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We were very lucky to be able to communicate throughout our journey to China through this blog with the teachers and students from SJEDS. Every hotel we stayed in, had Internet connections available for us, some faster than others. During our last day in Shanghai, we started having problems accessing certain websites, such as the […]


From Chinese Calligraphy Self-Study and Appreciation: Calligraphy is understood in China as the art of writing a good hand with the brush. Chinese calligraphy (Brush calligraphy) is an art unique to Asian cultures. In the history of Chinese art, calligraphy has always been held in equal importance to painting. Shu (calligraphy) and Hua (painting) are […]

Ni Hao SJEDS, Many of you have asked us about Restaurants here in China. So far we have been to several ones. You already read about our adventure at the Dim Sum restaurant in Hong Kong. Yesterday we were taken by our Tour Guide, Mr. Li, in Shanghai to a restaurant that servers food from […]

Jose had a great time with our tour guide. He was also practicing counting to 10 in Chinese. Jose heard that the sixth graders are practicing to greet their teachers in Chinese when they enter the classroom. Listen to the two sound files and practice Chinese!

Mrs. St-Cyr felt adventurous yesterday. We ventured on our own onto the streets of Hong Kong and bravely entered a local restaurant that had come recommended by our hotel concierge. When we got there we felt that it must be a pretty good restaurant indeed, since there were many people waiting in line for a […]