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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From loneliness to happiness: how getting a girlfriend made me enjoy teaching in China even more

Personal stories

June 12, 2017

Teaching English in China is a great experience as I am sure you have read on blogs such as this. However, moving thousands of miles away from the comfort of your own home, away from family, friends and your beloved sports team can be daunting....

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Teaching in China in your 50s: it's just what the doctor ordered

Personal stories

May 23, 2017

Meet Doctor X: a male, mature-aged Brit who has been teaching English in China for over six years. He’s written a tell-all memoir of his adventures and strange encounters in this country he now calls home. Fascinated, I interview him. Bef...

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Becoming an expat in Fuzhou (Part 2)

Personal stories

April 14, 2017

One pastime in China that is unfamiliar to me is the dancing. There are a variety of parks all around Fuzhou, my teach-abroad destination, where the older generation gather to listen to music and dance. There are many different styles from trad...

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Becoming an expat in Fuzhou (Part 1)

Personal stories

April 11, 2017

The long wait for another vacation was never going to satisfy these itchy feet of mine that find it impossible to stay rooted to the ground. The direction I found led me to obtaining a TEFL certificate to teach overseas, and the path I followed b...

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