Preparation

Standing on the frozen Songhua river in Harbin

Big city, big company, big dreams. Living and working at EF Chengdu.

I found myself in a situation where a lot of people find themselves. In the early summer of 2017 and I had just graduated. I was feeling very proud of myself, let out a sigh of relief then asked myself, “So now what?”.  Whilst looking for jobs I saw a job ad for teaching English in China and I thought I’d at least apply. Within a week of applying I had completed the interview process and received my job offer from English First (EF). I was going to live in China. Prior to starting my job, I had absolutely no…

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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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Cambodia

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO APPLY

  So if you have arrived at the decision that a year of travelling, teaching, earning and loving a life in China is for you, then ensure that you have these five things before applying. 1 Need to be a Graduate. Whatever it is you have studied from Science to Law, having a degree is something that China TEFLer typically looks for, and is wanted by the schools out in China. 2 Need to be an English speaking national. The schools require that applicants must be English-speaking nationals. Whether you are from Britain, Canada, Australia or America, as long as…

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