Published on:
December 14, 2017

by: Stephanie

Top 5 Tips for Writing a Teach Abroad Resume

Compiling a resume for a teaching job abroad needs to be carefully considered as it’s the first step in the application journey, and could make a big difference in securing an interview for your dream teaching role – particularly when there are many other good candidates. Here are our top 5 tips!   1. Remember […]

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December 6, 2017

by: Emily

The Brilliance of Chinese Co-Workers & Teaching Assistants

This week's post was kindly written by Christy Clayton, currently teaching in Beijing for Aihua English. Thank goodness for Chinese co-workers. If it weren’t for them I’m pretty sure the majority of foreign teachers would have spontaneously combusted out of frustration, confusion, or any other reason! In an Aihua school, foreign teachers are dropped into [...]

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Published on:
November 30, 2017

by: Will Perrins

Pre-Departure Webinar Series – Preparing you to Teach in China

Here at Opportunity China we appreciate that whether you’re an experienced teaching professional or a recent graduate, it’s important to feel prepared, secure and confident when moving away to live and teach in a country as different as China. So, how will Opportunity China assist you? Well, in addition to the individual pre-departure support you'll receive from your [...]

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Published on:
November 23, 2017

by: Will Perrins

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November 15, 2017

by: Tom

What to Pack when Teaching in China

It’s a big and frequently asked question – what do I need to pack to teach in China? For those teachers heading out to China for the first time, it can seem a bit daunting to pack your life in to 20kg! Here I consider some of the essential items to pack, things to avoid [...]

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Published on:
October 26, 2017

by: Stephanie

How does Opportunity China choose its Partner Schools?

Here at Opportunity China we’ve recently returned from not one, but two extended due diligence ‘tours’ to meet with long-standing partner schools and prospective new partner schools. These visits are always a real highlight for the OC Management Team. This week’s blog post considers how Opportunity China choose new partner schools and monitors existing ones. What [...]

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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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September 13, 2017

by: Sara

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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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