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!

What happens if you get sick in China?

Personal stories

August 08, 2018

I’m normally a very healthy person and hardly ever need to see a doctor. I didn’t think that I’d ever be able to write this article. However, I’ve recently had a couple of interesting encounters with medical professionals i...

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Thinking about teaching in China? Here are 3 golden considerations


July 29, 2018

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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Don’t teach in China if you...


July 23, 2018

I have been teaching in China now for nearly five years. In that time, I have met a great many fellow teachers from all over the world. I have seen teachers thrive and make a success of their teaching careers in China but I have also seen teacher...

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Whoosh away your English classroom problems!

Teaching strategies

July 21, 2018

Has the title of this article gone ‘whoosh’ right over your head? Don’t worry, the same thing happened to me when I first heard the concept of a ‘Whoosh!’ exercise. Imagine you are teaching students a text, whether...

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What are the best apps to use in China?


July 18, 2018

Chinese people love the latest technology and they use their phones for everything. As a result, there are plenty of apps that you can use while you’re in China. They’ll make it easier for you to communicate, get around, book trips...

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