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?
Hello all - My name is Jasmine and I am currently going through the visa process to teach kids and teens in Beijing this upcoming fall (approximately late November mid-December)! This will be the second time I will living abroad since I studied in England for a semester during my undergraduate career three years ago! (Wow, I feel old lol). I am very excited to be embarking on this new journey in China!
Looking forward to connecting with everyone, especially those who will be arriving…Continue
Added by Sierra on August 7, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments
I will be teaching kids and teens, arriving in September. I'm willing to room with someone that is teaching with me at the same center. I saw a beautiful house In Guangzhou online that had five bedrooms and three baths, but I'm sure it will be taken or just a prop. Anyone in Guangzhou, now ? IS the arrival date the day we start teaching or need to be in china, Also can we go a week before our due date to get set up ? How many suitcases can we bring, I have a…Continue
Hope you've managed to get your visas sorted and you're feeling excited about the upcoming adventure.
I am putting this out there as I want to connect with others who are starting to prepare to travel out like me or those who are already working in China. It's not long now before I start my journey to Guangzhou and it's both exciting and nerve-wracking. Definitely want to get to know some of you before I travel out.
Anyway, feel free to get in touch. It'll be…Continue
Hi, I'm Jess! If my visa documents stay on track I should be moving out to Beijing sometime in September. I'd like to do my research ahead of time so I'm not frantic for a place to stay when I get there. Can anyone out there give me advice on the best neighborhoods to look for an in an apartment in or an agent they'd recommend. Even general advice about the teaching hotel and my experience there will be like would be helpful.
Added by Jessica Lynn Pappas on July 26, 2017 at 3:20am — No Comments