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Blog - mandarin

Author Reece Ayers Published on Mar 13, 2014 in study

Chinese is a pretty tricky language for most foreigners to pick up. One of the main reasons for this is because of 'tones' - a very important aspect of Chinese language that can mean the difference between calling someone a 'Mother' and a 'Horse'! The following is a...

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Author Sameer Choglay Published on Dec 16, 2013 in travel

My expectations of Beijing before arriving was that of an over-populated, heavily polluted city where every native was out to take advantage, in one way or another, of my “foreigness”. I’m fully aware this sounds reminiscent of a Hollywood setting for a dystopian future, but...

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Author Reece Ayers Published on Sep 29, 2013 in travel

One China Internship Program participant reflects on her experiences in Shanghai, the highs and lows, and how she ultimately emerged from the experience enriched as individual.

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Author Katie Lawles Published on Mar 15, 2013 in professional

IES Global has been established in the media in China and many other places in the world. Yet, what is not always advertised is the IES Global staff that make the company what it is.

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Author Sofie Söderin Published on Dec 11, 2012 in travel

It might be hard to imagine what your life in China could be like, so I thought I'd share what a normal day in my China looks like. Not that all internships look the same, but it might give you a better idea of what it can be like.

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Author Peter Davis Published on Sep 03, 2012 in travel

IES Global introduced responsible travel to its participants in the last training period hoping to educate teachers and students alike in actively thinking about the environment when traveling!

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Alex during training for VPC
Author Peter Davis Published on May 17, 2012 in China Internship Program

Exciting times with IES Global starting its newest program, Volunteer Program China! Firsts are not so common within our company so this got us thinking about our first ever China Internship Program...

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Author Kirsty Armstrong Published on Feb 06, 2012 in teach

A chilly morning brought us all out to the busses, (some carrying their pillow), and on our way to the Great Wall of China! The tour guide gave us an interesting insight into the history of the gigantic brick structure that if you lay each brick end to end, they would wrap the world round 5...

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Wangfujing snack street
Author Yasmin Elkins Published on Jan 29, 2012 in language

Yasmin Elkins and Oliver Nurrish are TTC interns who got engaged on the Summer Palace tour day! Their blog so far has been really detailed so read on to find out more on their struggles with Chinese food...

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Author Kirsty Armstrong Published on Jan 21, 2012 in teaching

Written by Ellen Lickman

It was another early start for the TTC-ers on Friday morning as they gathered, some-what bleary eyed but still excitedly, to head off on their first Beijing cultural tour. The two buses set off at 8am and we were introduced to our wonderful tour guides for the...

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