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Feeling at Home in China

10 Adjustments to feeling at home in China If you’re considering moving abroad, you probably have a lot of questions about your future home.  What are the people like? What will my apartment look like? Do people really eat THAT?  So whether you embrace change or worry about its effects, here are a few minor […]

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Learning Chinese

Beginning to learn Chinese Deciding to learn a new language feels a lot like staring at a blank paper when you know you need to write 10 pages. It can seem overwhelming and insurmountably difficult, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You may think that moving to China means that you’ll pick up […]

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Reducing anxiety in young learners

3 Steps to Reduce Anxiety in Children in Class As we know, a lot of young children easily get anxious or nervous when they come into a new environment or meet many new faces at the same time. Every child reacts differently to these situations. Some of them will keep as quiet as a mouse […]

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People and Places in Tianjin

By Mathew Ward Moving Abroad When moving abroad it is important to build a sense of community around everyday life. To adjust to life abroad, foreigners in China come together around common interests and hobbies. In Tianjin, there are, naturally, communities that are formed across many different avenues. These avenues include playing and watching team […]

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Why I use music in the classroom

 – by Thomas Kivlan Music has always been an integral part of my life.  Some of my earliest memories are of me being placed on a wooden box in my grandparents’ living room and then encouraged to dance to the rock n roll music of Elvis Presley.  I do not know if it was the […]

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