Visiting Vietnam during Festival Season

April 25th, 2018|

By Michelle Power Vietnam has long been an interesting and exotic travel destination. There is so much diversity to this amazing country, no matter where [...]

Teaching in the Ancient Cities of China

April 13th, 2018|

By Jessica Addington There is no doubt about it, China is a country filled with big cities. That was one of the first things I [...]

Tomb Sweeping Day in China

April 4th, 2018|

Tomb Sweeping Day is probably the most common English translation of the Chinese word, 清明节 or Qīngmíng Jié. Like other Chinese holidays, it has many [...]

Teaching in China: Finding an Apartment

March 30th, 2018|

By Cody Hoffman So, you’ve arrived in China, your VISA is good to go, you’ve got a teaching job lined up, and everything is more [...]

Spotlight on Ho Chi Minh City

March 8th, 2018|

By Michelle Power Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, as it used to be called, is famous for its charm, chaos, coffee, pho, traffic and, [...]

Typical Salaries for ESL Teachers in Asia

January 30th, 2018|

An important question for anyone considering teaching English overseas is how well does it pay? Whilst for most teachers financial reward is rarely the main [...]

Home from Home in Beijing

January 17th, 2018|

Rebecca Nugent, teaching English in Beijing, gives her perspective on making the move from Ireland and settling into teaching and travelling in China. Putting aside [...]

TFA Guide to Social Media in China

January 12th, 2018|

Cody Hoffman, living and teaching in China, describes the most popular social media apps in China and how and when to use them. If you're [...]

Spending the Holidays in China

December 20th, 2017|

By Jessica Addington If you took a survey of expats, I bet that survey would show that homesickness amplifies around the holidays. And I think [...]