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Congratulations on being accepted for a position to teach in China. This group has been set up for you to be able to prepare for your up-coming adventure.

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We all know what it is like to be new and we hope that by participating in activities and discussions in this group that you will be better prepared.

As a member of the group you will receive a newsletter touching on topics to do with EF, China and teaching. Remember that the point is for you to enjoy your preparation and be pointed to material and content that is relevant to you at this time. There is the saying that the more you put in the more you will get out of it and we believe just that!

We also suggest that you join two other groups to start your networking opportunities. There is a group for you arrival month. This is a space for you to be able to help and be helped by people arriving at the same time as you. There is also a group for each city and by joining you will be able to start networking with current teachers, see what's happening and get a feel for your new home away from home.

So check for your newsletter each week and jump into the discussions below and in various blogs on the site.

Discussion Forum

Shanghai August 2018/September

Started by Carolyn Cristina Johnson. Last reply by Neliswa Nelly Dlamini yesterday. 13 Replies

Hey everyone! I am currently waiting for my work permit to come in and get the visa process underway. But right now I am on target to come in by August 22nd! I will be working with Kids and Teens in…Continue

Tags: Shanghai

August 2018/September 2018

Started by DayShawn Berndt. Last reply by Steve Seward Jul 14. 3 Replies

Since I am not seeing much for people arriving in China at the end of 2018 here for Newbies, I decided to start a discussion and hopefully find out. I am just curious who is arriving in China in…Continue

Tags: 2018, August, China, Connections, Friends

Anyone going to Kunshan?

Started by Charlie Spietz Jun 29. 0 Replies

I am leaving for Kunshan (very close to Shanghai) at the end of August. It's going to be a big change for me because I am just finishing up spending half a year in Costa Rica and learning Spanish. I…Continue

Arriving in Guangzhou in June

Started by Julie E Sykes. Last reply by Julie E Sykes Jun 28. 13 Replies

Hi y'all! Greetings from sunny Florida! I'm so excited to join in here and to be headed to Guangzhou at the end of June! Just a few months away! I've been so busy learning all about the area and am…Continue

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Comment by Mariah Seale on June 1, 2018 at 7:26am

Hi! I'm excited to be connected to a site where I can meet others like myself moving to Shanghai to teach.   I'm scheduled to arrive June 20th from Florida.  So excited for this new adventure!  

Comment by Kim Doan on May 29, 2018 at 10:28am


I am scheduled to arrive in Xian in July. Please message me here and let me know what your experience is like. Also, I'd like to find roommates for an apartment.


Kim Doan

Comment by Emily Moore on May 27, 2018 at 3:38pm

Hi everyone! I am SO excited about moving to Shanghai June 20th. I cannot wait to meet everyone. I will be looking for another teacher(s) to be roommates with as well as site see and travel.

Comment by Elizabeth Anne Engram on May 9, 2018 at 5:51am

Hello everyone! My name is Elizabeth. I am scheduled to arrive in Chongqing on August 8th. I will be working with Kids & Teens. I am so excited! Is there anyone else here that will be arriving in August or in that time frame?  I am looking forward to meeting new people. Any suggestions are welcome.


Comment by Tam on April 4, 2018 at 8:48pm

Ni hao wo men de pengyou.

Comment by Tam on April 4, 2018 at 8:48pm

I can not wait to start in Shanghai this summer teaching Kids and teens!!! I am super excited to travel, immerse myself in culture and learn the language. I will be looking for another teacher(s) to be roommates with as well as site see with.

Comment by Stacy on April 4, 2018 at 3:36pm

Hey everyone! I'm going to based in Chongqing to teach kids and teenagers come this October! Anyone else based there or already there that may have some tips? :)

Comment by Grace Jackson on February 19, 2018 at 11:21pm

Hi all, are there any Guangzhou teachers due to start in August 2018 ? I'm already very excited to start!

Comment by Monique Vann on January 21, 2018 at 4:01am

Hello this will be my first time teaching in China and I am so excited.

Comment by Sierra on September 1, 2017 at 2:59am
Can anyone tell me some supplies to bring with me to decorate my classroom with.

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