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TTC Tour day

Another early start for our intrepid interns as we readied for a full tour day to the Summer Palace, Birds Nest Stadium, Yashao market and finally finishing with a fantastic Chinese acrobat show! Starting off in high spirits, thanks to one of our interns singing to the entire bus, we arrived at the summer palace […]


认识你很高兴 – Rèn Shi Nǐ Hěn Gāoxìng

TTC Outdoor

Yesterday saw the interns brave their first Mandarin lessons! And what better way to start than with a double lesson, crammed full of survival Chinese! Apprehensive at first to try the very difficult tonal language, the interns soon got stuck in and were able to recite numbers and basic phrases as well as the very […]


Expect The Unexpected!

After yesterday’s hectic arrivals and hopefully a good night sleep, today was time for the China adventure to officially begin! On one of hottest days of the year so far everyone woke up nice and early (some more jet-lagged than others) for a full day of orientations, China quizzes, icebreakers & an inside look into […]


We’re On Weifang TV!

Samantha Haywood keeps us up to date with her Teaching Internship at Wifang Foreign Language School, Weifang, Shangdong Province Hi all, us again! So last night we got told that from 9.30am tomorrow, till lunch all our classes were cancelled and we had to go to a Kindergarten to “maybe take some photos”. I had […]


Leaving Beijing And Arriving In Yuyao

New Intern, Ben Baker has kindly agreed to write about his experiences in Yuyao, Zhejiang Province! During our time in Beijing, there were all the obvious highlights but a personal one for me had to be “The Only One I Know” by The Charlatans blaring out during a half time footie match at Irish bar, […]


KTV Went Off With A Bang

With the first assignment out the way just in time for New Years Eve, celebrations were most definitely compulsory! Two days off over Spring Festival gave the interns enough time to recuperate and revel in Chinese New Year merriment and cheer. And what merriment and cheer was had! First, in the form of the much-loved, […]


A Blooming Marvelous Day

6:45am, a cold and frosty morning in Beijing Flowery interns trudged to the familiar coffee shop awaiting their bus ride to spectacular adventure.  I wouldn’t usually use the word ‘flowery’, but that morning the interns had taken it upon themselves to dress in the most vibrant, floral thermals.  It was awesome. It was to be […]


A Journey To Inner Peace…or Something Like That

Every morning on the way to school I walked past the beautiful city park and in the distance I would never fail to spot a swarm of silhouettes dancing in the sunrise. Sometimes it would be absolutely freezing and elderly men would be sporting just shorts and vest.  It baffled me for some time, until […]


Scorpions For Supper & Tarantulas For Tea

Fried scorpions, grass hoppers, tarantulas, starfish, sea horses, chicken’s heart and erm…donkey (and this pains me to say) penis were just a few of the delightful delicacies on the menu for the interns’ dinner this evening. And no I assure you this isn’t the food that we serve in the training centre’s canteen; but rather […]