The following is a guest post by Melody Mukute, a Zimbabwean mother of three and an active member of my China Teach Abroad Community Facebook group. Melody is a certified teacher in Zimbabwe with six years of teaching experience. A few weeks ago Melody reached out to me and asked if she could share her experience teaching in China as an African non-native speaker. Of course, I was happy to share her experience!
This post is current and updated regularly. Last updated as of March 2020! 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 […]
So many people are worried about getting scammed or signing a bad contract when it comes to teaching abroad, especially teaching in China. Seriously, I sent out a survey a while back and it was the #1 fear by a mile!!
I myself signed a crappy contract my first year teaching abroad (you can read all about that saga here), so it’s really important to me to make sure that no one else makes my mistakes. I can’t go back in time and fix my contract disaster, but I can at least give you the advice you need to make sure that the teach abroad contract serves your needs and interests.
Teaching abroad in China is an incredible experience. You have the ability to make money, explore a new culture, and challenge yourself to have the adventure of a lifetime! However, making the move to Mainland China is definitely not easy. Whether you’re on the fence about teaching abroad, or you’re trying to choose between China and another country, these are my 10 main reasons why teaching abroad in China is amazing!
So what exactly is the Teach Abroad Squad, and why did I create this course and community for people who want to rock their first year teaching in China? Whether you’re looking for some teach abroad guidance, or you’re just really curious to learn more about this online course I’ve created, you’ve come to the […]
I get it, the concept of working with a recruiter to find a job in China is a strange one. You’ve got all these weird middlemen coming out nowhere offering to help you find a job in China because…. why? Well, today I’m going to cover anything and everything you could ever want to know about using recruiters to find a job teaching abroad in China: Who they are, why they’re helping you, and if you can actually trust them!
So many people ask how I was able to quit my job in China and travel the world working online. Was I a super profitable travel blogger before I left China? Do I have some sort of massive inheritance? Am I living off pad thai and counting every penny? Or am I just some big […]
“The school says I look ‘too Asian’ to work there. I’m not even Asian!” “I’m not a native speaker, but I have tons of experience. Why won’t they hire me in China?” “How do the Chinese view black people? Should I be worried??” There is a TON of misinformation about racism in China, and I […]
Richelle, my school disappeared on me overnight, and now I don’t know what to do! I’m trying to apply for jobs now, but I don’t know what to look for. How do I know which schools are the good ones? My school hasn’t paid me in 2 months! What do I do now??? I get […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Both here and over at Go Overseas, I write a lot about teaching abroad in China, and I get a TON of questions on the topic. So out of curiosity, I decided to survey hundreds of people (literally) about their biggest worry or concern when […]