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The deserted Shanghai Metro during the virus outbreak

Teacher life in Coronavirus China

As China battles the new strain of Coronavirus the countermeasures have influenced daily life all across the nation. Here’s a selection of teachers in Chinese cities across the country and a look at their daily life under the virus prevention measures adopted by the authorities to stem the spread of the virus from its Epicenter in Wuhan city. Aaron, Beijing. 1100 km North of Wuhan   I was home in Liverpool during spring festival so I got most of my information about this deadly virus was from the British media. It created a lot of fear in my household, and…

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Express VPN

Express VPN. Our review of the VPNs performance in China

If you’re going to live in China or even take a vacation there its highly likely you will want access to popular western sites that without a good VPN are inaccessible in China. Over recent years there has been a shakeup of VPN’s in China with many old favourites closing down and tighter regulations specifying only authorised VPN’s allowed to be used in China. This blog post takes a look at one of the most popular and well known VPN’s in the world Express VPN. To see how it held up in China. We went on a one month trip…

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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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Skyline of Chongqing city at night with the bridge

My experience TEFL teaching at Meten English in Chongqing

After scraping by for over a year working in Spain, I decided that in order to make some money and get the experience I wanted working in a language academy, I would need to head to Asia. I interviewed for jobs teaching in Japan with Nova and in China with Meten. Although I really wanted to go to Japan, the job with Nova wasn’t as appealing to me because they couldn’t tell me where I would be going in Japan, the pay was lower and they have a really strict business dress code. I decided to take the job teaching…

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