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You’re always going to come across cultural differences when working in any foreign country. Some of these are obvious, while others are so subtle you might not even realize you screwed up. Below is an overview of some of the most common and innocuous mistakes foreigners make when working in China. 1. Contradicting your boss in front of
So you’ve got a job in China. It’s a brand new opportunity that’s no doubt pretty scary and pretty exciting. No matter how qualified you are or how hard you work, there are some important things you need to know. Here are 8 survival tips for your first job in China. 1. Speak Chinese Whether you’re completely
Whether you’ve lived in China for a while or are just visiting, you’ll likely come across some pretty stark cultural differences. Identifying these differences is important, but even more so is learning to deal with them, either on a personal or professional level. Without further ado, here are four ways to navigate cultural differences when living in China.
As the COVID-19 epidemic wanes in China, the global fight against the virus is far from over. China’s international reputation has taken a battering, with issues arising about transparency and handling of the virus, as well as faulty medical equipment and test kits that have since been sent to other countries. Several Western governments have
It is worryingly easy to develop bad habits when living as an expat in China. At the same time, it’s very difficult to recognize the bad habits you’ve already acquired. Whether you’re new to China or a veteran expat, watch out for the following bad habits and don’t let them get their claws in. 1. Relying on locals to
English proficiency is an important indicator of social status in China, so many Chinese parents want their children to start learning as early as possible. Students as young as two and three usually begin with some basic English in kindergarten. If you’re new to teaching ESL or have little experience with this age group, here are seven
Many a foreign ESL teacher in China has entered the office of their new school, asked what teaching materials are to be used and been met with blank stares. Just go in and teach, they say. Assuming you don’t have the ability to conjure books from thin air, you will need access to learning materials and
There’s a whole host of skills and talents associated with teaching: organizational skills, people skills, technical knowledge of your subject, and, of course, having almost Buddha-like levels of patience. When teaching in China, there are also a lot of skills you’ll develop on the job that might not be readily apparent to the untrained eye. Here
Considering teaching English in China is definitely exciting, but like any big move, it requires careful consideration before you plunge in. In this article, we bring you six things to consider before teaching English in China, from researching where you’ll live to getting a visa. 1. Know that it’s the right job for you