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Do I really need a TEFL certificate to teach in China?

Browsing teaching English as a foreign language jobs in China you will see that most of them require a TEFL certificate in order to apply. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificates come in many shapes and sizes, some month long intensive courses that can cost up to 2000 US dollars and will have […]

ESL Teacher Salary

Teach English in China Salary Details One of the questions we get asked most about is cost of living in China and how much an English teacher needs to make to live and teach in China and have a good time doing so. For many, teaching English in China is a great way to get […]

Teach English in China without a degree

Is a degree really needed to get a teaching job in China? This is a question we get asked every day without fail. On paper the answer seems quite straight forward – you can not teach English in China without a degree according to the government, however in practice things seem to be quite a […]

Live Online Chatting

As of last week we now have a nice bit of software installed on the website which allows us to have live chats with visitors directly on the site. Much like an MSN Messenger or Skype built straight into the site, if we are logged on and available a message box will pop up when […]

Noodle commercial at Gold Star

It’s not every day you have 50 people pile into your office to film a noodle commercial but that’s what happened yesterday at the Gold Star offices. Booked out for the entire day, the place turned into a film set with people everywhere. There was even a dog with make up being applied. Each segment […]

A Friend From Hangzhou

It was good catching up with my old friend Jeremy Arden last night on Skype. We worked together in Wenzhou, China back in 2008 and had a whole lot of fun there. He’s now teaching for Disney English in Hangzhou, one of the most beautiful cities in China. Last time I was there was with […]