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Housing Options in China

  • Post by Charissa
  • August 28, 2016

If you’re coming to China to teach English with a Good Teachers Union school, you’ll need some sort of housing. (Unless you’re the outdoorsy type and are bringing a tent. Hey, whatever floats your boat.) In a previous post, we wrote about some great tips for finding and using an agent to locate your dream apartment, but what are all your housing options? Here’s a handy list.

Studio apartments

This type of apartment has two levels that aren’t closed off and may or may not have a full kit

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Do you want to TEFL, TESL, or TESOL?

  • Post by Charissa
  • August 19, 2016

Have you ever thought about teaching English abroad, but found they use top-secret codes like TEFL, TESL, and TESOL? Lucky for you, you don’t have to join the CIA to crack these codes. We’ve got you covered. TEFL is an acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESL is Teaching English as a Second Language and TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. While these three acronyms are used interchangeably in informal settings, in reality, they are quite different.Taking TEFL classes gives you the skills you need to teach English to those living in countries where English is not the native language. TESL classes, on the other hand, help you learn how to teach English to immigrants who are living in an English-speaking country. TESOL classes give you basi

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Chinese Valentine’s Day

  • Post by Charissa
  • August 11, 2016

You may be surprised to find out that China celebrates two Valentine's days. The seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese calendar (usually sometime in August) is a romantic holiday known as both Qi Xi Jie (seventh evening festival) and Chinese Valentine's Day.Like many Chinese holidays, there's a legend behind Chinese Valentine's Day.  They say a demoted cattle god married a fairy whose mother wanted her to return to heaven. She created The Milky Way to separate the two lovers, but every year on the seventh day of the seventh month, a flock of magpies build a bridge that allows the fairy and the cattle god to see each other once a year.The Western Valentin

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