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Teach in China Links


  • Teach English in China – The U.S. Embassy in Beijing has prepared this informal guide to provide persons planning to teach English in China with some basic information.


  • Expats in China – A Complete Resource for Expatriates living in China. Community events, classifieds, travel destinations, Chinese housing, health care, and more.
  • Shanghai Expat – A place for finding good info on moving to, living, and working in Shanghai. There is a lot of information here
  • – This expatriate site is a guide offering valuable information that is useful to expatriates before they arrive in Shanghai and after they have settled in to their new home.
  • Chinese Language and Culture Forums – Discussion of Chinese Language and Culture Forums by foreign and Chinese alike.


  • How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? – True Stories of Expat Women in Asia.  In this collection, twenty-six women reveal the truth about expatriate life in modern East Asia through original works of memoir and creative non-fiction.
  • Living Abroad in China – (AATC 2000 Participants) Stuart and Barbara Strother — a husband and wife team who have long been traveling, living, and working in China — provide background and tips for turning dreams of living in China into a reality. In excerpts from Moon Living Abroad in China they offer advice on acquiring a visa, prime living locations, moving considerations, how and where to find work, and much more..
  • A Million Truths: A Decade in China – by Linda Jakobson. As a Finnish correspondent living in China, author Linda Jakobson describes the changes that have been taking place there over the past ten years. A result of hundreds of interviews with Chinese of all ages and of all ranks.
  • China Bound – A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC.
  • Culture Shock: China – You’ll never feel intimidated and awkward about the customs and etiquette of another country again. With the insights provided in this CULTURE SHOCK! Guide, you’ll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land.
  • Dear Alice: Letters Home from American Teachers Learning to Live in China – For anyone going to China or who has been there, for anyone studying the dynamics of intercultural contact, and for armchairadventurers who want to get the feel of life in an alien world, this collection captures it all.
  • Living in China – A trip to China to study and/or teach is just what you need, and this book will show you how to do it.
  • Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture – The book is concerned with Chinese culture and how that affects behavior patterns. It contains chapters on living and working in China, socializing, and acceptable forms of behavior but the main focus is on dealing and negotiating with Chinese people in the light of the prevailing culture. It is purely practical rather than theoretical in approach. Read A Sample


  • School Improvement Network – A professional learning provider for educators. We’re driven by a single-minded cause: to help 100% of teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
  • English Instant Lessons – A great site of photocopiable Lessons for Teachers of English.
  • SparkNotes – Today’s Most Popular Study Guides
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing – The Guide to Grammar and Writing contains scores of digital handouts on grammar and English usage, over 170 computer-graded quizzes, recommendations on writing — from basic problems in subject-verb agreement and the use of articles to exercises in parallel structures and help with argumentative essays, and a way to submit questions about grammar and writing. Javascript and cgi-based quizzes (form enabling required). Acrobat Reader, sound card, and PowerPoint recommended but not required.”
  • Vocabulary University – Vocabulary University participants learn English vocabulary in context (grades 5-12) with free word puzzles. Thematic word games and creative activities.
  • Merriam-Webster – The complete Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus online — free and searchable with definitions and audio pronunciations. You can also read the Word of the Day, play Word Games, and purchase books and CDs.
  • WORDS@RANDOM – A word resource maintained by Random House, Inc.
  • The EFL Playhouse – A source for teachers of young learners. Lots of games, songs, tongue twisters and teaching tips.
  • – Featuring 52 lesson plans, 34 teaching tips, 171 downloadable classroom activities, 711 ‘Ask Judie’ forum questions, and 57 resource.
  • – A light and amusing free English learning website. Good for both students and ESL teachers.
  • The Internet Picture Dictionary – A completely free, online multilingual picture dictionary designed especially for ESL students and beginning English, French, German, Spanish and Italian language learners of all ages.
  • English Language School – Resources for people interested in understanding the English language better, teaching or working abroad.
  • – Free online English lessons & ESL/EFL resources.


  • The Embassy of the United States in China – If you’re going to be in China for any extended period of time, please register with the Embassy. Registration is to your advantage.
  • The Embassy of the United States in China -Information about U.S. Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in China.
  • Travel Guard International – Travel Guard International is the industry’s leading provider of travel insurance plans – covering more than 6 million travelers worldwide each year. Our travel insurance plans offer coverage for vacation and trip cancellation, travel interruptions and delays, emergency medical and health expenses, lost baggage and more.
  • Global Insurance Net – If you’re moving to China your health insurance from back no longer covers you, this site offers comparative rates and coverage details on the top international health insurance plans which do cover you in China.