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China: The good, the bad, and the ugly

  • Post by Charissa
  • November 2, 2016
China

Some of the best advice I've ever received about teaching English in China is to expect the unexpected.  To the vast majority of people, China is a place of mystery, and if you believe the news, a pretty scary place. Some expats in China have mostly good experiences, and other expats have mostly bad experiences. Yet truth be told, China is neither a good or a bad place; it's just a place that is different from your home country. Whether you see the good or see the bad depends a great deal on your worldview and if you view life as a glass half empty or Read More

Life after Studying Abroad in China

  • Post by Charissa
  • March 18, 2016
Studying Abroad

Traveling to China to study abroad is an excellent use of your summer vacation or gap year. While your classmates will probably choose the typical, boring English-speaking countries such as the USA, the UK or Australia, you should stand out from the crowd! You can gain a key advantage by studying in China and an even greater advantage by working there. By continuing to live in China after you finish studying abroad, you’ll already known enough about the country to easily transition into a career in China.Working as an English teacher in China right after you finish studyin

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Five More Reasons to Teach English In China

  • Post by Charissa
  • October 21, 2015
Teach English in China

Are you on the fence about whether you should teach English in China or not? If our previous article on why you should teach in China wasn't enough to convince you, here are 5 more great reasons why it might be the best job ever.

  1. You will increase your network of international contacts
Anytime you work in a new country, you will meet new people who are different from you. Not only will this help you develop a more well-rounded worldview, it will also expand your network. Networking is one of the keys to success no matter what you do in life. During your time tea

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How To Become An English Teacher In China

  • Post by Charissa
  • September 20, 2015
A GTU English teacher in action

[caption id="attachment_419" align="alignnone" width="1280"] A GTU English teacher in action[/caption]In order to be hired by a school to teach in China, you will usually need to meet several basic qualifications. Some schools require that you can obtain a Z work visa. The basic requirements for a Z work visa are that you have 2 years of work experience and a college degree. On top of that, the school you want to work with may require that you have several years of English teaching experience, a degree in education and/or a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate.A TEFL is relatively easy

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