Eastern China is a land of opportunity for teachers looking for jobs in their field. Although you’ll need to put in some legwork before you start teaching English in the region, once you’ve landed the job, it’s easy to enjoy life here.
What to expect in Eastern China
If you have landed a teaching job in Eastern China, you probably wonder what to expect.
Eastern China is an area that has many different cultures and traditions. The people living in this area are amicable, but they may seem quiet initially. They are hardworking and do the best they can to help others. They enjoy learning new things and will often ask you questions about your culture and language.
There are many things that you should know before moving here as well as after arriving. Most importantly, you will learn more as time goes by.
First, you need to know that the weather is much hotter than you are used to in other parts of China or even Asia, such as Hong Kong or Japan. The summers can get very hot so make sure that when going out during this time of the year wear light clothes like shorts or skirts rather than jeans which can get hot!
Another thing to remember is that people here speak Mandarin Chinese, so make sure that you learn some basic Mandarin phrases such as “thank you”, “hello”, and “welcome”.
Teaching in Shanghai
As a new teacher in Shanghai, you’ll join the ranks of many other teachers who have come to teach in China’s largest city. Shanghai is known for its bustling streets, busy ports & bridges, and lively nightlife that draws crowds from all over Asia.
In addition to its fascinating history and modern development, Shanghai has some of the best weather in China—making it an ideal destination for locals and visitors alike. The city has four distinct seasons: spring begins in March; summer starts in June; fall begins in September; winter begins in December.
The public transport system in Shanghai is very advanced, with buses that run throughout town every day at all hours. The subway is also very convenient, with lines running through most neighborhoods across the city. If you’d prefer not to take public transportation, there are many taxis available and private drivers if you’d like someone else to drive you around town!
Shanghai is also known for having one of the highest living costs in China, which means your paycheck will go further than in other places!
Teaching in Hangzhou
Hangzhou is a beautiful city with a lot to offer. The weather is excellent, the transport system is efficient and easy to use, and the food is delicious. Here’s what you need to know about teaching in Hangzhou:
The weather in Hangzhou is perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, riding bikes, and swimming in the lake. It’s also great for people who enjoy indoor fun like museums and movie theatres. You’ll never be bored in Hangzhou!
The transport system in Hangzhou is straightforward to use because there are buses that go everywhere all day long. You can buy tickets at any kiosk or subway station, and there are also taxis if you don’t feel like waiting for the bus or taking a metro ride. Finally, bikes are available for rent all over town, so it’s easy to get around without worrying about traffic jams or parking lots full of cars!
Living costs are lower than in big cities like Beijing or Shanghai, so it will save you money on food bills compared to other places in China where most things cost more.
Making the transition to Eastern China
Teaching English is a rewarding and challenging job, but it can also be a little intimidating. Here are some tips for making the transition easier.
Make sure you’re prepared for the cultural differences between your home country and China. Eastern Chinese culture has its language, food, and traditions that may seem strange to you at first glance. You’ll need to learn how to adapt as quickly as possible to start teaching immediately without any hiccups in your lesson plans or class structure.
Also, ensure that you’ve got everything ready for your first day of work: a passport (with at least six months left before it expires), a visa, and enough clothes appropriate for the weather conditions where you’ll be living.
Finally, remember to enjoy yourself! All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. You will have a fantastic time working in Eastern China and meeting new people from all over the world.
In summary, teaching English in China is a rewarding experience, and you will have a great time if you are planning on coming to teach. Keep an open mind, be friendly and outgoing toward your students and your fellow teachers, and you should do just fine.
Be flexible in your teaching methods and open to adapting your teaching style and techniques depending on the age group/subject, the school you work for, and the city you happen to be teaching in.
Finally, keep an eye out for opportunities to travel and explore places around China. This will give you exposure to other cities and cultures beyond Eastern China.