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Teaching in China Mistakes to Avoid

  • Post by Charissa
  • December 11, 2016
Teaching in China

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:

Not getting advice beforehand

Moving to any foreign country without doing some research is probably not wise, but moving to China to teach English without talking to previous China teachers is rea

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5 Must-do’s for Your First Year in China

  • Post by Charissa
  • July 19, 2016
First Year

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 eat

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Choosing Where to Teach in China

  • Post by Charissa
  • November 6, 2015
Teach in China

[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 studen

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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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Moving Abroad: How To Make Money

  • Post by Tony
  • August 31, 2015
Outside the office

Traveling, for most people, is a big deal. Whether it’s just a cruise for a week, or an extended vacation in South America there are not many people that don’t want to see at least some part of the world. And there is so much to see; if you are as curious as I am you will never run out of ideas of places to visit.

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 abroa

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