China: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Some of the best advice I’ve ever received about teaching English in China is to expect the unexpected.  To the vast majority of people, China is a place of mystery, and if you believe the news, a pretty scary place. Some expats in China have mostly good experiences, and other expats have mostly bad experiences. Yet truth[…]

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Life after Studying Abroad in China

Traveling to China to study abroad is an excellent use of your summer vacation or gap year. While your classmates will probably choose the typical, boring English-speaking countries such as the USA, the UK or Australia, you should stand out from the crowd! You can gain a key advantage by studying in China and an even[…]

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Five More Reasons to Teach English In China

Are you on the fence about whether you should teach English in China or not? If our previous article on why you should teach in China wasn’t enough to convince you, here are 5 more great reasons why it might be the best job ever. You will increase your network of international contacts Anytime you work in a[…]

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How To Become An English Teacher In China

In order to be hired by a school to teach in China, you will usually need to meet several basic qualifications. Some schools require that you can obtain a Z work visa. The basic requirements for a Z work visa are that you have 2 years of work experience and a college degree. On top of[…]