How to Find a Job Teaching in China

How to Find a Job Teaching in China

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. 90% of the emails I receive are questions and concerns about teaching abroad in China. I get it. Accepting a job in China is a scary proposition. It’s hard to know if you’re getting a good deal, or if your school is […]

How to Write the Perfect Teach Abroad Resume

How to Write the Perfect Teach Abroad Resume

For the last few years, I’ve been working hard to help my readers find jobs in China. Whether it’s teaching abroad, working as a college counselor, or teaching drama, the one thing that’s really shocked me is the quality of resumes I receive from many applicants. When it comes to teaching abroad, you can’t just […]

Learning to Cook in China

Learning to Cook in China

Before I moved to China, my version of cooking was Trader Joe’s frozen meals and mixing together a few things in an attempt to make Mexican food. So when I crash landed in “The Middle of Nowhere China” and had only 3 restaurants within walking distance, I needed to learn how to cook fast. Most people eat […]

The Best Way to Learn Chinese

The Best Way to Learn Chinese

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I recently sent out a survey asking what people were MOST worried about when it comes to traveling in China. I have to say, I wasn’t too surprised when I saw the number one response: “I’m worried about the language barrier” “How […]

Do I Need a TEFL To Teach Abroad in China?

Do I Need a TEFL To Teach Abroad in China?

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  What exactly is a TEFL? Do I really need one to teach abroad in China? Do I actually need to pay $2,000 USD?!!!!! TEFLs are one of the most confusing aspects of teaching abroad, and not too long ago, I was in […]

How to Find an Internship in China

How to Find an Internship in China

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I’ve talked a lot about what it’s like to work as an English teacher or college counselor in China, but what about interning? My very good friend Lena from Lenaaround is currently getting her Master’s Degree in Beijing, while also working as […]

Confessions of an ESL Teacher in China

Confessions of an ESL Teacher in China

This article originally appeared on Go Overseas where I write as a Teach Abroad and China expert. Though I write intensively about teaching abroad, there are a few juicy secrets I’ve been holding back from you all. It’s confession time: I’m far from a perfect ESL teacher, and my experience teaching abroad wasn’t quite as […]

Want to Work as a College Counselor in China?

Want to Work as a College Counselor in China?

This post is current and updated regularly. Last updated as of February 2018!  If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me about teaching English in China, I could quit my day job. Teaching English in China is great. I taught for multiple different schools and companies all over China. That said, I think […]