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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.

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Fuzhou, September 2018.

Started by Hannah Elizabeth Murray. Last reply by Hannah Elizabeth Murray Apr 10. 5 Replies

Hi everyone! I will be headed to September in 2018 (depending on when I graduate and get my Visa back), and I was wondering if there was anyone else on here heading out that way too? Would be great…Continue

Looking for others going to (or currently in) Chongqing

Started by Meaghan Andrews. Last reply by Matt Fallucca Apr 9. 3 Replies

Hello! I'm going to Shanghai for training either August 23rd (if my work visa gets back to me on time) or more likely September 6th, and then I'll be teaching adults in Chongqing! I was wondering if…Continue

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Arriving in Guangzhou in June

Started by Julie Sykes. Last reply by Andy Bateman Apr 3. 10 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

The Cowgirl of Shenzhen (Coming to an EF center near you June 20th 2018)

Started by Ariel Adams. Last reply by Cora Stella Ashley Apr 2. 2 Replies

Howdy Y'all, I'm Ariel from, and greetings from the Lone Star State of Texas (Houston to be more specific) I'm very excited and also nervous about coming and living in Shenzhen this coming June 2018.…Continue

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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.
Comment by Andy Bateman on August 22, 2017 at 1:43am

Memrise Mandarin Chinese group.
As I couldn't search for a friend who is also using Memrise to help learn Mandarin, I've just created a group there instead. All welcome! Follow this link to join the 'China teachers' group and make your Memrise Mandarin even more marvellous:   https://www.memrise.com/group/183950/

Comment by Andy Bateman on August 10, 2017 at 4:13am

Hi Jack, fellow British bloke here also starting in November with Kids and Teens (but in Guangzhou not Shanghai). Sounds like you're discovering the joys of the initial medical form difficulties which I've also just been through in the UK. After a lot of research and several e-mails and phone calls, it became clear to me that it's simpler and far more straightforward to just book a private all-in-one 'visa medical' appointment with a specialist provider who's used to the Chinese form. There are only a few companies in the UK that do them and they're not cheap but my recruiter reminded me that EF are used to reimbursing these sorts of costs as many recruits come from the USA, etc. I'm heading down to London for my 'visa medical' this coming Monday. Let me know if you need any company recommendations :-D

Comment by Jack Edwards on August 10, 2017 at 12:33am

Hey guys, I'm currently working on my visa application to start work in Shanghai in November. I am having difficulty with my medical form however, as my GP is reluctant to sign off on a chest x-ray without actually giving me one, and I cant have one done, as there is nothing wrong with me. I was wondering if anyone h]else had this issue? How did you guys get your medical completed? I came to China on a student visa previously, and did the medical when I arrived instead of before.

Comment by Lettecha Johnson on August 8, 2017 at 1:54pm

Hello fellow newbies!

I will be coming to Shanghai in October 2017 . I will certainly be looking for a roommate (s). I am creative, clean and love to cook :) 

 

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