PalFish – beautiful in its simplicity.

PalFish offers two different sections. ‘Free Talk’ and Official Kids Course (OKC). What is free talk? Free talk is exactly as it sounds. You get paid for just chatting to Chinese ‘students’ online. It looks like a couple of online companies such as DaDa and First Future have adopted the name ‘Free Talk’ because of its success. However, make no mistake, PalFish is the original and the real deal. As the original, PalFish is of course beautiful in its simplicity. For free talk it’s literally a question of registering with the app, pushing the ‘Start Tutoring’ button and waiting for…

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Taipei, a most refreshing destination

Just before the coronavirus hit in late 2019 myself and Ben went on a trip to see first hand the wonders of Taiwan. This is our shared article on this magical island. It’s a place that has grown into a powerhouse of a city and a disputed territory that makes it a fascinating place for both city goers and also history buffs alike. Arriving in Taipei Setting foot into Taipei’s Taoyuan airport located around 25 miles from the city after converting our currency into Taiwanese Dollars (TWD) me and a friend called Ben were faced with an option of getting…

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Travelling back to China during coronavirus

This article is all about how to travel safely back to China during the Covid 19 pandemic. YChina presenter Raz recently filmed his experience of travelling back to China in the height of coronavirus travel restrictions. In it, he shared some startling costs and advice for how to get back to China during coronavirus as hassle free as possible. The 5 items he lists for being necessary in preparation for the flight back to China were: A negative Covid-19 test A fully completed health declaration form An ample supply of face masks Your boarding Pass Your passport (with all relevant…

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Pathways English. My online school review

If you want to succeed in the online teaching industry, you need be working for more than one company. My next company is my favorite. This company is called Beijing Pathways English. This company is for people with experience working in the ESL industry, online or live classroom experience. Why? Because this style of teaching requires you to teach Chinese children in their school setting. Let me dive a little deeper into the company and my experience with them. Who is Pathways English? Pathways English is an online English education company located in Beijing. We have a reading oriented curriculum…

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