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China Jedi Podcast: Expat Life | Chinese Culture | Business | Travel | Education | Language | Teaching

Shining humour, love and light on Chinese life. For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, language, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Live, work, travel, teach, speak Chinese, do business and have fun in China!Join our international team for an inside look into Chinese life as foreigners living, working, crying and laughing in China with family, children and friends.A light hearted insight into all things good and bad with a little bit of extra wit added on top. With regular special guests from across China and creative educational games thrown in for fun, this podcast is a must for those interested in learning more about the middle kingdom or just wanting a good giggle. China Jedi is not a political movement or nationalistic front to spread the religion of the Jedi. It is for "normal" people, talking about "normal" things, answering "normal" questions to feel and be less "normal". Tune in, turn on and may the smile be with you!

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China Jedi Show: E35 – Visa Stress Mess

In this episode, China Jedi (in association with travelchinacheaper.com) discuss ignorance and rejection, well known names, visa itineraries, tricks, tips and China travel plans, applying for a tourist visa, asking for recommendations and much, much more. On top of this, every show now offers a unique and special China-focused prize for one lucky listener!For more detailed information on the core content of this episode please check out www.travelchinacheaper.com/chinese-visa-faq-flight-tickets-hotel-reservationsFor those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Perfect for China Newbies and Tourists too! Live, work, travel, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!*Thanks for reading and listening! If you’ve got something positive from it please leave us a review by clicking on one of our podcast or social media platform links below. Email info@chinajedi.com with a screenshot of your comment and be automatically entered into our quarterly prize draw with a chance to win a load of fun and practical China giveaways!

51mins

15 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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China Jedi Show: E39 – Speak No Chinese

In this episode, China Jedi (in association with travelchinacheaper.com) discuss words, language and dialects, learning Mandarin, travelling with no Chinese, translation tips and much, much more. On top of this, every show now offers a unique and special China-focused prize for one lucky listener!For more detailed information on the core content of this episode please check out https://www.travelchinacheaper.com/travel-to-china-without-speaking-chinese For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Perfect for China Newbies and Tourists too! Live, work, travel, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you! *Thanks for reading and listening! If you've got something positive from it please leave us a review by clicking on one of our podcast or social media platform links below. Email info@chinajedi.com with a screenshot of your comment and be automatically entered into our quarterly prize draw with a chance to win a load of fun and practical China giveaways!

51mins

13 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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China Jedi Show: E41 – China Surprises

In this episode, China Jedi (in association with travelchinacheaper.com) celebrate China's 70th birthday and review their most recent podcast series, announcing the lucky winners of their China-focused summer prize draw! On top of this, they discuss getting old, being honest, famous signatures and much, much more.For more detailed information on the core content of this episode please check out https://chinajedi.com/reviews-prizes/ For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, language, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Perfect for China Newbies and Tourists too! Live, work, travel, teach, speak Chinese, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!

30mins

5 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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China Jedi Show: E36 – A Breath of Foul Air

In this episode, China Jedi (in association with travelchinacheaper.com) discuss longevity and repair, pollution spin, scraping the bottom of the barrel, air quality, dealing with heavy smog as a tourist or expat, salmon-pink masks, checking your levels and much, much more. On top of this, every show now offers a unique and special China-focused prize for one lucky listener!For more detailed information on the core content of this episode please check out www.travelchinacheaper.com/best-pollution-masks-for-travelers-expatsFor those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Perfect for China Newbies and Tourists too! Live, work, travel, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!*Thanks for reading and listening! If you’ve got something positive from it please leave us a review by clicking on one of our podcast or social media platform links below. Email info@chinajedi.com with a screenshot of your comment and be automatically entered into our quarterly prize draw with a chance to win a load of fun and practical China giveaways!

40mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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China Jeducation: E30 – Teacher Recruitment

In this episode, China Jeducation interviews Mr Jack Williams, Business Development & Marketing Manager for Teachdeme, a leading education platform based in Shanghai. They discuss teacher recruitment, upcoming job fairs, league tables, visa requirements and much, much more. Focusing as always on international teaching, expat teachers and all things education related! China Jedi Podcasts: For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, language, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Live, work, travel, teach, speak Chinese, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!To connect with Jack please visit www.teachdeme.com, email him at jcjaws88@gmail.com or find him on LinkedIn.

50mins

9 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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China Jeducation: E29 – Naveed Rastegar (School Cafe Entrepreneur)

In this episode, China Jeducation steps a little off the beaten track and interviews Mr Naveed Rastegar, a former teacher and now owner of Creation, a set of western style cafes nestled in the campuses of two prestigious international schools.For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, language, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Live, work, travel, teach, speak Chinese, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!To connect with Naveed please email him at nrastegar9@gmail.com

38mins

19 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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China Jedi Talk: E11 – Pagoda Sessions (Albert Choi) Part 3

In this episode (Part 3/4) China Jedi TALK to Hong Kong retiree Albert Choi, an old and wise Jedi Master in disguise who likes a good chat! They discuss his long and colourful life of adventures from HK, Taiwan and China to Germany, Thailand, Australia, England, USA and beyond. Topics of discussion include Chinese culture, male inheritance, Viking sons, outdoor living, casinos, logistical support, dim sum addictions, forgotten wives, riots, shootings and sausages, nude beaches, Nazi chemicals, dell boys of ambition, imperialism, elites of society, heading overseas, mysterious interventions and good old Brexit! For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Live, work, travel, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you! To connect with Albert you will need a miracle as he doesn't have a phone or go anywhere near Wechat! He's proper old skool!

42mins

8 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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China Jeducation: E24 – Makerspace (Part 3)

In this episode (Part 3/3 of the Makerspace Trilogy) China Jeducation interviews Mr Adam Domenico, who over the past few years has designed, created and implemented a dedicated and highly successful Makerspace at Quality Schools International (QSI), Zhuhai, China.They discuss Makerspace and beyond, how to keep evolving and updating it with new technologies and resources, where he thinks Makerspace is heading in the near future and what cool projects he is currently working on with his students. Focusing as always on international teaching, expat teachers and all things education related!Makerspace is a constructivist and constructionist movement that is taking the world by storm! Imagine DIY meets education! A Makerspace presents readily-available materials that can act as a provocation for inquiry, as well as modern technology and items to invent with.Makerspace is closely associated with STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) education, and is an approach to problem-based and project-based learning that relies upon hands-on, often collaborative, learning experiences as a method for solving authentic problems.Check out Adam’s Makerspace Prezi Presentation and to contact him regarding anything Makerspace related please email adamdomenico@gmail.com

41mins

8 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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China Jeducation: E32 – Harrow’s Asia Expansion (Michael Farley) Part 2

In this episode (Part 2/2), China Jeducation interviews Mr Michael Farley, Group Director of Group Operations for Harrow International Education. They discuss Harrow's ambitious strategy and plans to provide a prestigious "Harrow education" to all parts of China, including the launch of their new Innovation Leadership Academies and Little Lions Childhood Development Centres. Michael Farley has been a headmaster for over 20 years and provides a key insight into the Chinese education sector, the challenges and opportunities Harrow have encountered, are facing and will ensue. Most importantly, you will learn what types of teachers Harrow International are looking to recruit, tips for professional success, the magic "70/30" curriculum formula and much, much more.  China Jedi Podcasts: For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, language, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Live, work, travel, teach, speak Chinese, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!If you are interested in joining the Harrow family and are a qualified teacher with "sparkle" and "an extra bit of something" check out www.ilachina.cn and their dedicated recruitment portal.

49mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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China Jeducation: E28 – The Magic of Reading

In this episode, China Jeducation explores the magic of reading using a 6 year old test subject! Focused as always on international teaching, expat teachers and all things education related, this is a perfect podcast for any parent or teacher interested in exploring what factors enable and strengthen child/student literacy, the ability to read and write. Using research and personal experience, they discuss if the key to literacy is reading development, a progression of skills that begins with the ability to understand spoken words and decode written words, and culminates in the deep understanding of text. Why do some children learn to read very easily where as others may struggle? Is it an innate quality that a child is born with or does a child's environment hold all the answers? For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, language, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Live, work, travel, teach, speak Chinese, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!

43mins

21 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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China Jedi Show: E34 – Toilet Taxi Sleeping

In this episode, China Jedi (in association with travelchinacheaper.com) discuss kindness and being right, waking up in a strangers house, sanitisers, tissues, nose plugs and squat toilets, booking or taking a taxi, speaking slowly and much, much more!For more detailed information on the core content of this episode please check out www.travelchinacheaper.com/how-to-take-a-taxi-in-chinaFor those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Perfect for China Newbies and Tourists too! Live, work, travel, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!Thanks for reading and listening! If you’ve got something positive from it please leave us a review by clicking on one of our podcast or social media platform links below. Email info@chinajedi.com with a screenshot of your comment and be automatically entered into our monthly prize draw with a chance to win a load of fun and practical China giveaways!

35mins

8 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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China Jedi Show: E40 – Budget Travel Discounts

In this episode, China Jedi (in association with travelchinacheaper.com) discuss states of mind, hotpot mini-skirts, China knock-offs, discounts, budget tips and much, much more. On top of this, every show now offers a unique and special China-focused prize for one lucky listener!For more detailed information on the core content of this episode please check out https://www.travelchinacheaper.com/5-ways-to-travel-china-on-a-budgetFor those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, language, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Perfect for China Newbies and Tourists too! Live, work, travel, teach, speak Chinese, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you! *Thanks for reading and listening! If you've got something positive from it please leave us a review by clicking on one of our podcast or social media platform links below. Email info@chinajedi.com with a screenshot of your comment and be automatically entered into our quarterly prize draw with a chance to win a load of fun and practical China giveaways!

41mins

21 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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China Jeducation: E31 – Harrow’s Asia Expansion (Michael Farley) Part 1

In this episode (Part 1/2), China Jeducation interviews Mr Michael Farley, Group Director of Group Operations for Harrow International Education. They discuss Harrow's ambitious strategy and plans to provide a prestigious "Harrow education" to all parts of China, including the launch of their new Innovation Leadership Academies and Little Lions Childhood Development Centres. Michael Farley has been a headmaster for over 20 years and provides a key insight into the Chinese education sector, the challenges and opportunities Harrow have encountered, are facing and will ensue. Most importantly, you will learn what types of teachers Harrow International are looking to recruit, tips for professional success, the magic "70/30" curriculum formula and much, much more.  China Jedi Podcasts: For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, language, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Live, work, travel, teach, speak Chinese, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you!If you are interested in joining the Harrow family and are a qualified teacher with "sparkle" and "an extra bit of something" check out www.ilachina.cn and their dedicated recruitment portal.

45mins

16 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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China Jedi Show: E38 – Pack and Play

In this episode, China Jedi (in association with travelchinacheaper.com) discuss excess emotional baggage, sewing machines, luggage restrictions, useful items to pack for travel, x-ray security and much, much more. On top of this, every show now offers a unique and special China-focused prize for one lucky listener!For more detailed information on the core content of this episode please check out https://www.travelchinacheaper.com/surprising-travel-accessories-i-love For those living, working or travelling in China or interested in learning about Chinese culture, expat life and foreigners perceptions. Perfect for China Newbies and Tourists too! Live, work, travel, do business and have fun in China. May the smile be with you! *Thanks for reading and listening! If you've got something positive from it please leave us a review by clicking on one of our podcast or social media platform links below. Email info@chinajedi.com with a screenshot of your comment and be automatically entered into our quarterly prize draw with a chance to win a load of fun and practical China giveaways!

44mins

6 Jul 2019

Rank #14