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5 Easy Steps to Find an Awesome Apartment in Southern China!

It’s that time of year again! Public school contracts are almost complete and companies are looking to rehire their teachers for the coming school year. New teachers are preparing for departure from [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

A Curious Cultural Difference: When “Thank You” Can Be Too Much

One of the first things we learn when we begin to learn a language is how to say “thank you.” This useful phrase can make us appear both charming and refined when [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

8 Great Activities for Primary School Classrooms

My husband and I teach at a public primary school in Shenzhen, China. While the children are adorable and hilarious, teaching English to little kids can be challenging for several reasons. First, they [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Articles, Job Search, Life in China, Teaching|0 Comments

Reward Systems: The Key to Motivated Students and Classroom Management

When I came to China as an inexperienced new teacher, I was ready for an adventure. I’d completed all the modules in my TEFL courses and felt like I had learned a lot, but I [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

6 Things I Can Afford in China I Can’t Afford in the West

People often associate traveling with spending money. However, when you live in China, the cost of living is so low that you can experience new cultures while keeping costs down. Here are a [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments
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