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What to expect in your first week teaching in China
How to get your ESL class off to a great start this semester
Discrimination against non-native English speakers in the TEFL industry
Safety precautions for newcomers in China
Why are Chinese high school students such high performers?
The 7 deadly sins of China
Want to teach English in Shanghai? 6 tips for first-timers
How teaching English in China changed my life
The top 5 challenges facing English teachers in China
Embodied pedagogy: the teaching method that will transform your classroom
Teaching in rural China: an honest account
Teaching in rural China: an honest account (Part 2)
7 things you should not bring to China
Teaching English in Xinjiang, China’s last frontier
How to write a killer lesson plan - GANAG
Teaching English in Yichang – 21 questions with Brooke
8 good reasons why you should teach English overseas
7 annoying things that ESL teachers do in China
Are you guilty of stereotyping your Chinese students?
Is Sichuan province the most beautiful place to teach English in China?
10 years teaching in China…and still going strong!
10 years teaching in China…and still going strong! (Part 2)
Becoming an expat in Fuzhou (Part 1)
Becoming an expat in Fuzhou (Part 2)
The top 6 things you should bring to China
Teaching abroad: Why China is better than South Korea
How to strike a balance between behavior management and student connections
How to find a partner in China
Teaching abroad: why China is better than Japan
Globetrotting teacher feels at home in Jiangsu
Do your research before you go, says Texan teacher
The best and fairest Teach English in China salary guide
11 ways to use chopsticks correctly
What is the role of the English teacher in China?
The secret to overcoming culture shock
10 ways to help fight jet lag
What is Tomb Sweeping Day?
7 things to do the moment you arrive in China
The 8 best questions to ask before going to China
Thinking about teaching abroad? These 3 teachers chose China
The 10 do’s and don’ts of teaching in China
Teaching English in China: one recruiter tells all
Teaching English in China: one recruiter tells all (Part 2)
Teaching English (and finding love) in Shenzhen
Teaching English (and finding love) in Shenzhen - Part 2
Why I left my life in the US to teach in China
Why I left my life in the US to teach in China (Part 2)
10 mistakes you don’t want to make as a TEFL teacher in China
What it’s like teaching English in Fuzhou
Teaching in China in your 50s: it's just what the doctor ordered
My experience having a teaching assistant in China
10 ways to avoid loneliness in China
How to manage students with serious behavioral issues
From loneliness to happiness: how getting a girlfriend made me enjoy teaching in China even more
The ESL teacher’s guide to Chinglish
When the students control the curriculum
How TEFL in China can open up career doors
10 questions you should ask before accepting a China TEFL job offer
How to help students with academic difficulties
Using movies in your ESL classroom in China
Meet the woman whose been teaching English in China for 13 years!
Using a Guttman Chart to help your students in China
10 things about China that may surprise you
Is it better to visit China’s cities or villages?
China Z visa requirements - what the latest changes mean for foreign teachers
What are the best VPNs for China in 2022?
Travel truths: what you need to know about China
Eating meatballs with chopsticks: the expat’s guide to Ikea in China
4 student homework habits to help kick off your teaching career
Why teaching English in China is better than working in the UK
5 most unexpected things you will encounter in China
Teaching English in Sichuan: Scott’s story
How I embraced the digital classroom in China
Spending Christmas alone in China? Here are 7 ways to beat the yuletide blues
What Chinese university students really want from their oral English class
Student life in China – through the eyes of a university student
Teaching subjects in China
How to set exams in China
The cross-dressing teacher in China
Teaching English in Jining, Shandong province – Q&A with Teacher Dan
7 weird things in China that gave me culture shock
From classroom to kitchen: how a Beijing expat turbocharged his career in China
What is it really like to live and teach in China?
What is the best way to learn Chinese?
20 basic Mandarin phrases to help you survive in China
Should I stay or should I go? What to consider at the end of your teaching contract in China
Lessons I learned in my first year of teaching in China
What are the best apps to use in China?
Whoosh away your English classroom problems!
Do not teach in China if you have any of these 10 traits
Thinking about teaching in China? Here are 3 golden considerations
What happens if you get sick in China?
7 weird things you will probably do in China
Chinese dating dilemmas
What are the top 10 cities to visit in China?
12 skills you need to be a successful university teacher in China
Let’s celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
What to do in Chengdu if you’ve only got a few days
Online teaching vs classroom teaching – which one is better?
Meet the Canadian who taught English in Asia for 15 years!
Having diarrhea in China (and how you can beat it)
The 7 secret methods of a highly successful teacher in China
How to teach English in China in 6 easy steps
The benefits of teaching in China that no one tells you about
Teaching oral English to university students in China
Why is it hard to make Chinese friends?
7 basic, fun games to engage your Chinese students
Planning your trip to China just got a whole lot easier
Why are so many English teachers in China single?
92 tips for teaching English in China (a full list for the smart TEFL teacher)
Cultural misunderstandings I’ve experienced in China
Eating out in Zhenjiang
Behavior management in Chinese universities – should you use the carrot or the stick?
How to motivate your students in China
7 reasons why Chinese university students cheat in exams (and how they do it)
How do you immerse yourself in Chinese culture?
How to prepare for your first week of classes at a Chinese university
The worst teach in China scams and how to avoid them
7 fun speaking activities for the Chinese university classroom
My experience teaching in an international school program in China
How university contracts in China are changing for TEFL teachers
How coronavirus has affected my life as a teacher in China
What it’s like teaching online in China during the coronavirus crisis
8 things I did to survive my first year working in China
10 ways I’ve personally grown and developed my career in China
Want to teach English in Beijing? 5 tips for first timers
What is the best online TEFL course?
My comparison of CELTA vs TEFL
Want to teach English in Hangzhou? 6 tips for first timers
Teaching in China with a disability
What it’s like teaching postgraduate students in China
Helping Chinese students with oral presentations
My best advice for your Teach in China contract
Is it safe to teach in China in 2021?
How are students punished in China?
Teaching at a Chinese university vs a Chinese college
Changing schools in China: What TEFL teachers need to know
Teaching IELTS courses in China

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A typical day as a teacher in China
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