Welcome to the Teach English in China blog!

Here you’ll find real stories, practical advice and opinion pieces about teaching English in China – all written by past or present teachers.

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So, make yourself a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy reading. You may even decide to teach in China!


Teaching at a Chinese university vs a Chinese college

Advice

Teaching at a Chinese university or a Chinese college is quite a popular job for those who choose to teach English in China. This blog aims to explore some of the significant differences between teaching at a Chinese university and at a Chinese co...

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How are students punished in China?

Students

Standing in a corner. Writing lines. Perhaps being smacked on your hand with a ruler. I’m sure all of us have memories of this. Even if we were model students who never got punished ourselves, we would’ve seen or heard about some of...

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Is it safe to teach in China in 2021?

Opinion

Lots of people are asking whether it’s safe to teach in China this year. In this blog, I’m going to summarize teaching in China from a safety perspective and what you need to consider. I’ll keep it fairly concise so you can ma...

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My best advice for your Teach in China contract

Advice

If you’re looking for information on China teaching contracts, you’re in the right place. I’ve taught English in China before, and I’ve recruited many teachers who’ve landed great positions in China. I’ve the...

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Helping Chinese students with oral presentations

Teaching strategies

Do your Chinese students need help with oral presentations? Whether you’re teaching English in China, or you’re teaching Chinese students in your country, sooner or later, your students will need to do an oral presentation. This is...

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What it’s like teaching postgraduate students in China

Personal stories

It’s quite common for foreigners teaching in China to take up jobs based at universities and colleges. In my experience, foreign teachers at universities are typically assigned to teach oral English to undergraduates. I've been a univ...

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Teaching in China with a disability

Advice

Can you teach in China with a disability? I’m sure this is something that very few disabled people have ever thought about. But with millions of disabled peopled not working in the UK alone, isn’t this a conversation worth having?...

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Want to teach English in Hangzhou? 6 tips for first timers

Advice

Hangzhou is a great place to teach English. This modern city is home to top schools and eager students, and just an hour away from Shanghai by fast train. Most importantly, Hangzhou is one of China’s most beautiful cities. There’...

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My comparison of CELTA vs TEFL

Opinion

Are you tossing up between a CELTA or TEFL course? For those wishing to teach English in China, choosing the right teacher training course can be challenging. At one end of the spectrum, we have the ‘gold standard’ of teacher traini...

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What is the best online TEFL course?

Reviews

I'm asked this question a lot. So, what is the best online TEFL course? Well, like many things in life, there’s no simple answer. Course quality, features and cost all come into the equation. What I can tell you, however, is there are...

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