Introduction API offers educators and socially driven global citizens an amazing opportunity to teach English in China! Experience traditional cultural elements while still being mindful of the context and realities of contemporary Chinese society. China presents a fascinating juxtaposition – it is home to one of the world’s most ancient civilizations caught in the midst of some of the most rapid expansion of economy and infrastructure in history. The pace of development and change has grown exponentially over the course of three decades, and now cities like Shanghai are world-class centers of business, culture, finance, and trade. One of China's greatest treasures is its long, rich history. As early as 1.7 million years ago, the earliest humans are believed to have evolved on this land. China's many people and diverse culture is made up of 56 ethnic minority groups, fostering distinctive customs and traditions. The country's diversity is also reflected in its landscape. If you are invigorated by nature's flawless productions, you would become enthralled by the sights of some of world’s most spectacular, jaw-dropping natural formations. There has never been a better time to teach abroad in China – take the leap with API!