What Chinese university students really want from their oral English class

Opinion

January 31, 2018

What do Chinese university students really want from their oral English class with a foreign teacher? First, let me ask you a question. As an oral English teacher, if you had a group of students who are used to being lectured and who have difficul...

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

Opinion

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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Discrimination against non-native English speakers in the TEFL industry

Opinion

January 17, 2017

Discrimination against non-native English speakers in the TEFL world is currently an emotive and hotly debated topic in online forums. Does this discrimination really exist though? Look at any TEFL job advertisement and you are likely to see ph...

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7 annoying things that ESL teachers do in China

Opinion

November 30, 2016

For the most part, ESL teachers in China are a good bunch. There are, however, some things that many of them do that are just plain annoying. Here’s the top seven that I find the most irksome. 1. They eat Western junk food Eating the o...

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Teaching abroad: Why China is better than South Korea

Opinion

July 24, 2016

You’ve decided to teach overseas but can’t pick between China and South Korea. To help make the choice easy for you, here’s five reasons why China is the better option. It’s cheaper China is a developing country, Sout...

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