Category Archives: Inspiration

Yuyuan gardens, Shanghai

WHAT’S YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?

With January very much round the corner it might be time to start thinking about those dreaded ‘new year’s resolutions’ that we all love to jump on board with, but hate to go through with. If you want some realistic, exciting and ‘do-able’ resolution inspiration then continue reading…. Meet new people Perhaps you have found yourself becoming more reserved and shy in your day to day life, and you want your resolution to involve meeting new people, putting yourself our there, and making more lifelong friends. Applying to China TEFLer will certainly be sure to remedy this one. Moving to…

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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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My latest Chinese adventures

I have been living in Guiyang, Guizhou province since October 2015, and life here always seems to throw me new surprises, no matter how predictable I think the daily flow of life has become. After our hectic Summer Camp classes, we were given some time off afterwards. Me and my girlfriend decided to go to some places in Guizhou we hadn’t visited yet (when you have time off for travel you always naturally think of going to some of the best known cities in China, but that is to overlook just about how much Guizhou has to offer ) We…

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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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TAKE A RISK!

How about diversifying your culture whilst growing a successful career in teaching? These pointers should help to kick-start your TEFL experience… Once in a lifetime experience An opportunity to experience China’s unique ancient and modern culture, surely a great conversation starter? This opportunity will set you up, developing your communication, confidence and teamwork skills. We live in an increasingly interconnected world Moving away from the UK doesn’t need to be so scary anymore! With technological advancements, communication with friends and family can be in seconds. Travel Holding some of the most varied and spectacular natural wonders of the world, China…

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