Travel, Teach, Live in China


Re: How important is learning English to students in China -- Tim Wahl
I wonder . . .I have developed an ESL program called "Footballogy (tm): An English Language Learner's Guide to American Football." The book product is expected to roll out at the Beijing ...
Re: How important is learning English to students in China -- BeenThere
Do you explain in your book that football causes irreparable damages to the brain through serial concussions? Football is losing ground in the US and now of course some people want to benefit from ...

Re: ANYONE RECOMMEND A GOOD PLACE TO START OUT TEACHING -- Anonymous
I would recommend working in Hainan island because it has good weather and beaches and that stuff and the air is clean there...the previous person is wrong , most people do not want to work in China ...

Re: America China Exchange Society, Tianjin -- Jeanne Hipp
Actually, I am writing about ACES in Seattle. I worked there for 6 months & over the course of that period I came to discover that they only care about the bottom line, they rip parents off in a BIG ...
Re: America China Exchange Society, Tianjin -- Dan
Actually, saying that you would have known about the complaints up front is not true. How would you know what complaints were made against you? Did you work in the office? From what I have heard, all ...

Re: Teaching in Zhengzhou -- Wowzers
Between 16 and 22 teaching hours a week in a city like Zhengzhou you should be expecting a minimum of 8000 and closer to 10 or 12,000. Give or take depending on whether they pay for your ...

Re: How to Deal With FAO in China -- Louis
What about an FAO who withholds pay ten days past the date stipulated in the contract? The FTs were always paid ten days later than the Chinese teachers. I put up with that nonsense for two years. I ...

Re: Harbin China California Sunshine International Language Center -- Amanda
Not quite sure when this was posted, but decided to write about my experiences there. I worked there back in 2013. There are many pros and cons to the school. Pros: 1) I found the training to be ...

Re: FOUNTAIN SCHOOL, ZHUHAI. -- Observer of web content
To the post regarding Fountain School. I find it interesting you will use an email address such as up yours. Your tone and voice are that of a 16 year old English writer..

Re: How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- clyde
Teaching abroad is an experience that you will never forget. Be extremely careful in choosing a school, country and recruitment agency. I had a horrible experience with Edvectus. Most recruitment ...

6 Must-Visit Cities in China -- Basco Beograd
With an amazing history and a vast number of tour destinations including antique sites, splendid palaces, spectacular natural wonders, and diversified cultures, China offers so much to explore and ...

Exploring the City of Hong Kong -- Basco Beograd
According to the government of Hong Kong, an estimated 47.2-million people arrive to immerse themselves in the city each year. While 80% are from within the country and considered same-day visitors, ...

Re: Is there someone that lives in the USA that ever been too Guangzhou china. Do I need two visa to -- BJ
I am a U.S. Citizen and I was in Guangzhou for one week in 2012. I did not need a second Visa.

Re: Xiangnan University simply not the best choice -- Peter
I realize this thread is old, but I wanted to address some of the misconceptions in it, given the fact that this site is fairly widely linked to. I arrived at Xiangnan a year ago (September 2014) and ...

Re: Is it safe to teach English in China (for single american female)? -- WangMang
Hi. I'm an American and have been living and teaching in China for about a year. I have never been accosted by a police officer in China. The authorities here are actually less intrusive than ...

Re: where are the best places to teach in China? -- Peter
I haven't tried the training centers/conversation schools. They might be alright. I joined a company that posted me to a school. They are both highly disorganized and reflect a culture that is ...

Re: An African English teacher in China -- OSEI SOMUAH
well done DENNIS for such a powerful article. I am from ghana and have in the same situation. I even studied in shanghai, have lived in shanghai, studied in the united kingdom among other places in ...

Chinese traditions and their significance -- Re
On Chinese new year we give friends and family this red pouch and inside it contains money. We also give these on other occasions. There are festivals all round the year, they show remembrance and ...

Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Pedro
David -- 10 April 2005 What do you expect? I've been here five years too...often the Chinese student's English is better than the non-native speakers trying to teach them. There are millions ...

Re: How can Chinese have a common written language but different spoken languages -- Turnoi, the Only One and Real Turnoi
I am a linguist and sinologist. I can explain it that way: If you paint a car on a sheet of paper, everyone will know what it is, regardless of whether he speaks your language or not. That is because ...

Re: Nasty Harbin -- Chinese ESL Teacher
I agree with everyone who's written in this thread. Everyone. I spent four years in Harbin, and, indeed, it is filthy beyond belief. Men, boys, and children drop their pants on the sidewalk, in ...

Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Martin
Not anymore, with more foreigners now leaving China it became much easier for non-native speakers to get jobs in major cities, especially if they are white. The scenario always the same : 1. When the ...

Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Dolph
Xiamen is a nice place to visit, but Ningbo is my choice to live. Spent quite a bit of time there and love it. It is very unlike just about anywhere else in China. It's clean, friendly, and not ...
Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Silverboy
lol, prostitution is rampant all over China. I'll bet Ningbo has plenty of hookers!
Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Crane
Rampant prostitution? Wow, I haven't ever seen that! Dolph, you must be a repressed Christian fanatic. Or maybe very unsophisticated!

Least amount of expats -- Tool
What province has ESL jobs with least* expats with job opportunities?
Re: Least amount of expats -- Dolph
If seclusion is what you're looking for, then I have just the place for you. Try Linfen, in Shaanxi province. Pretty sure you won't find an over excessive amount of westerners there. Of ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Jeremy Roberts
I currently work in the Heilongjiang Province in a city called Mudanjiang. I am an American and there are currently counting me 6 Americans here. If you count all of the teachers at other schools I ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- J H Kellogg
To be honest, I prefer being in a city with less or even no expats. I find most, and I did not say all, but most, expat FT's are braggards and competitive and jealous to the hilt. The older ones ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Hercules7
Kellogg, it might be good for you to learn the basics of English first. It is not possible to say 'less expats'. Grammatically, that is impossible and a very big faux pas for someone claiming ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Dolph
Was that a serious reply? In a couple of sentences, you managed to validate everything he was saying. If it wasn't serious, then that was a really comical comment. If it was serious, then it was ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- JH kellogg
Thanks for the support, dolph!
Re: Least amount of expats -- Jane
Your hostility is showing, Dolph, not a virtuous trait for a teacher. After all, you are in China because you can't be a real teacher back home with the numerous benefits that go with it, right?
Re: Least amount of expats -- Jane
I think Hercules got it right and I understand his point. Too many wannabe teachers have not mastered the skills necessary to be proficient. Those of you who choose to insult are showing your ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Crane
It is not possible to say 'less expats'. That's an interesting statement. I think that I may actually give it a try to see if you're correct. Interesting. I just said it. I'm ...

Re: SHOCKING!!! -- Elhabib
Well if you read for instence Edward Said's book (Orientalism), you will find the Proto-typical image given for Other Nations, white man in general has always been seen autonomous, while other ...

China: New Exit and Entry Administration law -- Goodadvice
New Exit and Entry Administration law is implemented on July 1, 2013 in China. It says NO to foreign people who reside and work in China illegally. The real danger is that they would be questioned by ...

Re: i would suggest xiamen if you want to be in -- San Migs
Ningbo is in Zhejiang. They are very close in climate and culture. that's odd because I have not seen any coconuts on sale since I came back to zhejiang, silly old me. Summers are far hotter ...

Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Techo Vincent Powoh
I have been living in Ningbo since 2006. Before I came here, I had been changing cities every 6months searching for the perfect place. When I arrived here I was like hell theres noway I am leaving ...
Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- San Migs
I would say Xiamen,for sure. I have seen the excuse for a beach in Taizhou and that was enough. But good luck with what you decide?

Re: How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- Hongtao
Sorry, there are government proved ageny in China. The following are the recruiters approved by SAFEA, which can find them on the SAFEA's website. And SAFEA mean State Administration of Foreign ...

Yangshuo: English Capital of China -- Carl Slaughter
Yangshuo is the undisputed English capital of China. There are more language schools in Yangshuo than in any other city in China. I lost count of the people I met from all over China who told me they ...

Re: Can a foreigner in China buy Birth Control pills? -- Sarah
Yes you can. I teach in Jiamusi and I do know that the emergency contraceptives are sold over counter so does the birth control. Go to any local pharmacy and ask.

Re: What is it like teaching in China -- Gerry Tipton
Find out from someone who's been there and done it! http://www.americandailyherald.com/images/pdf_files/Cut-Loose-At-50_Chris_Clancy.pdf Gerry
Re: What is it like teaching in China -- Chris Clancy
Thanks Gerry. In answer to your question - I put it out there free so that as many people as possible could easily access and read - that's all.
Cut Loose At 50 -- Crane
Sir Why did you just release this, open to the public? I thank you for doing so, but I have to ask, why? This should have been published. You should have made a lot of money from this! It was a great ...

Re: An African English teacher in China -- KELLOO FROM CAMEROON
HI DENIS.JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR CLEARING THE AIR.MAN KEEP UP.MAY BE ONE DAY WE WON'T NEED ANY CANDLE TO LITTLE THE DARK.I WILL SUGGEST YOU TRANSLATE THIS ARTICLE IN TO CHINESE AND POST IT ON ...

Re: So you want teach in China? Be careful. -- Eva
BE WEARY of WEIER!! My friend was lured to teach in China with the promise of a furnished apartment, health insurance, internet and utilities. The apartment was spartan to say the least and she could ...
Re: So you want teach in China? Be careful. -- Anonymous
I will list a couple of schools you should be careful to teach in...first is Mengyang kindergarten in Baoding...they got mad that I left their school so they lied and reported that my US passport is ...

Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Sarah
Hi, one of my friends has just recently moved to Xingtai to do the ESL course. She said there's not much to do there and the place seems pretty dead. I was doing research on the internet and came ...

Re: An African English teacher in China -- brad61
Hi Denis, Yes unfortunately racism runs rampant in China, not only for 'non whites' but for Asians from other neighboring countries. I'm Australian, white and i would say by some of the ...

Thread about Buckland moved to "School and Recruiter Review" board -- Admin
The thread about the Buckland Institute/School was moved to "School and Recruiter Review" board, by Admin on July 23 2012, at the link below:

Association Between Western Food and Chinese Culture -- Sara Hickman
Though China has its own strong culture, Western food plays an important role in the modern shaping of cities across the country. Today you will find a number of fast food chains in China that ...
Re: Association Between Western Food and Chinese Culture -- Megan
Nice. But for most Chinese, we just take western food sometimes when we go out or travel, chinese food is main food, like me, i have to eat rice everyday, rice is "food" for me.

Oriental Wedding Gifts -- Rhonda McDowell
According to Radio86.co.uk, a European site dedicated to news and information regarding Chinese customs and traditions, the culture of gift giving among the Chinese people encompasses taboos and ...

Chinese Vs. Western Culture -- Charles Lawrence
The Chinese culture differs greatly from its Western counterparts. Everything from personal relationships to family obligation differs between the two cultures. China is the most populated nation in ...

Korean & Chinese Food Culture -- Rachel Bennett
In Southeast Asia, food acts as a social lubricant, bringing families and friends together. This is particularly applicable in both China and Korea where food has strong historical traditions and is ...

Chinese Culture Tips -- Susan King
China is an large, beautiful country with a history that extends thousands of years. The Chinese people are very proud of this history and are happy to share their homeland with foreigners. Spending ...

Historical Chinese Monuments -- James Nalley
China is not only one of the largest countries in the world, but it is also one of the oldest, with a documented history that dates to approximately 2000 B.C. Spanning an area that crosses four ...

When To Travel To China – Choosing An Ideal Time To Travel To The Destination Of Your Choice -- James Brad Lee
Some countries have their own popular and less popular seasons to visit, usually based on the particular time of year. If you do not like the weather conditions during your planned travel period, you ...

China Travel Made Easy – Tips to Prepare You for Your China Trip -- James Brad Lee
China is a country with a long and illustrious history, colourful ethnic traditions and sumptuous cuisine, besides its breathtaking natural and architectural sites. These are some of the reasons why ...

China Travel Tour – Some of the Highlights for Touring in China -- James Brad Lee
China is a destination that has simply so much to offer its visitors who often return home with unforgettable memories of this unique country. The different regions and cities of China have their own ...

Medical Tourism in China -- Arthur Wyss
China has been a late bloomer in medical tourism. China is a popular tourist destination, but not a popular destination for medical tourism. There are several reasons why. Quality and safety are more ...

China and Korea - Do We Share the Same Taboos? Cultural Influence on Language Choice -- Man-Ping Chu
ABSTRACT Taboos are established in a society to avoid harmful consequences to their people either because the non-verbal or verbal behavior violates a code based on supernatural beliefs or it ...

The Nuances Of Chinese Translation -- Charlene Lacandazo
What is known as “standard Mandarin,” which is based on the Beijing dialect, is the official standard language used by the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Needless to say, ...

Cheap Hotels in Nanjing, China -- Christell York
Nanjing is the capital of Nanjing Province, in China, and is located in the lower Yangtze River Delta economic zone. The city was the capital of the Republic of China prior to the Chinese Civil War ...
Re: Cheap Hotels in Nanjing, China -- Megan
Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu province

Travel Guide Ideas for China -- Matthew McLaughlin
Traveling to China can be a daunting yet extremely fulfilling experience. From sorting visas to trying a hand at navigating the complicated transportation systems, China is a challenge that even the ...

Hotels in Jinhua, Zhejiang -- Dean Shelferdt
Jinhua, Zhejiang is a city in China best known for its historical value. Cultural sights are must sees for any visitor, such as the 400-year-old local opera. But Jinhua's local economy, full of ...

Jiangning district of Nanjing -- jlobkowicz
Does anyone know anything about this district? Have you lived there or know anyone who has? I am considering a job in this area and would like to know what it is like. I know the job is right on the ...
Re: Jiangning district of Nanjing -- Megan
yes, i was living 7 years in Nanjing. Jiangning District is a new developping distric in Nanjing, but it's a little far from dowtown. You can just take subway to go to downtown, maybe it takes 40 ...

Interesting Places in China -- Ma Wen Jie
China is a very large country with many interesting places to visit. With a history going back 4,000 years, China's historical sites are often high on a traveler's list of places to see. With ...

English Public Drinking Bars in Xiamen, China -- Charlie Brooks
Although mention of its name would likely draw a blank in any Western country, Xiamen stands out as one of China's most foreigner-friendly cities. A well-known seaside retreat for residents of ...

Cultural Foods of China -- Racheal Ambrose
All chinese cuisine is based in eight categories. These are: Anhui Cantonese Fujian Hunan Jiangsu Shandong Sichuan Zhejiang Most of these cuisines are based on geography. Food is made or cut into ...

Free e-phrase book -- Yucui Education Consultancy
This little booklet can help you to get around in China. Just download it from the following link below and enjoy! http://sdrv.ms/Jzs5rK

Re: General Medical Care in Shanghai -- Mark
I've set up a website directory for English speaking doctors in Shanghai. Hope you find it useful: http://www.shanghaidoctorsdirectory.com

Tips for Women Traveling Alone in China -- Alyssa Davis
If you're a woman traveling alone, you're probably all too familiar with the risks and situations you often need to plan for. In some countries, these risks can sometimes be a bit formidable ...

Tips for Driving in China -- Alyssa Davis
If you're planning to visit China or intend to live there for a short or extended period of time, there's a good chance you've also been thinking about what it's like to drive within ...

Packing Checklist for Your Visit to China -- Jessica Ackerman
If you're planning to visit China for a short or even an extended length of time, it's important to give some thought as to what you should be taking along with you. As is the case with ...

Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- JJ
The investment group and managers, lacks academic credentials, are money motivated people. The group is not authorized to hire foreigners. It's illegal to have Beijing resident permit and work at ...
Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- Thomas Burgert
First, I do not know when this thread was started or the dates of any of the posts. I was doing a general Google search on "Cybernaut Global Education" out of curiosity to know more about the company ...
Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- Prlove
Thomas, I think you've located a very old thread, and since a few years have passed following the false claims, Cybernaut has every reason to ignore them. I wish I had the opportunity to speak ...

Macau Diet & Lifestyle -- Julia Derek
If you are a fan of fusion cuisine, try some Macanese. The highly original Macau diet is not only a mixture of Portuguese and Chinese recipes and spices, but sometimes also contains flavors of ...

Casinos in Macau, China -- Will Howard
The only place to find legalized gambling in China, the special administrative region of Macau is sometimes said to rival Las Vegas in terms of its gambling and extravagant casino nightlife and ...

The Best Bungee Jumping Places (including Macao) -- Brooke Williams
Adventurous, daring and brave are a few words to describe someone who gets a thrill from bungee jumping. Although there is always risk involved with free falling while attached to a bungee cord, ...

How to Travel Around Hong Kong on a Budget -- Kent Ninomiya
Hong Kong is a spectacle of sights, sounds and smells. Everything around you bustles with excitement as 7 million people scurry about on their daily business. It is both ultramodern and devoutly ...

How to Spend a Week in Hong Kong -- Elizabeth Smith
Hong Kong, a "Special Administrative Region" of China, is a spectacular mix of man-made and natural environments. With a population of over 6 million people, Hong Kong is overflowing with people and ...

The 8 Different Kinds of Chinese Cuisines -- Robert van der Does
China is a huge country, the biggest in the world by population and the third biggest in terms of area. China is a diverse country; each region has its own style of cooking. The local dishes of each ...

Techniques to Distinguish the Four Tones in Chinese Language -- Kayla Liu
For most foreign learners who learn Chinese in China, the four tones in Chinese language is a difficult point in pronunciation. They usually fail to distinguish them and articulate them correctly. ...

Rapid English For Mandarin Chinese Speakers -- Jim Oneil
Native Chinese speakers have reasons to believe that learning a foreign language can be very difficult. As a people that are tightly knit culturally, whether they are in mainland China or in any ...

Blonde In China -- Felicia Brings
Big Apple to Chrysanthemum City I am a New Yorker who in 2007 had just one goal - not to spend another miserable and freezing winter in Manhattan. The very thought of trying to live through the raw, ...

Teach English in China - An Introduction -- John Bardos
China is the fastest growing market for English teachers in the world. It has recently become the second largest economy and its burgeoning middle class are hungry to learn English. Culturally and ...

Teaching English to Chinese Students -- Nevin Tracy
In my previous postings, I mentioned to teach English in Asia, introduce the characteristics and tips for teaching Japanese. Today I would like to follow this topic and talk about the ESL teaching in ...

Personal Finance When Teaching English in China -- Logan Lemberger
With continued poor performance of the American economy and a desolate job market, many college graduates are going abroad to teach English in foreign countries. China has become a popular ...

| How to Learn Chinese Online Effectively -- Charles Liuniu Brown
As the development of China, more and more people choose to learn Chinese, for visiting the old country, for future career development and so on. And many people choose to learn Chinese in Beijing, ...

| How To Learn Chinese Fast Using Outcome-Based Learning Models -- Ryan Wiley
Planning to learn Chinese? Good for you. It's not only an interesting language, but also a very useful one. When adults learn Chinese, or any second language for that matter, they typically study ...

| How to Learn Chinese Language Easily -- Andrew Elison
Many people feel that Chinese, as a language, is tough to learn. This is because the spoken language is easier to gather than the written version. What is important in most of the languages is to ...

| How to Learn Chinese Tones! -- Steve M Nilssen
For speakers studying Mandarin, learning the tones can be quite the challenge. Mandarin has 4 tones, and one neutral tone; This means that one word can have a variety of meanings based on the way you ...

| How To Learn Chinese Fast Using the Theory of Multiple Intelligences -- Ryan Wiley
The Chinese language, with its complex characters and hard-to-pronounce tones, can be difficult to learn, which is why you need to ensure that you are studying it in the most efficient way possible. ...

How to Trek the Whole Length of the Great Wall of China -- Amber D. Walker
The Great Wall of China is one of the historical wonders of the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Originally built to keep out invaders, the wall spanned approximately 5,500 miles across ...

How to Find Hong Kong's Best Tourist Spots -- Isabel Prontes
Glamorous and glitzy Hong Kong is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year, thousands of tourists from the Chinese mainland as well as the rest of the world ...

Finding Shanghai's Best Tourist Spots -- Isabel Prontes
Shanghai is not only the largest city in China--it's one of the largest cities on the entire planet. Originally a fishing town, Shanghai has now grown to be one of the most fashionable and ...

Eastern China Travel Guide -- Rianne Hill Soriano
Eastern China region covers six provinces and one city, which includes the provinces Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi and Shandong, and the city Shanghai. These parts of China encompasses ...

How to Plan a Short Visit to Macau -- Collaborator
When visiting Hong Kong, it is easy to take a day trip to sightsee, eat and gamble in one of the world's premier gaming hot spots, Macau. A unique blend of cultures, Macau has great food, amazing ...

Things to Do in Kunming, China -- Lauren B
Yunnan in the considered to be the main agricultural center of China, the capital city of which is Kunming. Also known as 'the city of eternal spring,' Kunming has a pleasant climate ...

How Do People Get Inside the Great Wall of China? -- Ray Ray Montoya
The Great Wall of China is an important part of China's history, and it continues to be a popular tourist destination. The Great Wall of China is hundreds of miles long, spanning various mountain ...

How to Bargain in China -- Andy Noorlander
Learn how to shop like a local in China. With the exception of some modern malls and stores, most shops in China don't have price tags on products so shopkeepers will come up with a price ...

China tests 500 km/h super high-speed train -- Sabrina Mao and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Yoko Nishikawa
BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched a super-rapid test train over the weekend which is capable of travelling 500 kilometers per hour, state media said on Monday, as the country moves ahead with its ...

What Is the Cost to Travel in China? -- Ma Wen Jie
In recent years, travel to China has become increasingly popular. With a history of over 4,000 years and many possible destinations, China offers many compelling reasons to travel. Passport If you ...

Things to Take When Traveling to China -- Erin Schreiner
A trip to China is a serious undertaking for which you must adequately prepare. If you are planning a trip to the Orient, put care into the packing process to ensure that you have all of the supplies ...

The Best Places to Travel in China -- Emily Retherford
China is located in Asia and is the third largest country in the world. China is one of the countries that can boast of an ancient history that has been traced back almost 5,000 years. According to ...

How to Visit Nanjing, China -- Collaborator
Nanjing, for all of its infamy in world history, is in modern times a significant Chinese metropolis. With 6 or 7 million people, it has also become a hub for foreign tourists and students who come ...

How to Travel Eco-Friendly in China -- Sarah Dray
China is a vast country full of opportunities for green, Earth-friendly travel. Because of its large size (3,704,427 square miles), the People's Republic of China offers lots of open spaces, ...

How to Get a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa to China -- Kent Ninomiya
You must get a multiple entry tourist visa to China from an embassy or consulate of the People's Republic of China. Its government makes this process fairly straightforward but insists that all ...

How to Travel the Silk Road -- Collaborator
The Silk Road, a vast and ancient network of overland trade routes, spreads over Europe and Asia and passes through numerous presentday countries. Active trading along the route began sometime in the ...

How to Dress for a Summer Trip to Southern China -- Collaborator
If you plan to travel to the southern part of China during the summer months, you may need to think carefully about what clothing to pack in your suitcase. Since most of southern China is classified ...

Train Travel in China -- Collaborator
China now has the most extensive and well-traveled rail system in the world, with this mode of transportation still relevant to a huge number of passengers. Unlike in other countries, trains ...

The Best Ways to Travel in China -- David Carnes
Despite China's vast size and status as a third-world country, its travel network is comprehensive, affordable and surprisingly efficient, although some options are better than others. ...

How to Use Your Laptop in China -- Collaborator
Many travel to China to experience a fascinating culture and ancient history, but being out of touch with the world back home can pose some stresses. Take along your laptop when you visit China, and ...

How to Prepare for Traveling in China -- Andy Noorlander
If you're planning a trip to China, you may need to make some special preparations to be ready for travel in a developing country. While China is making rapid advancements, most of the country is ...

TEFL How to get to China from the USA via Canada -- Clair Lasater
TEFL How to Get to China by Clair Lasater, Ph. D. Step 1. Get a passport. A passport from your government allows you to travel abroad. Without one a person cannot cross international borders. ...

What Is the Great Wall of China? -- Kent Ninomiya
The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous historical and architectural landmarks in the world. No other structure rivals the Great Wall of China in historical significance, size or grandeur. ...

How to Build a Model of the Great Wall of China -- Carl Hose
The Great Wall of China stretches over 4,000 miles from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. The Great Wall of ...

The Climate of the Gobi Desert (Inner Mongolia and Mongolia) -- Erik Arvidson
The Gobi Desert of eastern Asia is unlike any other desert in the world due to its year-round extreme changes in temperature, which include sub-zero temperatures in the winter and blistering heat in ...

Famous Mausoleums -- Ryan Cockerham
From the beginning of recorded history, human civilization has attempted to solve complicated questions related to death and dying. Creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines have expressed ...

Ordos Desert, Inner Mongolia -- Collaborator
The Ordos Desert is one of the largest deserts in China. It is actually made up of two deserts: the Kubuqi Desert and the Maowusu Desert. Location The Ordos Desert is located on a plateau that lies ...

How to Book Train Travel From Hong Kong to China -- Collaborator
The rail system in China is one of the most used rail systems in the world. Routes between Hong Kong and various destinations in China such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are some of the most ...

How to Travel in Southern China -- Kelsey Erin Shipman
Southern China is known for its natural rock formations, small villages, cultural festivals and waterfalls. While planes and trains are the quickest methods of travel, cycling and ferry rides provide ...

How to Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing, China -- Collaborator
Beijing and Tianjin are located in the northern region of mainland China, the host country for the 2008 Olympic Games. Beijing, the capital of mainland China, was historically the ruling seat of the ...

How to Time Your Trip to Beijing -- Collaborator
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, and in a sense the whole country marches to Beijing's tune. As the capital of the world's oldest continuous civilization, it ...

Find a Job That Has a Chance of Travel to China -- Elizabeth Carrillo
A job that includes travel to China can be an exciting challenge to some. Before applying for jobs that involve a definite possibility or requirement to China, it is recommended to visit the country ...

How to Teach English in Rural China -- Yvonne Van Damme
If you are interested in the field of education and also have a thirst for adventure, teaching English in rural China could be a great opportunity for you. There has been a boom in people going to ...

How to Teach English in China With No Degree -- Lane Cummings
It's difficult, though not impossible, to teach English in China without a degree. While English language teachers are in high demand in China, the Chinese government thought that it could ...

How to Visit Beijing in 5 Days -- Kent Ninomiya
You can visit Beijing in five days and see all the major sights if you hurry. Beijing is an immense city of 15 million people packed with sights, activities and history. You could easily spend a ...

How to Write Chinese Words -- Mike Marcoe
Learning Chinese writing with Chinese characters and Chinese words, called pinyin, is very challenging. Chinese characters are referred to as symbols, where one symbol can represent a single word or ...

How to type in Chinese -- Collaborator
Click on Start Click on Control Panel Click on Regional and Language Options Click on the Keyboard and Languages tab Click Change Keyboards under the General tab click add Double click on Chinese and ...

How to Teach Chinese Writing -- Audrey Farley
When teaching Chinese writing, always be respectful of students' needs. Be patient and attentive to their progress and development. Teach Chinese characters in order of their complexity, ...

How to Teach About Chinese Culture -- Kaye Jones
The world's most populous country, China is home to 1.35 billion people (as of 2010). According to the BBC, China has a long and varied history and culture; it has provided the foundation for ...

Ideas for Teaching Chinese -- Pamela Ann Ludwig
Mandarin Chinese is one of the most widely spoken languages of the world, according to Ethnologue. However, concepts such as the pictographic writing system and the use of tones in Chinese ...

How to Teach English to Chinese Workers -- Hulbert Lee
Teaching English to Chinese workers can be a difficult and frustrating process because of the language barrier. Sometimes you will have a hard time dealing with the grammar and the accents of your ...

How to Book Train Travel From China to Mongolia -- Collaborator
The wide open spaces of Mongolia conjure up images of historical nomads and stories of Genghis Khan. The train ride into Mongolia affords tourists a good view of Mongolia's vast flat lands. ...

How to Get Immunized Before Travel to China -- Collaborator
Long before you pack your bags for a trip to China, you may want to consider getting immunized. While the CDC does not require vaccinations for travel to China, there are several recommended ...

How Can I Get a Chinese Teacher License? -- Nancy Chen
As China's economy is growing at an exponential rate, the rest of the world is realizing the increasing need to be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with the Chinese-speaking world. ...

How to teach english in China -- Sarah Dray
More and more people are going abroad to work as English teachers. For some, it is a way of fulfilling a long-term dream of teaching and sharing a foreign culture. For others, it’s a chance to ...

How to Teach English Pronunciation to Chinese ESL Students -- AmarraE
Teaching English pronunciation to Chinese students is difficult because they don't naturally stress syllables the way native English speakers do. To help these ESL students become skilled at ...

Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Roxanne
I currently live in xingtai, qinghe as I work for a suppliers company. Could anybody tell me if there is western places about? as im pretty new to this province. Thanks Roxanne Brown
Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- li
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Re: Haimen Experimental School, Jigansu Prov. -- Thomas Joseph
Hi, Any one of Expats are here in Haimen, as a teacher ? regards Thomas

Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- Jeffrey
Thanks Rick! This is my second year teaching at a University in China, and I agree with your perspective. These are "romances" based on economic equality. People need to be honest about this simple ...

How to Teach English to a Chinese Student Read more: How to Teach English to a Chinese Student -- Chris Waller
In the United States there are many children and adults who have difficulty speaking the English language. This presents a problem in a classroom setting where the teacher is trying to convey ...

How to Teach English to Seniors in China -- Flora Richards-Gustafson
Teaching English to seniors in China is an adventure in many ways: you're in a new country surrounded by a new language, customs and students who aren't in grade school. When seniors in China ...

How to Teach English in Zhuhai, China -- Leyla Norman
Teaching English as a second or foreign language is an important career in today's world of globalization where English is the most-used language in business and commerce. English teachers are ...

How to Teach English Pronunciation to the Chinese Read more: How to Teach English Pronunciation to the Chinese -- Biju Sukumaran
Learning English as a foreign language is a difficult task even under ideal circumstances. English has many irregular verbs, informal expressions and grammatical idiosyncrasies that make it among the ...

How to Teach English Pronunciation to Chinese ESL Students -- AmarraE
This article was created by a professional writer and edited by experienced copy editors, both qualified members of the Demand Media Studios community. All articles go through an editorial process ...

Why You Might Want To Consider Spending Vacations In China -- Jeremy C.
Over the years China has really opened up to the Western world. This means that vacations in China do not necessarily have to be taken only in Beijing. For those who want to spend time in this ...

A Quick Way To Learn Chinese -- Jeremy C.
The Chinese language might seem complicated, but it is not. Like any other language, if you intend to learn Chinese you must just work hard at it, as nothing comes easy in this life. Learn Chinese ...

Know Famous Chinese Drinks before You Study Abroad in China -- education
Tea Tea, one of the three major beverages of the world —— tea, coffee and cocoa, tea is consumed by the largest number of people. China is the homeland of tea. It is believed that the Chinese ...

A Beijing Cab Driver and his mysterious oriental wisdom -- Dan
Some of Beijing's cabbies can't read pinyin. Many haven't finished middle school. A handful of younger drivers are free-spirited university graduates who don't like working in ...

Beijing - Escaping the Tourist Trail -- Thom Sanders
With holidays to Beijing being an increasingly popular choice for those of us in the west, it's a great chance to get out and explore. Beijing city is packed full of famous historical sites, and ...

Culture Shock in China: Top Five -- Kane Holding
If you have spoken to anyone who has moved to a country that is quite different from their own, you might have heard the phrase 'culture shock' before. This shock is to do with the ...

China Social Etiquette: The Basics -- Kane Holding
A lot is made of supposedly complex Chinese systems of etiquette, but the reality is that in most situations there are very little surprises. When spending time with fellow students or conversing ...

Visa to China - 3 Ways to Get a Visa for China -- N. Martin
Do you need to know more about obtaining a visa for China travel? Whether you are fantasizing about a peaceful retreat into the rural areas or needing to experience the rich culture of the fast paced ...

Visa to India - The Best Tips on Completing Applications for India Visas -- N. Martin
From the excitement of the Mumbai streets to the surreal experience of visiting the Taj Mahal, make sure to get your visa to India before going on your vacation. The application procedure can be ...

Places to Visit - Beijing China -- Butler Weldon
Beijing, the capital city of China and a city also known as Peking in English, is a city with a rich culture and tradition. It is a place that shares its 3000 years of history, an amazing mix of the ...

4 Top Activities in Shanghai -- Thom Sanders
Over recent years China has seen quite some growth as a travel destination with the city of Shanghai being just one of those popular destinations. Shanghai holidays offer a bewildering range of ...

3 Reasons to Learn Mandarin -- Daniel C Howard
Mandarin is one of the major dialects in China with over seventy percent of the population speaking the tongue. Across the globe, Mandarin is the most spoken language, with over one billion people ...

Mandarin Chinese and English: What Are the Differences? -- Daniel C Howard
Mandarin is the not the Chinese language, rather, it is one of the many Chinese dialects. Around seventy percent of Chinese speakers use Mandarin. It is not only the accepted written language of ...

What Mum Didn't Tell You About Teaching English in China -- Andre Palmer
Teaching English in China can be a life changing experience and most people will probably find a move to China challenging to say the least. Even with all my previous experience from living and ...

Do I Need a Degree to Teach in China? -- Rob Tierney
Before coming to China, I, probably like you now, searched online for this very answer. I don't have a degree myself, so was disappointed to see that most sites said a degree was a requirement. ...

How To Book A Train Ticket In China -- Rob Tierney
If it's a choice between taking the bus or the train, I'll take the train every time. The rail network in China can be a bit confusing at first, but rest assured, I'm here to help clear ...

Teaching in China - Part 2 -- Tama Mcgibbon
Last time I told you about some of the things you should know before coming to China. I want to continue with this just for a little bit. You should have medical insurance, but in the event that you ...

Teaching in China - Part 1 -- Tama Mcgibbon
You should know that when anyone writes an article like this, giving tips about what you should or shouldn't do or know, that they probably made all the mistakes first. I am no different. So ...

Teaching English in China - Understanding Culture While Teaching -- Erika Ayala
Searching for a way to teach English in China? While the country has more speakers of their own language in the world, English remains as the language people need to go global and be able to ...

The Ups and Downs of Teaching English in China -- Devin Licastro
To teach or not to teach If you've ever considered moving to another country, a popular choice to make money while your there is to become an English teacher. I've been teaching English in ...

Practical Tips for Teaching English in China -- Devin Licastro
The following is a long detailed list of practical tips and advice about finding a job teaching English as a second language (esl) in China. I'm currently working as an English teacher in China ...

Packing Essentials for China: What You Need To Know -- Kane Holding
Leaving your home country for China can be a daunting prospect, but in reality the big cities of China have almost everything you could need, and plenty of stuff you have never thought you would like ...

China Bank Made Easy -- Kane Holding
One thing that you will find when you come to China is that the banking system can be a complete nightmare. Many of you will be used to online banking and easy electronic transactions; things which ...

Learn To Speak Chinese Fast Using These 4 Tips For Musical Learners -- Ryan Wiley
When learning a difficult language like Mandarin Chinese it is important to create a good learning strategy. One great way to do this is to reference what is called the Theory of Multiple ...

The Best Way to Learn Chinese: 3 Tips For Learning Mandarin Chinese Fast -- Ryan Wiley
It is a commonly held misconception that a select few people are really good at learning languages and everyone else must suffer through a long and tedious learning process just to master the basics. ...

How to Learn Chinese: 3 Must Follow Steps for Learning Mandarin Chinese -- Ryan Wiley
Chinese is an ancient and interesting language, and the benefits of learning it in today's world are numerous. Learning this language, however, is not easy, primarily due to the fact that it ...

Re: Teaching in China - Part 2 -- Miles
Cannot legally rent a flat? I think this is incorrect, my flat is in my name and did not need a Chinese person to do it!!
Re: Teaching in China - Part 2 -- prlove51
Anyone with a resident permit (and this means an individual being completely registered with the PSB within 30 days of arriving in China) has a right to rent an apartment in his/her own name. The ...

Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- prlove51
This post is rather strong and unsupported by any facts. There is nothing illegal about at an will letter of employment, and so I would ask what the real issue is with this group. Does this group ...

Re: Harbin China California Sunshine International Language Center -- ChinaESLa
Hello Grace, I saw your post and thought I would give you some ideas. I worked at this school years ago but I got the impression that it stays pretty consistant in it's attitude. It's ...

The Current Challenge of Living in China -- Jeanie Hore
So many people want to spend time here in China. Many have teaching jobs while others do business. Others are just happy to live here. However it seems the Government is continually making it harder ...
Re: The Current Challenge of Living in China -- Nancy
This information about visas is all wrong. Find out for yourself. SO many people want to live in China? Really? So many? I am here, but I know of absolutely no one but me from home who wants to do ...

Bus Travel Between Yangshou and Shenzhen -- Jeanie Hore
I have traveled between Yangshou & Shenzhen several times & every trip has been pleasant. My inability to sleep is my problem not the bus's fault. Being a non speaker of Mandarin I seldom get to ...

Xingping: Where Is It? -- Jeanie Hore
With the magnificent Karst hills all around the town, it is forever immortalized nationwide by being featured on the 20 Yuan note. It's 25kms from the famous scenic town of Yangshuo & has a ...

Reasons Why You Should Visit Xingping -- Jeanie Hore
XingPing.....Where is it? It's only 25km from the famous town of Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi Province, China How do I get there? You have four easy choices: 1. Catch a bus at the Yangshuo bus ...
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