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- Personally, I'd recommend it. Having the opportunity the live …
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- Okay, so I'm living in China as an English teacher and was act…
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Oh shit, I'm wanting to do exactly what you're doing, in China. Would you recommend it, overall?
Personally, I'd recommend it. Having the opportunity the live and work in another country is pretty great as it give you a better understanding and perspective of other cultures. The experience is pretty invaluable. Plus, China desperately needs English teachers, so there's no shortage of places to go there.
That being said, it's a huge decision to make. China is very different from the west and life isn't rarely easy compared to the places like the US or Europe. If you choose to go, be sure to realize that there are going to be things that will be awesome and others that will suck. (Hygiene isn't the best) Life is kinda tough sometimes, but then again, that comes with the territory of living in any foreign country. (I used to live in USA, Portugal, Germany, Philippines)
I would recommend getting a decent grasp of the language before arriving, as some provinces in China speak a lot less English than others, and good luck reading the signs. The Chinese people are pretty friendly and respectful to foreigners, so that's nice. Food is cheap and living expenses aren't bad either. Public transportation is the way to go. Stuff like that.
So overall, I'm glad I was able to live and teach in China. This is my last semester and I will be returning to the US again, but it's been an important life experience that I'm glad I took.
I used to live in 长沙, been fluent in Mandarin for some years now. Won't be going back, lived in various cities and to be honest, just not the place for me. Grateful for the time I had there, but went there for the wrong reasons, and all in all had a pretty negative experience
Changsha, huh? How was that? Where all did you live?
China is certainly unique and not for everyone, but I'm sorry you had a negative experience. The reasons for entering really do need to be good ones, because life in China can be rough even then.
I've had negative experiences living in a country too (Philippines), but looking back at it, I wouldn't change a thing. It's amazing what we learn from events like those. I'm not going to ask or pretend to know what yours were like, but hopefully it'll be a good opportunity to grow afterwards.
I've been kidnapped, poisoned, harassed around my campus.
Doctor almost killed me because he absolutely refused to speak Chinese to me. Not to brag, but my chinese was a lot better than his English, and instead of communicating with me in his language he spoke garbled broken english, as a result I was injected with Penicillin, which I had told him I was allergic to.
Despite that, there was a pair of construction workers using a circular saw to remove grout from between tiles..in a crowded waiting room full of people on respirators. This was in 鼓楼医院 in Nanjing. Besides that I have various bad experiences there, but once again, I was there for stupid reasons, so I can't expect things to have gone too well
My sister is an english teacher in Guangzhou China.
Guangzhou is HUGE. Massive population.
I'm teaching in Changchun, way up north near N.Korea. It's a "small" city of 7 million or so.
- Pretty much the story of me and the first girl I ever dated. I…
Same thing with my best friend. He was 6'2" and she was, like, 4'11".
Like a hobbit and a bridge troll.
- I like my volume numbers to be multiples of 5. I hav…
- "I asked for three-quarters, not five-eighths! Stay focus…
- This one guy tweeted, "I just spent $60 on a fight anyone…
Aldo vs McGregor full fight
No he paid 60 dollars for a two hour long card that had 5 fights on it, including the fight for the middleweight title which also changed hands
people used to say that about every rousey fight
- Let me give this a try. If they're irrationally scare…
- Would love to see an animated Steve Irwin tackle the alligator…
just a normal day
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He ate her parents
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