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10 Things I Wish I Knew About Teaching in China

I worked and lived in China for three years, and learned a lot that I wouldn’t have expected about the workforce and education in China. Here are 10 things I wish I knew before teaching English in China. 1. Naptime is very important Chinese people value nap time a lot. This means that most offices will have 12:00-1:00 lunch, then 1:00-2:00 optional nap at your desk. This is awesome because you…
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ESL

12 Best ESL Games to Engage Your Students

As an ESL teacher, playing games in the classroom is the best way to not only help young ones learn, but also to make learning English fun and accessible for learners of all kinds and ages. Here are some of the 12 best ESL games to make part of your activities,  guaranteed…
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How to Become an ESL Teacher?

There are a lot of people out there that want to learn how to become an ESL teacher. ESL jobs are only getting more and more popular as the world’s population looks at learning English. An ESL teacher has the responsibility of teaching English to students of all ages who…
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The Truth About Teaching English in China

You’ve probably already read around a few guides about teaching English in China, the truth is, there are always things that are unexpected or unheard of when you are actually there. If you are wondering, read on to find out more, from a real teacher’s life experience. 1. You don’t need teaching experience While certified teachers might have some more opportunities in China for…
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Living

How to Spend Your Spare Time Teaching in China?

You made the decision, you booked your tickets and packed your bags, and you finally flew around the world to embark on an exciting adventure!   While it will be easy to become consumed by your new routine, it’s important to maintain a healthy life-work balance. You are…
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10 Interesting ESL Conversation Topics to Help You Engage Your Students

When it comes to teaching ESL, whether you’ve taught before or are new to it, you need to make it fun. Kids from young to their teen years that are trying to learn English won’t find it interesting if you simply drone on and on from a book. Sure, your school might require you to use certain textbooks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t extend the lesson out to incorporate interesting topics.
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ESL Teacher Resume: A Useful Guide [Proven Templates]

Teaching English abroad is an excellent opportunity, but knowing how to present yourself in your ESL teacher resume and how your best side in front of potential employers can be challenging, especially for a lot of first-time ESL teachers.  Although there’s no…
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Can I Teach English in China Without Experience?

With the growing economy, there is also a growing demand for native English teachers in China. However, most people disqualify themselves too early because they do not have any teaching experience. The truth is, even without teaching experience, you can still work in China as an English teacher. Sounds great right? But how? Teach English in China Without Experience, How Is It Possible? Since…
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