Teaching

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 Classroom Games to Engage Your Students

For many people, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is such a rewarding opportunity. It really allows you to try out different approaches to language learners of all ages.  As you can imagine, playing games is the best way to not only help young ones learn, but to…
ESL

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…
Teaching

The Truth About Teaching English in China

1. You don’t need teaching experience While certified teachers might have some more opportunities in China for higher pay, as long as you have a university degree, you can teach in China. Most teachers arrive with minimal or no experience, including myself. This also means most likely have to do TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) training once you arrive, which is partly for your…
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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…
ESL

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

ESL Teacher Resume Guide [Proven Templates]

Applying to become an ESL teacher overseas is an excellent opportunity, but knowing how to present yourself in front of potential employers can be challenging for a lot of first-time ESL teachers. One of the things that presents you as a potential candidate is your ESL…
Teaching

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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