Welcome to the Teach English in China blog!

Here you will find real stories, practical advice and opinion pieces about teaching English in China - all written by past or present teachers.

If you would like to contribute to the blog, please contact us and we'll be in touch.

So make yourself a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy reading. You may even decide to teach in China!

Why I left my life in the US to teach in China

Personal stories

Since leaving corporate America behind two years ago, I have been traveling across Europe and Asia in search of happiness and living a more meaningful life. I used to lie in bed at night and think about my life. I would often ask myself the q...

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Do people in China celebrate Christmas?


Christmas is celebrated by billions of people around the world. But do people in China celebrate Christmas? The short answer is yes, though they celebrate it in different ways to people in the West. For most Chinese people, there is no religiou...

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11 ways to use chopsticks correctly


Although Chinese people tend to be forgiving if you’re unfamiliar with their customs, they will appreciate you trying to follow some basic table manners and food etiquette. When you’re invited to someone’s home for a meal, knowin...

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