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China English Teaching Horror Stories

Jun 28, 2017 Comments(47)

Teaching English in China can be a risky venture, especially for inexperienced teachers who might fall victim to the more unscrupulous schools and administrators out there. Here we take a look at several horror stories which should illustrate what can happen when innocent English teachers fall into the wrong hands. ...Read more>>

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10 GIFs That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Moving to China

Jun 26, 2017 Comments(4)

Relocating to China from a foreign country and can daunting and confusing. However, these 10 GIFs will will tell you exactly what to expect. ... Read More>>

Property Boom! A Guide to Buying Homes in China

Jun 05, 2017 Comments(2)

Some locals and foreigners have become filthy rich in Chinese real estate, as it always seems to keep going up. So, if you’re thinking about purchasing property here, or are settling down and need a roof over your head, there are definitely some things to ...... Read More>>

Top 7 Financial Tips for Expats in China HOT

May 18, 2017 Comments(7)

Being away from your homeland has its advantages, but it also most certainly has disadvantages. As a financial advisor, one of the biggest problems I see with foreigners living in China lays in the realm of finance. This isn’t necessarily due to not making ...... Read More>>

7 Initiatives to Implement International Student Success HOT

Apr 17, 2017 Comments(6)

Students who study abroad are of a different caliber because they accept new challenges and show great determination in pursuit of higher education.  However, they may not really know what awaits them and related organizations and agencies don’t really ...... Read More>>

Food Fresh: The Fresh Market Experience

Apr 13, 2017

When Chinese people say they like their food fresh, they mean it. Even in this era of rampant consumerism and an almost endless range of fast-food restaurants, I often see locals carrying live chickens and fish still thrashing and flopping in bags. The ...... Read More>>

Tips for Living Well on a Budget in China HOT

Apr 10, 2017 Comments(11)

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. ... Read More>>

8 New Teacher Tips from a TEFL Veteran HOT

Apr 06, 2017 Comments(5)

Do you fall in line following the backward teaching ways given to you to become a “so-so” teacher, or do you make an effort to really learn your craft? If it’s the latter, then here are 8 tips that might come in handy from an American ESL teacher of 13 ...... Read More>>

4 Common English Learning Issues in China HOT

Apr 03, 2017 Comments(5)

Language improvement comes down to focusing on two areas: providing an effective lesson and correcting the weakness.  Naturally, teachers will tend to put in more effort to create lessons that strengthen the speaking ability.  But I would argue that they ...... Read More>>

It’s Now Way Easier to Get Into Tsinghua University HOT

Mar 06, 2017 Comments(4)

Tsinghua University made it easier for exchange students to study there and Chinese students are not happy about it. ... Read More>>

Endangered Species--Its What’s for Dinner HOT

Feb 14, 2017

Supposed members of the Guangxi Investment Promotion Bureau have been accused of serving and eating pangolin, an endangered species, with a guest. The evidence? A Weibo post from 2015. ... Read More>>

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

Jan 16, 2017 Comments(4)

Pretty 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? ... Read More>>

Top 5 Viral Videos in China 2016 HOT

Nov 21, 2016 Comments(5)

2016 is nearly over and while its been a fantastic year for viral videos in virtually all corners of the world, here are a few of our favourite viral videos from China in 2016. ... Read More>>

When to Hold Your Tongue: The Importance of Respecting “Face” HOT

Sep 20, 2016 Comments(24)

If you want to get along with Chinese locals, the #1 rule is never cause anyone to “lose face” by pointing out their mistakes. Even if you do it by accident, it will be an infraction not likely to be forgiven. ... Read More>>

Netizens Highlight China’s Rape Culture with Comments on Nanfang Daily Rape Case HOT

Jun 30, 2016 Comments(6)

Comments by Netizen on a recent Guangzhou rape case involving a Nanfang Daily reporter and female intern show that China has quite a ways to go when it comes to rape culture. Many Netizens blame the victim, ask why she didn’t fight back, and analyze her ...... Read More>>

The Times They are A-Changin': Eight Years in China HOT

Jun 20, 2016 Comments(31)

ECC contributor and veteran expat reflects on how China has changed since his arrival in 2008. ... Read More>>

We Need to Revolutionize Chinese Studying Habits HOT

May 25, 2016 Comments(25)

ECC blogger calls for a change in learning English in China. ... Read More>>

Tom Watkins: China’s Cultural Revolution turns 50 HOT

May 17, 2016 Comments(8)

Tom Watkins remembers the Cultural Revolution and its continuing influence on China today. ... Read More>>

Office Craziness in China (Part 1) HOT

Apr 27, 2016 Comments(23)

ECC blogger shares his stories of his crazy colleague. ... Read More>>

Parents Need Not Apply HOT

Apr 25, 2016 Comments(34)

ECC blogger questions why schools charge their teacher's children tuition. ... Read More>>

My Most Memorable Workmates in China HOT

Apr 20, 2016 Comments(15)

ECC blogger shares his stories of bad teachers. ... Read More>>

Simplifying the Art of English Writing HOT

Apr 18, 2016 Comments(19)

ECC blogger shares his approach to teaching English writing. ... Read More>>

10 Must-Have-Apps in China HOT

Apr 11, 2016 Comments(9)

ECC blogger provides a list of apps that will make everything from eating to cleaning your house easier. ... Read More>>

English Phrases in China that Drive Me Nuts HOT

Apr 07, 2016 Comments(28)

ECC blogger complains about cringe inducing English phrases. ... Read More>>

6 Steps to Help Ease Your Seasonal Depression HOT

Mar 23, 2016 Comments(10)

eChinacities.com blogger writes about a technique to assuage your winter blues. ... Read More>>

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