Welcome to the Teach English in China blog!

Here you’ll 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!

Top reads of 2018


As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be timely to look back at the most popular Teach in China blogs this year. Some are fresh off the press in 2018, while others keep impressing readers year after year. From why Chinese people spit...

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The benefits of teaching in China that no one tells you about

Personal stories

You might already know about some of the main benefits of teaching in China, like airfare reimbursement and free accommodation at some schools. But let me fill you in on some of the benefits of teaching in China that I really wasn’t expecti...

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How to teach English in China in 6 easy steps


If you want to teach English in China but don’t know where to start, this blog is for you. As simply as I can, I’ll explain how to teach English in China in six easy steps. By the end, you’ll know exactly what’s required...

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The 7 secret methods of a highly successful teacher in China

Teaching strategies

Any teacher who’s passionate about their profession wants the best for their students. If there were some secret methods or techniques that we could use to engage our students, we’d be keen to know what those were. Right? Although I...

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

Daily life

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!


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?


For my entire teaching career so far, I've 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 cl...

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


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 2020


This October, China will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2020. 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 round shape...

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12 skills you need to be a successful university teacher in China


Usually, when you enquire about a job, you are sent two documents – a person specification and a job description. The first gives you an idea of the type of person the organisation is looking for and is basically a list of attributes that th...

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