Apex Lan­guage and Ca­reer Col­lege

Teach­ing in China was an ad­ven­ture that let Paul live his dream of travel, and de­velop ex­pe­ri­ence that equips him for life

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Paul Meier spent his 20s want­ing to travel and never do­ing it. Teach­ing abroad gave him the chance to be ad­ven­tur­ous and fol­lowup on his dream to travel. His ex­pe­ri­ence in China opened his eyes to a world un­like the one he grew up in, and he quickly learned that he was par­tic­i­pat­ing in a cul­ture much dif­fer­ent from what he was used to.

“Grow­ing up in a western coun­try, you as­sume ev­ery­one thinks the same way as you, but you go to China and learn that they have a dif­fer­ent out­look on life,” says Paul.

Apex Lan­guage and Ca­reer Col­lege—ALCC— is re­cruit­ing the out­go­ing, the ad­ven­tur­ous and the passionate trav­ellers to be­come teach­ers in China. Whether it’s to get a taste of teach­ing or if, like Paul, you’ve al­ways wanted to travel, then this is the right start for you.

Apex wel­comes per­spec­tive teach­ers com­ing from any back­grounds; com­ing in with a de­gree is enough, and Apex pro­vides train­ing for the rest. The stu­dents abroad are ea­ger to learn, and are in­cred­i­bly re­spect­ful to for­eign teach­ers.

Paul of­fers some ad­vice to as­pir­ing teach­ers abroad: “To be a teacher, you have to be a cer­tain type of per­son. You’re in front of peo­ple, per­form­ing, and you’re com­pletely re­spon­si­ble for your class. This equips you for ev­ery­thing else in life,” says Paul. If you’ve just fin­ished university, he adds, this is a great start to your ca­reer and gives you con­fi­dence through the rest of your life.

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