Date: April 21, 2017, Friday Duration: 10:30 am -12:00 noon, 1.5 hours Event： Learn the basics of drawing a Chinese painting; experience traditional Chinese culture. Location: 京书房国学艺术学堂，3rd floor, No.29 Guang Qu Men Nei Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing Meet up: 10:15 am at GUANGQUMENNEI Station( Subway Line 7), Exit B Chinese Paingting ( Xuan paper painting) [...]
Yonghegong ( The Lama Temple ) is a famous lamasery located in the northeastern part of the old city of Beijing. It was a palatial residence built in 1694 by Qing Emperor Kangxi for his fourth son, Prince Yongzheng who later succeeded to the throne. Our au pairs experienced the traditional Chinese culture of burning [...]
Tai Chi is one of the Chinese traditional martial arts. As an ancient Kongfu, Tai Chi includes boxing, sword, broadsword, spear, push-hand and etc. Concentrating on correct posture and breathing control. Tai Chi’s movements are fluid, graceful and well balanced, promoting the complete harmony of body and mind. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it [...]
A lovely girl from Australia wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. Experiences to share: You will be confronted by some things, but don't worry, because the other aupairs will become your best friends and will help you through anything. Remember to stand up for yourself and what is right. Coming here will change your life forever, you've made the right choice.
Experience to share: I think that an ecperience as Au Pair should deserve to be lived, because it's great. Even if at the beginning it's challenging, more difficulties you live more you learn about the Chinese world and yourself. The first period in the family I was really upset and shocked for their way of living and acting which it's so far from ours, especially because these families are very rich and so they have different habits and ,in general,life style. I had been impressed by the expectations of the the parents on their kids education. Even if the children are very small, parents give a lot of importance to sports, studying languages, and other activities. So an Au Pair should be well prepareed about the high requests of the parents, who want the children can learn the foreign language quite fast. An important thing to keep in mind is that, if at the beginning kids refuse you and it seems that they won't accept you, you need to be patient and never give up! At the end children will grow attathed to you and will consider you as a member of the family. I recommend you to try this wonderful experience! Elisa
Valentine, a lovely girl from France wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. To be au pair you need to be really open to a new culture, because everything is different in china. The education, food, hobbies ……you have to be able to make effort to know it to understand. The language, you must be a loving person to know how to take care of a child is very important to have the capably because it’s your job and if you don’t like children, don’t apply. You also need courage, independence, maturely to be comforted to a new world. If you have these qualities, go on it’s an unforgettable experience, you will not regret it. 我爱中国
Nikki, a lovely girl from UK wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. Here a little letter for the agency who made my Beijing trip unforgettable!! Thank you so much for making my stay in Beijing a wonderful experience. Not only did I learn more about myself but also your country. You placed with a fantastic family. I am sorry that I talk too much and that my Chinese is poor! Thank you for the meals and the trip to temple of heaven AND the organizing of the Au Pair events! I had fun dancing with you at Sanlitun bar street hecli. And yes Julin I will get married one day! You’re great people, I will never forget you! Thank you, thank you, and thank you for the opportunity!
Meret, a lovely girl from Germany wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. I can recommend this programme, children in China, from what I’ve heard and experienced, are more spoiled than in Germany, not that independent, sometimes even over protected. My family is really warm and friendly. They consider me a family member, but you really have to be persistent to get your working schedule fixed. On the whole, it’s been a nice experience so far.
Marco, a boy from Italy wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. Experiences to share: I have enjoyed Chinese homemade dishes every day. Learnt how to play Chinese chess and explored many parts of this nice city. Great hospitality and kindness.