Tag Archives: Nanjing

Teacher Andrew with the Monkey King Chinese New Year celebrations in 2016

My experience teaching at The Experimental School at Nanjing Normal University

Teaching in China is rewarding, challenging and adventurous. You will learn to cope in a new environment, make new stimulating friends and grow both professionally and emotionally while living in a vibrant, economically thriving country that is also steeped in culture and history. I’m writing this blog to share my experiences of living and working in the Middle Kingdom (literal translation of 中国, China) which may entice those looking for a sea change and even a new career. I am a university qualified English teacher from Perth, Australia. I have taught high school English in Western Australia, the UK and…

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My life teaching at Giraffe English in Nanjing

Martin moved to Nanjing to work as a TEFL teacher in the old Chinese capital. This is his experience. Where was the school? I worked with Giraffe English in Nanjing. When I arrived the company was just opening its fourth teaching centre in the Jiangning district of the city which was my assigned branch. Travelling from the city centre it would take forty minutes on the metro to reach the branch which was in a building overlooking the Baijiahu lake. What were the working hours like? I had a total of 36 working hours a week. Primarily evenings during the…

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