Teaching English in Chongqing, China with Jessica Stanton [Video]

What's it like to live and teach English in China?

Watch this video to see ITA Ambassador, Jessica Stanton, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English in Chongqing, China.

In this video, Jessica covers: 

  • A tour of her Chongqing apartment
  • Teaching English in Medellin, Colombia before moving to China
  • Dating in China
  • Securing her job prior to moving to China & Z-visas for working legally in China
  • What happens if you try to teach English in China without a visa
  • Being a person of color in China
  • A tour of her school and shows us where she works
  • Interviews her fellow American TEFL teachers about what they like about Chongqing
  • Takes us into her classroom to meet her adorable students
  • Her teaching schedule and the ages of the children she teaches
  • A breakdown of her monthly expenses in terms of salary, rent, utilities, transportation, food & drink, etc 

How Do You Say Spanish in Chinese?

By: Jessica Stanton

So Jess, what’s next? That’s the question everyone seems to ask as soon as I’ve gotten completely comfortable with what’s now. I’ve gotten so used to saying “I don’t know” it spills out of my mouth even when I do know sometimes.

Once I decided to change careers from medical assistant turned hairstylist & bartender to teach English abroad, I knew I’d end up teaching English in China. During my online TEFL course at ITA, my cultural sensitivity essay focused on just that. What I didn’t know was that my road to the Far East would begin in South America.