I lived in Suzhou for one year, working as an English Language Assistant for the British Council.
Seeing their confidence and language ability progress throughout the year was incredible, and I felt proud of my accomplishments and of how I developed personally."
Teaching Chinese students was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. In a relatively tough education system, I tried to provide a space for them to relax and have fun whilst learning English.
Getting involved in school activities such as making the Zongzi dumplings for the annual Dragon Boat Festival really made me feel part of the school community, and it was a great opportunity to connect with the students outside of the classroom and to learn more about their cultures and daily lives.