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This blog is a separate website from our corporate website (firstleapchina.com) to help current and prospective teachers discover more in-depth information about what it’s like to live and work in China as an English teacher.

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Explore First Leap Locations Around China

Interested in teaching English at First Leap in China?  Well, we understand that seeing a list of Chinese cities may not mean a whole lot to you if you aren’t familiar with China.  So check out the interactive Google map below.  You can see all the First Leap locations in China, and click on each to find more information about these cities.

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Tips for Money and Banking in China

Making the decision to live and work as an English teacher in China is exciting.  As we discussed in a previous blog post, you have the chance to have a comfortable lifestyle in China because the salary vs. the cost of living in China for an English teacher is quite...

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The Story of First Leap and Our Leader, Charlie

At First Leap China, we really are like a family.  And the leader of our family is Charlie (yes, we all call him by his first name).  Born in China, Charlie attended Vanderbilt University in the USA and he had a vision and a passion to reinvent English education in...

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Tips for a GREAT English Teaching Demo

An important part of the interviewing process for getting a job as an international English teacher in China is the teaching demo.  Since most candidates are abroad, the teaching demo is typically done via Skype or a recorded demo that is uploaded to YouTube. The...

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Cost of Living in China for English Teachers

Many young people today are looking for the opportunity to earn a good living that will enable them to enjoy their life and even put a little money in the bank.  This is one of the reasons so many people are choosing to teach English in China. Not only can teaching in...

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