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6 Dating Tips for Teaching Abroad

Dating while in another country can often seem like another universe full of small but crucial signs you have to look out for, making sense of traditions and languages you’ve never heard before.  What should you expect regarding love while overseas? How do you date while teaching abroad? We asked six veterans to share some [...]

6 Dating Tips for Teaching Abroad2017-05-10T17:04:44+00:00

7 Teaching Principles New English Language Teachers Often Forget

1) Reduce Teacher Talk Time In order for your students to learn to speak English, they must practice talking. However, when you're talking to them, they're not talking. Consequently, learn to zip your lips! This can be hard to get the hang of but if you want to be a good English teacher, you MUST [...]

7 Teaching Principles New English Language Teachers Often Forget2017-05-30T00:03:37+00:00

10 Keys to Teaching English Abroad in China

Believe me, teaching English Abroad in China, Japan, South Korea, or another foreign country is a life-changing experience that will make you a better person and change the way you look at the world. However, getting the job is just the start of your adventure. Once you get there, the work of teaching begins. [...]

10 Keys to Teaching English Abroad in China2017-05-10T14:51:50+00:00

Learn These Basic Chinese Phrases for Teaching Abroad

Mastery of the Chinese language takes a long time and most foreigners in China never become fluent, but you can learn some basic Chinese phrases. Knowing them will definitely make your life easier. These phrases will come in handy at restaurants, stores, and as you explore China. Also, any effort you make at speaking [...]

Learn These Basic Chinese Phrases for Teaching Abroad2017-06-03T17:17:30+00:00

8 Biggest Culture Shock Issues for Foreign Teachers in China

There are lots of ways in which China amazes people. It is one of the few places left, especially in the rural areas, where westernization has actually not occurred to the extent that it has in several other areas of the world. To most tourists, there are numerous aspects of China that will certainly [...]

8 Biggest Culture Shock Issues for Foreign Teachers in China2017-06-03T17:14:25+00:00

What TESOL, TEFL and CELTA English Teacher Certifications are the Best?

  What TESOL, TEFL and CELTA English teacher certifications are the best? More and more employers are looking for ways to confirm that the people they are recruiting are prepared to teach their classrooms. Certification helps to do this. English teaching acronyms like TESOL, TEFL, TESL, and CELTA can be intimidating when you first start [...]

What TESOL, TEFL and CELTA English Teacher Certifications are the Best?2017-05-10T17:19:25+00:00

China’s Mania for Learning English

Currently, China has a “mania” about learning English. You might see pregnant women singing English songs to their babies, senior citizens in parks practicing English speaking, and students paying big bucks for for tutoring to prepare for the TOEFL test. Three hundred years ago, people studied English to understand the world and communicate with [...]

China’s Mania for Learning English2017-05-10T17:22:39+00:00

Why I Both Love and Hate Living in Beijing

Are you thinking about moving to Beijing? Perhaps you're an English teacher like me and are trying to choose where to apply for jobs. Well, let me tell you why I both love and hate living in Beijing. The Good Stuff Food Every kind of food and dining imaginable is available in Beijing. I have [...]

Why I Both Love and Hate Living in Beijing2017-06-03T17:13:01+00:00

How Can I Teach English in China?

  Want to teach in China? We help and advise hundreds of teachers from English speaking countries to find English teaching jobs in China. If you have already started, or are thinking of an English teaching career, or time off from your usual occupation, then we can help you on your way. Teaching Abroad [...]

How Can I Teach English in China?2017-11-16T21:09:49+00:00

For Asian-Looking English Teachers Who Want to Teach in China

We want to be up front and let you know that English First is the only school we've found in China that will hire Asian-looking teachers even if they were born in the US and have a perfect American accent and English teaching experience. This discrimination does not apply to international schools for expat student [...]

For Asian-Looking English Teachers Who Want to Teach in China2017-11-16T20:36:56+00:00
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