Tag Archives: ESL

Yin-Yang: American Perspectives on Living in China – Book Review


A few months ago I reviewed Yes China! by Neil Clark, and when a friend asked me to review another book about teaching English in China I was a little hesitant to commit to reading what to me has already … Continue reading

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So you want to work in China… – A guide for those looking to teach English in the Middle Kingdom


I’ve already received a handful of emails from blog readers asking for advice on finding work in China, and my wife received 2 from friends just in the last week. As teaching in China becomes more popular, so does tricking foreigners into … Continue reading

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The first day of class is just as scary when you are teaching


September 2007 When I arrived in Longzhou there were only a few days to get settled before the semester would begin. On Friday Millie brought Kyle and me over to see the Foreign Language department, Thai and Vietnamese were also … Continue reading

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