Teaching Intern: My Favourite Thing About China

Teaching Intern: My Favourite Thing About China

China. The first things that spring to mind are bustling cities full of people, smog-filled streets, terrifying roads and Jackie Chan. I haven’t seen Jackie Chan yet, but the rest is pretty much accurate for your first week in Beijing. I’ve never been outside of...
Teaching Intern: Laoshi, Laoshi, For You!

Teaching Intern: Laoshi, Laoshi, For You!

Sitting silently atop the stupendous rocks bordering the peak of one of China’s 5 Great Mountains, an assortment of accomplishment, inspiration and realization strike me like a bolt. I’m permeated by the accumulated energy of 3000 years of culture, history...
Teaching Intern: Happiness In A T-shirt!

Teaching Intern: Happiness In A T-shirt!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival all! Today is China’s biggest national celebration (second to New Year, but that’s a given first spot isn’t it!?).  And so to celebrate ‘the lady on the moon’, I have stayed in bed all day. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth...
Teaching Intern: Best Tips For Future Teaching Interns!

Teaching Intern: Best Tips For Future Teaching Interns!

Tomorrow, Friday the 24th of June, marks the last day of my stay in my placement alongside my fellow interns Jack (Check out Jack’s blog HERE!), Analisa, Paula and Beth. Time flies and in the summer heat it is almost difficult to remember just how cold Beijing...
Teaching Intern: The Perfect Way To Get A Fresh Start

Teaching Intern: The Perfect Way To Get A Fresh Start

My name is John Wilson Davis Jr. but I go by Jack. I’m twenty-one years old and I’m from Ypsilanti, Michigan in the United States. I attended the University of Wisconsin for two years before coming to China. I am part of the Teach and Travel China Winter 2016 program...
Teaching Alumni: Best Thing I Ever Did!

Teaching Alumni: Best Thing I Ever Did!

I didn’t expect China to change me like it did! I fell in love with such a fascinating and interesting country, made friends that I will have for a life time and had the most amazing adventures! Since my initial trip I have been back to China four times, with...
Teaching Intern: China, I Am Back!

Teaching Intern: China, I Am Back!

Hello, my name is Marissa and I am a half Scottish, half Brazilian student who is in love with China. In 2009, during my gap year, I spent 8 months in China with Teach and Travel China (TTC). My first month was spent in Beijing doing TEFL training, Mandarin lessons...
Teaching Intern: Day Time Activities In Beijing

Teaching Intern: Day Time Activities In Beijing

When you think about Beijing, these typical places probably spring to mind: Tiananmen Square, the Great wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and so on. If this is your first time in Beijing, by all means go and check out these places. You could even go to see...
Teaching Intern: Chinese Food

Teaching Intern: Chinese Food

China has so much culinary goodness to offer I couldn’t even attempt to break it all down in one small article. Beijing alone has so many of its own fantastic dishes! The following are a few of my favourites which I returned to China knowing I wanted more of. However,...
Teaching Intern: Night Time Activities In Beijing

Teaching Intern: Night Time Activities In Beijing

As Beijing is a massive city there is so much to do and see. Restaurants are plentiful and affordable and eating out is always an option, whichever cuisine you fancy. Night life is also buzzing and there are places to go every night of the week. Ask around locals or...