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Top 5 Reasons to Teach English in China

China is a vast and impressive country, and is the leading cultural hotspot within Asia. You would never have any shortage of things to do there, travel-wise and concerning your […]

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Types of Schools You Can Teach at in China — from Kindergarten to University

I used to teach English in China, at a private university in the Guangdong province (pictured above) where my students were kind and made me laugh on a continual basis. Now […]

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5 Things To Do in Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia

Macau is one of the more interesting places to visit in East Asia. While it remains closely tied to China, both geographically and otherwise, it’s technically an autonomous region. The […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Travel China on a Motorbike

Long time readers know that one of my favorite parts of living and teaching English in Thailand was having my own motorbike (read: scooter) to roam around on. Having my […]

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Faces of Asia

A photo captures the moments so often lost to memory. When I leave the house for anything out of the ordinary, I feel lost without my camera strapped to my […]

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Off the Beaten Track in China

It’s time for another guest post! Every now and again, I publish stories from fellow travel addicts. Their tales will be about something they’ve learned, or something they’ve taught, while […]

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From Teaching English Abroad to Teaching English at Colorado State

Last year at this time, I was celebrating my 27th birthday with these adorable Thai kids who brought me a cake and told me I was old: Those of you […]

types of schools you can teach at in china

Teach Abroad in China: 10 Unexpected Challenges of Working with University Students

I had no idea what to expect before stepping into my first class of Chinese university students. I wasn’t a first-time ESL teacher – I had spent six months teaching […]

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On Becoming Asian: Stir-fried Sweet and Sour Chicken

“I think I’m becoming Asian,” I said as I sat down to eat a fabulously tasteful meal of stir-fried sweet and sour chicken. I quite literally patted myself on the […]

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9 Tips for Your First Year Teaching English in Asia

Teaching English in Asia is a fantastic opportunity for adventure and a good way to gain teaching experience if that is your chosen career path. To fully appreciate your time […]

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10 Ways Living Abroad Changed Me for the Better

  I don’t think it’s possible to live abroad, to completely immerse yourself in a foreign culture, and to not come back changed. If you don’t see something, do something […]

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Introducing Teach English: ESL – TEFL Certification & Job Placement

I’m so excited to finally reveal the new site I’ve been working hard on for several weeks now: TeachEnglishESL.com. I’m the proud owner of a new website baby, where my […]

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5 Things I Miss Most About Teaching English Abroad

After a year of teaching English abroad in both Thailand and China, I find myself thinking of certain people, specific moments or special students at random times throughout the day. […]

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The Circles of Life Begin in Mexico

It seems nothing is finished until it comes full circle. Six weeks before I moved to Thailand the first time, I joined my friends for a week-long holiday in Cabo […]

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