An ESL Insider’s Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in China

Ahh, China. The land of ultimate dichotomy, fascinating controversy and governmental conflict is also a land of outrageous landscapes, rich culture and family traditions, and a seemingly endless history.

When I was getting started teaching English abroad, I saw China as dollar signs. It wasn’t a place to get rich as a teacher, necessarily, but the benefits TEFL teachers in China are often afforded can mean a quite comfortable lifestyle with a pretty laid back schedule and the potential to save enough to pay your bills back home.

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4 Best Cities to Teach English in China

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Have you ever wanted to try traditional Chinese food?

Or, maybe you are looking to visit a few historic places, such as the Great Wall of China…

Well, then China should be on your bucket list!

But, aside from the tourist attractions and good food, China also offers an abundance of career opportunities — specifically in teaching English. Continue reading

10 Things to Expect When Teaching English in China

Moving to the other side of the world will bring about an endless number of changes, from missing your family back in the U.S. and other comforts of home to experiencing a new school system and culture. Fortunately, there’s an excellent network of expats that can help you adjust to your new life of teaching English in China. Here are 10 aspects of living and teaching in China that you should prepare for before you embark on this great adventure. Continue reading

5 Questions to Consider Before Choosing a Country to Teach English Abroad

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So you’ve made the decision to teach English abroad. That’s huge. It has the opportunity to impact your life in ways you never thought possible, regardless if you’re interested because you just want a way to fund your travels, or if you’re a qualified teacher looking for experience. Making the leap to do it is a big step. But now what? One of the first and often most difficult decisions to make is choosing a country to teach English abroad in. Narrowing down the globe to just a few desirable options seems impossible at first, but here are a few questions to ask yourself before jumping into it:

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