Money Talks: The ESL Teacher Quality of Life

The primary reason most ESL teachers approach a career in China - or overseas in general - is travel, and the broadening of one’s horizons. However, that’s not to say that there aren’t other opportunities to improve one’s quality of life in other ways. Financially, a career in ESL can also be very rewarding. While [...]

2020-07-08T05:00:30+00:00July 8th, 2020|Articles, Life in China, Teaching|0 Comments

Back in the Classroom in China after COVID-19

And just like that, it was all over. Or at least, a small part of it was, here in Chengdu. Another step towards normality, or whatever passes for it in your average English Language Training School. Three months after closing down because of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, the doors of the school where I work [...]

2020-05-27T06:27:54+00:00May 27th, 2020|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Flipping Classrooms

The word 'change' is on the tip of everyone's tongue. Living in Guangzhou, I am witnessing this first-hand. Business models are evolving and people are adopting new methods to satisfy previously expected productivity levels. Exercise classes are now via group conference call, home delivery has been revalued as an essential public service, and eLearning as [...]

2020-05-21T02:45:27+00:00April 30th, 2020|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments
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