaching in China. Also a question that isn’t made easier when browsing through conflicting search engine results and TEFL forum postings! Here are some of the most common asked questions and the cold hard facts about eligibility for teaching in China... [...]

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Published on:
July 7, 2017

by: Will Perrins

Health and Safety when Teaching in China- Part 2

Medical Check Information

This week’s blog considers what teachers can do, and precautions to take, to stay safe and healthy once you have arrived in China. For information on Medical Checks before and after going to China, check out our guide here. First up, familiarise yourself with local services   On arrival, take the time to check out [...]

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Published on:
June 29, 2017

by: Will Perrins

Staying Safe and Healthy- Part 1 Pre-Departure

Your well-being and safety while living and working in China is paramount, and there are a number of steps you can take both before you leave for China, as well as throughout your time in the country, to help you keep healthy and safe! This week’s blog focuses on just a few of the steps [...]

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