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How to Find an Apartment in China

So you've just landed in a big Chinese city and you're currently living in the hotel that your school very kindly put you up in for a week but are needing something a bit more, ahem... permanent. So, how do you go about securing one of these concrete boxes in the sky?...

Meet the Staff: Kimmie, Senior Recruiter

New Life ESL has some seriously awesome reviews on Facebook and GoOverseas from teachers we've helped find  positions in China. Could it be that our services are 100% free? Maybe. Could it be that New Life ESL was created by teachers for teachers? Probably. What sets...

Karma Points: How to Become a Flight Volunteer

If you follow us on Instagram, you've probably gathered that we're a bunch of dog freaks over here at New Life ESL. Whether it's a boop or a bamboozle, we love the pupperinos. From Yorker to Yippers, Borkers to Boofers... okay, we'll stop. But seriously, we've...

A Travel Guide from China to Thailand

Whether it's Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Dragon Boat Festival, or Nationals Day; we're spoiled when it comes to holidays in China. We recommend taking advantage of China's neighboring countries and embracing the culture they have to offer. So, where do we...

How to File Your Taxes Abroad Without Having a Meltdown

April 15th.  A day with a tragic past. The day the Titanic sunk.  The day Abraham Lincoln was shot and…   Tax Day.   Two words that would give me chills, even when I was living in America.   Filing taxes is just one type of adulting I can’t get the hang...

Start Up Costs To Teach English in China

START UP COSTS TO TEACH ENGLISH IN CHINA Alright. We know amid all the excitement of moving abroad, there’s that underlying stress about how it’s all going to be funded. If we stay on track with being honest and upfront with you guys, we’ll go ahead and let you know...

29 Ways to Save Money in China That Won’t Ruin Your Social Life

We have already told you how much money you can make in China and how you can spend that money. But, what's even more important, is how you can save money in China. If you intend to relocate to a new country, like China, or travel to a new country, you’ll be relieved...

13 Fun Things to Do in China Besides Getting Drunk

Ah, the old expat drinking problem. With your extra 60 hours per month of free time, you’re going to want to go out. You’re earning a lot more money and the cost of living has gone down significantly for you. Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate from the windooooooow to...

Interview – Who is Yangyang from Yoyo Chinese?

There's no doubt that living in China is one of the fastest and easiest ways to pick up Mandarin. You get to practice new dialects, listen to how it's spoken on the streets, and use it every day. Since not everyone has the opportunity to get the first-hand...

6 Luxuries You Can Afford by Teaching English in China

6 Luxuries You Can Afford Teaching English in China Ah, remember the days of living paycheck to paycheck? Having to embarrassingly ask a friend or family member to cover you because you spent all of your money on rent? How about adding a random $7 worth of gas to your...

Best Cities to Teach English in China: The Ultimate List

We know you’ve been doing the research on how much money you can make here, what types of school you want to teach at, and even how to make friends in China. Of course, you’ve considered location - who wouldn’t when moving to one of the world’s largest countries?...

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