Category Archives: Places

TEFL teaching English in China places. This section provides a review to all the big places where you can teach in China along with your chance to review and rate the location. A good place to research an area before you find a job there! :)

My time in China. Hangzhou New Century Foreign Language School via Haida agency

I had the most amazing experience in China. I taught at a private boarding school in central Hangzhou (a 10 minute walk from West Lake- the most famous area of Hangzhou) with excellent facilities. The kids were amazing, and it was obvious the teachers cared a lot about their education. Classes were tough to begin with as I had zero previous teaching experience but once you’re thrown in a classroom of fourteen 7-year-old kids and mostly left to your own devices, you quickly learn! I only had to teach 12 40-minute lessons per week which only involved three lesson plans…

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CHINA: FINDING YOUR PLACE

Having some trouble deciding where to go for your ChinaTEFLer experience? Then this article is just for you! Beijing Beijing is the heart of China, and has a fantastic history that stretches back over 3 millennia; meaning you will never be lost for something new to discover or do. From the National Museum of China that displays a vast and fascinating collection of ancient, cultural relics, to the Great Wall of China; a famous architectural site, containing some of the world’s greatest historical stories – Beijing is perfect for anyone with an interest in breath-taking places. In addition to this,…

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Beijing glass UFO bridge

The new glass UFO. Walk on glass over a sheer deadly drop.

Continuing from China’s impressive glass constructions dedicated to raising adrenaline and better selfies is the new Stone forest Glass U.F.O. A terrifying looking glass circle hovering over a sheer, deadly drop. This activity is not recommended for any of our readers with vertigo. What on earth is it? The glass structure, looking like a U.F.O is a circular glass walkway suspended over the top of Stone Forest gorge, a Chinese scenic area 2 hours drive from Beijing. The structure is suspended by multiple steel cables supported from an overhanging steel ark. The U.F.O its self is built from a rigid…

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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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Xijiang Miao village courtyard

Xijiang Miao Village

A while back I went to a very remote and culturally different place in China and have been meaning to write about it ever since. This place is Xijiang, a remote mountain village in isolated Guizhou province and home to the Miao people; one of the ethnic minorities of China. This place is  becoming more and more popular than tourists and if burying relatives alive and drinking Rice wine from a yaks horn sounds interesting to you, then you may want to consider going… The village is now a very popular tourist destination and has an abundance of hostels, guesthouses…

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