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By Molly at Gold Star Teachers
No matter where the move is to, one of the hardest parts about making a new place home is finding friends there. Of course, when the place you’re moving to is a country across the world with a different culture and language, that’s only truer. But a little perseverance and the right attitude will get you…Continue
By Jordan at Gold Star Teachers
If a word or phrase is spoken more than it is written, the correct spelling can be difficult to remember. This is a common problem with exclamations, e.g., whoa, aw, whoops, etc.
As you might imagine, these exclamations don’t find their way into written prose all that often, and when they do, writers forget how to spell them. Whoa, for…Continue
Only a few more months until summer vacation! Not that I’m counting or anything …
If you teach in Chinese public schools, when the students are on holiday, so are you! Different schools have various vacation dates, but you should have roughly two months to do whatever you want during summer vacation. Since you are a brave expat who moved all the way to China to experience new cultures, I bet I can guess what you want to do with those two months.
Starting a new job can be hard no matter what, and even more so when you’re in a foreign country where you might not understand the language or cultural norms. Schools obviously vary widely in terms of staff support and environment, but no matter where you are, it’s important to start your job off on the right foot. This will make things easier for everyone in the long run. By making sure you’re familiar with the nitty-gritty of your job and that you give the best first impression to your…Continue