Monthly archive for January 2011

Teaching in China? Don’t Freak Out When…

China can be an out-of-this-world experience and many people aren’t prepared for some of things they might encounter in the Middle Kingdom. So, if you’re teaching in China, please don’t freak out when… people stare someone of the same gender holds your hand or asks you to dance (this is a sign of friendship) you wash your clothes for the first time and your rinse water is black people rummage through your grocery cart people put food on your plate people call you fat to your face you blow your nose and your snot is black (coal is used in some cities and the air is full of smoke) your water is turned off you can’t flush your toilet people get up close and personal (Our sense of personal space is different from theirs) people jump in front of you in line or you get pushed out of the way people randomly shout out, “Hallo!” and then giggle cars, buses, bikes and mule carts do not wait for you to cross the street you end up driving with a taxi driver who seems to have a death wish your empty or near empty glass is refilled to the brim someone […]

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RTT Teachers: Lisa Vinish

Lisa Vinish, a Reach To Teach teacher in South Korea, talks about her experiences living and teaching abroad.

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RTT January 2011 Event: A Night Out at On Tap.

RTT January 2011 Event: A Night Out at On Tap.

I should’ve known we were in trouble when we were offered a special discounted drinks menu with beers for 100 NT and shots for 50NT. A recipe for disaster you might say. Nope, apparently it’s the perfect recipe for a great Saturday night (and a not so great Sunday morning hangover!) These photos were taken upstairs at On Tap, smiles all round as usual from the Reach to Teach gang. It was nice to see some familiar faces and catch up with everyone. I hope that everyone enjoyed the evening and that the hangover on Sunday was worth it! Details about the next Reach to Teach event will be posted soon, so keep your eye out and make sure you get involved! If you have any ideas or suggestions for a future event which you would like us to organise, then please get in touch. You can email me on

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Wandering Educators: A Global Resource for Teachers and Travelers

An international community of traveling educators, Wandering Educators is an online resource for discovering extraordinary travel destinations, fascinating people, and artists, photographers, teachers and travelers on a global level.

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