Chinese traditional festivals that ESL teachers should know! (part2)

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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival is also called Duanwu or Tuen Ng in the west of China.  The festival occurs on the 5th of the 5th month of the Lunar year, which is May 30th in 2017. It’s also an official holiday in China. Dragon Boat Festival has more than 2,000 years history.

 

Today, most people believe that holding Dragon Boat Festival is commemorating the death of great poet Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan is not only a great poet but also an outstanding minister. Since Qu could not agree with the king’s decision and fail to persuade the king to change his decision, he got exiled. During his exile, Qu wrote a great deal of poetry, such as Li Sao, showing his care and devotion to his country. He is also one of the great poets in Chinese history. After his country had been invaded and conquered, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in Miluo River.  The date of his death is May 5th of Lunar year.

 

In Dragon Boat Festival, people eat zongzi, tie five-color silk thread and play dragon boat racing. In some parts of China, people wear han costume in Dragon Boat Festival. It will be a nice experience for ESL teachers if they can go some particular parts of China to experience the Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon Boat Racing is something that you must to see about the Dragon Boat Festival. You can go to the travel websites to search where you should go during the Dragon Boat Festival. There are also other legends about the Dragon Boat Festival. For more information, you can go to baidu to do a research.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is the second of the grandest Chinese Traditional Festivals in China after Chinese New Year. The day is also known as Moon Festival, which is the 15th day of the Lunar August. It falls on October 4th this year.  Mid-Autumn Festival has been listed as an “intangible cultural heritage” in 2006.

 

There is a romantic legend about the Mid-Autumn Festival. According to Lihui Yang’s Handbook of Chinese Mythology, in the ancient time, there was a hero named Hou Yi, who was excellent at archery. His wife was Chang E. One year, there were ten suns rising in the sky together, which caused great disaster to people. Yi tried to save people and shot nine of the suns. Then, there is only one sun left like today. “Hou Yi shot the sun” is a very famous legend in China. After Hou Yi shot the sun, an immortal admired him and gave him the elixir of immortality. Yi loved Change E very much and did not want to leave without her. Therefore, he let Change E keep the elixir. But Peng Meng, one of his apprentices, knew this secret. He broke into Yi’s house and tried to force Chang E to hand out the elixir to him when Yi went to hunting one day. Change E did not give him the elixir. Instead, she swallowed it and flew into the sky. The day she flew into the sky is the 15th of Lunar August. Since she loved Hou Yi very much and wanted to be close by, she chose the moon to be her home. When Yi came back and learnt that, he felt so sad. He displayed the fruits and cakes Change E liked in the yard to give sacrifices to his wife, which is still kept in some parts of China today.  There are also other legends about the Mid-Autumn Festivals. If ESL teachers are interested, they can do a research online.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival is the 15th of Lunar August, which is full moon day according to the movement of the moon. In Mid-Autumn Festival, people eat Moon Cake and watch the moon. Moon cakes come in various flavors according to the region. The moon cakes are round, symbolizing the reunion of a family. Nowadays, people present moon cakes to relatives and friends to demonstrate that they wish them a long and happy life.

Mid-Autumn Festival is also a festival to worship the moon. There are many poems about the Moon.

 

Carrying of brightly lit lanterns is also a notable part of celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival. In some parts of China, people will float sky lanterns called “kong ming deng”.  Many ESL teachers like to float sky lanterns in Mid-autumn Festival to make a good wish for their own life. There are riddles on some lanterns too, which is a pleasant game in Mid-Autumn Festival. I highly recommend ESL teachers to experience a traditional Mid-Autumn Festival in China this year, since it falls on the National Holidays that will eight official days holiday. For more travel information about the Mid-Autumn Festival, ESL teachers can do a research online.

 

Qingming Festival (Tomb-sweeping Festival)

Qingming Festival, which is also known as Tomb-sweeping Festival, falls on either April 4th or 5th on the Lunar April. It has one of Chinese 24 solar terms. From Qingming Festival, the temperatures begin to rise and rainfall increases. It’s a crucial time for plowing and sowing in the spring.

 

Qingming Festival is also somewhat like Halloween in Western Countries, paying respect to the dead, which it’s called Tomb-sweeping in China. In Qingming Festival, most family members reunion and go to their family members’ tombs together to sweep the tombs to show their love to the dead.  For example, when it’s Qingming Festival, the family members of my mother and my father will come together to clean up the tomb. They also bring some flowers and food that the dead like to eat to the tomb.

 

Qingming Festival is also a time of many different activities, such as taking a spring outing and flying kites.  It’s a symbol that the spring is really coming.  ESL teachers should know that you couldn’t say “happy holiday” on the Qingming Festival.

 

Chinese Traditional Festivals are always attracted to many foreigners and ESL teachers who are working in China. It’s definitely a great experience to have a Chinese Traditional Festival in some traditional places in China.

 

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    With more opened in China, more and more ESL teachers come to China. Then what do you need to know, when you take a ? First, you need to figure out whether the school you’re going to work has the authority to apply for work visa for you. There are..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Advantages of Esl English…

    When asked you want to work in public schools or training centers, many people are not sure which is better. Here is a list of advantages of in public schools. Stable working time. In public schools, teachers work during the day from Monday to Friday. Weekends are off work. Some..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    What Do You Need…

    Before you take a , you should know the following items. First, the place you want to work. China is a huge country. Every part of China has its own features and cultures. Therefore, the destination where you would like to work is very important for you to hunt a..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Why to Find Esl…

    When asking where you would like to do in China, most people will say in the south, because the north is very cold and polluted. Maybe they don't know north well. I don't think north is as bad as they thought. I have been living in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, northeast..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Do’s and Don’ts for…

    is becoming more and more popular. The demand for teachers is increasing rapidly. So how to make your lessons effective and efficient so that the students can benefit a lot from your classes? Here are some basic rules to follow. Do speak slowly and clearly. If you are , this..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Why to Teach in…

    are becoming more popular since 2000. A lot of foreigners with corresponding qualifications come over to teach in China. There are various choices, like public school, kindergartens, international schools, universities and language training centers. I think training centers have the biggest demand of . Let’s analyze the reasons of teaching in..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Advantages teaching in public…

    are becoming more and more popular all over China. There are different types of schools that need . You may choose whatever you like. Now I’m expressing my idea of teaching in public schools in China, just for your reference. Light work Most public schools have less than 40h per..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Differences Between Public Schools…

    “” in China is very popular nowadays. There are different types of schools but mainly . You need to know the difference between these two types of schools, do you will know which you prefer or more suitable for you. Public schools have a normal schedule, usually from 8am to..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Have you ever thought…

    Have you ever thought of ? Some would say yes, some would say no. if you have ever thought about it, which country comes up to your mind first? Japan, South Korea or China. I would say more and more foreigners will say China. China has overtaken the places of..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    When’s the Best Time…

    Knowing when is the best time to look for can get your more opportunities and increase the chances of being hired.You need to take several factors into consideration. First, you need to make sure when you are ready to go. If yourself even don't know when to go, then it's..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Requirements and visa policies…

    Many foreigners want to do in China. But they are always not familiar the requirements and visa policies of tesol jobs. Requirements of : a. Native speakers from the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland. South African and European teachers with clear pronunciation are also welcomed in..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Are Non-native English Speakers…

    Many non-native speakers are wondering if they are qualified to . What qualifications do they need have to teach English esl? Well, to tell the truth, if you are a non-native English speaker,there will be fewer positions for you, so it makes hard for you to find a job.The reason..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Health Insurance for Efl…

    If you want to do jobs abroad, you need to consider many factors. One of them is the health insurance. Different countries offer different health insurance for . In Asia, some major countries usually provide health insurance for efl teachers. The countries include China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, but not..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Benefits for Teaching English…

    There are more and more people looking for opportunities of . They can gain new experiences and see the world at the same time. So what are other benefits of teaching English in a foreign country? 1. Experience a new culture. When you teach English in a foreign country, you..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    How to Save Money…

    When finding in China, people always look in bog modern cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, etc. But if you want to save money, those cities are not wise choice because the living cost in those cities are really high, nearly 2-3 times higher than small or medium-sized cities. The..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Suggestions for English Teaching…

    If you are a new with little teaching experience, you will find it a hard task to teach in kindergartens.Kids are very lovely, but sometimes, they are naughty and keep talking. To teach them and make them concentrate on what you are teaching is not easy, even for an experienced..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Visa Process for Tesl…

    Many people who want to do in China don't know the visa process well. They would like to know the whole process and get prepared in advance. Here are the steps to apply for working visa for . Step 1. School collects documents from you. The documents include resume, BA,..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    FAQs About English As…

    Many people are not familiar with the whole process of finding and have some questions. Here are the about English as a second language jobs. 1. I want to , but I don't have a bachelor degree, am I qualified? For most schools in China, a 4 year bachelor degree..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Differences of efl jobs…

    Many people don't know the education system in China. When they come to find , they don't know what the differences between public schools and training centers. Here they are. a.Working schedule. In , the working time is usually 8am-5pm Monday to Friday, weekends off. Some schools will require office..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Places for teaching English…

    Recently, more and more people go abarod and . But there are so many different opportunities, which are hot jobs markets for teaching English in Asia. China is definitely the first choice. As the deepening of globalization and China's status in the world, it has a great need for English..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    How to Find Tefl…

    We all know that there are so many in China, but how to find the best tefl teaching jobs? That's to use a recruiter. Some people like to post the resumes on website . Then there will be schools getting in touch with them. For some very-known companies like Engish..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    How can You Get…

    We’ve talked about the reasons to take a in China and introduced some types of the jobs. Now let’s discuss how to get a TEFL job in China. I’ll say first, you need to find a reliable agency or a resourceful website. Actually, in my opinion, agency is better than..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Types of ESL Teaching…

    With the developing of ESL teaching in China, there are many types of ESL teaching jobs appeared in the Chinese Market. In the respect of students’ ages, range from pre-school through secondary school, up to college and adult level positions. They are kindergarten, private training center, public school, university and..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    The Developing of ESL…

    ESL (Teach English as Second Language) teaching has over 20 years history. In twenty years ago, there were only a few . And most of them were doing the oral English teaching job. But today, more and more Chinese realize the importance of learning English and prefer to get education..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Reasons to Take TEFL…

    With the high enthusiasm of learning English in China, more and more are produced every day around China. But, why you should take in China, not other countries. There are top five reasons you should know. First, Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and also one..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    How Can You be…

    There is no doubt that to be an , you have to speak good English. In China, native speakers from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa are the top one option for Chinese employers. And non-native English speakers whose English are really close to native are..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Several Points to Note…

    Every foreigner will consider a lot of things before coming to teach in China. However, quite a few foreigners are not very clear about how some things work in China. Here are some suggestions for those who want to find in China. First, before you come to , even before..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    When is the Best…

    As we all know, more and more foreigners come to China for teaching. now have a very good prospect of market. However, that when you find a job will make a difference. Let’s discuss the best time to find an English teacher job in China from three aspects. First, different..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    ESL Jobs-respectable and High-paying…

    Nowadays, English is widely used all over the world. It is specified as the official language in international meetings, foreign trades, culture exchanges,etc. China, which isn’t an English speaking country, is eagerly to improve its English level, so many great come up. "Respect teachers and value education"is a fine tradition..

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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Why to Teach English…

    Many foreigners like to . So what makes it appealing? China has a very large English education market. According to data from Ministry of Education,around 36 million students enrolled in all kinds of English institutions last year. Education for English is in short supply in China. Most native speakers can..

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