The ELT Landscape in China

by Stuart Allen @Stu_RAYEnglish
Ray English TEFL Recruitment, China

The ELT Landscape in China

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Without question, the country with the most TEFL jobs in the world right now is China. Whereas most countries in the world are suffering economic hardship, China really is flying. Jobs here are plentiful, unemployment is almost non-existent, and the expanding Chinese ELT industry is worth millions of pounds each year. Why is this?

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Teaching English in Hong Kong Part 3

Hong Kong by Night

By Lindsay Varty

Teaching English in Hong Kong Part 3

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Renowned as a ‘city that never sleeps’, Hong Kong offers a wide range of activities for all you avid night crawlers. Shops stay open till 10pm so it’s never too late to pick up a few more items for a new wardrobe. Pop down to the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade to check out the beautiful harbour front and the city’s notorious neon skyline. At 8 o’clock every night, you can catch the electrifying ‘Symphony of lights’: a show of flashing lights and laser beams put together by over 40 of Hong Kong’s tallest skyscrapers.

Hop on the Star Ferry– Hong Kong’s famous cross-harbour boat that has been in operation since 1888, which provides a relaxing yet fascinating journey across the city’s harbour, and a fabulous way to take in the spectacular scenery and overall awe of this beautiful city.

Check out ‘Temple Street’ night market in Jordan. Open at 4pm until midnight, this bustling market features rows and rows of makeshift stalls, hawking a plethora of cheap items such as clothes, watches, sunglasses, bags and electronic gadgets. Have your palms read by one of the wise old fortune-tellers that gather at the Yau Ma Tei end of the street.

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Teaching English in Hong Kong Part 2

Hong Kong by Day

By Lindsay Varty

Teaching English in Hong Kong Part 2

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Hong Kong prides itself on offering a little bit of something for everyone- whether its huge shopping malls with every luxury brand under the sun you’re after, or quaint little boutiques and back street art-jamming sessions that you desire. But here are a few of the city’s biggest attractions to entice you:

The Peak

The Peak Tower is one of the city’s most iconic architectural structures. Looking rather like a humongous wok, 396 metres up Hong Kong Island’s highest mountain, the tower offers spectacular views of the busy harbour and concrete jungle below. Pose with Bruce Lee and other celebs at the Madame Tussaud’s in the Tower, and grab a bite to eat at Bubba Gump’s- the restaurant made famous in the film Forrest Gump.  For even more fascinating views and a bit of history, take the 120 year old rickety Peak Tram up the mountain.

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Teaching English in Hong Kong Part 1

Hong Kong- Asia’s World City

By Lindsay Varty

Teaching English in Hong Kong Part 1

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Hong Kong is a fascinating cosmopolitan city bursting with life, lights, entertainment and of course, people. This tiny pinprick of a city in the South China Sea is made up of two main parts: Kowloon on the mainland and Hong Kong island, and has a whopping population of 7 million people.

Having been a British colony until the handover back to China in 1997, Hong Kong boasts a beautiful blend of Chinese and western cultures and a calendar packed full of worldly celebrations and traditions.  It has gorgeous sunny weather, lovely friendly people and yes, you might have guessed it, it’s my home! In just four posts, I will attempt to explain why Hong Kong fully deserves its title as ‘Asia’s World City’.

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TEFL Jobs in Nanjing

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Nanjing

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Nanjing is a booming city in eastern China. English study is taking off and there are many places where teachers can find TEFL jobs in Nanjing.

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TEFL Jobs in Beijing

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL jobs in Beijing

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Like the rest of China the demand for English teachers in Beijing has grown rapidly over the last 15 years. There is now a broad range of opportunities if you are looking for TEFL jobs in Beijing.

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TEFL Jobs in Shanghai

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Shanghai

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Shanghai has been one of the central cities at the heart of China’s booming economy during the last 10 years. Alongside that there has been a greater demand for English tuition, hence a growing number of TEFL jobs in Shanghai over recent years.

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TEFL Jobs in China

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in China

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The amount of TEFL jobs on offer in China has grown hugely over the last decade!

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