All posts by Anonymous School Assessor

Express VPN

Express VPN. Our review of the VPNs performance in China

If you’re going to live in China or even take a vacation there its highly likely you will want access to popular western sites that without a good VPN are inaccessible in China. Over recent years there has been a shakeup of VPN’s in China with many old favourites closing down and tighter regulations specifying only authorised VPN’s allowed to be used in China. This blog post takes a look at one of the most popular and well known VPN’s in the world Express VPN. To see how it held up in China. We went on a one month trip…

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Hangzhou Tourism Vocational College (Binjiang Campus), Hangzhou, Zhejiang

Facilities: Generally pretty good.  There are interactive white boards (although sometimes they work, sometimes not), but I tend just to stick with using the technology for projecting photos as I’m always very wary of death by powerpoint.  The school printer is available and functioning, and I have a desk in one of the teaching offices.  The school has a canteen which is relatively cheap to eat at, although I’m a fairly fussy eater and usually go for a bit more choice in the centre of the neighbourhood (15 minute walk). Location: I am a short walk from the local shops, the nearest…

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Tiantai Experimental Primary School, Tiantai, Taizhou

Teaching facilities – Top notch. They have a kind of interactive whiteboard/computer thingy as well as two whiteboards, which can make the teaching job itself much easier. The also have course books for each teacher to stick to. Location – It’s a small town in the middle of nowhere, two hours coach drive from Hangzhou. Lots of the other teachers seemed to be within an hour of Hangzhou so it dismayed me to discover that I was miles away from the nearest foreigner. There’s bugger all to do here. The locals’ idea of a Saturday night is either to go…

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