Disastrous dating dilemmas in China (Part 2)

Personal stories

September 02, 2018

So, you want to date in China? In my last post, I looked at a great social app to meet women online, some advice on work place romance, and a key difference between Western and Chinese relationships. Today I want to discuss some of the problems...

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Disastrous dating dilemmas in China (Part 1)

Personal stories

September 01, 2018

So, you want a girlfriend in China? You’re single, and ready to mingle, as some might say. Maybe you’re a ‘rice chaser’? Or, to put it another way, perhaps you have ‘yellow fever’? Before beginning to teach i...

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What happens if you get sick in China?

Personal stories

August 08, 2018

I’m normally a very healthy person and hardly ever need to see a doctor. I didn’t think that I’d ever be able to write this article. However, I’ve recently had a couple of interesting encounters with medical professionals i...

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Lessons I learned in my first year of teaching in China

Personal stories

July 16, 2018

I can remember when I first made the decision to move into the challenging world of teaching. I didn’t know what to expect but could foresee the promise of travel and absorption into another culture. I was sold! I gained so much from my...

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How TEFL in China can open up career doors

Personal stories

July 01, 2017

In this blog, I talk to Jonathan Arthur, ex English teacher and now a marketer for English First (EF). Jonathan explains how TEFL in China can open up career doors. Jonathan, can you tell us about your career journey so far? I graduated from un...

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