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The 10 tacky Chinese souvenirs that you’ll probably end up buying
What to expect in your first week in China
How to get your ESL class off to a great start this semester
How to connect with your students
The top 3 China-related movies of all time
Discrimination against non-native English speakers in the TEFL industry
Safety precautions for newcomers in China
Why are Chinese high school students such high performers?
The 7 deadly sins of China
Want to teach English in Shanghai? 5 tips for first-timers
How teaching English in China changed my life
The top 5 challenges facing English teachers in China
The teaching method that will transform your classroom
Teaching in rural China: an honest account
Teaching in rural China: an honest account (Part 2)
7 things you should not bring to China
Teaching English in Xinjiang, China’s last frontier
The new authority on China’s Xinjiang region
How to write a killer lesson plan - GANAG
Teaching English in Yichang – 21 questions with Brooke
8 good reasons why you should teach English overseas
7 annoying things that ESL teachers do in China
Sympathy versus empathy – what’s the difference, man!?
How to use video games educationally
Are you guilty of stereotyping your Chinese students?
Is Sichuan province the most beautiful place to teach English in China?
10 years teaching in China…and still going strong!
10 years teaching in China…and still going strong! (Part 2)
Becoming an expat in Fuzhou (Part 1)
Becoming an expat in Fuzhou (Part 2)
The top 6 things you should bring to China
Teaching abroad: Why China is better than South Korea
How to strike a balance between behavior management and student connections
How to find a partner in China
Teaching abroad: why China is better than Japan
Globetrotting teacher feels at home in Jiangsu
Do your research before you go, says Texan teacher
How much money can you make teaching English in China?
Testing and its place in our lessons
Q&A with a Chinese English teacher in China
The tale of traveling 10 hours to see junk
Think you’ve got it tough teaching English?
11 ways to use chopsticks correctly
Do people in China celebrate Christmas?
What is the role of the English teacher in China?
How is language education changing around the world?
The secret to overcoming culture shock
10 ways to help fight jet lag
What is Tomb Sweeping Day?
What is Chinese New Year all about?
Expert ends Chinese New Year debate
5 unique things people do at Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year kicks off with a bang (unless you’re single)
A guide to the types of eggs that you can eat in China
7 things to do the moment you arrive in China
The 8 best questions to ask before going to China
The 4 most breathtaking bridges in China
Thinking about teaching abroad?
The 10 do’s and don’ts of teaching in China
How China’s cities are like Game of Thrones characters
Would the real China please stand up?
Fallen off the wagon? Here’s 4 ways to get your new year’s resolutions back on track
Teaching English in China: one recruiter tells all
Teaching English in China: one recruiter tells all (Part 2)
Teaching English (and finding love) in Shenzhen
Teaching English (and finding love) in Shenzhen - Part 2
Why I left my life in the US to teach in China
Why I left my life in the US to teach in China (Part 2)
9 mistakes you don’t want to make as an ESL teacher in China
Helping students experiencing great difficulty with English
What it’s like teaching English in Fuzhou
Teaching in China in your 50s: it's just what the doctor ordered
How to benefit from having a teaching assistant in your ESL classroom
10 ways to avoid loneliness in China
How to manage students with serious behavioral issues
From loneliness to happiness: how getting a girlfriend made me enjoy teaching in China even more
The ESL teacher’s guide to Chinglish
Share bikes are wheelie taking off in China
When the students control the curriculum
How TEFL in China can open up career doors
10 questions you should ask before accepting a TEFL job offer
How to help students with academic difficulties
Using movies in your ESL classroom in China
Meet the woman whose been teaching English in China for 13 years!
Using a Guttman Chart to help your students in China
10 things about China that may surprise you
Why do Chinese people spit (and do other weird things)?
Is it better to visit China’s cities or villages?
China Z visa requirements - what the latest changes mean for foreign teachers
What is the best VPN for China?
Travel truths: what you need to know about China
Eating meatballs with chopsticks: the expat’s guide to Ikea in China
4 student homework habits to help kick off your teaching career
Why teaching English in China is better than working in the UK
5 most unexpected things you will encounter in China
How to take the stress out of teaching
Teaching English in Sichuan: Scott’s story
How I embraced the digital classroom in China
Spending Christmas alone in China? Here’s 7 ways to beat the yuletide blues
What Chinese university students really want from their oral English class
Student life in China – through the eyes of a university student
It’s the Year of the Dog in 2018
Teaching subjects in China
How to set exams in China
Makeup, dresses and bras: just another day in China with your cross-dressing Chinese teacher
Teaching English in Jining, Shandong province – Q&A with Teacher Dan
7 weird things in China that gave me culture shock
From classroom to kitchen: how a Beijing expat turbocharged his career in China
Chinese toilets – your guide to surviving the squat
What is it really like to live and teach in China?
What is the best way to learn Chinese?
20 basic Mandarin phrases to help you survive in China
The top 10 things to do in Fuzhou (from an expat who lived there)
Should I stay or should I go? What to consider at the end of your teaching contract in China
Lessons I learned in my first year of teaching in China
What are the best apps to use in China?
Whoosh away your English classroom problems!
Don’t teach in China if you...
Thinking about teaching in China? Here are 3 golden considerations
What happens if you get sick in China?
7 weird things you will probably do in China
Disastrous dating dilemmas in China (Part 1)
Disastrous dating dilemmas in China (Part 2)
What are the top 10 cities to visit in China?
12 skills you need to be a successful university teacher in China
Let’s celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2018
What to do in Chengdu if you’ve only got a few days

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