Scholastic school wuhan

Teaching English at Scholastic in Wuhan China. My story.

You’re standing at the immigration desk as the official squints and winces at your passport photo. Are you who you say you are? What is your business in China? You tell him you’re here to teach English. Where? This stumps you. You’ve certainly seen an address, kindly sent to you over WeChat by your school’s HR rep, but it’s all so alien to you that you don’t know what to say. Scholastic? He repeats the word in his Chinese way – with scepticism. You show him the address. His expression remains fixed. He takes what seems hours scrutinising your passport…

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Chongqqing bridge and skyline

My Experience Teaching at EF Language School in Chongqing, China

In August 2018 I decided to uproot my life and move across the world to Chongqing, China to teach English. I was hired by a company called English First which has language institutions all over China. There are 12 institutions alone just in Chongqing, and I worked at one of the biggest centers located in the Daping neighborhood. Before the Move Prior to my arrival, EF was amazing in helping me through the visa process and feel comfortable before my big move. They even have a person whose only responsibility is to help with the visa process, so that was…

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My time working at Aston English in Xiangyang

Overall, I would highly recommend anyone to travel and work in China. After meeting many travellers in China, myself the true difference between travelling and working is the true levels of integration. From my personal view you cannot truly integrate yourself into the Chinese culture unless you live there for a longer period. From my experience the more you integrate the more you find yourself in true awe of how amazing the people and the culture of China really is. China is not a country that exposes its true self straight away, you must understand it before you can truly…

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6 months of being a teacher at E-Plus Education in Beijing

Living in China for 6 months has been nothing short of a roller coaster of emotions but one that has definitely had many more ups than downs. The same goes for teaching, which to my surprise is a lot more fun and enjoyable than I originally expected! Like many other foreigners who apply to become an English teacher in China, I had zero experience of teaching prior to this. Except for a few football lessons for a BTEC Sport course, but that doesn’t count. I had no idea what I was getting myself into or if I would be any…

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