Beijing

From Plymouth to Beijing

The daunting thought of moving out from the comforts of home where my mother is still doing all the cooking and laundry at the age of 22 is something that is hard to get away from. So, why not go to the extreme and move to China! Having that urge of wanting to go to a land far away, a better time than any had occurred after my time as a university student had concluded and adulthood awaited me. Brought to me the opportunity of a lifetime to move to one of the biggest and famous cities in the world…

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My Experience teaching English in China at First Leap in Beijing

My name is Joseph King. I am from London. I am 23  years old. I graduated from university in 2016 and like most graduates today, I encountered much difficulty obtaining a job which would kick start the career path I wanted. Becoming an ESL teacher was not something I was originally looking for, I happened to stumble across it through a message put forward to me on LinkedIn from Ben. Thus this is how my ESL journey began. School After much preparation, patience and assistance from Ben at Noon Elite Recruitment I found the ESL school that was right for me.…

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A British brown man in China – From Beijing to Jining

In a follow up from my first blog, I had woken up the next day in Beijing, and had to think where I was for a short moment. The realisation then dawned upon me that I was not in fact at home, blanketed by central heating, but in the colder hostel room in China. For breakfast, I thought to stick to comfort in familiarity with an egg omelette as part of me acclimatising my stomach of sorts, to avoid having any repeat of an incident similar to previous travels in Tanzania or India…always learn from experience it seems. The local…

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First Leap English, Beijing & Shenyang

Hi! My name is Lewis. I’m originally from the UK, born and raised in a small city called Bath, located in the South West of England. The intention of this blog is to give you an honest insight of my first couple of months in China. I will describe from my own perspective and I’ll try to be as honest as I can. I would describe my first week in China as ‘dangerously interesting’. When I say that now, it was a learning curve for me. But when I first came, I had difficulties in terms my contract with my…

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