The deserted Shanghai Metro during the virus outbreak

Teacher life in Coronavirus China

As China battles the new strain of Coronavirus the countermeasures have influenced daily life all across the nation. Here’s a selection of teachers in Chinese cities across the country and a look at their daily life under the virus prevention measures adopted by the authorities to stem the spread of the virus from its Epicenter in Wuhan city. Aaron, Beijing. 1100 km North of Wuhan   I was home in Liverpool during spring festival so I got most of my information about this deadly virus was from the British media. It created a lot of fear in my household, and…

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Express VPN

Express VPN. Our review of the VPNs performance in China

If you’re going to live in China or even take a vacation there its highly likely you will want access to popular western sites that without a good VPN are inaccessible in China. Over recent years there has been a shakeup of VPN’s in China with many old favourites closing down and tighter regulations specifying only authorised VPN’s allowed to be used in China. This blog post takes a look at one of the most popular and well known VPN’s in the world Express VPN. To see how it held up in China. We went on a one month trip…

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Teacher Andrew with the Monkey King Chinese New Year celebrations in 2016

My experience teaching at The Experimental School at Nanjing Normal University

Teaching in China is rewarding, challenging and adventurous. You will learn to cope in a new environment, make new stimulating friends and grow both professionally and emotionally while living in a vibrant, economically thriving country that is also steeped in culture and history. I’m writing this blog to share my experiences of living and working in the Middle Kingdom (literal translation of 中国, China) which may entice those looking for a sea change and even a new career. I am a university qualified English teacher from Perth, Australia. I have taught high school English in Western Australia, the UK and…

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Photo of Emma Andrews teacher at EF Shanghai

In Pursuit of China. Teaching at EF in Shanghai.

I remember sitting on the beach during sunset in my old home in the countryside of Hawaii. I was gazing out at the horizon, pondering the vastness of the body of golden water before me, and marveling in just how little I knew of what was out there. Sometimes, in a moment of contentedness, one is overcome with a strange paradoxical desire to shed this feeling of peace and seek something beyond that horizon. This moment for me changed my life, for it was this very moment that I decided to accept my recent job offer and move to Shanghai,…

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