Operated by a foreign team, this recruitment agency site has lots of great information about the recruitment process, and living and working as a teacher in China. The site is easy to navigate and the information well-organized. They don't have a live jobs board with up-to-date positions so best to contact them directly about available jobs.
This is another franchise of training centers across China in over 18 cities. They provide all the standard benefits and working conditions that a big corporate offer. They do provide some variation in the types of classes they offer to students with varying results.
Beautiful China - the official overseas promotion website of China National Tourism Administration offers you the most complete information of China tourism.
Josh has been in Xinjiang, China, since 2006 " as a teacher, a student, a traveler and a businessman." He has written one of the "only comprehensive travel guides to the Xinjiang region and written for major travel publications such as Lonely Planet, DK, and others."
Don from Los Angeles has been teaching English in Shanghai, China since 2012. Here he shares his experiences and knowledge of the China ESL market in a well presented and organized blog.
"This is a group aimed at creating a portal that will help keep all people who have ever lived or visited Kunming to stay in touch with each other around the world, and let them share their stories and photographs. Please feel free to add anyone and everyone who is connected to Kunming."
Largest restaurant review app in China. English not available.
Taobao is a top e-commerce company in China owned by Alibaba Group. Order everything online by using Taobao. English is not available
"Alipay’s offerings span from allowing its users to make payments (send, receive, and spend money with ease), manage finances, choose a suitable insurance scheme, hail a cab or even order in from a favorite restaurant."
Music streaming app in China.
The Chinese version of Tinder.
Whenever you are hungry but not feeling like going out or cooking, order your meal by using Meituan Waimai. English not available.
The number 1 map application in China.
The air pollution in China is a big issue and staying informed about the daily air quality and conditions is important. There are plenty of apps which report the air quality but AirVisual is one of the top apps across the globe using the latest data and technology.
Voted one of the top VPNs, this reliable and fast service is available at an annual fee of around $100 and is a must have for any foreigners wishing to use banned sites such Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Google while in China.
A good translation tool for when you need to translate long texts and sentences from Chinese to English.
The Chinese version of Uber, there is an English version of the app, so you can hail a taxi without knowing Chinese. It will accept foreign credit cards now too!
The number 1 must have app for anyone visiting or living in China. It's primarily a messenger app but its also a social media tool for finding communities, a shopping and lifestyle app for finding everything and you can pay for things too using it.
This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in an around Beijing. These schools are reviewed and verified.
This site has a comprehensive list of the International schools in an around Guangzhou. These schools are reviewed and verified.
The largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China with 6 international schools, 16 bilingual schools, 40 kindergartens and 16 Elan schools located in 9 provinces. They have over 30,000 students and more than 6,000 staff including over 300 international teachers.
Established in Beijing in 2009, this academy has since quickly expanded all over China and now have centers in over 50 cities and employ over 500 International Teachers. Their website provides a lot of information and allows teachers to apply directly for jobs.
Established in 1986, this education group has become a diversified organisation that provides higher education, Primary and Secondary Education, vocational education,pre-school education, and international education. The group manages over 150 schools and institutions across 35 cities in China
Founded in 2006, this company began as a small test prep center for North American exams, in Shanghai. Since then they have expanded and opened a few more locations. See their website for more info about their ethos and the teachers who work there.
This chain of English schools started by a British guy in Japan over 20 years ago has grown to over 200 locations across Asia. The first China branch was opened in 2000. For job opportunities visit Saxoncourt, the recruitment arm of their business.
This academy is based on US education standards, and they entered the China market in 2014. They have expanded rapidly to having over 200 learning centers across China. Their website provides plenty of information about their schools.