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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>>

Embracing a beautiful culture.

dlang87  Sep 16, 2016

On August 22, 2016 I entered a huge country that not only makes up over 1/5 of the total world population but has a culture so rich in history that no other country in the world can match. I remember walking through the airport and looking up at signs written in Mandarin but also in English as well. I knew at this point that this magical ... Read More>>

Chinese Struggling for a Better Life in Canada

thabet_sava  Aug 15, 2016 Comments(3)

After fulfilling the obligations of my teaching for the current school year, I thought that I should seize the opportunity to pay a visit to Montreal, Quebec, my hometown. My main objective was relaxing in order to rejuvenate in preparation for handling the challenges of my retirement that lie ahead.I never thought or imagined that my trip ... Read More>>

A memoirs of my granny

samchoe2002  Aug 04, 2016 Comments(2)

Every people has their own stories or memoirs to tell. Some are poignant, some are nostalgic and of course some are happy memories.Today, I am going to share you all a small memoirs of my grandma. During that time, I was reading in class three from a well reputed school throughout Lhasa (The Capital of Xizang). The name of the school is called " ... Read More>>

The life at other side

samchoe2002  Aug 04, 2016

Drak-Ye-Pa is one of the most beautiful hill station in Lasa (or Lhasa), Xizang (西藏) . To me, this city is more like an international rendezvous avenue. Throughout the seasons you can find people from every nooks and crannies of the world. And because of their regular presence, even the restaurants around here started to serve wide range of ... Read More>>

On the OtherSide of the Great Wall. Featured

nebertis  Jul 29, 2016

About 10 months ago, I embarked on a journey to see the greatWall of china.Folks in my Country tell many stories about the great all of china and this caused a young mind to be inquisitive, The stories told range from how impossible it was to build the greatwall to how it later became a defence mechanism and now the pride of China. On my first ... Read More>>

Negative Portrayal of Chinese in Hollywood Movies

thabet_sava  Jul 11, 2016 Comments(4)

Lately, I was blessed with the luxury of having a great deal of time on my hands after finishing my teaching assignment for the school year. I thought that I should seize that opportunity to pursue one of my favorite hobbies, which is watching movies. To be frank, I have no apprehension to admit that I love watching films in general and ... Read More>>

The differences between Chinese word 不(bu) and 没(mei)

Emilyliao  Jul 05, 2016

bet most of you have confused about the differences between 不 (bù) and 没 (méi). And when you say a Chinese sentence, your Chinese teacher would say: in this case you should say 没 (méi) rather than 不 (bù). Both 不 (bù) and 没 (méi) can be placed in front of a verb or adjective to negate its meaning. However, 不 (bù) and 没 (méi) are ... Read More>>

Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Development

adb2014  Jun 27, 2016 Comments(2)

In my eight years as an ESL teacher, I’ve dealt with all types of parents – from the supportive to the apathetic and everyone in between. Being a parent myself and teaching both my sons English, I know first-hand the amount of time and effort needed to help them learn.Recently I started wondering: why do some kids excel at learning English ... Read More>>

This language is incredible

makenzo_gold  Jun 23, 2016

The ancient written standard was Classical Chinese. It was used for thousands of years, but was mostly used by scholars and intellectuals which forms the "top" class of the society called "shi da fu (士大夫)". It is difficult but possible for ordinary people to become the "top" class by passing written exams. Calligraphy later became ... Read More>>

Discrimination in ESL

jasonc87  May 25, 2016

Although in this very competitive country - China, people do everything it takes to break through in business, I am very strongly against malpractices like bribery, dishonesty, discrimination, etc. 1. It is wrong to think that an English teacher MUST be a native English speaker. (Being a native speaker of a language doesn't qualify one enough to ... Read More>>

Tips to Controlling Your Desire to Smoke

afrojujunet  May 24, 2016

Understanding when you generally smoke will put you in a great position to produce a strategy to fight the desire.If you go out to consume, make sure you are sitting in the no smoking cigarettes location. Prevent going into tobacco shops, and likewise attempt to restrict the quantity of time you are around other cigarette smokers.The specific ... Read More>>

US expat taxes for Americans living in China – everything you need to know

brighttax  May 24, 2016

(This post was first published at are an estimated 149,000 Americans living in China.Living in China is an adventure, and it should be a rewarding one. With China's unique and fascinating history, culture, and cuisine, it's guaranteed to be a mind-expanding experience. As an American expatriate living in ... Read More>>

We need to revolutionize Chinese studying habits Featured

thabet_sava  May 23, 2016 Comments(6)

On my way to class, I watched some students pacing back and forth while repeatedly reciting English words in an attempt to memorize their spelling. I could not resist the temptation to stop and ask few of them about the objectives that they wish to achieve from that trivial exercise.They indicated that they wanted to learn the English words by ... Read More>>

Is it difficult learning english as second language?

cardoso82  May 18, 2016

Most people think that start learning some other language is really difficult, in terms, maybe. Difficulty is something that we find even in our daily activities, at home, in our jobs, in relationships and whatever that moves you to learn we may find difficulties. Difficulty by definition is a problem, a thing or situation that causes problems, ... Read More>>

Job Scams in China: Visa scam

jasonc87  May 13, 2016 Comments(1)

Job Scams in China: Visa scamRecently I was approached for a job in Beijing. I won’t say who it was from because quite frankly it isn’t worth my time to get into details. At first it looked like a good position. A good salary for Beijing, job description matches everything I want to get experience in and so far no bad English which is usually a... Read More>>

Getting Shirty - Funny English T-shirts in China Featured

adb2014  May 04, 2016 Comments(9)

While you're out and about today, have a look at how many people are wearing English-language t-shirts. Lots, right? The funny lines and squiggles on these shirts will probably have generic or boring slogans (Broadcast News, the Supreme Court of Justice) or sometimes nonsense (Power Girl Pie) but probably nothing too offensive.Still, I highly ... Read More>>

Top 5 busiest cities in China.

Ranvir  May 04, 2016 Comments(5)

Top 5 busiest cities in ChinaNO.5 ShanghaiComments: because of the "international metropolis" slogan, Shanghai people constantly strive to work. the people from the world are working in Shanghai; First is work, consumption is the second, they also smart in terms of active investment and consumption of luxury goods. But the high prices of house ... Read More>>


Bambou  Apr 29, 2016

Am a Ugandan. Am a trained teacher. In order to graduate with my first bachelor's degree,I had endured 19 good years in school. In all those years, the medium of instruction was English save for 3 years which was a mixture of my native language and English. But the rest of the rest of the 16 years I spent in school were conducted in English and ... Read More>>

Office Craziness in China (PART 1)

SpongeBob  Apr 20, 2016 Comments(4)

I could just leave all I have experienced to myself. I hate to gossip. However, I decide to write this out because the past 3 months was so shocking. Maybe someday, someone who’s smarter than I am, could do a better analyze to this. I am no expert in writing nor English language, but I still hope the following blogs I posted on here is going to ... Read More>>

Parents Need Not Apply Featured

Sinobear  Apr 17, 2016 Comments(9)

What has China got against parents?Been doing some job and soul-searching lately, and there’s something I’ve noticed.As a parent of twins, most schools offering positions offer either no discount or only a 50% discount on tuition.This gets me to thinking…shouldn’t parents be more responsible and less likely to pull a runner? Shouldn’t a ... Read More>>

Simplifying the Art of English Writing

thabet_sava  Apr 15, 2016 Comments(3)

“Give a person a fish and he/she will eat a meal, teaches him/her how to fish, he/she will eat for life”Few weeks ago, I began to contemplate about the above adage when my students expressed their inability to grasp the concept of English writing. Their fear of failing their English writing exams aroused my curiosity and led me to venture into... Read More>>

My Most Memorable Workmates in China

adb2014  Apr 11, 2016 Comments(5)

A little while ago, I posted a blog on memorable flatmates. They were real characters for sure but lately, I’ve been thinking about some of my most memorable coworkers over the years as well. Since starting this ESL teaching gig almost 8 years ago, I’ve lost count of the number of teachers I’ve worked with (maybe 200 at a rough guess) Most ... Read More>>

10 Must-have-apps in China Featured

Sarah105  Mar 30, 2016

Are you upset about not being able to use some apps due to the Chinese internet restriction? Here is a list of some Chinese replacement apps that might help make your life easier. In the future, you could watch for RINGY's guidelines for these apps. (RINGY is a wechat official account that provides free instant interpretations by real human ... Read More>>

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