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The people to teach with in China



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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Welcome to EF

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

Buying laptops in China?

Started by Rosaria Munda. Last reply by Katherine Osborn Jul 4. 8 Replies

Hi all! My fiance Robert and I will be arriving in Beijing in July. Very excited to meet you all soon! I have been hearing that it's a good idea to use different personal technology while in China…Continue

Seeking Beijing Flatmate/s

Started by Daniel Cryne May 1. 0 Replies

Hi, my name's Daniel, and next Wednesday I'll be dropping into Beijing for year (and maybe more), and I'm looking for a person (or persons) to share flat with. I'm so excited about being in a foreign…Continue

My House-Hunting Experience

Started by Erica Fairchild. Last reply by Cassius Wortmann Mar 8. 12 Replies

Caroline Sheldon, current resident of Shanghai, and former resident of Beijing tells it like it is when house-hunting in China:"Finding an apartment can be daunting but my piece of advice is to be…Continue

Tags: housing

Should I keep my domestic insurance?

Started by Jason Moreno. Last reply by Christopher Boff Sep 25, 2013. 5 Replies

For all those from the US, are you keeping your health insurance in the states while overseas? I am wrestling with whether to keep it for the sake of continual credible coverage and preexisting…Continue

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Comment by Tracey Davis on May 28, 2014 at 5:57am

Hello Everyone,

I'm Tracey and I'll be heading to Shanghai in June. Just days away…now I'm really getting nervous... and so excited! Hoping to meet some great people, find an awesome apartment and learn a new language. 


Comment by Robert Ross Frazier on May 23, 2014 at 10:26am

Hello all! I'm Ross from the US, I'll be in Beijing Early July and would love to work on finding a sweet place to live! Anyone else looking for potential roommates?

Comment by Emma Thurmond on May 22, 2014 at 3:47pm

Hello everyone, 

My name is Emma and I'm headed to Guangzhou at the end of July.  I'm looking for someone who would like to practice the survival skills lessons with me on skype.  I work a lot and the only time I can practice is in the wee hours of the morning central time.  I have been practicing my self and the language is  different if you hear another person say it. If your interested let me know. Thanks!

Comment by Amie Rolland on May 13, 2014 at 9:27am

Name's Amie! I'm from Louisiana and will arrive in early July! Super pumped to work for EF after traveling through them1 Looking forward to meeting a lot of world travelers and wanderers like myself. Good luck to everyone! :)

Comment by Crystle-Day Villanueva on May 10, 2014 at 1:40pm

My boyfriend and I are arriving this summer to Shanghai for training and will be placed in Xi'an! Looking forwarding to meeting some new people!

Comment by Daniel Tuttle on May 8, 2014 at 8:46pm

Hi everyone!  Name's Dan, and it looks like I am headed to Shanghai in June! I really look forward to meeting the whole team and making a lot of new friends.  I taught for 7 years out in Japan, so I am really excited to have a chance to check out China!

Comment by Peter McDowell on May 8, 2014 at 6:56pm

Hi everyone, I'm looking for someone to practice speaking Chinese with on Skype before I arrive (June).  If anyone would like to practice with me please add me on cyber_pete_86 :)

Comment by Allison Sproul on April 29, 2014 at 11:49am

Love that the last few posts in here have been from incoming Beijing teachers :). If any of you have questions about what to go see in the 'Jing, I'd be happy to make some recommendations. Safe travels!

Comment by Karl Raine on April 27, 2014 at 8:28pm

Hey guys, I am leaving for Beijing a week on Tuesday. I am super prepared and trying to consider everything I should bring but like you all I am nervous and excited at the same time and I'd love to go and explore! I am also spending two weeks in a hotel and doing the practical TEFL course and also looking for housemates. I am easy going and don't really have any preferences.. I look forward to meeting you all and I hope we all have a great time when we get there!

Comment by Emma Davies on April 27, 2014 at 6:36am

Hi guys! My name is Emma, I'm from the UK and I'm arriving in Beijing at the beginning of May. Really looking forward to meeting all of you! I've never been to China before, but I can't wait to explore =) 


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