Teaching English in China

Teaching English in China, how to do it, why do it, everything about how to Teach English in China! :)

A look at my Chinese Apartment!

Heres a video of my apartment. Transcript: Hi everyone Im Ben from Guiyang in Southwest China. Today Im going to take you a little tour around my Chinese apartment. so lets have a look. First on the agenda, juicy door complete with upside down Fu symbol meaning blessing in Chinese. Unfortunately the door is not as secure as I would like. I was burgled once when I forgot to double lock it! Lovely little painting as you turn around you will see my authentic pine table. Behind this is a water butt. In China you cant drink the tap water.…

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Dinner time

As a foreigner in China you will eventually have to attend an important or formal dinner, and there are some things you should know: Chinese formal: if you are thinking you will arrive and everybody will be dress up and “formal” you are wrong, in Guiyang most of the time people wear formal-casual outfits and you are a foreigner so it doesn’t really matter what you are wearing most of the time. If you are supposed to wear something particular someone will let you know. Places at the table: usually the most important person at the table will sit across…

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We-Chatting your way to fluency. Learn Chinese the ‘Smart’ way

We-Chat your way to learn Chinese China doesn’t use Facebook and instead has its own set of popular social networking tools. We-Chat is a popular free chatting smart phone app that is used to both share statuses, broadcast mobile photos and Chat on instant messenger, one that almost everyone in the entire country has. We-Chat is a great free app. And also happens to be the main reason that I consider my written Chinese to have developed so quickly.If you want to learn Chinese, it can be a great tool. Every day since I got the app. I have used it…

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The fastest way to learn Chinese

We all like the idea of learning another language, particularly one as useful, visually and audibly distinct as Chinese. In one and a half years I’ve gone from 0 to near fluent and learned a lot of things since that could have made me learn even faster. So here is my guide to get competent in mandarin in no time at all. Live in China Learning a language works best by studying a little every day. This slow, continuous study progressively builds your vocabulary and knowledge and grows over a steady period of time. Living in China allows you to…

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