TEFL teacher Jordan posing at Zhangjiajie (Avatar mountain)

The Good life. Teaching English at UP school in Chengdu, Southwest China

My experience in China was more than what I could have imagined- the lifestyle, the culture, the job, my students, the friendships made, the food- my goodness I miss the food! If you are an open-minded, hard-working, experience-hungry individual who loves to be immersed around different people from all walks of life, then China truly is the place to be. I write this with a heavy heart as it has been only 2 months since I left the beautiful city of Chengdu and the sweet, 2 and half year memories are vivid and aplenty. Living in the City For 2…

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My Teaching Experience at Oujing International Kindergarten in Yiwu

School I had a very good experience teaching at Oujing International Kindergarten in Yiwu. The school is located within walking distance of a Wanda shopping mall with various conveniences such as a shopping centre, gym, fast food restaurants and a Starbucks. When I first arrived, this mall was not yet finished, and it was amazing to see how much development and change the construction of the mall brought into the area. Working hours at the school followed a weekly schedule where I started each day at 8am and finished work at 5:30pm with a 90-minute lunch break between 12 and…

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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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