Published on:
July 19, 2021

by: Elyssa

5 Great Games to use as an English Teacher in China

One of the hardest things about teaching kids isn’t the teaching itself, but trying to teach in a way that’s engaging and sure to keep students’ attention from wandering. Which is why, regardless of which age group you teach, games can be an incredibly useful learning tool. Having such young students meant I personally experienced […]

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Published on:
June 16, 2021

by: Elyssa

Finding a place to live in China

On arrival When I accepted my teaching role in China, it didn’t escape my notice that I was moving to a new country on the other side of the world with absolutely no idea where I was going to live! I had never found an apartment at home in the UK, how was I supposed […]

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Published on:
March 29, 2021

by: Elyssa

A Typical Week Teaching in China

If variety is the spice of life, then routine can be a sweet sprinkle of sugar in the face of such a massive change like moving to the other side of the world. I moved to Dongguan by myself in August 2018; Dongguan is in the Guangdong province in the south of China, just above […]

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Published on:
August 28, 2018

by: Guest

Top Tips for Settling In during your first weeks Teaching in China

It’s the start of the school year, meaning thousands of new teachers have just arrived in China to start their teaching jobs - especially those working in international and public schools. Beginning a new job can be really exciting yet nerve-wracking at the best of times, let alone when doing so on the other side [...]

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Published on:
August 2, 2018

by: Guest

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June 12, 2018

by: Guest

Published on:
March 7, 2018

by: Guest

Guest post: A Very Happy Chinese New Year from Fuzhou!

This week Francesca in Fuzhou reflects upon her first Chinese New Year experiences... Joining my Student's Family for Chinese New Year   Before breaking up for the Spring festival holiday (typically taking place late January/ February and a time when all teachers have a break from work), my school ran an extra activity, offering students [...]

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Published on:
February 23, 2018

by: Tom

Guest Post: Winter Course Teaching, a Hotpot Date, and the Staff Party!

Here’s the latest instalment from Francesca in Fuzhou, who this week reflects upon her winter course, staff party, and some delicious hotpot! Winter Course teaching, and some seriously hard work…   In ESL schools around China, there is a common practise of running extra courses for a short period of time, several times throughout the year. […]

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Published on:
April 3, 2017

by: Tom

The Day in a life of a TEFL Teacher

This week our guest blog post is written by Adam, who has spent time teaching in Shanghai Adults School EF China. Possibly like you, I had the ambition to travel and see the world, but the main problem was how to achieve this dream without the necessary finance! Well the good news for me, and […]

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Published on:
September 14, 2016

by: Guest

Cultural differences edition 1

Our Teaching Manager, Dan, recently returned from a 5-year stint teaching in a variety of schools in Guangzhou/ Foshan. The following series of blog posts will explore just a few of the cultural differences he encountered – just being aware of these can lessen the impact of culture shock, and help teachers to quickly settle […]

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