Posts Tagged Living in China

Interview With Kirsty Grace – Teaching in Shanghai, China

Interview With Kirsty Grace - Teaching in Shanghai, China

This week we bring you a teacher from the UK who decided to make the leap from working with children in London to teaching in Doha, Qatar and the hustle and bustle of teaching in Shanghai. Read on to find out some of the best tips to living and working in Shanghai, China.

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Interview With Stefanus Hanekom: A South African Teacher In China

Interview With Stefanus Hanekom: A South African Teacher In China

Introducing our latest teacher interview. This week we interviewed Stefanus who took the plunge and made his first steps into a teaching career by moving all the way to China to begin a teaching position. Read on to see what experiences he has had as a first time teacher in China.

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Interview With Shanick Augustin: An American Teacher In China

Interview With Shanick Augustin: An American Teacher In China

Introducing the latest Reach To Teach teacher who took the time to answer some questions from us. Shanick made the move from teaching in the USA to teaching English to children in Shanghai. Read on to find out about her time teaching in China, where she has explored and her views on the best and not so best parts of Shanghai.

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10 Places Not To Miss In China (Part 1)

10 Places Not To Miss In China (Part 1)

During a year abroad teaching in China one has lots of opportunities to travel. Where to go? China is so vast, bursting with possibilities, it can be difficult to choose where to go. This article is here to help! Here are 10 places not to miss in China (part 1).

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5 Misconceptions About China

5 Misconceptions About China

China is a mysterious place to most people who have never lived there. Even if you have visited China before, there are some things you just can’t understand unless you have lived and worked in the Middle Kingdom. My friends and family back in America cannot conceive of what China is really like. Here’s a little ditty to help them (and you) get a better perspective, and put to rest these 5 misconceptions about China.

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5 Reasons You Should Learn Chinese (Part 2)

5 Reasons You Should Learn Chinese (Part 2)

In the previous episode of 5 Reasons You Should Learn Chinese (found here), we made it abundantly clear that learning at least a little Chinese can really help you in a variety of situations when you go to China (or Taiwan). If you move to China, you’ve no excuse!

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5 Reasons You Should Learn Chinese (Part 1)

5 Reasons You Should Learn Chinese (Part 1)

An actual conversation that occurred shortly before I moved to China in 2010: My Friend: You’re moving to China? Me: That’s right. My Friend: You’re crazy. Completely nuts. (making “cuckoo eyes” at me) Me: Why? Why is that so crazy? Lots of people do it. My Friend: Because they all speak Chinese there! You’ll probably die. Or maybe get killed. At the very least you’ll get maimed and put in jail. You’re doomed. Me: I’m already learning Chinese! I’ll just get better and better once I’m there. My Friend: I’m not visiting you in jail in China. Here, maybe. In China, no. Me: Whatever. I’m going to learn Chinese. Now, much to the chagrin of my “friend”, I have yet to step foot inside a police station (except to do residency paperwork, I swear!) after three and a half years in China and Taiwan. Neither am I killed, dead, or maimed. Have I learned Chinese? Yes! Am I fluent? Well, not exactly. But I can get around just fine, make conversation with most people, and read a little. Reading is the most difficult part, if you ask me. Once, I even talked my way out of a traffic ticket. Learning Chinese- […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014: Year of the Horse

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2014: Year of the Horse

For the people of China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries, the biggest holiday of the year is Chinese New Year. Think Christmas, but with fireworks. Think Thanksgiving, but with more variety of food. Think the Fourth of July, but with bigger and louder fireworks! It’s a celebration to usher in the coming spring, and it’s all about family time and good food. It is definitely the biggest party of the year. This year, we are celebrating the Year of the Horse.

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