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Teaching in China is becoming more and more popular as the world learns more about China and Chinese culture. In addition, living expenses are quite low so many teachers in China are able to save a great deal of money to pay off their school loans or start saving for a house. Although teaching in China might be pretty interesting, new China teachers often make the same mistakes when they first arrive. Here are a few of the most common mistakes:
If you plan to come to China to teach English with GT Union anytime in the near future, awesome! But moving to a new country is going to be challenging no matter where you live. Here are a few tips specifically for China expats to make your first year in China easier. Live with a roommateYour first few months or so in China will be way more fun and less difficult if you have a roommate, preferably a Chinese roommate. They can help with all kinds of practical problems like paying the utilities or you cell phone bill, dealing with the local police station, explaining problems at work, and deciphering Chinese signs and messages.More importantly, they can take you to the best places to eatRead More
[caption id="attachment_630" align="alignnone" width="1920"] A graduating class in China[/caption]Public Chinese schoolsPublic schools are funded by the government and house the majority of students. Over 200 million (about 93% of all school-aged Chinese) students attend public schools because the Chinese government stipulates that the first nine years of education are compulsory and tuition-free. If you choose to work at a public school in China, your salary will not be as high as it would be at private schools. However, teaching at a public school is usually less pressure as you have fewer working hours and you may feel like you are making a bigger difference in your studenRead More
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.
Have you ever been on a vacation, soaking up the beach in the Bahamas, enjoying the culture in Europe, or chowing down on exotic foods in Asia and thought: man, it’d be great if I lived here Maybe you don’t even know where to begin finding information on moving abroaRead More