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February 2017

Rachel from Australia

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.

Edu Au Pair Elisa from Italy

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

January 2017

Edu Au Pair Valentine from France

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

Edu Au Pair Nikiki from UK

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!

Edu Au Pair Meret from Germany

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.

Edu Au Pair Elle’s feedback

Elle, a lovely girl from England wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. Experiences to share: Making friends to get a social life in Beijing

Edu Au Pair Marco’s feedback

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.

Top 10 Chinese Internet Slang -2016–Top 1

同学聚会,一同学指着外面的宝马说,我教师,另一同学指着外面的奔驰说:厉害了,我医生。另一同学指着外面的保时捷说,厉害了,我律师。最后我指着外面的出租车说:厉害了,我的哥。 In a students reunion party, student A pointed to a BMW car parking outside and said, that’s my car, I am a teacher. Classmate B pointed to a Benz car and said “that’s my car, I am a doctor.” Classmate C pointed to a Porsche car and said “amazing, I am a lawyer”. The last one is me. I pointed to the Taxi and said “Amazing, I am a taxi driver”. Taxi driver in Chinese is ‘的哥’(di ge ). Literally it means I am taxi driver. However, it can also separated as ‘我的’ ‘哥’ which literally means my brother. ‘我的’ is pronounced similar to English ‘word’. Amazing (厉害了 lì hài le): Someone is doing something amazing. Word Bro (我的哥 wǒde gē):sign with emotion when something happened surprisingly. 例句:Examples: A:我要去美国旅游。(A: Wǒ yào qù Měiguó lǚyóu) Student A: I am going to travel to America. B:厉害了,word哥。(Tóngxué B: Lìhàile, Wǒde gē) ) Student B: amazing, my bro. A:我们一起学德语吧!我想学第四种语言。 (A: Wǒmen yìqǐ xué Déyǔ ba! A: Let’s study German together! I want to lean the fourth foreign language. B:厉害了,word哥。(B: Lìhàile, Wǒde gē) ) B: Amazing, my bro.

November 2016

Edu Au Pair Henna’s feedback

Henna, a lovely girl from Finland wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. Are you satisfied with your Au Pair life in China? Yes, this was an amazing experience. What is your main responsibility in the host family? I teach English and take care of the kid.

Edu Au Pair Maren’s feedback

What’s your biggest reward so far? I have made Chinese friends and learned a lot about language and culture. Have you got any difficulties in communicating with the family members? If so, how did you solve them? in the beginning, it was difficult talk to the hostfather because he can't speak English ,but I mostly talked to the hostmom and the chiild and I never had problems with that.