A comparison between teaching in a public school compared to a training center
Jerrika shares her experiences after participating in the AYC Program from 2013 to 2014.
100 English books were sent to Samantha Hubner's school placement in Quzhou No.1 High School, as part of a book drive she spearheaded for her students.
Here's a few apps that can get you started living in China
In early June, Educational Ambassadors, host schools, and local Education Bureau representatives gathered together in Cangnan (苍南).
A look into the benefits of the AYC program
Bank transfers, demand drafts, or third-party assistance... there's a few different ways to do it. Here's how to get money from your Chinese bank account to your Western one.
I stumbled across Expat Sandwich, a show about Americans’ experience abroad, the good the bad and the ugly. I was swept away, listening to a young woman who owns a farm in Ecuador, a lawyer in Russia, and a blogger in Germany.
Naturally, as a young professional in China, I wanted to take part.
While participating in the AYC program, I began filming an ethnographic series on the experiences of expatriates of African descent called Black In China 黑人 在 中国. What I learned most from my time living in Shenzhen is I have the power to shape my experiences.
"the private market for English lessons in China has now reached an estimated 3.1 billion dollars"
"My name is Sarah Minkoff and I was part of the 2014-2015 AYC cohort....Ameson Year in China opened up a whole new world for me. I gained confidence in my self and achieved things I never would have dreamed I could."
While I may not be able to spare you all aches, here’s 9 things I wish professors, young professionals, and friends told me about the real job market and life after college.
Learning Chinese, a non-romance language, can seem like a daunting task. But in many respects, Chinese is actually easier to learn than English!
Here's the skinny on Chinese, and why you should learn one of the oldest and prettiest languages:
Some of the difficulties you’ll face while teaching in China will be unique to you, but others will be challenges common to every teacher. Here are some challenges you may face, as well as best practices to overcome them (tried and true by former teachers!).
Pull it together with some thought-provoking questions or a roll-playing exercise, and you’ve got an engaging lesson plan. Here’s 6 films most Chinese students wouldn’t, but should, see.
What I learned while teaching abroad.
This post has given you a better understanding of your role as an AYC English teacher and what you should expect next year in the classroom.
Here's a collection of information, answers to common questions, important links, and more for new AYCers to refer to as they prepare for their stay in China.