Teaching English in China

Teaching English in China, how to do it, why do it, everything about how to Teach English in China! :)

Picture of me with my students at I2 Shenzhen

Round 2. Returning to China to take on a new challenge at I2 English in Shenzhen.

Aaron Blake is an English language teacher who has taught in schools and language centers in Shanghai, Barcelona and, most recently, Shenzhen. Here he gives a quick insight into what life was like living and working in Shenzhen for i2 International Institute of Education. School Where was your school? My language center was located in Qianhai, Nanshan and was 1 of 3 i2 campuses in Shenzhen. It was in a good location, near supermarkets, restaurants and a metro station. What were the working hours like? A normal work week would be 35 hours long. My work time would be spent…

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Feeling a bit poorly in China? – What to do if you are unwell and what medicines to take.

‘I feel weak’ ‘I am soo drained’ ‘I have a dodgy stomach’ ‘I think I ate something bad’ ‘I need the day off’ ‘Which one do I buy?’  These are the many thoughts and feelings many other foreigners have had including myself whilst living in a foreign country (way before the new coronavirus pandemic) and it is not always straight forward to find an easy way of knowing what medicine you need for whatever illness you have! In a place as huge and unknown as China we foreigners are immersed into a fascinating culture and uniquely enjoyable lifestyle we have…

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Primary school students

Teaching Primary School in Shenzhen with CIPTC, Guangdong

Choosing to move abroad to live and work as an expat in a foreign country is one of the most exciting (and terrifying) decisions you can make! It will definitely change your life, and is not a decision that should be made lightly. To help you make up your mind as to whether this is the right decision for you, I’m here to tell you about my experience with living in China, in both my daily life and work. Shenzhen City and Accommodation. In the summer of 2018 I completed an intensive 1 month CELTA qualification. As my course drew…

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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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