How to prepare for your first week of classes at a Chinese university

Planning

by Stacy Dahl

Nothing is more daunting than your first week of teaching at a university, especially in a country whose language isn’t your native tongue. From my personal experience, I had to do a lot of navigating and discovering on my own. My hope is...

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Thinking about teaching in China? Here are 3 golden considerations

Planning

by Mike Cairnduff

Are you thinking about teaching in China? Before you make this big but exciting decision, it’s critical that you first do your research about what options are available in China. You need to determine what you want out of your experience,...

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What to expect in your first week teaching in China

Planning

by Kim Ooi

Moving to China to teach English is a life-changing experience.  You'll witness an incredible culture, meet new people, and have the opportunity to travel across Asia. Although adjusting to your new surroundings can take time, if you k...

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7 things you should not bring to China

Planning

by Mike Cairnduff

Travelers are often told what they should bring with them when they go to China. But what about the things that are best left behind? Here are seven things you should think twice about when packing your bags for China. 1. Your big, expensive ca...

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8 good reasons why you should teach English overseas

Planning

by Mike Cairnduff

Weighing up your career or gap year options? Here are eight reasons why you should pack your bags and teach English overseas. 1. Earn money while you travel Teaching abroad is one of the best ways to travel the world and earn money at the...

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10 ways to help fight jet lag

Planning

by Mike Cairnduff

Flying to China is exciting. Adventure awaits! However, you're probably going to experience one of the few downsides of traveling abroad – jet lag. Although there’s no instant cure or magic formula to avoid jet lag, luckily ther...

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7 things to do the moment you arrive in China

Planning

by Mike Cairnduff

You’ve landed in China and all you can think about is dropping your suitcase and getting out there and exploring. Hold it right there! There are seven things you must do immediately after arriving in China. 1. Take care Take...

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The 8 best questions to ask before going to China

Planning

by Mike Cairnduff

Are you ready to leave the mundane behind and teach English in China? Wait! Before you do anything else, start with some planning. This involves asking eight important questions. Ask yourself… You need to ask yourself the first few qu...

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Thinking about teaching abroad? These 3 teachers chose China

Planning

by Mike Cairnduff

Going abroad to teach is a big but exciting decision. As part of your decision-making process, it's important to hear about other people's experiences. Below you'll hear from three teachers (from different parts of the globe) who de...

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