Hello! My name is Nadia Essien and I'm arriving in Shenzhen on the 17th. Haven't seen too many people specify Shenzhen so I'm just curious to see who all I'll be getting to know! I'm from Atlanta, studied journalism and political science at Georgia State, and am really excited for this opportunity! I'm toying with the idea of a roommate to save on costs; I guess it depends on the market and what is available when we get there, but if you're interested let me know!
Added by Nadia Danielle Essien on January 6, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I can't believe it's finally happening, but I'll be landing in Guangzhou on January 17. Will anyone else be arriving in China that day?
Added by Andrew Wayne Jenkins on January 2, 2018 at 8:54am — No Comments
China TEFL (120 Hours)
Government of China
EF English First
Shanghai Online Training Center
2017 – 2018
Monterey Institute of International Studies
2012 – 2014
University of Texas
Politics of Mexico
Added by Bryan Beach on December 9, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments
I'm currently due to arrive in Beijing by January 17th and I am super excited and also a bit nervous lol. I'll be working in the EF Kids & Teens division, is anyone else set to arrive that date? Will love to hear from you guys.
I hope all is well! Due to visa processing my new date of arrival for Beijing will be early January! Although I am very excited to begin this new journey, I am glad I will be able to spend the holidays with family and friends. Just in time for Chinese New Year in February!
Anyone departing in January?
Thank you so much for your interest in my blog post! I wanted to add a little about me so maybe we can be friends. As you can tell by my post title, I love languages. I am an American born Chinese and currently living in the United States. This will change hopefully by January 2018! I am suppose to be in Guangzhou then so I am totally stoked.
Hmm. Let's see. What else about me? I really enjoy:
My name is Keith Downing and I am scheduled to start teaching in Shanghai at the end of November. I believe my date will be pushed back as the document authentication took longer than originally expected. I am excited to continue this process now that I have all of my documents uploaded and authenticated. Over the last few weeks I reviewed many other blogs looking for insights on the obstacles others have faced while completing the tasks set by EF. I…Continue
大家好！我的中文名字是舍睿秋。 你可以叫我秋秋。我很高兴认识你们！Hello everyone! My name is Rachel. I am very excited to start working for English First within the next couple of months. I will begin teaching kids and teens in Beijing sometime in November. This will be the second time for me to be in China. Last time I was in China, I had the opportunity to study abroad at Beijing Normal University. I come from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania also known as the “Christmas City.” I come from a large family with five siblings. I have…Continue
Added by Rachel Ann Cimera on September 23, 2017 at 1:54am — No Comments
Can anybody recommend some active WeChat groups for music, traveling, meeting people? Pretty much anything to get involved with people in China. I would like to meet more people.
My WeChat is TrillTrax - Feel free to add me ;)
Added by Terence Jordan on September 14, 2017 at 11:03am — No Comments
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Hi everyone. Excited! I will be in Guangzhou on the September 13th, so 12 more days. Im picking up my visa coming Monday.
Anybody else arriving on the same day?
I have noticed that most of you are…Continue
Added by Iunisi Vaiaku on September 1, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments
I will be coming to Shanghai November 8th, let me know if you are coming the same time or close to it.
Quick question anyone have any recommendations on Mandarin Chinese language books?
Hello fellow EF teachers!
I am due to embark on my Chinese adventure in a little over a month- you can catch me in Chongqing after October 25th! I spent a semester of college in Europe studying abroad, and even with the travel experience I gained over those months I have a thousand curiosities about what life will be like in China (I mean don't we all?!) I'll list some of my current questions below, and would truuuuly…Continue
Added by Breda Bosch on August 31, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments
I am new to this site, still trying to get the hang of it.
I am currently set to go teach children and teens in Beijing within the next month or so. I am very excited and nervous at the…Continue
Any teachers in Guangzhou looking to join a fantasy football league message me for details!
Hello fellow EF people,
I have been active on this site but will now do a formal introduction. My name is Lettecha Johnson. I am about to leave NYC after 7 years and am a Boston native. I have travelled a lot before - travel is my passion but this will be my first time living abroad. I am excited to finally become an expat, something I have dreamt of since childhood. I am an artist and web producer with a degree in educational technology. As a web producer, I trained…Continue
Added by Lettecha Johnson on August 21, 2017 at 11:59am — No Comments
I'm Peter from Murphy, Texas. I graduated from UCI. Go Anteaters (yes that's our mascot)!!! I'm also an ex-Navy Bubblehead. I just started learning the guitar southpaw style. I like reading books and drinking Mocha Frappucinos at Barnes & Noble. I sold my cruiser so I can't do scenic routes in the countryside anymore. My next one will definitely be a Harley just so I can say I had one. I'm JV level at playing tennis and I can't shoot a 3 pointer unless I…Continue
Added by Peter Le on August 15, 2017 at 6:20am — No Comments
Just thought I'd introduce myself properly; I commented on a few blog entries already so you might recognise my face...
I'm Keir Robinson from Scotland; after some paperwork hitches I eventually managed to get everything submitted and now awaiting my work permit (so I can get the visa), which we're hoping will arrive in time for an expected arrival date of September 12th. I'll be working in the Kids & Teens division.
Obviously I did the Foundation TEFL…Continue
I'll be teaching kids and teens in Beijing January! I'm hoping to connect with some fellow expats on here before I arrive.
I'm set to arrive on the 23rd of August for induction. Anybody else starting around the same time?