Guest Blog: 10 Tips for Foreign Students in China

Easily one of the most popular destinations in the world right now for foreign students to study in is China, and it has been for decades. The culture is amazing to immerse yourself in, the quality of the education system is coveted around the world, and there are courses available to suit any student from [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Guest Blog: Chinese Loan Words

Chinese may seem difficult to learn for English-speakers, but a closer look at the language reveals a few similarities between them. Did you know that Chinese borrows a few words and phrases from English? English and Chinese come from two different language families – while English uses the alphabet to represent different sounds, the Chinese [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

End of a Decade, New Beginnings for the 2020 Metal Rat

2020 may have started in the West already, but in Asia and China, we’re not there yet. With Chinese New Year right around the corner, let’s take a look at the past decade and important developments that took place! 2010 On November 11, the ‘Singles Day of the Century” took place, raking [...]

By |February 1st, 2020|Chinese Culture, Holidays and Festivals|0 Comments

Guest Blog: 11 Common Chinese Slang Words

Have you ever found yourself thinking and wondering what somebody meant when he or she used a certain phrase? For instance, if your friend told you to “belt up”, what does he or she mean? Or if he or she said you are “cheeky”. Although these phrases are pure English and you are from the [...]

Celebrating Christmas in China

The year’s ending again, which means the holidays are right around the corner. You may be craving some good old family time, roast beef and Christmas ornaments to get in the mood, but you happen to not be at home? No worries, turns out (most) Chinese cities have the same on offer during this special [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|Chinese Culture, Holidays and Festivals, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Guest Blog: 5 Industries Where the Chinese Language Will Get You Far

Language skills can carve a better career path for you. The ability to speak another language boosts your confidence, improves our employability and increases the chances of getting an excellent salary. Right now, Chinese speakers are in demand. Your expertise in the language will pay off because you'll stand out against competition, as Chinese speakers [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language|0 Comments

Don’t Get Ripped Off at the Market

Some of us have been living in China for decades, some of us for only a week. Either way, we have all been in that situation where we need to haggle and barter for something at some point. Want that Burberry scarf, but deciding that 100 Euro seems a tad excessive? Haggle with a guy [...]

By |November 28th, 2019|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Guest Blog: 7 Things You Might Not Know About the Chinese Language

Many think that the Chinese language is one of the most difficult to learn. But the difficulty is relative. It depends on how much you want to learn Chinese and the methods you use for learning it. Many language schools provide formal lessons and several learning tools are available online. You just have to find [...]

By |November 8th, 2019|Chinese Culture, Chinese Language|2 Comments

Why Chinese People Drink Hot Water ( A Relatively Brief History)

Many would consider this an odd sight, it is a sweltering 40°C day and the sun is beating down, you reach for your bottle only to find it filled with boiling hot water. This might seem odd to those from Europe or America, but for those from China this is simply business as [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Chinese Culture, Fun Facts|0 Comments

Guest Blog: Is Chinese Easier to Learn than English?

Have you been wondering whether you should try to learn a new language? Have you been seeing the advertisements about French classes Brisbane or Spanish lessons? For those confused about which language will prove more beneficial for them in the near future, there is one simple answer: Chinese! The language with the largest population of [...]

By |October 11th, 2019|Chinese Classes, Chinese Language, Studying|0 Comments