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Busy street in Suzhou China

Two and a bit weeks in…

Two and a bit weeks in and I’ve experienced the full emotional spectrum, witnessing two alarmingly contrasting sides to my character in the process. First, shamefully, was the despairing shambles of a guy blatantly out of his depth, forsaking the mistake of ever having came to China in the first place. ‘I could be at home right now, where life was so easy…’. On the other hand, I’ve also experienced what I like to think of as ‘Michael Palin’ moments – the intrepid explorer striding confident and curious into the unknown. Firstly, I should probably get it out the way…

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4 reasons to teach English in a smaller Chinese city

China has an estimated 70,000 vacancies for foreign teacher across the nation as a whole. Obviously the need for TEFL teachers spreads further than the well known mega cities of Beijing and shanghai and there are countless positions in smaller cities that you may of never even heard of. Here’s why you should seriously ponder teaching English in a smaller, lesser known Chinese city. Great Chinese learning environment¬† Logic dictates that smaller cities with smaller western populations will contain an environment with less English language used and a higher reliance on using native Chinese. Locals will speak less English and…

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