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Teaching English in Sichuan: Scott’s story


October 26, 2017

Australian teacher Scott Mitchell has been teaching English in Sichuan province on and off for six years. I took the opportunity to interview him in his final semester. Scott, can you tell us about your experience teaching English in Sichuan? I...

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How to take the stress out of teaching


October 22, 2017

When taught how to become a teacher, you learn many things except how not to let the job get the best of you. A few evenings ago, I was playing Mahjong with my wife. This was our seventh round, and I had won all but one of them. For those of yo...

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5 most unexpected things you will encounter in China

Daily life

October 09, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit a new place? Maybe even a new country? Oftentimes, it is easy to forget that not every other place looks just like, or works just like, how things do at home. Even something as simple as McDona...

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Why teaching English in China is better than working in the UK


September 30, 2017

As an expat in China, I suffered from a lot of culture shock initially so I’m really surprised to find myself writing this blog today. But, like many people have said, it all depends on the perspective you take. After doing some reflectio...

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4 student homework habits to help kick off your teaching career

Teaching strategies

September 29, 2017

This blog consists of tips, experience and wisdom – some of it my own, some of it second-hand – that I wish I had put into action in my first year of teaching. I am a hypocrite though. I didn’t do a single one of these things in...

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