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Teaching in China Story: I Learned to Speak Mandarin in 30 Days

I Learned to Speak Mandarin in 30 Days, and I Ate A lot of Chicken Along the Way In 2011, I waved goodbye to wide roads, Tex Mex, and cowboy boots, and set off on an adventure to China. I had been interested in East Asian culture for as long as I could remember, so when the opportunity was extended to me to go and teach English and Economics at a University in Wuhan, I jumped on it. I was not…
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A Tale of English Teaching in China

My experience in China was truly life-changing. I spent two years there, and I learned as much about myself as I did about Chinese culture. – Bre Crandy Moving to China to teach English was one of the scariest and most exciting decisions that I have ever made. So…
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Teaching in China Story: Culture Shock? Most Welcome!

I gave myself to teaching, learning about children, and connected with other people, hearing their stories. My first job with Aston-Future School in Dalian, China, was not just cool, it was exhilarating.  I liked it at first because they set up everything for me.  I didn’t need to worry about anything, apartment, water, lights, gas, rent, bank account, all taken care of. If I had questions…
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Teaching in China Experience: What it’s Like?

What the teaching in China experience is like? I’ve been asked about this question more than 10 times … Before you pack your bags and move off to China (or any country for that matter) to teach English, you’d be wise to read about the experiences of other who have…
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Young and Aspiring, Ready for China

We’ve interviewed Darryl, a recent graduate from the University of the West of England. Having been a high achiever academically, and had a few experiences in volunteering and entrepreneurship, Darryl is planning to explore his possibilities via teaching in…