An Alternative Career Path

Ever wonder what it would be like to live and work in China? What would it take to learn Chinese and speak with locals in their native tongue? How would you afford such a transition? How would you find a job? Would you be able to handle the food? What would your expenses be like? Would you have the time and money to travel to other parts of Asia? It’s all here in Ultimate China Guide.

How would you like to have an interesting lifestyle teaching English 20 hours a week with several months of vacation every year? This is exactly what Nick Lenczewski (Len-chess-key) did after he finished college and his book will help start you on the same path and guide you in the process of creating the type of lifestyle that will give you plenty of free time to travel and enjoy other activities. Today China has the world’s biggest economy and offers many excellent opportunities for foreigners who want to live and work there. You do not need to hold a degree in English or teaching and you do not need to even speak Chinese. You simply need to be able to speak English like a native speaker.

Kaishan Circle“Being a Chinese myself, this book gives me refreshing ideas of what China is like, at least from a non-Chinese point of view. This is important because stories in the book sound very familiar to me but the author analyzed the underlying perspectives that I’d have never thought of. No matter what your connection with China is, I think this book is a good and easy read!”
-Kaishan Kong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chinese / University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

What You’ll Learn in Ultimate China Guide

  • How to find a job teaching English anywhere in China.
  • Recommendations on cities to live and work in, as well as travel destinations away from other tourists.
  • How to pay off $10,000 in debt per year while working at an international company or English school.
  • Teaching advice and lesson planning tactics from a teacher with 6 year’s of teaching experience in China.
  • Vivid descriptions of the life of a foreigner in China.
  • Background information on the Chinese people and culture.
  • An effective method for finding a job in China (or anywhere).
  • Gain an understanding of dating in China.
  • How to prepare for an interview with a school or company in China.
  • How to live rent-free.
  • How to get your round-trip airfare paid for.
  • Understand the different types of visas and visa procedures.
  • Which Chinese phrases to learn first in order to start speaking with locals from day one.
  • The best tools to help you start learning Chinese right away.
  • My methodology for learning Chinese quickly and effectively.
  • Ten phrases you can use to meet anyone and build good rapport with them.
  • A step-by-step guide on finding a teaching or non-teaching job.
  • How to make $75,000 per year privately tutoring students in English.
  • Requirements for becoming an English teacher in China.
  • What to pack before moving to China.
  • The types of medical insurance plans that are available.
  • The types of food available in China and Chinese eating etiquette.
  • What the Chinese do for fun. (You’ll be able to join in!)
  • Where to go for adventure travel in China including kayaking and rock climbing destinations.
  • How to deal with the inevitable culture shock.
  • How to get a driver’s license and rent a car.
  • Websites you can use to find English teaching and non-teaching jobs in China.
“As China’s star continues to rise in this fast-globalizing world, I enthusiastically recommend the Ultimate China Guide as an indispensable resource for the increasing numbers of people who seek to live, travel, and work there.”

-P. Richard Bohr, PhD, Emeritus Professor of History and Asian Studies / Founding Director of Asian Studies, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University


Joan Circle“This is a really, really good book for anyone interested in living and working in China. It truly is a very thorough “guide” and will help anyone navigate their own way with an understanding of the opportunities there for work and travel. There is advice on the importance of choosing the right location to live and work as well as other insights that will shorten the learning curve of being in a different culture.”


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