Our First Week Teaching English at EF Tianjin

Michelle Amy Newell and Mark Percy arrived in Tianjin together and decided to share their first week’s experiences with us. Arrival Coming to work for EF Tianjin has been an awesome experience thus far. We arrived on the 5th of October and stayed in a hotel for two nights. [...]

2017-12-06T01:17:17+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

Using Chinese Phrases in the Classroom

When a fellow expat advised me to use Chinese words in my classes, I was hesitant. It just didn’t make sense to me. Why would I speak Chinese in my English class? Especially since one of my classroom rules was “English only!” My friend’s idea ended up being useful, though. Why? [...]

2017-11-29T09:05:12+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

How to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is vastly different from the one Westerners fete every January 1st. First of all, the Chinese New Year is based on the original Chinese lunar calendar, so the date is different each year. Oh, excuse me, all 15 days are different each year. That’s right, [...]

2017-11-22T05:01:24+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments
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