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Photo of Emma Andrews teacher at EF Shanghai

In Pursuit of China. Teaching at EF in Shanghai.

I remember sitting on the beach during sunset in my old home in the countryside of Hawaii. I was gazing out at the horizon, pondering the vastness of the body of golden water before me, and marveling in just how little I knew of what was out there. Sometimes, in a moment of contentedness, one is overcome with a strange paradoxical desire to shed this feeling of peace and seek something beyond that horizon. This moment for me changed my life, for it was this very moment that I decided to accept my recent job offer and move to Shanghai,…

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My experience teaching in China for 7 years. Working at EF, Wall Street English training schools and Nanjing and Shanghai Universities

My name is Georgina and I come from the UK. I worked in China as a teacher for over 7 years. The first thing I remember is getting off the plane at Shanghai Pudong Airport when I arrived in 2009 for the first time and instantly feeling the humidity. This was something that was completely different from back home. I come from a small village near Manchester in the North West of England and the highest temperature we usually get is around 23 degrees. However nothing prepares you for the weather in China if you come from a cooler country.…

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Simply Shanghai. Teach at the center of the new world

  Shanghai, one of the largest, most famous, well known cities in not just China, not just Asia, but the entire world. Famous for its past ties with the west and an outright modern economic epicenter of trade. That all sounds well and good, but what’s it like to teach English here? What’s it like? Shanghai is one of the most popular places to teach English  as a foreign language in the entire world. Its Western features and highly modernized, well maintained city streets make it a great place to start your teaching odyssey; slowly integrating your Western mindset, rather than…

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