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A Year at Depu Foreign Language School in Chongqing

‘Good morning Miss Clark, here’s your welcome pack and your school will be picking you up this afternoon.’ I had just arrived in on a flight to Beijing for TEFL training. Panic and anxiety flooded into my system, it began to sink in that I was going to be an actual teacher whether I was ready or not! Applying to be an English Teacher in China I applied to go to China through the British Council and in 2018 I managed to secure a place. The process of getting a Z visa is notoriously difficult and requires a lot of…

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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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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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