TEFL Schools and Reviews

Our database of TEFL schools and reviews provides first hand insight to the lives of teachers in China complete with reviews and comments from people who have worked there in the past. Inspired in response to the frightening number of fake reviews of Chinese schools posted online. Our reviews are aimed at providing detailed, quality reviews from real teachers with ample facts, evidence and pictures. Aimed at giving people a look into the school before they choose to teach there! This page provides a short list of the most recently posted school reviews.

If you are looking for a school in particular then you can search for it using the search icon on the right hand side of the site. Many schools have multiple branches in different Chinese cities so it may help to read a range of reviews on your potential employer to get a complete feel for what they offer.

Class screenshot at Pathways English on laptop

Pathways English. My online school review

If you want to succeed in the online teaching industry, you need be working for more than one company. My next company is my favorite. This company is called Beijing Pathways English. This company is for people with experience working in the ESL industry, online or live classroom experience. Why? Because this style of teaching requires you to teach Chinese children in their school setting. Let me dive a little deeper into the company and my experience with them. Who is Pathways English? Pathways English is an online English education company located in Beijing. We have a reading oriented curriculum…

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Dada ABC website picture

DaDa ABC review. My Experience Teaching English online

Emily is an online English teacher. This is her review of one of her client companies DaDa ABC. Last July 2019 I started teaching English online as my full-time job. It took me 6 months to build up a steady income with various teaching platforms. My first teaching platform to work with is Dada. Who is Dada? Dada is one of the major online Chinese companies. They’ve come under fire recently with new policy changes and pay structures. I’m going to outline the knowledge I have obtained from working with this company for over a year. Working hours. My typical…

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TEFL teacher Harry in Changzhou

My experience teaching English at First Leap Changzhou

Before China I was 20 when I decided to teach English abroad. I wanted to see the world, save some money, and do something fresh and exciting, hopefully in a continent I had never visited. I assumed for three years that I would go to Japan, being the first country I learned you could teach English in, but upon learning of Japan’s expensiveness and China’s cheapness, let alone the salary, cost of living, and potential savings of China, I decided to switch countries, and I wound up living in the Jiangsu province, famously containing Nanjing and Shanghai, in the small…

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Romp N’ Roll Kindergarden in Jining Shandong

A truly Chinese experience it was, working in a company which was part kindergarten, part preschool and part training centre in which the  branch had only one foreign teacher hired at a time and for most of the late 2018 to early 2019 it was me! The school The company was based in a Walmart shopping complex that made for very handy trip to shop for things like groceries and was part of a chain of other teaching branches that were spread around China although the central branch was in Beijing with the company originally had starting in America. My…

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