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A Quiet reopening of the Chinese border to TEFL teachers

Chongqing bridge
After a quiet 2020 I'm delighted to inform readers that over the past week a number of schools across China have informed me of their local government offices quietly allowing new work visa applications to start. Although not widely publicised, presumably to avoid a large sudden influx, it appears the Chinese border is quietly reopened for new TEFL teachers. As such, we at Noon Elite Recruitment a...
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China allowing many European nationals to return to Teach English in China

Picture of Temple in South West China on summit of Emei mountain
China may be allowing European nationals of many countries permission to return to China if they possess a valid work or residence permit. The news is a much welcome step for many people eager to return to China to continue working as English teachers. The news was released here on the 10th August on the Chinese social media page of the Chinese embassy in Denmark and is yet to be made widely p...
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The Coronavirus Situation and how it affects teaching in China

Developments all around the world have now taken place changing the current situation. You can see full details at our latest coronavirus situation article here at https://www.nooneliterecruitment.com/articles/when-will-english-teaching-positions-resume-and-how-has-the-coronavirus-pandemic-affected-these-jobs/  For the past few weeks a disease has devastated the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei p...
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Why are ‘Teaching jobs in China’ Facebook groups terrible places for finding a job?

Architecture in Shangri la, Yunnan
We've all seen them, the Facebook groups that start overnight and soon swell with thousands of active members. In these groups are an overload of beautiful sounding positions. Vacancies are listed with an equally diverse range of spelling and grammar mistakes as the reputation of the recruiters that advertise them. Simon in Dalian can offer you an incredible 250k salary in a new kindergarten. Mea...
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Teach English in China for 1 year or don’t bother at all

Chinese characters lit up at a bar
Teaching English in China is a major life changing experience. You literally uproot your entire life and move thousands of miles away to an entirely different culture. With such a huge change it's easy to consider dipping your toes in the water and going for a shorter period. Here is why that's a terrible thing to do and how the choice of a year or nothing helps so much with deciding whether or no...
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Chinese holiday dates for 2018 & 2019

The Terracotta army
Almost all work contracts in China include the official Chinese public holidays. To give you an idea of the dates and number of free days these add to your free time in China you can check the official holiday dates below. Holiday 2018 Date 2019 Date New Year's Day Dec. 30 2017 - Jan. 1 2018 Dec. 30 2018 - Jan. 1 2019 Chinese New Year Feb. 15 - 21 Feb. 4 - 10 Tomb Sweep...
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How to choose your school and city in China

Sichuan province emei mountain peak.
When choosing to Teach English in China there is nothing small about the entire process. The position is an adventure way out of your comfort zone, the country is vast and the choice of cities and school employers is endless. Here are some tips on how to narrow down your search and make sure you get that placement you are dreaming of. What are my priorities? We all have different drivers for com...
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Teach English in China. The elite guide is released

Teach English in China: the elite guide book
Teach English in China: the elite guide is the first book Noon Elite Recruitment has made specifically to assist candidates teaching English in China with how to make the most of their time there. The book, written and edited by staff of Noon Elite Recruitment is available as an ebook or paperback on Amazon. The book has been condensed to 114 pages of high quality facts, walkthroughs and inform...
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Master’s or a year abroad. How to hack your career progression

Hong Kong skyline
There seems an ever growing predicament when graduates finish their bachelor degrees. In a world where more and more people attend University and bachelor degrees are becoming less and less valuable it is becoming ever more popular to take the easy option of grabbing a higher level master's degree. Tempting as this seems to stay in education one or two more years there may be a better way to h...
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