Edu Au Pairs Diary

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December 2017

Culture Event for Edu Aupairs in China – Calligraphy


Date:      December 14, 2017, Thursday Duration:  10:00 am -12:00 noon, 2 hours Event:   Learn how to write Chinese Calligraphy Location:  Suite 911, A.C. Embassy Hotel, No.26 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing Calligraphy As the art of writing Chinese characters, Chinese calligraphy, or shufa, is one of the highest forms of Chinese art, serving the purpose [...]

November 2017

The Great Divide between Southern and Northern China


When you think of “culture shock” you generally think about foreign countries, but the stark differences between the north and south of China can cause just as much discombobulation to locals unaccustomed to the bizarre habits of their fellow countrymen. Whether it’s bathing, central heating or even the minimum amount of food you can get [...]

Great Wall Guidance for Aupair in China


"He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man"  - Mao Zedong For all the aupairs in China, if you stay in Beijing it is mandatory to see The Great Wall. We’d like to have the following travel guide to be always updated for the benefit of new aupairs visiting the [...]

Feedback from Artur- Moldavian Aupair in China


Q1: Are you satisfied with your exchange life in China? A2: I am very satisfied with my exchange life in China. Q2: When you got any difficulties or problem, did anyone from China Educators assist you to solve them? A2: I enjoyed how China Educators easily solved a few misunderstandings between me and host family. [...]

Feedback from Jenny – Edu Aupair in China


Jenny is a Dutch girl who studies at university in Holland. She spent 4 months in China at our host family and had a wonferful experience. Below is her feedback of her experience: "During the period of 15 July to 14 November 2017 I went on cultural exchange in China with the help of China [...]

October 2017

Kung Fu Tai Chi Culture Event for Edu Aupairs in Beijing, China


Date:      October 20, 2017, Friday Duration:  10:30 am -12:00 noon, 1.5 hours Event:   Tai Chi Experience-Traditional Chinese Kung Fu 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, [...]

September 2017

Mid-Autumn Culture Event for Edu Aupairs in Beijing- Making the Lord Rabbit


The traditional Chinese festival- Mid-Autumn Day is falling on 4th October. You may know that Chinese eat Moon cake on Mid-Autumn day, but here is another tradition and it is inviting one ' Beijing Lord Rabbit’ to home. It is a rabbit figure made of clay. Therefore, we invite all of you to go to [...]

Outdoor Chinese Class at Jingshan Park for Edu Au Pairs in Beijing-Culture Activity


They say Autumn is the best season in Bejiing. This is true. On August's last Friday, we moved the Chinese lessons to the beautiful and historical Jingshan Park! Finally we got to practice Chinese Mandarin with local people! Meanwhile, you got to experience the 800 years of history and enjoy the breathtaking view from the [...]

June 2017

Farewell to our dear China Au Pairs


Next week, another two of our au pairs in Beijing, Eileen and Matilda, are going to finish their staying and leaving off home or going on a new adventure. Eileen wrote a card to our Chinese Mandarin teacher Vivian. We appreaciate it very much. Although Matilda only stayed in Beijing for 3 months, she had [...]

Hot Pot or Malatang? – New standardized English translation add to confusion between foods


It’s hard to imagine that any organization called the China Standardization Administration and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine could manage to stir the (hot) pot of a years-old culinary controversy. But like a bumbling yet well-meaning Chinese grandparent, the, uh, CSAGASIQ issued a policy to standardize the use of English on public signage [...]

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