Learning Chinese in Shanghai: China's financial powerhouse

By Alex Phillips

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Summary: 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.

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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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Aug 9, 2011 13:52

Do you have any information about teaching for Wall Street English or about Hong Kong Public Schools (NET). I interviewed with Disney English, but their salaries are way too low. Some tell me that the cost of living in Hong Kong is more expensive than Shanghai, while others say the cost of living (renting and apartment)is much lower than what I wouls find in Los Angeles. By the by, your article was VERY informative! Thanks, Dr. C.

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Expats living in China find learning Mandarin a big challenge, but most say that learning even a little is very worthwhile. They also agree that the spitting, squat toilets and Chinese culture take some getting used to.

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Meet other expats and talk about living in China.

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Cost of Living in ChinaCost of Living in China

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in China.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in China.

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