August 8, 2018
October 26, 2017
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 [...]
September 13, 2017
Types of School in China – what are the differences, and what type would be a good fit for me?
If you’re just starting your TEFL journey in China, one of the major initial decisions when considering teaching in China is the type of school you’d to work in, as this can have a big impact on your overall experience. The difference between public schools/ international schools and private language centres is distinct, and often […]
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... [...]
September 15, 2015
Chinese Style education in British schools?
Like me, you may have enjoyed the recent BBC series “Chinese School”, where Year 9 students at the Bohunt school in Liphook, Hampshire, underwent 4 weeks of Chinese style education, in an experiment to see if they could outperform their peers attending normal British Curriculum classes at the school. You can catch up on the [...]
June 25, 2015
Comparisons between British and Chinese Schools
I have worked in a number of UK state secondary schools, in Hampshire, Dorset and Surrey, and one of the things that never ceased to amaze me was that even with a national curriculum, and national standard inspecting body, the differences in teaching and standards of education varied massively depending on the school’s culture and [...]