Teach In Asia joins forces with EDENZ!

Teach In Asia is committed to helping you build your teaching career! We joined forces with Edenz Colleges to help you get TESOL, improve your teaching skills and earn more while working in China! Here is some info about our partner, Edenz Colleges: Since 1988 EDENZ has been an Auckland based college known for its […]

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Chinese Food

Chinese food varies greatly from region to region. China’s regional cuisines (very) generally taste as follows:   Northern China food — ( Beijing, Xi’an, Inner Mongolia, and Northeast China) – salty, simple, less vegetables with wheat as the staple food.   Eastern China Cuisine — ( Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui) –  sweet and light with a […]

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Chinese Breakfasts

Breakfast dishes in China widely differ from region to region. Chinese people usually eat soybean milk and deep-fried dough sticks, steamed buns, tofu pudding, wheat noodles, or rice noodles for breakfast. Here we introduce some traditional, popular, and famous Chinese breakfast foods. These dishes are readily found in snack streets every morning (take cash).   Soybean Milk […]

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Regardless if you are planning to live in Shanghai or simply travel through there are a few must see places. Shanghai is China’s most international city, as a laowai (foreigner) you will be able to still encounter many familiar brands from your own country, you will also meet many Chinese who speak English. Shanghai is […]

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Learning Chinese

I am fortunate enough to be a Chinese speaker, having a grasp of the language has helped me a lot both socially and with my business. From a social perspective, I have managed to make friends with a lot of amazing people who I would not have been able to communicate with if I didn’t […]

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Chinese Calligraphy

Calligraphy, literally “beautiful writing,” has been appreciated as an art form in many different cultures throughout the world, but the stature of calligraphy in Chinese culture is unmatched. In China, from a very early period, calligraphy was considered not just a form of decorative art; rather, it was viewed as the supreme visual art form, […]

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Eight reasons why you should live in China

It’s good for your career Living in China is going to be good for your career, regardless if you plan to stay in China long term of return to your home country. For a start learning the Chinese language is much easier if you are exposed to it every day, total immersion in the language […]

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China and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Since joining the International Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1985, China has 52 world heritage sites to date; of these 36 are cultural heritage sites, 12 are natural heritage sites, and 4 are cultural and natural (mixed) sites, ranking second in the world. Following is a map of the […]

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High Speed Trains (高铁)

When I first moved to China in the late 90’s trains were slow and planes were expensive and everything was very far away.   The very first time I took a train was from Beijing to Shanghai, a trip which now takes about four hours on the high-speed train then took 15. Being an adventurous […]

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WeChat

At a first glimpse WeChat seems similar to its western counterparts like WhatsApp and Viber, however, there is so much more. To start off with WeChat has over 800 million active users, most of which are in China. You can send text messages as well as make video and voice calls or send voice messages. […]

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