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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

Minhang Teachers / Initial first few weeks questions

Started by Emma Julie Barfoot. Last reply by Emma Julie Barfoot on Monday. 3 Replies

Hi fellow teachers,Is anyone moving to Minhang? Or within a close proximity to this district? I have a 1st September 2015 start-date and thought this forum would be a good place to start meeting…Continue

September 2015; Hangzhou

Started by Brandon Brady. Last reply by Josh Garcia on Sunday. 8 Replies

Hi Everyone!Will anyone be teaching at the adult center in Hangzhou?  I am officially starting my (hopefully short) search for roommates.  I hope everyone is having a good day!Continue

Tags: September, Hangzhou

September 2015 start in Shanghai

Started by Sidra. Last reply by Nicole Young Aug 25. 38 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm arriving in Shanghai on the 1st of September. Who else is in that group? I'll be teaching in the online centre. It would be nice to meet some fellow September initiates before then!

Nanjing October arrival

Started by Terry W Warren Aug 24. 0 Replies

Anyone else going to be arriving inn Nanjing around October?Continue

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Comment by Andre Roberts on Monday
Hi everyone, for all those heading to Beijing E.F will be hosting a summer party at resort called the Happy Valley on the 8th September:)

I am organising coaches to take us there before 9AM so we can sleep / party on the way. It will be 50 kuai to go and 35 kuai for the return trip leaving the valley at 5PM . If you decide to take a return journey on the coach you will also be put on the guestlist at club HUSH for the night :). For more details please add my wechat ID liaofan89.

Comment by Jeanine Caughlin on Sunday


For the ladies,two words about packing; underwear and bras. Bring at least two weeks worth. OH, one more thing, ladies, you can't get tampons in mainland China. Bear this in mind.

About paying extra for baggage, I decided to go ahead and pay for one extra bag because shipping things to China, especially from the U.S., is really, really expensive. Paying $100 extra for a suitcase full of stuff is better than paying $100 to ship a small box of stuff because you realized how much you need it after you got here. Your choice, just choose wisely.

Good luck!

Comment by JoElle M Gomez on Sunday
Inbox me your number so we can text! But I arrive at 15:15, so I'm guessing that's like 3o'clock in the morning! Since I leave Chicago at 12:50PM
Comment by Jacquetta Fennell on Sunday

Yep, I'm Beijing bound JoElle. What time do you arrive in Beijing? It'd be nice to meet you and have dinner that first day.

Comment by Jacquetta Fennell on Sunday

I'm flying to Detroit. We are gonna miss each other by like an hour, but have a safe flight Michelle. 

Comment by JoElle M Gomez on Sunday
Jacquetta you're in Beijing!? Yay!
Comment by Michelle on Sunday
Haha yes,are you?? To Toronto?
Comment by Jacquetta Fennell on Sunday

Michelle I'm also flying out of Raleigh tomorrow. Is your flight departing at 6am?

Comment by JoElle M Gomez on Sunday
I leave tomorrow from New Orleans at 7:15 to go to Chicago. Gotta sit in Chicaho airport for 3 hours 9:50-12:50, Then leave from Chicago to Beijing.
Comment by Michelle on Sunday
I leave tomorrow, I'm flying from Raleigh at 6. I'm not sleeping tonight. How about you?

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