Beijing

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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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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Joe first TEFL in china review

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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