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First 24 Hours…

Almost everyone has arrived, has settled into their hotels and is starting to get to know each other. With the time difference in China and after a long flight, the participants would undoubtedly be tired and so today is a rest day. At breakfast, temperature checks...

Tips On How To Bargain In China!

The TTC 2010 winter program is underway and it’s been a busy few days in preparation for it. Keep your eyes peeled as there will be regular blog postings! We’ll be putting up loads of interesting things such as Chinese idioms, Mandarin phrases/words, photos, videos,...
The Spirit Of The Shaolin

The Spirit Of The Shaolin

I have been lucky to travel the breadth of China and see lots of amazing places. China is a country filled with beauty, history and culture. One place filled with this history and culture is the Song Shan Shaolin Temple in Henan. The temple is a mecca for martial arts...

My Month At A Kung-fu Academy

It was when I got off the plane that they kicked in. My practised, nonchalant amble disguising a sudden attack of nerves. I realised with growing trepidation that I really had no idea what I’d let myself in for. It seemed like a good idea at the time –...

Taì Guì Le! (太贵了)

In the last 2 days the main focus of the Teacher Training was on Speaking and Pronunciation. For the Speaking classes the students played a game called ‘desert island pyramid’. The game goes like this: Each person has to write down 10 things they would take on a...

8 Things You Wish You Knew About China

Repost of an article written by a former Teach and Travel participant, Francesca Oakley some time ago. We think its great and wanted to share it with you all! Don’t miss out on coming to China because of things you wish you knew… Now you do! I’ve...

Easter & Tomb Sweeping Day In China

As a foreigner in China, you get to celebrate both Chinese and Western festivals. It is interesting that in the two so different culture, they still have something in common. Take Easter and Tomb Sweeping Day for example, they are quite like each other actually....

Chinese New Year ( Spring Festival 春节)

Chinese Spring Festival, also called ‘Lunar New Year’, has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also the time for all of the family members to get...
Online Mandarin Learning Resources

Online Mandarin Learning Resources

Start Learning Mandarin Online. There is a number of great online Mandarin learning resources. Some are free whilst others cost money though they will certainly assist you in learning Chinese. We have done the work for you and hand picked the best learning Chinese...

Sports & Games In China

It is inevitable that with such a long history and great culture China should have developed several unique and traditional sports and past times. Although China has long been associated with the martial arts, sport in China today consists of a small variety of...