Nabeel Hussain joined our projects in Yangzhou Global IELTS
Please you us about some of your most enjoyable moments of the trip?
The most enjoyable moments were when we went travelling to other places in China. The best place was Huangshan (Yellow mountain), as the views were spectacular. Other highlights included Suzhou and Nanjing, as there were many great things to see, and the prices were low.
Which were the highlights of the lessons, cultural excursions and outdoor activities?
Lessons: Having small classes with my favourite teachers, as we shared interests, so both learnt interesting things.
Cultural excursions: Didn't really have any.
Outdoor activities: Travelling to Huangshan to see the Yellow Mountain, specifically the sunset from a high peak.
How would you say the overall experience has benefited you?
I have experienced a new culture, seen some amazing things, and improved my teaching skills. My general confidence in travelling has improved as it is very challenging in a foreign environment, where English is spoken very little and many useful websites (like Google Maps) are blocked. Overcoming the language barrier was a big challenge.
What was the best thing about your experience in China?
The best thing about the experience was seeing the Yellow Mountain. We saw some incredible views. It was not hot up there. It was different to our usual trips. Photography opportunities were great. The sunrise and sunset were great to see. Although it was a challenge, it was definitely worth doing., Plus, it was quite cheap.
Would you recommend participating to a friend and if so why?
No, I would not. I would recommend going to China and teaching English, but not with Gotoco. I would find a more established company which has more information available, so that way you know what you're signing up for. China is definitely worth visiting, and the teaching gives a great cultural experience, but nothing good about the trip was from Gotoco. Details are seen in the first question.