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Moving to China to Teach: 5 Tips to Consider Before You Go

5 great tips from author and former teacher Josh Summers on how to best prepare for your move to China as an English teacher.
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The 5 Best Online TEFL Certifications

Looking for the best online TEFL course? This guide breaks down 5 options from their curriculums to their reputation and price.
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The 5 Best TEFL Courses in Prague

Here we break down everything you need to know about the best TEFL courses in Prague, including their reputation, curriculum, and price.
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The 4 Best TEFL Courses in China

Looking for a TEFL course in China? This guide breaks down 4 options, including their price, curriculum and reputation.
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Teaching English in Bogota: Pros, Cons, & My Experience

A teacher gives a first-hand account of the pros and cons of teaching English in Bogota, Colombia – see what her day to day was like!
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Online Teaching Tips: 15 Things I Wish I Had Known

Just getting into online teaching or wondering how to improve? Here are 15 online teaching tips from a current teacher to help you out!

Teacher Review: The Pros & Cons of Teaching for Magic Ears

Teacher Jenica shares her thoughts on teaching for Magic Ears for the past 2 years – see what she loves and thinks you need to be prepared for!
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5 Awesome Blog Posts about Teaching English in Italy

Read these 5 cool blogs to get an insight into the world of teaching English in Italy and what to expect from your adventure.
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The 5 Best TEFL Courses in Thailand

Looking for a TEFL course in Thailland? We’ve broken down 5 of our favorites based on their price, reputation and curriculum – click to check them out!
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Transferring Money from China: Your Options Explained

Sending money home from China doesn’t have to be complicated – here are your best options for keeping as much of your money as possible.
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Teaching in China as a Primary School Teacher: What It’s Really Like

Curious what China is *really* like for a teacher? Read this first-hand account from a primary school teacher in Shenzhen, China.

VIPKid Just Turned 5 – Here’s What They Have Planned for the Future

Can you believe VIPKid is 5 years old? Current teacher Luis walks us through how they celebrated, their history, and what they have planned for the future.
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Magic Ears Props

Magic Ears recommends you use at least 2 props in your classes – here are 10 of our favorites that can be used for different ages & abilities.
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China Teachers: Here’s How to Link Wechat and Your Bank Card

Wechat might be one of the greatest apps ever and it can make your time in China much easier – here is how to link it with your bank in order to make payments easier in the mainland.
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Teaching English in Beijing: A Current Teacher Shares Her Experience

Thinking about teaching English in Beijing – here are some tips from a current teacher on why she chose Beijing, what she likes about the city and what her average day is like!
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Teacher Interview: What It’s Like to Teach Online with Magic Ears

Considering applying to Magic Ears? Carly shares how their application process works, what it’s like to teach for them, and how you can take on other roles to earn more money!

Review: What It’s Like to Teach Online for Hujiang

Thinking about applying to Huijing? Check out this in-depth look from two current teachers on their hiring process, requirements, and how much they pay.
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Teacher Interview: Pros and Cons of Teaching for EF in China

Thinking about working for EF? Here’s a short interview on what one teacher liked and didn’t like about teaching for the company in China.