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.

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

Having diarrhea in China (and how you can beat it)

Daily life

October 25, 2018

Having diarrhea in China is probably the most unusual thing I’ve written about. Before you navigate away from the page, however, let me tell you that this blog may actually help you (and only partly gross you out). By the end, you’l...

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Meet the Canadian who taught English in Asia for 15 years!


October 24, 2018

Imagine teaching English in Asia for 15 years. Well, that’s exactly what Canadian Ken Mossman did. He taught in the Philippines, Korea as well as China where he spent eight of these years. Armed with loads of knowledge and experience,...

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Online teaching vs classroom teaching – which one is better?


October 20, 2018

For my entire teaching career so far, I have been a classroom-based teacher. However, recently I’ve started tutoring a student online and thought it would be a good idea to compare the two. So which one is better, online teaching or clas...

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What to do in Chengdu if you’ve only got a few days


September 30, 2018

I recently spent four days in Chengdu. I absolutely loved it! Most people who come to this part of China visit the panda research centre. But there are plenty of other cool things to do in and around Chengdu. So here’s my list of what to...

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Let’s celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2018


September 23, 2018

On Monday, September 24, China will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2018. Also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, it’s celebrated when the moon is believed to be at its fullest. A full moon is an auspicious sign in China. The...

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