Teaching content classes (non-speaking) at a Chinese University

Having worked at Chinese universities for two years, we found that we weren’t always teaching TEFL English classes (speaking, listening, reading and writing) but were also asked to teach subjects we never dreamed we’d be teaching, including: English Literature, American Literature, Poetry Appreciation, Critical Thinking, American History and Greek-Roman Mythology (oh yes). Unfortunately, whilst there … More Teaching content classes (non-speaking) at a Chinese University

Second Year

  Last year we came to China with a programme that bent the rules and which got you to break the law by not providing the correct visa. It was also run by a professional idiot. It did have one big advantage – it, at first, only brought you out for one semester, and let … More Second Year

Protect your hopes!

It seems to often to be the downfall of new visitors to China: broken expectations. Everyone who gets on the misery of the flight must have some clear hopes. Maybe you’ll get to spend more time on your writing, you’ll make some cool new friends, you’ll just be a more grown up guy. Maybe a … More Protect your hopes!