Learning Chinese in Shanghai: China's financial powerhouse
By Alex Phillips
Expat Alex Phillips shares his adventures moving to Shanghai to learn Chinese - he tells how he chose his language school and where to live to his cultural impressions and practical advice for others moving to or traveling to Shanghai.
About the Author
I have been living, working and studying in Shanghai for the past 6 months. During this time i have composed a short article detailing advice on living in Shanghai and finding a language school there. Read more about my journey
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