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Rural China : adaptation phase

Myself, Alex and Dan decided to head into the main town of Hangzhou for an evening to check out the bar areas. We still had a couple of days left of the public holiday, which we thought we would utilise, especially as it seemed that my stomach bug had all but passed. In most countries, taxi drivers would jump at the chance of taking three westerners on an hour long journey, yet the opposite seemed to be true here. We waited for thirty minutes outside our apartment block watching on as a number of taxi drivers spurned the job that…

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5 Tips for getting the most out of your holiday leave in China

Holidays are a great time wherever you may be and in China you will probably find yourself even more eager to make the most of the time and experience some serious adventure. Here’s a few suggestions to making the most of your time off. Book in advance Plane and train tickets sell out quickly. If you are serious about travelling by train then you need to get to the station and buy a ticket the day they are released if its during a public holiday. If you are booking a flight, booking at least 1 month in advance is a…

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Foreign teacher TEFL lessons and their importance to Chinese students

It is no secret that native English speakers are in high demand to teach the growing number of Chinese students the first language of the world. Many of these foreign TEFL teachers have limited experience and cant even speak Chinese, yet are paid considerably more than their Chinese English teaching colleagues. So what makes foreign teachers so useful for teaching in China. Speak native English at Native level Firstly, native speakers will always speak the best, most naturally sounding English compared to those who study English as a second language. By having a good role model the students have a…

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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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