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Living and Teaching in South America: A Guide for Prospective English Teachers

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Living and Teaching in South America: A Guide for Prospective English Teachers

Increasingly, South America is a popular destination for English teachers looking to live abroad. With large metropolitan hubs like Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, and Lima, there is plenty of demand for English language instruction. These cities also boast relatively low costs of living, a supportive network of expats, and plenty of activities to […]

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Expat Beginner’s Guide – Finding job in China

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Expat Beginner’s Guide – Finding job in China

This is the third chapter of our guide. In it we are going to describe the ways to find job in China, and what kind of jobs you can expect to find, while living in a Chinese city. In previous chapters we’ve described the challenges of Adaptation and our excitement from Meeting the Other Expats […]

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What it’s like to permanently resettle in China [expat interview]

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What it’s like to permanently resettle in China [expat interview]

A great interview with Jon Zatkin. In it he reinforces our opinion that you cannot become Chinese, even after 25 years in China as expat. Enjoy. What it’s like to permanently resettle in China [interview] (via Matador Network) Jon Zatkin was an American citizen who lived in Beijing, China, for over 25 years. Fluent in […]

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China Expat Beginner’s Guide – Meeting other expats

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China Expat Beginner’s Guide – Meeting other expats

So, you’ve adapted to your new environment, and had finally realized that you and chinese people can be a good friends, but you will never understand each other for one hundred percent. What happens next? The law of attraction. The next thing that begins to happen – you start to meet other laowais like you. […]

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China Expat Beginner’s Guide – Adaptation

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China Expat Beginner’s Guide – Adaptation

We all can agree, that being expat in China is not simple.  In this part of the guide we look at our process of adaptation to China and its people. It doesn’t meter for how long you will live here, 10 years or just one year. It also doesn’t meter whether you know Mandarin or you know just […]

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Photo of the Week – Xi’an: the spring is in town.

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Photo of the Week – Xi’an: the spring is in town.

Finally! Spring came to Xi’an!                      

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Teaching ESL in Jingfa School, China

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Teaching ESL in Jingfa School, China

If you are going to teach ESL abroad, you can consider Xi’an (Shaanxi province, China)  as a good city for doing this. There are a lot of schools and kinder-gardens that are waiting for you here, especially if you are a native speaker. This article is about one of such schools were we worked as […]

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