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Teaching ( Pros and cons )

aussie1989  Apr 05, 2018

Pros1. Being able to share knowledge of and passion for certain topics is energizing and rewarding. It feels great when students finally understand a challenging concept or idea, or solve a problem they may have been struggling with.2. Teachers usually receive decent benefits, including a steady paycheck, health insurance, and retirement ... Read More>>

10 Chinese idiomatic sentences to speak like a real Chinese (+ bonus insults) Featured

nicholasba  Mar 30, 2018

10 Chinese idiomatic sentences to speak like a real Chinese (+ surprise) Words like OMG, selfie and LOL are now entered in our online lexicon and if you add some phrases in English, they can make your English a little more ' native '.Now consider this: 709,580,000 are internet users in China with an increase of 6.27% year-over-year: How many ... Read More>>

How to be politically correct in China? Featured

MrAngel  Mar 07, 2018

How to be politically correct in China?As most of the things in China, politics is a complicated thing. The country has one of the most unique political systems in the world. In the Middle Kingdom, there are some political topics that are considered “uncomfortable topics” or “sensitive topics”. Foreigners looking for a job or already living ... Read More>>

Cultural Shock Shocks in Many Ways

jameswange  Jan 12, 2018

Clients come from every corner of the world and each with his/her unique cultural background. Generally we know a little bit about the so-called western culture, which is actually a glimpse of a culture that is different from ours, a little bit of knowledge about the people and their ways of life. When the difference is wider than our ... Read More>>

Best website for get E-Books

bourgoin40  Jan 09, 2018

1. Google eBookstore:You can download free books from Google eBookstore free section. Look here for bestsellers, favorite classics and a lot of. Books area unit obtainable in many formats, and you'll be able to conjointly investigate ratings and reviews from alternative users.2.Open Library:The Open Library has quite one million free e-books ... Read More>>

Each Language Is A Window

jameswange  Nov 23, 2017

Henry, a French leather goods maker who runs a medium-sized business in Moldova, came to me and asked for my assistance. He had actually been in Guangzhou for some time and was a little frustrated. He told me when I met him in his hotel that everyone seemed to speak English here in Guangzhou and were willing to help, but his business was still in... Read More>>

The Reality of Raising Kids in China. Featured

adb2014  Sep 06, 2017 Comments(5)

I always knew that parenthood would be a challenge, though I assumed that I’d be doing it in my home country instead of China. In many ways it's what I imagined parenting to be like but raising Chinese-Australians here does present some interesting challenges: Everyday Life The boys’ childhood has been anything but traditional by Chinese ... Read More>>

When Laowai Ladies meet Chinese Gentlemen: The different dating expectations Featured

orlando113  Sep 01, 2017 Comments(2)

Last year in August, whilst I was puzzling over how to prepare my vegetarian British girlfriend’s first visit to Chengdu, my American friend has facebooked me an article published on the E-ChinaCities titled: ‘Chinese men, western women: differences in the dating’ written by blogger Susan Walker. It went in depth explaining why most western ... Read More>>

Types of Expats You May Not Meet in China Anymore Featured

JayChina77  Aug 01, 2017 Comments(5)

I came across a fun article on '12 Types of Expats You'll Definitely Meet in China' disagreed with some of the 'types' but mainly because I felt they were describing 'phases' or simply negative characteristics that anyone might express to some degree. But some 'types' are real. I ... Read More>>

China’s New Laws on Employment of Foreign Recent Graduates

joyjitbarua  Jul 11, 2017 Comments(1)

China’s Ministry of Social Security and Human Resources, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Department of Education recently jointly promulgated new rules for new graduates from foreign countries without working experiences. These rules apply to foreign graduates who obtained their master’s degree or higher education in China and to foreign ... Read More>>

Teaching in China: An Untapped Opportunity for Unemployed Graduates from South Africa

rjthomas  Jul 06, 2017

On June 28, 2017, this is the exchange rate: RMB 1 = ZAR 1.92 (RMB = CNY, Chinese Yuan Renminbi)This article was shared on a Wechat Group. Teaching English in China remains a very good opportunity for unemployed graduates from South Africa. To qualify for a work visa, you need a Bachelors degrees with any major, and a TEFL/TESOL ... Read More>>

Top 5 Jobs in China Besides Teaching English

umar121  Jul 04, 2017 Comments(2)

1. English Editor/Writer/Journalist This is a natural transition for an English teacher since you’ve hopefully, at least in the process of teaching it, achieved a strong command of the English language and grammar. Beijing alone has half a dozen English rags and a plethora of state-run English TV channels, radio stations, newspapers, and news ... Read More>>

12 Types of Foreigners You’ll Definitely Meet in China Featured

cwzialor  Jun 18, 2017 Comments(10)

This is little article I started when I first came to China a year-and-a-half ago. I am a student at Renmin Univesrity of China hoping to stay in China after I graduate.1. The China ExpertThe China Expert has probably been teaching in China for over a year they’re able to use the local language at a basic level and they respect China generally. ... Read More>>

We Teach "Illegally" For You, China!

ExpatRights  May 15, 2017

WE TEACH "ILLEGALLY" FOR YOU, CHINAWe've all heard stories about Chinese crackdowns on "illegal" foreign teachers. Every-time some foreign teacher screws up or an officials mistress smiles at a black guy there's a new wave of heavily publicized raids, arrests, deportations, and new regulations. It's just not right. And it's definitely not right ... Read More>>

CHINA: Let Foreign Spouses Work!

ExpatRights  May 15, 2017

For those of us married to a Chinese person, there is a special 'family' visa called a Q visa. On the surface a Q visa looks great - you can stay over 180 days and the paperwork isn't too difficult. There's just one problem.... WE CAN'T WORK LEGALLY! If we can't work, how can we support a family? It doesn't make sense to have a Chinese spouse ... Read More>>

How to Camp As a Lifestyle

dutchmariupol  May 11, 2017 Comments(1)

1. Save money. You can't do anything without some cash first. But you don't need to save forever. A few grand can last a very long time if you budget, and will at least get you started. 2. Give away or sell most of what you own. If you have things you cannot part with, rent a storage unit. They're much cheaper out in small towns than in big ... Read More>>

Lost in Mistranslation Featured

adb2014  May 08, 2017 Comments(1)

I’ll start by coming clean – after nine years in China, my Chinese still isn’t very good. The main reason, I think, is the lack of incentive. I speak to my wife and sons in English and it’s the main language at my work as well. Now, my workmates speak the language quite well but they’re comfortable with basic, functional English. They’re ... Read More>>

Teaching Tips: How to teach the perfect Demo class

beng56  May 01, 2017 Comments(1)

Hello all,In today's post I will help those young or inexperienced teachers with designing their own demo. Demo classes can be challenging and daunting but they don't have to be. Just follow the advice in this article and you will be well on your way to becoming the demo king.What is a demo class?A demo class is exactly what it says on the tin, ... Read More>>

Tips for Living Well on a Budget in China

adb2014  Apr 05, 2017 Comments(1)

I recently read an article by an American expat living in China. It was a good article overall but there was one point I disagreed with: that expats can live a good life in China or save money but they can’t do both. At the time I read this, I had the habit of going to the gym every week, buying coffee on an almost daily basis and spending far ... Read More>>

A Guide to Common Phrases in the ESL Classroom Featured

adb2014  Mar 13, 2017 Comments(2)

The first rule of English class is that students are forbidden from speaking Chinese. This is fair enough, but until they have the ability to confidently switch between both languages, they’ll rely on their mother tongue to get their point across in class. Teachers need to keep enforcing the ‘English only’ rule and remind them of the correct ... Read More>>

Why I'm Trying to Lose Friends and Alienate my Co-workers Featured

adb2014  Feb 28, 2017 Comments(4)

I have a big confession to make. I did something recently that may well turn me into the office pariah – shunned, ignored, ostracized and more likely than ever to be passed over for promotion. In mere seconds, I broke the unspoken bond that held the team together. I quit the staff WeChat group. It's ironic because I created the group about two ... Read More>>

Office Craziness Part II Featured

SpongeBob  Feb 18, 2017 Comments(3)

It has almost been a year since my last update. A lot of things happened in the past year and I decide to pick this blog up and keep on writing. People come and go in one’s life and even memories don’t last forever. Sarah, Andy and all the other people are already the history and will eventually be forgotten, but the past year had taught me so ... Read More>>

Understanding the Construction of the ‘Asian-Guy’ Stereotype Featured

PamyuPamyu  Jan 10, 2017

Understanding the Construction of the ‘Asian-Guy’ StereotypePretty much on a daily basis I feel someone not-so-slyly staring or double-glancing at me and my Hong Kong boyfriend holding hands. So what’s the deal here?I'll admit, before starting university in the UK, I knew very little about Hong Kong and indeed Asian guys in general. Coming ... Read More>>

When it is more than just a job

Sebur  Jan 06, 2017

By SEBUR NYUON NYOK KUCHAIn this current global hunt for jobs; one is hardly forced to ask him/herself what the intentions are. Yes for sure it is all about earning a living and playing the roles required by the employers. But do we really balance this two aspects?To me as an individual, i realized when i came up with an article that might open ... Read More>>

A street food corner in the heart of beautiful Shanghai.

RoseNg  Nov 10, 2016

A street food corner in the beautiful Shanghai.Shanghai never made anyone disappointed. Located in the mouth of Yangtze river, with the nickname “Paris of the East” or “Pearl of the Orient”, Shanghai is the famous hub for street food lovers from all over the world. With a population of 24 millions inhabitants and the mix-culture between East ... Read More>>

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