Living in China

Moving thousands of kilometers away from home is both exciting and a bit terrifying at first.

You’re probably wondering how you’re going to adjust to your new life in an exotic country with a strange language. Or if you’re going to do something that makes you look silly to everyone around you.

We understand that feeling well, as English Teacher is a company made up of some South African teachers who moved to Asia. We’ve been through it all and we want to help you learn from our experiences.

Browse through this section to find out more about life in China and the experiences that are available.

China at a Glance

Capital Beijing
Language Standard Chinese
Population 1,339,724,852 (1st)
Currency Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Government Nominally Marxist–Leninist single-party state
Major Religion Buddhism, Taoism
Climate Varied: wet/dry seasons
Quick Facts
  • China is often considered the longest continuous civilization.
  • China is the fourth largest country in the world.
  • One out of every five people in the world is Chinese.
  • China already consumes twice as much steel as the US, Europe and Japan combined.
  • The Chinese invented paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing.
  • Cricket fighting is a popular amusement in China.
  • Despite its size, all of China is in one time zone.