Can’t find work in Toronto? Savvy young Canadians have found a solution: Nanjing.
When Noel Muller returned to Toronto from China in 2010, he was thrilled to be home. Within a few months, however, the then-28-year-old teacher, fed up with…Continue
Added by Jane Erickson on August 30, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
Want to see more "real" pictures of Beijing?
Check out this sweet post!
Added by Jaimee Watson on August 23, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments
I have to, unfortunately, get rid of one of my cats. The problem is that he has been acting out. He does things he knows he shouldn't and he is...attacking my other cat. However, he is still a very lovely cat. He curls up next to me every night to sleep! :) He loves attention. And, once he gets to know you, really enjoys your company. He's about one year old. He's also your standard tabby cat. It seems that between my job and my other cat, I cannot give him the love and constant attention he…Continue
Hello EF Shanghai Family,
I am very excited about moving to beautiful city of Shanghai. I need a serious orientation so please share everything a transfer needs to know. I have to report right to work so no time for formal orientations for the vets. I will be working as the Director of Studies for Kids and Teens SH No. 3 in Minhang. Still looking for a place to live and if you know where to find a great hair braider and barber for my husband do share! Also is it true they…Continue
Okay, okay, okay! It's been a few weeks since I have posted anything. Between final exams, moving and getting settled in Guangzhou, things have been really busy for me. However, things have settled back down. And I now back to tell more embarrassing stories about myself! Let's do this!
In a recent blog post I talked about why I came to China. Well, today I am going to talk about why in the world I decided on coming to EF. Before coming to EF, I spent two years teaching…Continue
I've (sadly) just left my apartment on Daning Rd and would love to help my nice landlords fill it, if possible.
About the location:
Added by Brendan Cooney on June 29, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I've been in China for around 6 years now so it's a long time coming!
I'll start with a quick look at our recent trip to Chicago.
Having been an avid runner as a kid and visting such exotic…Continue
Added by Mike Heath on June 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Hello party people in the place to be! ( That place being EF, of course!) I hope you all had a safe and happy National Velociraptor awareness month as well as a great May 1st holiday! Today I am going to be talking about two REALLY important things: 1) Why/how the internet is blocked in China AND 2) The '3 Ts'. So, let's do this!
China has the world largest digital shield. It's been named 'The Great Firewall of China'. And, because of it, surfing the internet is...different…Continue
The BJ TC is an exciting opportunity for people working for EF English First Beijing to become more involved and engaged by sharing skills and interests. This year, we are so pleased to welcome Anders Hammarback as our keynote speaker…Continue
Hello everyone. Normally, when I write these blogs, I try to make them funny and light hearted. However, today I have something to tell you that could very well save your life. It is a very serious issue. This month is "National Velociraptor Awareness Month". Ever since the movie "Jurassic Park". Velociraptors have been taking the lives of innocent people all around the world! This is VERY important! Go to http://www.velociraptors.info/ to find…Continue
Hello, howdy and hi to you all! I hope this week has been fantastic for you all! I apologize for missing last. You see, I had midterms. And, when I have midterms things get really crazy for me. So, I couldn't do a blog post. But! don't worry I am back to tell more embarrassing stories about myself. (The real i am sure you read this; don't lie!) Today I am going to be answering a question I get a lot, "Jim why are you so handsome!?" (kidding) But really, "Jim why…Continue
Added by Jim Kiser on April 20, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Welcome back to “That Crazy White Guy”. Just like the third Transformers movie I am back to tell you more cool things you didn’t know about EF and about China. However, before I get into that I wanted to wish everyone a very happy Tomb Sweeping Day! YAY! I hope you have fun…sweeping tombs?
The past couple of posts have been about some AMAZING people that work here at EF. The first…Continue
Hello Everyone! I am back once again to show you all somethings about China/EF! If you have no idea what I am talking about, (shame on you!) then you should check out this link. Once there, read and like it. This week I would like to show you a great guy Peter Liu. He has started a great group…Continue
Hey Guys! My name is Jim and I a soon-to-be teacher here with EF. I am here to do a weekly blog posts about things about China/EF. So, I though a GREAT place to start to giving some shout outs to some great people that are working hard on this website. This first person I would like to give a shout out is Tess Ding. She has a wonderful little group called …Continue
A few days ago, I read Peter Liu's awesome blog post about Asian Poses ( go read it if you haven't :http://ef-teachers.com/profiles/blogs/asian-poses) And, it got me think about something that goes hand-in-hand with Asian poses, and that is 'chinglish'. The merger of Chinese and English into...words. They're pretty funny. I will give you a few examples.
Last year sometime I was talking to a student of mine. and,…Continue
Tomorrow is International Women's Day! We should get the day off, right? Well, EF doesn't give us a day off, unfortunately, but we can go out an celebrate after work. I'm going to Brownstone:
And if you're not a member on Shanghai Dolls, you should join! It's a good website for…Continue
Added by Rose Connally on March 8, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
I have quite a lot of inquiries and requests for salons or people who know how to style and cut African American hair....well HURRAY! I finally got my good friend Phil's hairdresser, and friend, to give me his number
I am not sure of his prices, but he does mostly men’s hair and has other friends that do women’s hair! Text or call him and mention that Jaimee from EF gave you his number…Continue
I think that i have finished all of the paperwork that I need for the work permit application. Although i could have forgoten one of the many papers.
I have been trying to make a list of things that i need to bring with me but feel like I am missing something. So far my list includes:
Medications, Vitamins, Pads/Tampons, Deoderant, Bras, Underware, Socks, New Shoes, Work Pants
Added by Amanda Gillock on February 27, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments
Some people are lucky. When they move to China, they don't have any financial ties back home, and never need to transfer any money back to their home country.
People like me, on the other hand, are not so lucky. I have student loans, credit card bills, and a phone bill to pay, all of which must come out of my American bank account. Since EF is sending my money into my Chinese account, I had to figure out a way to transfer my money from my account here to my American…Continue
Added by Rose Connally on February 23, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments