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Pagoda at night in Fenghuang ancient town.

Promotion time in Guiyang

As I’m on a morning stroll around Fenghuang’s old canal, the Guiyang branch of English First contact me. I had had an interview with them a week before, but I assumed it was just similar teaching work to what I am now used to. Turns out that they want me to their new Director of Studies, someone responsible for managing the foreign teachers team and resources, coordinating with all the other departments and recruiting potential teachers. In short, a big job. I  was pretty taken aback at first, as I believed I was too inexperienced to take on such a…

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Five staple Chinese foods that you can rely on during your time TEFL teaching in China

6 Incredible Chinese Foods to Try

Travelling to China is a wonderful opportunity, and while you’re there, why not immerse yourself within the culture by trying some foods they have to offer. Here are 6 foods we recommend you try! Ma Po Tofu A powerfully spicy and pungent dish, mapo tofu is one of the top ten famous Chinese dishes and one of the most famous in all Chuan cuisine. The tofu is cooked in a spicy, oily chili and bean based sauce which gives it a striking aroma. Gong Bao Chicken A classic Sichuan cuisine made with chicken, peanuts, chili peppers and vegetables, characterised with…

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CHINA: FINDING YOUR PLACE

Having some trouble deciding where to go for your ChinaTEFLer experience? Then this article is just for you! Beijing Beijing is the heart of China, and has a fantastic history that stretches back over 3 millennia; meaning you will never be lost for something new to discover or do. From the National Museum of China that displays a vast and fascinating collection of ancient, cultural relics, to the Great Wall of China; a famous architectural site, containing some of the world’s greatest historical stories – Beijing is perfect for anyone with an interest in breath-taking places. In addition to this,…

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Five Asian travel destinations for teachers in China

Living and working in China provides teachers with a stable base from where they can explore Asia. Not only does teaching in China pay well, flights to neighbouring countries are often highly affordable; it’s no surprise that many take time during or after their contract to see what the continent has to offer. Inspired by a past teacher, below is a list of our favourite destinations, along with some information and photographs (all taken by an ex-teacher, using his Chinatefler salary!) Japan The Land of the Rising Sun is picturesque, enchanting, and at times bizarre. Cultural oddities such as the…

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Beijing forbidden city

Life in China

Hey guys seen that bad review through echo and I bet it’s made some people nervous about coming over to China… I came to Beijing a year ago through Ben and it’s easy to say it’s the best decision iv made… It’s been a bumpy ride as I have experienced an agency like echo, but now living here is easy… I work for a company called First Leap, and the benefits alone would bring you here 😜 I work no more than 30 hours each week, and earn a nice wage! Enough to get me an apartment in the CBD…

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